Books to Give 2017

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Five University of Minnesota librarians and archivists recently joined Read This Book host Lisa Von Drasek to make recommendations for books to give this holiday season. 

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Megan Kocher — Curator, Kirschner Cookbook Collection

Science Librarian Megan Kocher — who also curates the U of M’s Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection —recommends:

  • The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
    By Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley
  • Kitchen Science Lab for Kids
    By Liz Lee Heinrecke

Alicia Kubas — Government Publications Librarian

Alicia Kubas, Government Publications Librarian at the University of Minnesota, recommends:

  • Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 
    Artwork by Yayoi Kusama
  • Poetry From Scratch 
    By Jennifer McCartney

Tim Johnson — Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collections

Noted Sherlock Holmes expert Tim Johnson recommended three Sherlock Holmes’ books

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
    By Larry Millett
  • Unquiet Spirits: Whisky Ghosts Murder
    By Bonnie MacBird 
  • From Holmes to Sherlock
    By Mattias Boström

Kate Hujda — Performing Arts Archivist

Performing Arts Assistant Curator Kate Hujda recommended two books: 

  • A Year in the Wilderness
    By Amy and Dave Freeman
  • Complicated Fun
    By Cyn Collins

Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff

Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff recommended:

  • The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA
    By Sharon Weinberger

About Lisa Von Drasek and Read This Book!

Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, host of Read This Book!, and blogger at The Blue Ox Review

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