New in the Smithville Christian library this month:


The Glenbrooke Series-Robin Jones Gunn
Over the past 25 years Robin has written 82 books with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. To her great delight, Robin’s books are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – they are traveling around the world and telling people about God’s love. She is doing the same. Over the past ten years Robin has been invited to speak at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe and Australia.

My New Normal Series-Sara Michelle
Sara currently lives in Texas and attends an arts magnet program.  This is her first series, completed at the age of 17.



The Azriel Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs-various authors
This series was established to preserve and share the written memoirs of those who survived the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe, who later made their way to Canada.

Quiet-Susan Cain
Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects.

A Mind at a Time-Mel Levine, M.D.
In A Mind at a Time, Mel Levine makes his significant body of work about how children learn accessible to a larger audience. Throughout his lengthy career as a professor of pediatrics, chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Boston, director of North Carolina University’s Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, and founder of an organization called All Kinds of Minds, Levine has been instrumental in guiding teachers, parents, and children to assess and work with learning differences in school-aged children.  Levine’s work is based on his belief that not all minds are equal, nor should they be, and that adults unrealistically pressure children to be proficient in all areas of school.

Updated: September 2013

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