Who says that great summer reads have to feature a beach or a glass of sweet tea? The titles we are featuring during these dog days of summer have one thing in common. They talk about something cool, be it ice pops, technology, or great ideas. Stop by the library to check out one of these hot (oops, cool) books.
Today’s “cool” read is:
Perfect Pops: The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats by Charity Ferreira; 641.862 F383p
There’s nothing like a cold treat on a hot day. Remember as a kid how great it was when mom finally relented and let you have a popsicle? Well, move over Freeze Pops. The popsicles featured in this book have real ingredients: fruit, delectable chocolate, and cream in them. As the title suggests there are recipes for 50 different popsicles in this book. This book, and others on making cool treats, is available in the Library and Learning Resource Center. Any of the library staff will be happy to assist you to find this book or any others you may need.
Minute Reviews are back! A minute review is a video review of one of the books in our collection thats lasts, well, duh, about a minute. Today we review Manners Mash-up: a Goofy Guide to Good Manners by Ted Arnold, [et. al.]
Our last book spine poem celebrating National Poetry Month is "Just Another Guy on the Lost Highway"
Lost and found in Russia
To hellholes and back
The geography of bliss
Long way home
Today’s book spine poem is “An Apple a Day”
The Apple Experience
An Apple A Day
The Golden Apple
Design Like Apple
The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty by Carmine Gallo; 658.812 G172a
Using what he learned from researching Apple and its stores, author Carmine Gallo shares with readers his insights on why Apple is successful and what other companies can learn from Apple’s methods.
An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths about the Foods We Eat by Joe Schwarcz; 363.8 S388a
A food chemist unpacks all of the food rhetoric constantly given to consumers in the United States giving readers some information that can be useful and easy to digest.
The Golden Apple: How to Grow Opportunity and Harvest Success by Kathy Aaronson; 658.85 A113g
The founder and CEO of The Sales Athlete, a recruiting and training company, shares how she learned the foundations of selling and developing relationships as a child, and how she has utilized those skills in the business world.
Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky; 338.761 L343i
Author Adam Lashinsky interviews several people to learn about Apple and its ability to remain a strong player in the technology market.
Design Like Apple by John Edson; 658.5752 E243d
As the title says, Mr. Edson strives to show readers of his book how to design beautiful, functional products in the way that Apple does.
Another Day in the Boardroom
The art of war
Three moves ahead
War in the boardroom
The Art of War by Sun Tzu; 355.02 S958a
This book was written over 2,000 years ago to describe preparations for military operations. Yet, modern business people extrapolate the ideas outlined in it and apply those concepts to the corporate world.
Three Moves Ahead: What Chess Can Teach You about Business (Even if You’ve Never Played) by Bob Rice; 658.4012 R497t
Rice details how the decision-making skills learned while playing chess can help executives make decisions and stay abreast of trends in the market.
War in the Boardroom by Al and Laura Ries; 658 R559w
The authors use examples of real companies and their marketing campaigns to show how the success or failure of those campaigns can be affected by the clash in the way people think.
Winning by Jack and Suzy Welch; 658.4 W439w
The former CEO of GE shares practical advice on how to be successful in a format that workers on the line or in the executive suite can appreciate.
Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Frank Luntz; 658.45 L964w
The power of effective communication and its role in the success of people such as Steve Wynn, Larry Bird, and Michael Bloomberg is discussed in this book by author and pollster, Dr. Frank Luntz.