Thomas Irving Crowell Library Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Thomas Irving Crowell Library Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

Established in 1986 by Robert L. Crowell, class of 1927, of Newfane, VT, in memory of Thomas Irving Crowell. Income used for the purchase of books for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.

  • Children’s Collection AG32LI
    Agee, Jon
    Life on Mars
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he’s made a very big oversight"–

  • Children’s Collection ID42SA
    Idle, Molly Schaar
    Santa Rex
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Guess who’s coming for the holidays? He’s large and jolly and loves Christmas cookies…Yes, it’s Santa Rex! And this year, he’s bringing along some not-so-little elves to help with the preparations. They’ll help bake and decorate and trim the tree…but when T. Rex is in the house, NOTHING goes quite as planned! Here is a book that shares one of the happiest spirits of Christmas–laughter!–Provided by Publisher.

  • Children’s Collection SA582AF
    Santat, Dan
    After the fall (how Humpty Dumpty got back up again)
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

  • Children’s Collection V34AM
    Verde, Susan
    I am peace : a book of mindfulness
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:A child starts to get carried away with worry and rushing thoughts before taking a breath, steadying, observing thoughts, feeling kindness, feeling thankful, and experiencing the world.

  • Children’s Collection V35MB
    Vere, Ed
    Max and Bird
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Max, a kitten, and Bird, a very young bird, want to be friends but Max also wants to eat Bird, so they strike a deal.

  • Children’s Collection V35MN
    Vere, Ed
    Max at night
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"It’s bedtime for Max the kitten, but something’s wrong; when Max goes to say goodnight to the moon, it’s nowhere to be found! Unable to go to sleep without closing his nighttime ritual, he embarks on a journey to find the moon and say goodnight"–

  • Picture Book DYCKMAN
    Dyckman, Ame
    Read the book, lemmings!
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:A literate fox attempts to teach a trio of overzealous lemmings to read in order to save them from their habit of jumping off cliffs.

    Applegate, Katherine
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree’s trunk.

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
    The war I finally won
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front"–

    Brallier, Max
    Revenge of the space pirates
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"The past and future collide for Cosmoe, Big Humphree, and Princess Dagger! Cosmoe’s been taken hostage by space pirate Rami, the same pirate who seized him years earlier, beginning his life in space. As memories of Cosmoe’s and Humphree’s first days on the Neon Wiener unfold, the danger now is big-time bad…Just when Cosmoe was getting the hang of this hero thing, he loses the one part of him he can’t imagine succeeding without! SMUDGE! It’s an epic clash of alien pirates, massive monsters, and everyone in between!"–Back cover.

    Chanani, Nidhi
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother’s homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Presented in comic book format. Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions and the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film.

    Deutsch, Stacia
    Team BFF : race to the finish!
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After signing up for a "hackathon" day of coding, Sophia and her coding club friends welcome a robotics expert into their group, but find their teamwork challenged by conflicting opinions.

    Grabenstein, Chris
    Mr. Lemoncello’s great library race
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Mr. Lemoncello holds a contest for his young friends where they must race to bring interesting facts back to his library"–

    Hatke, Ben.
    Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Like a bolt from the blue, Jack’s little sister Maddy is gone, carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their "beast" and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!".

    Heyward, DuBose
    Publication Year:-1

    Kinney, Jeff
    Diary of a wimpy kid : the getaway
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venemous creatures all threaten their vacation.

    Ng, Celeste
    Little fires everywhere : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

    Pérez, Celia C.
    The first rule of punk
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Twelve-year-old María Luisa O’Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang–violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school’s most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

    Simpson, Dana
    Phoebe and her unicorn : in The magic storm
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause.

    Yang, Gene Luen
    Secret coders : robots & repeats
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:The Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper’s missing dad, but they may need to use Professor Bee’s Turtle of Light to find him.

  • Comics & memory in Latin America
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters offer a background history of comics and graphic novels in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists such as Joaquín Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Hector G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. They also highlight the unique ability of this art and literary form to succinctly render memory. In sum, this volume offers in-depth analysis of an understudied, yet key literary genre in Latin American memory studies and documents the essential role of comics during the transition from dictatorship to democracy"–

  • 030 P86L
    Leveraging Wikipedia : connecting communities of knowledge
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"This book takes a fresh look at Wikipedia and considers collaborations that will improve the visibility of library collections and the quality of Wikipedia"–

  • 294.3 M26W
    Manuel, Zenju Earthlyn
    The way of tenderness : awakening through race, sexuality, and gender
    Publication Year:2015

  • 294.3 W42R
    Williams, Angel Kyodo
    Radical Dharma : talking race, love, and liberation
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked. Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah represent a new voice in American Buddhism. Offering their own histories and experiences as illustrations of the types of challenges facing dharma practitioners and teachers who are different from those of the past five decades, they ask how teachings that transcend color, class, and caste are hindered by discrimination and the dynamics of power, shame, and ignorance. Their illuminating argument goes beyond a demand for the equality and inclusion of diverse populations to advancing a new dharma that deconstructs rather than amplifies systems of suffering and prepares us to weigh the shortcomings not only of our own minds but also of our communities. They forge a path toward reconciliation and self-liberation that rests on radical honesty, a common ground where we can drop our need for perfection and propriety and speak as souls. In a society where profit rules, people’s value is determined by the color of their skin, and many voices–including queer voices–are silenced, Radical Dharma recasts the concepts of engaged spirituality, social transformation, inclusiveness, and healing"–

  • 294.3 Y26AW
    Yang, Larry
    Awakening together : the spiritual practice of inclusivity and community
    Publication Year:2017

  • 303.3 C46D
    Choudhury, Shakil
    Deep diversity : overcoming us vs. them
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Deep Diversity explores this question and argues that "us vs. them" is an unfortunate but normal part of the human experience due to reasons of both nature and nurture"– Publisher description.

Thomas Irving Crowell Library Fund