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A few covers for interest...

Just kidding...this cover is not very interesting, but the title is intriguing. Yes?

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A Murmur in the Trees - Emily Dickinson; Ferris Cook (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0821225006
Publication Date: 1998-05-01

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Buried Alive - Ralph J. Fletcher; Andrew Moore (Photographer)
ISBN: 0689805934
Publication Date: 1996-05-01

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Jazz - Walter Dean Myers; Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823415458
Publication Date: 2006-09-01

 

Poetry? Just give me the 811...

Library of Congress has a great guide for finding poetry criticism.

SEARCH STRATEGIES (from the LOC site)

"Criticism of poems can often be found through by conducting keyword searches  of search engines such as Google and Yahoo! Using  keywords such as a poem's title along with criticism, analysis,  or introduction frequently will  return sites that  provide explications of the poem. There also exist Web portals such as the Internet Public Library's Literary Criticism collection that may lead you to criticism of individual poems."

811 refers to the general area where American poetry lives in the land of the Dewey Decimal System. (that's how we organize the books on the shelves...for more information, ask Ms. Reading)

800's are where books about literature live...and the numbers in the tens and the ones column get more and more specific about where the books came from and what they are about. And yes, inquisitive student, fiction is literature, but not generally found in the 800's...many libraries split out fiction to its own section. Just like we do. We even get a little crazy and have a whole separate section dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction. I know, crazy. But that's a different class.

 

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