New Nonfiction – June 2009

This month we received so many new books that I decided to split them up. Here’s the new nonfiction.

30days_bffsThirty Dates to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs. Clea Hantman. 158.25 Hantman.
Life is just more fun with friends. And who doesn’t want a sidekick in case there’s ever a need to fight crime or solve a mystery? Every girl needs at least one wonderful pal, and when you harness the power of friendship, life’s possibilities can be limitless. But like it or not, friendships take work, plain and simple. And that’s where “30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs “comes in–a field guide to friendship that will help you learn the basics of meeting new friends and keeping the old.

30days_dorkThirty Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend. Clea Hantman. 155.6423 Hantman.
BEING DUMPED HURTS. But you know what? It happens to everyone. The part you might not believe is that no matter how brutally your heart’s been broken, those wounds will heal. But the longer you dwell on the dork, the longer your heart will remain cracked. Enter 30 Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend. One day at a time, 30 days in a row. At the end, you’ll find you have the power to yank that dagger out of your chest, stand tall, walk proud, and move on. And along the way, you may just discover something marvelous and surprising about yourself.

all the wrong people have self esteemAll the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: an inappropriate book for young ladies, or, frankly, anybody else. Laurie Rosenwald. 305.235 Rosenwald.
These days, a lot of people are trying to tell teens what’s best for them. Here’s a look at life from artist and professional nonconformist Laurie Rosenwald, who insists that she doesn’t want to tell anyone what to do. But when you are as irreverent as she is (Is the earth really worth saving?) and as funny (Your breasts: What do they mean?) people sort of DO want to know what you think. Then again, if you think like Rosenwald, it could get you kicked out of yoga class.

creept cute crochetCreepy Cute Crochet: zombies, ninjas, robots, and more! Christen Haden. 746.43 Haden.
If you’re a fan of amigurumi, you already know that super-sweet crocheted bunnies and kitties and pandas have taken the indie craft world by storm. Well, the dolls in Creepy Cute Crochet eat your typical amigurumi for breakfast. This unique craft book contains more than 25 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself.

wweWorld Wrestling Entertainment Encyclopedia: the definitive guide to WWE. Brian Shields and Kevin Sullivan. 796.81203 Shields.
Featuring hundreds of wrestling superstars form the World Wrestling Federation from the 1960s to today, this thrilling reference is the definitive guide to the WWE. Features more than 700 entries and 2,500 full-color images throughout.

falling hardFalling Hard: 100 love poems by teenagers. Betsy Franco, ed. 811.608 Franco.
From an acclaimed anthologist comes this unforgettable collection of poems by teenagers–straight, gay, bi, and transgender–capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love.

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