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The Blabbermouth Club reminds us
to keep our mouth shut!
The Blabbermouth Club
By Debbie Shakespeare Smith
When 10-year-old Summer McKay calls a wrong number and finds herself talking to Emily Lear, the class blabbermouth, she becomes flustered and invites Emily to her upcoming slumber party. At the overnight Emily threatens to take over Summer's friends as well as the party. Without thinking, and in an effort to get attention, Summer lies and blurts out that her very common basset hound is an award winning show dog. To make matters worse, every time Summer thinks her boast is forgotten, Emily makes sure everyone remembers. Now, at the teacher's invitation, Summer has to bring her not-so-special dog to class. What she'd really like to do is put a zipper on her big mouth and Emily's too-if she can stand to be around her that long.
(In)Scribing Gender Explores the Creative Writing Processes of Women
Edited by Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
(In)Scribing Gender explores the creative processes of women writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry from multiple cultural contexts, in different styles, and within and across various disciplines. In these essays, established and emerging female writers from diverse backgrounds expound on topics such as creative inspiration, locating the muse, the limitations and liberties associated with categorization and labels, conducting literary or scholarly research as a woman, cultural perceptions of female writers, female/feminine literature, and gendered representations. This anthology examines how gender shapes an author’s creative process and how gender tints the lens through which literary and/or academic audiences view a writer’s work.
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By Candace Dodd
At the tender age of fifteen, Lilly Bloomfield is young and naïve. When she falls in love with eighteen year old Aaron, her life seems complete. That is until Aaron has an accident and it all changes. Has Lilly lost the love of her life forever or will the unexpected leave her questioning everything. Her butterfly tattoo may be the last fluttering of love that she feels until she gets a visit from the supernatural
By Thomas Earl Allen
GROUNDED is the realistic portrayal of a boy who reads comic books, plays video games, vandalizes, chooses bad friends, breaks school rules, and frustrates his well-meaning parents. But GROUNDED is also not moralistic, nor is it a case study of a highly disturbed child. Instead, the main character's main challenge is to mature in a world filled with opportunities to make unwise choices--the same struggle that most young people face. GROUNDED examines Donny's decisions, but also the consequences of the decisions made by the adults around him.
Broomsticks The Halloween Spirit
By Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker
Halloween has always been a special day for kids, especially when those kids.. ARE WITCHES! All the students at Asher School for Gifted Children are excited about the school's annual Halloween party. Everyone, that is, except for Maggie when she learns the party is being held in a haunted theater! Join magical nine year olds, Stamp and Pocky, in their second adventure full of thrills, chills, and things that go pirouette in the night! Will Stamp and Pocky meet a real ghost? Will the snotty Snodgrass twins ruin everyone's fun? And wiil the town of Maysville ever be the same after Stamp's first try at trick-or-treating? You'll be in the spirit and even believe in talking pumpkins as Stamp and Pocky kick some Halloween magic in their most bewitching tale yet!
A Best Seller!
Broomsticks by Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker
Pocky McGuire has no idea why she is different. No one else in her family can levitate books or freeze and angry dog in his tracks. She felt alone in the world until one day she met a strange boy with a goatee. Unlike Pocky, Stamp had no doubt who he was. He was raised by witches and he was a witch. Upon meeting Stamp, Pocky hoped to befriend her magical counterpart and learn a few tricks of the trade. Stamp, however, wanted no part of anything or anyone mortal, including Pocky. Will it take magic to bring these two kindred spirits together? The real magic of Broomsticks is not about the witchcraft! It is about the magic found in a special friendship and the magic of being yourself!
Another Great Middle Grade Book!
Halloween Kentucky Style
by Charles Suddeth
For Halloween 1959, Mike and Timmy try to trick their cousins, Alice and Rose. The trick is on them when a homeless man and their nine-year-old neighbor team up to give them a Halloween scare that they will never forget.
After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales
This chilling collection brings together 24 short stories and even a couple of haunting poems. These stories were brought together and edited by Diversion Press and are available just in time for reading on a crisp, cool evening. Beware though if you decide to read the stories alone.
Not for the faint of heart and not for children.
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