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Tricky Tricksters

Tricksters are a great part of folktale tradition. Tricksters are clever and devious; they usually cause problems for other characters but often go unpunished. Bugs Bunny is a trickster to the core. 205 more words

Children's Books

The River Between Us

I’ve posted before about my love for the writing of Richard Peck. Most of his stories take place in the midwest, Illinois and Indiana being a common settings. 274 more words

The final five!

These are our final five books for 2016! The OPLbery Club will choose the medal winner in January.

Here’s what club member had to say about these books: 107 more words

OPLbery Club

The OPLbery Club's list of finalists

These are the five books that remain on this year’s OPLbery Club reading list. The OPLbery Club is a mock Newbery club. Members have been meeting–and reading–since April. 33 more words

How We Engage with Nonfiction Matters!

This past week I attended a Heinemann workshop with Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. I am a huge fan of their Notice and Note Signposts… 539 more words

Case #1: RCMP Sgt. Gary Tidsbury involvement in attack on suspect in Mindy Tran’s murder


The following is the first case in a series where we examine several of Richard Peck’s cases where he acted on behalf of the government as a special prosecutor. 1,337 more words

Review! The Best Man by Richard Peck

The Best Man

By Richard Peck

240 pages – ages 9+

Published by Dial Books on September 20, 2016

Synopsis from Publisher- “Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. 355 more words