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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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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

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Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
Mick Harte Was Here

Linnette, May 18, 2009

A short book that packs a punch!
Every elementary and middle schooler needs to read this story or have it read aloud to them.
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Splat! (Orca Currents) by Eric Walters
Splat! (Orca Currents)

Linnette, May 18, 2009

Teenage boys, live targets and bucket-loads of tomatoes: what could possibly go wrong with this situation? Skateboarding, town traditions, and annoying parents are all part of this story written in way that is perfect for middle schoolers. Splat is an exciting short book for young teens who can't read well and/or who don't like to read.
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The Melting of Maggie Bean by Tricia Rayburn
The Melting of Maggie Bean

Linnette, May 18, 2009

Last year Maggie was just a regular girl, but this year she's a fat kid. She's afraid to weigh herself and when there's too much yelling at home she reaches for the bag of Snickers bars beneath her bed. (And who hasn't been tempted to reach for the chocolate at the end of a bad day?) The situations and characters are fairly realistic and Maggie's family is not at all unusual. Maggie's story won't win a prize for literature, but this an enjoyable book sure to please many readers. This is an easy book to read in an evening and I was cheering Maggie each step of the way. From what I hear this is just the first in a series, and I am curious enough about Maggie Bean to want to read more.
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Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life as We Knew It

Linnette, May 18, 2009

A teenage girl might not care if the biggest astronomical event of the century is about to take place, but she cannot ignore what happens to her family and to the rest of the world once a meteorite changes the Moon's orbit. This story kept me glued to its pages and I recommended it to several of my co-workers, who also found it to be an engaging and suspenseful book. Take this one home for the weekend and get ready for an adventure into a not-so-pleasant future.
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Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Linnette, May 18, 2009

I asked my thirty-something California vegan niece which cookbook to buy for a recently-declared vegan friend, and she recommended Veganomicon. She says it has so many recipes it would take a lifetime to try and make them all.
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