Iralee Barnard’s “Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska” has been selected by The State Library of Kansas as a 2015 Notable Book. The Kansas Notable Book List is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans and features quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by Kansans or about a Kansas-related topic. A committee of Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) Affiliates, Fellows, librarians and authors of previous Notable Books identifies these titles from among those published the previous year, and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. An awards ceremony will be held at the Kansas Book Festival, September 12, 2015, to recognize the talented Notable Book authors.
Popping up this spring, Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds by Michael John Haddock, Craig C. Freeman, and Janét E. Bare. 1,163 species of Kansas flora researched and resourcefully documented, along with 742 color photographs. Spring has sprung!