Saturday, March 31, 2018

Book Haul: Nonfiction And Children




Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently. These books are either nonfiction or involve children in some way.







The “Nonfiction And Children” Haul








Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary

After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh’s life forever.







The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. 
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes.







Rabbit Hill – Robert Lawson

It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It's only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.







Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places – Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey is on the trail of America's ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie homes," Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places.







Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century – Lauren Slater

Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will, authoritarianism, conformity, morality. 
Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, she takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis.






Have you read any of these? What did you think?








26 comments:

  1. Looks like you have some great reading ahead. Enjoy

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  2. I LOVE The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!! Enjoy! :)

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads

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  3. I think I read Dear Mr. Henshaw. Too long ago to remember anything about it though. Cleary was a big deal when I was young.

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  4. Love Curious Incident! Such a unique book. Enjoy your new books! :-)

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  5. Dear Mr. Henshaw is not typical Cleary, but some of her best books are when she pushed herself to try something new. She was such an innovator in her time, although she reads quaint and stodgy now. I remember loving Curious Incident, although I wonder if the autism rep has stood the test of time. Opening Skinner's Box sounds fascinating.

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  6. Beverly Cleary totally takes me back. Loved her books as a child.I don't remember Dear Mr. Henshaw, though.

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  7. I like the loss of several of these. I need to read The Curious Incident...heard only good things. Enjoy them all!

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  8. Oh I love Curious Incident!! I haven't read it in like 4 years though, so I really want to reread at some point.😍

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  9. Dear Mr. Henshaw and Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places need to go on my wish list. They sound wonderful.

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  10. I have had The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on my TBR pile forever it seems. I used to love Beverly Cleary when I was young. Enjoy all of your new reads!

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  11. The Curious Incident is a good one. Enjoy.

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  12. The Curious Incident of the Dog and Ghostland sound great. I think I'll put them on my TBR.
    Nice haul, AJ!

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  13. The Curious Incident is a great book! It’s been years since I’ve read it though, so I may reread it sometime :)
    I hope you enjoy all of these! :)

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  14. Rabbit Hill's cover looks adorable! I need to investigate for my nephews!

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  15. Great haul! I remembered reading the Curious Incident when I was younger. I need to reread that book again!

    Here’s my STS!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one I have meant to read forever. Enjoy all of these!

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  17. They all look good, especially Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places. Enjoy!

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  18. Looks like a great haul...I especially love the look of Ghostland! Have a great week. - Katie

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  19. You have Curious Incident - I loved Curious Incident!
    And if you ever get the chance to see the stage play, elbow everyone else aside to get tickets. We saw the NTlive cinema broadcast and it is just mindblowing :-)

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  20. YES - have to check this one out Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places – looks like I would love it! Great reads this week. Enjoy!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #12!

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  21. Nice haul this week again. I read Ghostland a while ago and was kind of disappointed. I won't say anything else because I don't want to color your opinion before you read it. But, I would love to know what you think when you're done. Happy Reading!

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  22. Dear Mr. Henshaw is one I read so long ago. I can't remember a lot, but Beverly Cleary is such a good writer. I know that much. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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  23. Ooh, Ghostland seems very interesting. Although maybe not bedtime reading :D great haul!

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  24. Oh Goodness, I have been sitting on my copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time without having read it for far too long. Thanks for the reminder that I actually should read it >.>

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  25. I haven't read any of these, but I've been really into nonfiction lately as well. I'm currently reading Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed and Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi. Happy reading, AJ!

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