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NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?
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Rebirth of an old question; in need of refreshing IMO. What novels / fiction works have you added to your church library in the past few years?Which books do you have in your collection which don't…Continue

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Started this Q&A. Last reply by Bruce Paddle Nov 7.

 

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Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Am familiar with many of these; good choices! I can see why you've added these. Thank you Debbie!"
Nov 7
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Here are some we've added: The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes Rascal by Sterling North Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane A Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton Porter Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain Johnny Tremain -…"
Nov 7
Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Thank you, Janice. Sorry for the long delay in replying; we've moved to a new library/new fellowship just about the time you replied. We'll have some new challenges with this new library but if you could share about a dozen or so titles…"
Nov 7
Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Thank you for this Debbie- this is a helpful suggestion. I've moved to a new library recently & we'll have some new challenges. "
Nov 7
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"I love Madeleine L'Engle's books too but be careful....they are not all suitable for a church library.  A House Like A Lotus is definitely not suitable.  And while I love the original Time trilogy - A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind in…"
Oct 1
Janice Devers replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Bruce, I have only faith based novels in my adult/youth fiction collection, but have been updating my children’s collection over the past year with many new non-Christian titles and authors. This includes juvenile chapter books, picture books,…"
Jul 20
Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"A good caution to bear in mind! Thank you Amanda!"
Apr 7
Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"I appreciate your suggestions Cathy. Charles Martin is a name that is new to me; I'll have to check him out. Having looked over award winning books in the past, I have to agree with your comment on Caldecott winners especially.  Thank you."
Apr 7
Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Thank you for this Linda."
Apr 7
Amanda replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"They have some transgender books that are award winners now, so make sure you look up what the book is about before you buy and stock"
Mar 30
Cathy Smith replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"A great place to start, for children's books anyway, are the Newbery and Caldecott award winners.  I can't think of a single Caldecott winner (the illustrator receives this award, so these are picture books) that would be…"
Mar 29
Linda S replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Although this series is historically based, It may be too intense in subject matter and how prejudice is portrayed, depending on your church and your setting. Each church is a bit different. Some churches may have no issue with the content. The…"
Mar 29
Bruce Paddle replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Thank you, Linda - I'm not familiar with these titles; I'll have to look them up on the amazon site.  I appreciate your suggestions."
Mar 29
Linda S replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Hi Bruce,  Our small church library has added for the Youth (teenagers), Little Women and Rolling Thunder, Hear my Cry and its sequel.  We plan to add the Little House books for the Junior youth (8 - 12 year…"
Mar 21
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"Good news! Eva Nell is working on new mediagraphies!"
Mar 18
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"Quite an informative video. Thanks for adding this Jenn.  At one time, I was an avid reader using Toronto's library system. As a youngster, my mom often took me to a branch at Yonge & Lawrence (I believe it was). Great memories!"
Mar 17

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At 7:53am on March 18, 2018, Morlee Maynard said…

Good news! Eva Nell is working on new mediagraphies!

 
 
 

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