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Series Review: Weird America

I have always been fascinated with the odd, the weird, and the bizarre. I was the kid that could be found scouring the Guinness Book of World Records for interesting minutiae, reading Ripley’s Believe It or Not cover to cover (multiple times!), and filing away interesting or strange trivia tidbits to find a way to bring them into conversation. 424 more words

Intermediate (3-5)

High Interest

High Interest:  The Paragon Series, Book One by Leigh James

Overview by Netgalley:

Silicon Valley’s rougher than it looks.

Being a scientist gives Lauren Taylor a purpose in life. 377 more words

Book Review

Timmy Failure: Greatness Inside!

My 82-year-old father picked up one of the three books on my living room table and chuckled, “Timmy Failure!” I explained I had chosen to read this book series for middle readers for my Children’s Resources class at the University of Iowa. 1,029 more words

Cedar Rapids Public Library

In A Variable-Rate World, Higher Interest Rates Are A Disaster

From DollarCollapse.com, by John Rubino

US stocks opened down hard today, in part because China released some truly horrendous trade numbers over the weekend, but also because the imminence of a US interest rate increase is starting to sink in. 255 more words


Alternate Formats

A couple of books have come by my desk recently that really caught my eye because of their unique format. The two books below caught my attention because there are stories told entirely through emails, chat log, video transcripts, diary entries, and much more. 719 more words


The Cat At The Wall

Through the eyes of a cat, we see the story of two Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem who take over a home in order to watch for terrorists. 163 more words

Children's Books

Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy, by Daisy Meadows

Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy (Rainbow Magic Special Edition), by Daisy Meadows (2011)

For this second review of Christmas, I have chosen one of GirlChild’s newest obsessions: the Rainbow Magic fairies! 751 more words

Children's Book Review