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A book lover’s wish list

November 30, 2009

Good books make great gifts.  McDaniel College Associate Librarian Jane Sharpe took the guesswork out of finding the best books to give this holiday season Nov. 19 during “Books Sandwiched In.”

The one-hour session covered fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, a cookbook, biography, and picture books.

“I try to have something for everybody,” Sharpe said. “I approach it as though I’m taking the list of people I would buy for, and select books that I would pick for them.”

“Books Sandwiched In” is jointly sponsored by the Hoover Library, McDaniel’s Communications and Marketing Office, and Locust Books of Westminster.

  • Brown, Dan - The Lost Symbol
  • Diamant, Anita - Day after Night
  • Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William D. - To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom
  • Howe, Katherine - The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
  • Keillor, Garrison - Pilgrims: A Wobegone Romance
  • Macomber, Debbie - The Perfect Christmas
  • Gladwell, Malcolm - What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
  • Bird, Larry & Johnson, Earvin “Magic” with MacMullan, Jackie - When the Game was Ours
  • Patterson, James & Dugard, Martin - The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King
  • Kidd, Sue Monk & Taylor, Ann Kidd - Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother Daughter Story
  • Wels, Susan - Amelia Earhart; The Thrill of It
  • Berkin, Carol - Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis and Julia Dent Grant
  • Reisen, Harriet - Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind “Little Women”
  • Riley, George Donald - The Ghost of Legh Furnace: Legh Master 1717-1796: the Man behind the Legend
  • Baty, Catherine - Westminster   (Images of America)
  • McNulty, Lyndi - Farming in Carroll County  (Images of America)
  • Stewart, Martha - Martha Stewart’s Dinner at Home
  • Macomber, Debbie - Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook
  • Peterson, Valerie & Fryer Janice - Cookie Craft Christmas
  • The Christmas Almanac, Ed. Fried, Nastasha Tabori & Tabori, Lena
  • Welcome Books    Rev. & Updated

For Children:

  • Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, selected by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton;  Paintings by James MacMullan (with CD)
  • Eloise Wilkin’s Poems to Read to the Very Young, selected by Josette Frank
  • DiCamillo, Kate - The Magician’s Elephant
  • Kelly, Jacqueline - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
  • Hawking, Lucy & Hawking, Stephen; Illus. by Garry Parsons - George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt
  • Benedictus, David; Decorations by Mark Burgess - Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Brett, Jan - Jan Brett’s Snowy Treasury
  • Long, Loren - Otis
  • Myron, Vicki & Witter, Bret; Illus. by Steve James - Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library!
  • Catrow, David - Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt
  • Van Fleet, Matthew; Photography by Brian Stanton - Dog
  • Seder, Rufus Butler - Waddle!
  • baby: woof woof! - DK Publishing
  • Little Panda - Chronicle Books
  • Carle, Eric - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book
  • O’Connor, Jane: Illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser - Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
  • Green, Rod; Illus. by Jon Lucas & Carol Wright - Santa Claus