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Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion by Suzy Kline
Hurry Freedom by Jerry Stanley
I'm Not Going to Chase the Cat Today! by Jessica Harper
Inside Time by Tim Sullivan
Inside a Zoo in the City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer
Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest by Bruce M. Beehler
Loudmouth George and the New Neighbors by Nancy Carlson
Mermaid by Robert Reed
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks and Sue Hendra
Never Blood Enough by Joe Haldeman
The Nine Lives of Aristotle by Dick King Smith
The Order of Things by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Owly Volume 3: Flying Lessons by Andy Runton
Pigsty by Mark Teague
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The Order of Things: 05/22/10

The Order of Things cover art (Link goes to Powells)When I was studying for the library media technician test (for a job that lost funding before they finished the hiring process) I spotted The Order of Things by Barbara Ann Kipfer. The title intrigued me and the author's name seemed familiar.

Turns out Kipfer wrote another index style book that I took with me to college, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About. I read that book cover to cover, annotating the ones I agreed with and the ones that left me scratching my head.

The Order of Things is a compendium of things one might want to know. It's basically a list of lists across a wide range of subjects from the arts, sciences, history, mathematics and so forth. As the book covers so many topics in such fine detail it's not something to read casually from cover to cover.

It would, however, make an excellent reference to a home library. If I had a copy, I'm sure I'd quickly have it annotate and flagged with Post-It Notes. I love a good and quick reference book.

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