Some of Steve's favorite books! Steve enjoys children's fiction books and adult nonfiction - particularly politics, sports, humor and Christian.
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J FIC MAR. Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
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Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
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Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
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A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd – Review by Beth Shaum | Nerdy Book Club
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd - The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back. 5/13/14
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Just loved reading A Snicker of Magic by @_natalielloyd Magical story, highly recommended! #kidlit #tlchat #titletlak
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This middle grade fantasy is chock full of marvelously quirky characters with a plot that just nibbles around the edges of that thing called magic making it an thoroughly enjoyable read. I delighted in the words that Felicity collected and created including “spindiddly” and “factofabulous” and appreciated the writing style of Natalie Lloyd’s debut novel. I would highly recommend this book about family, friends and a snicker of magic as a good read for the tween audience.
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
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Rules by Cynthia Lord. 2007 Honor Book
Rules by Cynthia Lord - Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
by Cynthia Lord: Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to “keep your pants on in public”—in order to head off David’s embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she’s always wished for....
A collection of subversive, hilarious letters written as fan mail, official requests, complaints, and asking innocent questions covers a wide range of bizarre topics that someone has taken seriously.
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Letters from a Nut: Ted L. Nancy, Jerry Seinfeld: 9780380973545: Amazon.com: Books
J. J. Smith loves his job as Keeper of the Records for The Book of Records, but even he is not prepared for the ultimate record breaker--a man who is ingesting a 747 piece by piece to prove his love for a woman.
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2001 - The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood - J. J. Smith loves his job as Keeper of the Records for The Book of Records, but even he is not prepared for the ultimate record breaker--a man who is ingesting a 747 piece by piece to prove his love for a woman.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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Looking for Alaska / John Green. "Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash."
Another always-amazing John Green book or dangerous novel? #FREADOM
#7 Banned Books Week 2013- Looking for Alaska by John Green-
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Wonderful kids book, especially for little girls!
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) this is my favorite book of all time
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Everything Kate Di Camillo writes is worth reading, but of all her books - this is my favorite. It is touching and beautifully written. The edition with the color artwork is a must-have!
Uses the biblical tale of the prodigal son to provide both an introduction to Christianity and a clarifying primer on the nature of the gospel for believers, in a resource that reveals how Jesus's essential message is revealed by the story in ways that can enable greater understandings of the Christian faith.
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The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller ~ a must read
The Prodigal God by Tim Keller - a must read
The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller. I basically cried from start to finish reading this book. Great book by a modern Christian writer who leaves out the "fluff" so prevalent in Christian living books today.
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
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Open by Andre Agassi Great memior, Great Tennis Player, Great Man.
I don't normally do celebrity autobiographies but I did have a bit of a crush on Agassi in my youth. Well written and worth reading.
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. I am not bad but awful at tennis, have never followed the sport, but I LOVE this story. So well told. So honest.
An engaging account relates the story of how, in 1830, Prudence Crandall opened a school in Canterbury, Connecticut, to teach African-American girls, and was greeted by cruelty and hate by the townspeople who threw her in jail and burned down the school.
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Inspirational story about Prudence Crandall, who opened a school for African American girls in Canterbury, Connecticut prior to the Civil War, and the furor this caused in her home town. Truly a story of courage in the face of adversity.
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards...
Reflections of a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor who lectured on "Really achieving your childhood dreams," shortly after having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His advice concerned seizing the moment while living, rather than dying.
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i was told this is a good book. on the list to read! The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch One of my favorite books!
The Last Lecture. Definitely worth reading and sad at the same time. I think his perspective and outlook on life and love was amazing. Don't buy online - every thrift store probably has a copy for a buck. By Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch A lot of life lessons here.
For the late Randy Pausch, living out his childhood dreams was an obsession. It is fitting, then, that he made this the theme of the last lecture he delivered at Carnegie Melon University before he died. The Last Lecture is an elaboration of Pausch's philosophy of life that he wrote to leave as a legacy for his three children. Book Club
The Last Lecture, one of the best and most inspiring books I've ever read! Randy Pausch was one of the most inspiring people I've ever had the pleasure to hear and read about! Makes me want to live my life in his footsteps.
Very good book, worth reading.
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
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because of mr.terupt - a really good book that i want to finish! (Badly)
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea - It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s Jessica, the new girl; Alexia, a bully; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all.
It’s the start of fifth grade for the kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl; Alexia, a bully; Peter, class prankster; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, and Jeffrey, who hates school. Only Mr. Terupt, their new teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything.
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger -- First in the series. Dwight is a middle school student who walks around with an origami Yoda on his finger. Yoda gives advice to Dwight's friends, and the advice is good! This is the casebook of stories. Very funny.
The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, grades 4+, Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Funny, love the Star Wars humor!
OrigamiYoda by Tom Angleberger. These books are probably meant for slightly older readers, but if your kids is a Star Wars fan they will love it. This is a series and each one is written like a boy's journal with lots of doodles and short entries that break it up well for young readers.
Series: A young boy named Dwight folds an Origami Yoda, and gives advice to other school students. It is the first of a four book series, being followed by Darth Paper Strikes Back!, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, and The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett.
What if--whoosh, right now, with no explanation--a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That's what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out.
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The Leftovers. Tom Perrotta. What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened.
The Leftovers - look at other Tom Perrotta books too (Election, The Abstinence Teacher, Little Children, etc.)
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. January 2013 book club selection. Read this one a bit early. Liked it a lot. Great premise - how would we respond if the Rapture happened and those taken were not necessarily the religious or the righteous? The story is told from the perspective of several people who were left behind.
When the Depression hits in Cairo, Illinois, and Oscar Ogilvie's father must sell their home and vast model train set-up to look for work in California, eleven-year-old Oscar is left with his dour aunt, where he befriends a mysterious drifter, witnesses a stunning bank robbery, and is suddenly catapulted onto a train that takes him to a different time and place.
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'On the Blue Comet' Rosemary Wells. Reading this to Lawson right now...so far its a pretty good read.
On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells. YA and J E-book. A fun, clever, and thought-provoking time-travel story set during the depression and world war two. Includes interesting cameos of real people, including a very young Ronald Reagan (identified only as Dutch), Alfred Hitchcock, and Joseph Kennedy. Good story; fascinating pseudo-scientific explanations for time travel. A great blend of science, history, fantasy, and adventure.
SCIENCE FICTION WEL gr 4-7 On the Blue Comet : Wells, Rosemary. : Book, Regular Print Book : Toronto Public Library
Examines presidential power within the context of U.S. history and the ongoing relationships presidents and ex-presidents formed with one another.