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Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen — Review
January 15, 2009, 7:14 pm
Filed under: Books

“Just before everything went black, I pictured the headline of my obituary:  FRIENDLESS NERD KILLED BY PEANUT.”  Ambrose Bukowski is the 12-year-old son of an overprotective single mother and he doesn’t fit in anywhere.   He doesn’t have a lot of people skills and even adults are sometimes stunned by the things he says.  Ambrose does have an indomitable spirit and a wry sense of humor.  He also excels at Scrabble.  Readers in grades 7 to 9 will love following Ambrose on his journey.


Seven Paths to Death by Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler– Review
January 15, 2009, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Books

Seven Paths to Death is the sixth title in the historical mystery series featuring Seikei and Judge Ooka.   Fans will not be disappointed as Seikei follows the clues in tattooed maps to discover who is behind a hidden cache of weapons.  The series invites readers to a different time and place and one of the real pleasures to learn more about Japan’s culture.  The story does stand alone, but it would be enriched by reading the previous books.  The book is ideal for grades 4 through 7.

Reasons to like working at WPL
January 8, 2009, 2:08 am
Filed under: Uncategorized
Parking job Washtenaw and Winnemac

Parking job Washtenaw and Winnemac

They hardly ever park like this in Wilmette.