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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children by Ransom Riggs
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children

Cynthia Hopp, July 12, 2014

I have to say that I loved the first book in this series. I wasn't sure how the sequel would fare but was pleasantly surprised and could hardly wait to finish it. Without ruining it for others, the continued journey of the peculiars was suspenseful and intriguing. The new peculiars they encountered were full of wisdom and insight. The ending was a cliffhanger so I assume there will be a third book which I must have!!!!
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Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

Cynthia Hopp, December 27, 2013

Wow! Lulu's birthday is coming up and she wants a dinosaur! Can't we parents relate when our kids want things that are impossible to get. However, Judy V. with her wit and charm have Lulu find such a gift. Only to find out that Lulu wants to have a dinosaur for a pet and the dinosaur wants her for a pet. Hysterically funny! My 2nd grade class found the story hilarious! I can't wait for the new one to come out...
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Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst
Lulu Walks the Dogs

Cynthia Hopp, December 27, 2013

Judy Viorst has become my new best friend in children's books. I teach second grade now and the kids LOVE the fact that the narrator (author) puts comments in the book. Lulu is a spoiled only child but learns some valuable lessons in life through patient friends.
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The Pact: A Love Story (P.S.) by Jodi Picoult
The Pact: A Love Story (P.S.)

Cynthia Hopp, December 27, 2013

This story was a familiar life event where boy meets girl and they are neighbors. However, the twist of the story is that the love is so strong between them that they agree to a pact of remaining with each other no matter what and something goes wrong. This book was hard to put down because the reader doesn't really know why the tragedy happens unless you read between the lines. Young love, almost like Romeo and Juliet.
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Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Snow

Cynthia Hopp, March 26, 2012

Cynthia Rylant never disappoints her audience with her fantastic books. Snow is a glimpse back to childhood; when we liked snow, it was fun to be in not like adults today who wince at the weather forecast if snow is on the radar. The children will make connections with this book and make the adults realize that we make too big a deal about snow and should just enjoy its magical presence.
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