The Guardian Weekly

The guardian Weekly was created in 1919. It’s been a newspaper for nearly a century but it’s now being relaunched as a magazine. And of course, it’s available for loan in the library (PER GUA, weekly)

Inside Guardian Weekly:
Global report: take time to reflect on the stories that have made the world’s week. Global Report brings you news and headlines from the last seven days to give you a more even and considered perspective on international affairs.
Spotlight: take an in-depth look at key issues that often go overlooked. Spotlight illuminates interesting subjects from sport, economics, the environment and more.
Features: enjoy a pick of long reads, interviews, essays and profiles. From big business to fringe movements, the features section addresses vital talking points across nations and issues.
Culture: get the latest news, reviews and in-depth interviews from the worlds of film, music, art, literature and more.
Opinion: read an expert view on some of the most challenging issues of today from insightful, thought-provoking writers.

Ma vie de monstre, par Anne Pouget

Vous connaissez le conte de La Belle et la Bête ! Mais savez-vous qu’il s’agit là d’une histoire vraie ?

Catherine (la Belle) et Pierre (la Bête) vivent à la Cour de France, sous le règne de Catherine de Médicis. L’une de leurs filles, Tognina, a hérité de son père un corps couvert de poils qui en fait, aux yeux de ses contemporains, au mieux une curiosité, au pire un monstre de foire exhibé dans toutes les Cours d’Europe.

Comment échapper à ce destin ? Comment vivre ses rêves d’amour et d’aventure, quand on est une vraie jeune fille ? Aura-t-elle seulement le droit de tomber amoureuse ? Et pourquoi pas d’être aimée ? L’histoire unique d’une jeune fille luttant pour que sa différence ne soit pas une malédiction (R POU, 201 pages)

Timelines of Everything

Explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids.

From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines. Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.

Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you’ll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids. 909 TIM, 320 pages.

Jack and the geniuses, by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone

The perfect combination to engage and entertain middle grade readers, Jack and the geniuses features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education.

In the series opener At The Bottom of The World, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they’re not your typical kind of orphans they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it’s hard to stand out when he’s surrounded by geniuses all the time. When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory…

A great book for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. It also includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool science project about density that kids can do at home or in the classroom… (F NYE, 247 pages). Also available: Jack and the geniuses: in the deep blue sea.

Comment vivre ensemble quand on est pas pareil?

Les humains ont tous quelque chose en commun : ils sont différents ! Faisons ensemble un grand pas de côté pour nous découvrir, nous accepter et finalement comprendre, grâce aux sciences sociales, que la société dans laquelle nous vivons peut et doit être construite à partir de nos différences, et non contre elles.

Qu’est-ce qu’une culture ? À quoi servent les mythes ? Les hommes ont-ils besoin des dieux ? Qu’est-ce qui fait de nous une société ? Que partageons-nous vraiment ? Comment faire quand on vit entre deux cultures ?… Comment vivre ensemble quand on est pas pareil pose 20 questions pour faire le tour du sujet, avec les meilleurs anthropologues et sociologues français. Cet ouvrage salutaire et remarquable s’adresse à toutes et tous, adolescents à partir de 12 ans, enseignants, parents, pour aiguiser l’esprit critique et poser les bases d’une réflexion plus que jamais indispensable. 305.8 BAU, 61 pages.

Welcome bright Autumn / Promenons-nous dans les bois…

As Nature slowly changes her colors to the bright costume of autumn, the delights of fall pop their heads… yes, the mushroom hunt season is now open ! Because we want you all back in good shape after your week end wanderings, we are providing you with various guides to spot, choose and pick mushrooms without going to the hospital. Happy hunting to all !

Les couleurs de l’automne s’installent petit à petit et ses délices commencent à pointer leur nez… Oui, la chasse aux champignons est maintenant ouverte ! Et parce que nous souhaitons vous retrouver en pleine forme après vos balades du week-end, nous vous proposons une sélection de guides pour trouver, choisir et ramasser vos champignons sans finir à l’hôpital. Bonne chasse à tous !

L’archipel, de Bertrand Puard

De quel criminel êtes-vous le sosie?

Je m’appelle Yann Rodin. Il y a onze mois, j’entrais en seconde. Aujourd’hui, je vis dans l’Archipel, la pire prison qui existe au monde. Yann est la victime d’un business très lucratif : l’échange d’identités. Son malheur : être le sosie de Sacha Pavlovitch, le fils d’un puissant trafiquant d’armes franco-russe, qui a acheté sa tranquilité moyennant quelques millions de dollars. Tandis que Yann clame son innocence, Sacha se fait passer pour lui et découvre une vie paisible, sur une île paradisiaque du Sud de la France. Une affaire parfaitement rodée. Du moins en apparence… (R PUA, 280 pages)

Churchill’s ministry of unglentlemanly warfare, by Giles Milton

In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage.

The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly.

One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler’s favourite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another member of the team, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world’s leading expert in silent killing. He was hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men – along with three others – formed a secret inner circle that planned the most audacious sabotage attacks of the Second World War.

Winston Churchill called it his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The six ‘ministers’, aided by a group of formidable ladies, were so effective that they single-handedly changed the course of the war… 940.5486 MIL

Spellslinger, by Sebastien de Castel

There are three things that earn you a man’s name among the Jan’Tep:

The first is to demonstrate the strength to defend your family.
The second is to prove you can perform the high magic that defines our people.
The third is simply to reach the age of sixteen.

I was a few weeks shy of my birthday when I learned that I wouldn’t be doing any of those things. Magic is a con game.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path… Spellslinger, three books available. F CAS.

Nom de Dieu! Cinquante expressions bibliques

Ne laissez plus jamais votre prof d’histoire ou de français mettre en doute votre culture générale.

Un capharnaüm, un calvaire, l’holocauste, jeter la pierre à quelqu’un. Baisser les bras, un judas, adorer le veau d’or, séparer le bon grain de d’ivraie. Déplacer des montagnes, le crier sur tous les toits, puis prendre une année sabbatique !

Anne Jonas décrypte 50 expressions de la vie courante et revient avec humour sur leur origine biblique. Nom de Dieu! Un livre qu’on attendait depuis Mathusalem ! 447 JON, 125 pages.