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Kristine Walker, Fall 2013

Shel Silverstein's classic book of poems and drawings that have delighted children and adults for over 30 years.
Set in 14th-century England, Avi's tale begins with a funeral, that of a village outcast whose past is shrouded in mystery and whose adolescent son is known only as "Asta's son." Mired in grief for his mother, the boy learns his given name, Crispin, from the village priest who is murdered. Crispin is fingered for the murder. Crispin flees, and falls in with a traveling juggler.
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Dallas and Florida are "the trouble twins," shuffled around all their lives, longing for a loving place to call home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple restless for one more big adventure. And Ruby Holler is the beautiful, mysterious place that changes all their lives forever. By Sharon Screech.
How do you tame the roughest, toughest pack of cowboys to ever ride the open range? -- Especially if your cowdog is a miniature poodle named Foofy. By John Frank and illustrated by Wyoming's own Zach Pullen.
Richard Paul Evan's tale of a teenager with superpowers and the conspiracy that created him. In present-day Idaho, 14-year-old misfit Michael Vey, who can create electricity and has Tourette's syndrome, is one of the last two "special" teens living outside of Pasadena. The terrifying adventure begins when the organization Elgin tracks them down.
What would you do if you lost everything---your job, your home, and the love of your life---all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. A novel by Richard Paul Evans.
This Jane Austen classic is provided in a portable MP3 player (Playaway). All you need is headphones. No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her.
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
Hailed as "wonderfully 18th century" and offering equal measures of humor and drama, this magnificent BBC production tells Jane Austen's story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England.

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Meet Kristine Walker.

She didn’t like to read when she was a kid. She didn’t like to read in high school either. Truth be told, the lowest part of her SAT score was reading comprehension. It wasn’t until she enrolled in college that she got “turned on to reading for pleasure.” One college professor made all the difference. Today she teaches NWC students how to be the teacher who makes a difference for others.

When she’s not doing that, she loves reading illustrated books by Zach Pullen. Easy to see why she also enjoys scrapbooking; so much so that she scrapbooked her oldest daughter’s life from birth–high school graduation. It took two summers and four full scrapbooks.

Sometimes, finding your love for reading is just a matter of finding the books you love.

Photo Credits

  • Kritsine Walker, by Daniel Baney, Public Relations Photography Specialist, Northwest College, Powell, WY, 2013.
  • F-15 Eagle, image provided by InAir at, 2013.

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