New Books Highlights
Failosophy for teens
Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Red Shed
Publication year: 2023
Call no.: 371.4 DAY
Subject: Self-help - Personal growth
A game-changing guide to being happier, healthier and succeeding better!
A handbook for when things go wrong, pretty much. All of us would like to feel happier, less anxious, more successful and at ease with ourselves. Right? The key may surprise FAILURE!
This book is an inspiring and empowering guide to those moments when life doesn’t go to plan. Using personal experience and stories shared by guests on her award-winning podcast, How to Fail, Elizabeth’s book is full of creative and inspiring advice.
Rely on Christ to Live:
a compilation of Art-Therapeutic Devotional Pieces
Author: Rebecca Kwan
Publisher: Chinese Christian Mission of Canada
Publication year: 2022
Call no.: 227.840 KWA
Subject: Art therapy, Christology
This book is written and illustrated by Rebecca Kwan, YHKCC's old girl, a young Chinese Christian artist. It highlights the emotional and spiritual journey she has been through during her waves of hardship since her diagnosis of a rare autoimmune illness in 2016. Her symptoms were out of control, and she faced the loss of her loved one.
But through it all, she found art as a source of therapy to her emotions and Jesus Christ, her Lord is her anchor that gave her peace amidst the turmoil. Through her paintings and words, she expresses the emotional healing she received and the spiritual lessons she learned for the past few years that were brought about by the word of God.
The cat who saved books
Author: Sosuke Natsukawa
Publication year: 2022
Call no.: SF NAT
Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears with an unusual request. The feline asks for--or rather, demands--the teenager's help in saving books with him.
The world is full of lonely books left unread and unloved, and Tiger and Rintaro must liberate them from their neglectful owners. Their mission sends this odd couple on an amazing journey, where they enter different mazes to set books free.
Through their travels, Tiger and Rintaro meet a man who leaves his books to perish on a bookshelf, an unwitting book torturer who cuts the pages of books into snippets to help people speed read, and a publishing drone who only wants to create bestsellers.
Their adventures culminate in one final, unforgettable challenge--the last maze that awaits leads Rintaro down a realm only the bravest dare enter . . .
An enthralling tale of books, first love, fantasy, and an unusual friendship with a talking cat, The Cat Who Saved Books is a story for those for whom books are so much more than words on paper.
Science of strength training :
understand the anatomy
and physiology to
transform your body
Author: Austin Current
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Publication year: 2021
Call no.: 613.713 CUR
Subject: Sports & Recreation
Is it time to lose weight, tone and sculpt, gain muscle and speed up your metabolism? This book gives you practical advice on how to do just that. It also gives you valuable insight into how nutrition and exercise can improve your health. Inside the pages of this strength training book, you'll discover:
- The physiology and benefits of strength training
- Workout plans for beginners, enthusiasts, and personal trainers - The hard dietary science that debunks common myths and important information to properly fuel your body
- Depictions of 33 exercises
Filled with CGI artworks and science-backed information, this exercise book will help you transform your body and improve your well-being.
a Graphic History:
The Birth of Humankind (V.1)
The Pillars of Civilization (V.2)
Author: Yuval N. Harari & David Casanave
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication year: 2020
Call no.: 741.5 HAR
The first volume, featuring 256 pages of full-colour illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.
In the second "Sapiens" volume, Yuval Noah Harari tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition.
an unofficial guide to the movies of Studio Ghibli
Author: Michael Leader & Jake Cunningham
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing
Publication year: 2021
Call no.: 791.433 LEA
A fully illustrated book that reviews each Studio Ghibli movie from the animation studio. Providing background information on how the films were made and considered film-fan reactions to the works themselves. Illustrated with stills and posters, portraits of the creative team and the studio itself.
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