Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Nonfiction

Experimental Textiles by Kim Thittichai
Textile artist Kim Thittichai continues to experiment with a variety of textile techniques and media to guide and inspire textile artists to create their own stunning pieces. –Summary.
Healthy Eating for Preteens and Teens by Leslie Beck
Healthy Eating for Preteens and Teens is a practical family guide that covers every aspect of essential nutrition to help raise healthy teens. In a super-size-me world, Leslie Beck provides strategies for making healthy food choices and establishing good eating habits for life. –Summary.
How To Survive Modern Art by Susie Hodge
“With sections that cover the major movements and artists in the history of modern art as well as introductions to its major themes, together with suggested ways of looking at modern art and tips on where to see it, as well as a glossary of key terms, How to Survive Modern Art is the ideal book for anyone wanting to come to grips with this fascinating subject.” –Publisher.
Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know by Ines Janet Engelmann
Fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth century are gorgeously reproduced, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pissarro. Each piece is given a brief overview establishing its place in the Impressionist movement as well as in its artist's body of work. –Summary.
Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing, & Promoting Your Moves by Ann-Marie Williams
Describes the culture of dance and why it is so appealing to us. Looks at dance moves, and how to create and perform your own dance. Exposes every aspect of the world of dance - from different dance styles from around the world to tips on choreography, costume design, performance, staging, and even managing a potential career. –Summary.
Strike a Pose: The Planet Girl Guide to Yoga by Karen Birkemoe and Heather Collett 
Busy juggling homework, a social life, and after-school activities? Use yoga to clear your mind and get into the groove! –Summary.
Teens Speak, Boys Ages 16 to 18: Sixty Original Character Monologues by Kristen Dabrowski
Offers a collection of monologues on topics of interest to teenage boys, including dating, family, and school. –Summary.
Teens Speak, Girls Ages 16 to 18: Sixty Original Character Monologues by Kristen Dabrowski
Offers a collection of monologues on topics of interest to girls from age sixteen to eighteen, including relationships, school, and peer pressure. –Summary.
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History, From Prehistoric to Post-Modern by Carol Strickland and John Boswell.
The Annotated Mona Lisa contains succinct page-length essays and instructive sidebars. The graphic design of the book heightens the reader's ability to retain an impressive amount of information, even through a cursory reading. Incorporating more than 300 illustrations drawing on the very elements of art-composition, movement, balance, color, and design, this book provides a mini crash course in art history.” –Publisher.
The Beginning Runner's Handbook by Ian MacNeill
“Whatever your reasons for starting a running program, this easy-to-use, practical book will answer all of your questions. It shows you how to build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose proper shoes, eat right and avoid sore muscles and injury. Most important, it gives you a step-by-step road map for achieving running success.”–Publisher.
The Complete Guide to Watercolor by Ray Smith and Elizabeth Jane Lloyd
Discusses painting techniques and materials, and offers projects for painting buildings, landscapes, and figures. –Summary.
This Is Your Brain On Music by Daniel Levitin
Whether you listen to Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life--even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last becoming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. –Summary.