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Children’s Books: Three New Adventures

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Bridge and her best friends Emily and Tab have been through a lot together, including a horrific accident that Bridge barely survived. When 7th grade begins, Bridge’s world is turned upside down. Emily has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Welcome to a landscape of ash and gray, overlooking burnt out cities and scattered garbage, blowing in a cold wind. This is the setting for author Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, The Road, which was adapted into a film in 2009 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

Parker is a high school senior who hasn’t said a word in the last five years, not a peep, not even to laugh out loud. Zelda is the mysterious woman he meets in a hotel lobby over a stolen wallet … Continue reading

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A Dozen Cousins, by Lori Haskins Houran; illustrated by Sam Usher. Age range: 4-6 The title of this book immediately caught my attention because I enjoy reading about large and crazy families. Anna is our protagonist and she has twelve … Continue reading

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Who decides how long the football season lasts? I can’t believe the football season is over, I wish it would never end!

Being a sports buff, this is an interesting question to research. Believe it or not, the length of the football season has grown over the years. When the National Football League (NFL) started in 1920 there teams did not have … Continue reading

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