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  • 10 lucky things that have happened to me since I nearly got hit by lightning

    Effie Maloney's family has had a rough few years, but lately, things have turned around. Effie is now keeping a list of all the good luck she has had in recent months. The only black cloud is her bossy older sister, Maxie. Then Valentine's Day arrives, and Effie's luck starts to turn. I laughed...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 12-13-2008
  • Perfect fireside reading for Fall

    When I was a kid, I loved to prop myself up in a wing chair by the fire, stick my feet out, and read a good book. While I don't have a fireplace in my house, I have established a comfortable little reading ritual for myself when the nights are cool, and this fall I'm reading a few books that...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by librarianinheels@evpl on 10-20-2008
  • Thurber Prize for American Humor

    The 2008 Thurber Prize for American humor has been awarded to Larry Doyle for his first novel, I Love You, Beth Cooper. Runners up for the prize were Patricia Marx for Him, Her, Him Again, the End of Him and Simon Rich for Ant Farm: and other desperate situations. So if you are in the mood for some well...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Meditatinglibrarian@evpl on 10-07-2008
  • I see London, I see France...

    I see someone’s…No, that’s wrong! An unsuspecting character finds something interesting. It’s a hat! All of the other animals think so too, except for one. This is a really cute book about unmentionables that will have kids and grownups laughing out loud!
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 09-23-2008
  • I've heard there are TWO sides to every story - maybe even THREE

    Millicent Min is having a bad summer - 1. Her mom signed her up for volleyball 2. Her grandmother is about to move away 3. She doesn't really have friends, though Emily is a possibility 4. She has to tutor awful Stanford Wong 5. Her mother might be really sick Or maybe Stanford Wong is having a bad...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 09-17-2008
  • "T*h*e*E*d*u*c*a*t*i*o*n*o*f*H*y*m*a*n*K*a*p*l*a*n" by Leonard Ross

    This was an Oaklyn book discussion selection this month, so there are plenty of copies, even though it was originally published in 1937. The group member who had suggested it brought in a hardcover copy printed during WWII that still had the price sticker on it - $1.37. Leonard Ross is a pseudonym. The...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 09-10-2008
  • Granny will fix it!

    Guess what? You are spending the night at Granny's house and you get to sleep in the big bed all by yourself. Are you going to be scared?? Of course not.... what's that noise ? Can someone sleep with me? How about some of the farm animals? Did you hear that? GRANNY!!! What a funny story to read...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 08-13-2008
  • Simple can be good

    I've been told that I have a simple sense of humor. Sounds bad doesn't it? But, simple is the reason I really like Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books. These picture books have simple text and simple illustrations that let the characters personality and relationship tell the story. Not...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 08-06-2008
  • Facebook newsfeed edition of Hamlet

    I love stuff like this, although it may well not be appropriate for the books (or any other) blog: if Hamlet were a Facebook news feed. Example: Horatio thinks he saw a ghost. Hamlet thinks it's annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies. The king thinks Hamlet's annoying...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 07-30-2008
  • A great book...or THE GREATEST book of all time???

    Last weekend I finished reading Stephen Colbert's epic tome I Am America (and So Can You!) . If you have not done yourself the favor of reading this New York Times Bestseller (previously #1 on the hardcover nonfiction list), DO IT NOW! The fate of the free world rests in your hands. Being a fan of...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 06-03-2008
  • 10 lucky things that have happened to me since I nearly got hit by lightning

    Effie Maloney's family has had a rough few years, but lately, things have turned around. Effie is now keeping a list of all the good luck she has had in recent months. The only black cloud is her bossy older sister, Maxie. Then Valentine's Day arrives, and Effie's luck starts to turn. I laughed...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 12-13-2008
  • Perfect fireside reading for Fall

    When I was a kid, I loved to prop myself up in a wing chair by the fire, stick my feet out, and read a good book. While I don't have a fireplace in my house, I have established a comfortable little reading ritual for myself when the nights are cool, and this fall I'm reading a few books that...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by librarianinheels@evpl on 10-20-2008
  • Thurber Prize for American Humor

    The 2008 Thurber Prize for American humor has been awarded to Larry Doyle for his first novel, I Love You, Beth Cooper. Runners up for the prize were Patricia Marx for Him, Her, Him Again, the End of Him and Simon Rich for Ant Farm: and other desperate situations. So if you are in the mood for some well...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Meditatinglibrarian@evpl on 10-07-2008
  • I see London, I see France...

    I see someone’s…No, that’s wrong! An unsuspecting character finds something interesting. It’s a hat! All of the other animals think so too, except for one. This is a really cute book about unmentionables that will have kids and grownups laughing out loud!
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 09-23-2008
  • I've heard there are TWO sides to every story - maybe even THREE

    Millicent Min is having a bad summer - 1. Her mom signed her up for volleyball 2. Her grandmother is about to move away 3. She doesn't really have friends, though Emily is a possibility 4. She has to tutor awful Stanford Wong 5. Her mother might be really sick Or maybe Stanford Wong is having a bad...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 09-17-2008
  • "T*h*e*E*d*u*c*a*t*i*o*n*o*f*H*y*m*a*n*K*a*p*l*a*n" by Leonard Ross

    This was an Oaklyn book discussion selection this month, so there are plenty of copies, even though it was originally published in 1937. The group member who had suggested it brought in a hardcover copy printed during WWII that still had the price sticker on it - $1.37. Leonard Ross is a pseudonym. The...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 09-10-2008
  • Granny will fix it!

    Guess what? You are spending the night at Granny's house and you get to sleep in the big bed all by yourself. Are you going to be scared?? Of course not.... what's that noise ? Can someone sleep with me? How about some of the farm animals? Did you hear that? GRANNY!!! What a funny story to read...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 08-13-2008
  • Simple can be good

    I've been told that I have a simple sense of humor. Sounds bad doesn't it? But, simple is the reason I really like Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books. These picture books have simple text and simple illustrations that let the characters personality and relationship tell the story. Not...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 08-06-2008
  • Facebook newsfeed edition of Hamlet

    I love stuff like this, although it may well not be appropriate for the books (or any other) blog: if Hamlet were a Facebook news feed. Example: Horatio thinks he saw a ghost. Hamlet thinks it's annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies. The king thinks Hamlet's annoying...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 07-30-2008
  • A great book...or THE GREATEST book of all time???

    Last weekend I finished reading Stephen Colbert's epic tome I Am America (and So Can You!) . If you have not done yourself the favor of reading this New York Times Bestseller (previously #1 on the hardcover nonfiction list), DO IT NOW! The fate of the free world rests in your hands. Being a fan of...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 06-03-2008
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