Oliver Sacks has written “Hallucinations” in which he talks about the organization and structure of our brain which allows us to see or sense things that aren’t really there. He has spent the bulk of his career exploring these experiences and talks about how they bring both comfort or terror to individuals. As a neurologist, his stories from patients and his own experiences provide for very interesting reading.
Historical novel lovers will enjoy “The Time of the Wolf” by James Wilde. The year is 1062 and King Edward is ailing. Hereward, a ruthless warrior, knows that the tide of war is close at hand and he must take a large portion of land in order to stay alive and remain a free man. Others throughout the land, and even in other countries, are also waiting to take over King Edward’s lands. There will be brutal fights, alliances and attempts at peace in this novel.
“1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom” by Sarah Lynn features three children zooming around the race track and super fast cars. Count with them as they race for 10 laps and see what happens during each lap in this rhyming story.
Another counting book is “Dinosaur Countdown” by Nicholas Oldland. Starting with 10 and counting downward, children will enjoy the variety of dinosaurs pictured. Their names are also included, and chances are children will be able to pronounce them while adults won’t.
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Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.