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The “Our Town” event with WCIA is on Friday and we’re all looking forward to this time of camaraderie with all the fun things planned.
We encourage you to look at the Library window welcoming WCIA to Chrisman! Some of our children patrons drew pictures of “their town” Chrisman and they are displayed in the window. Please take a minute to see the creative ways our children see Chrisman.
The Library will also have a table set up in the park selling cookbooks and bookmarks, so please stop by to see us!
The Summer Reading Program, “Off the Beaten Path” for our children/students patrons, is over! These diligent readers, grades K-8, read a combined total of 290 books! The 11 patrons in the K-3 group read 162, beating the 11 patrons in the 4-8 group, who read 128 books! We passed out so many coupons for the Frostop that we can’t even begin to count them all! Again, thank you to Sue Lawyles and all at the Frostop for your generosity these past years!
Here are more reading reviews by our student/children patrons and adults. Enjoy!
“Unicorn School First Class Friends”, by Linda Chapman; review by R. The book was about “Willow going to her first semester at Unicorn School and learning about how it worked.” R’s favorite part: “When Willow made friends in the beginning of the book.”
“Who was Helen Keller” written by Gare Thompson; review by W. The book was about “how Helen could not see or hear and how she wrote books.” W’s favorite part was “All of it!”
“Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked”, authored by Barbara Park; review by M. The book is about “Junie B’s school is having a pay about Columbus Day.” M’s favorite part was “The play.”
“Volcanoes!”, written by Anne Schreiber; review by J. The book was about “..volcanoes around the world. There are different eruptions, also.” J’s favorite part “The water underground gets hot and pushes it up.”
“Earthquack!”, authored by Margie Palatini; review by B. The book was about “A birdie thinks the ground is shaking like an earthquake. It was a mole. He had been digging underground.”
B’s favorite part was “When the ducky looked mad at the moles.”
“Junie B. Jones One-Man Bank”, by Barbara Park; review by M. The book is about “Junie B. hurts her toe and can’t play in the kickball tournament.” M’s favorite part “was when Junie B. juggled.”
“Snakes”, authored by Melissa Stewart; review by C. The book is “All about snakes.” C’s favorite part was “To see how some snakes hibernate together.”
“The Stinky Giant”, written by Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman; review by J. The book is about “The kids make a deal with the giant – if they solve the riddle then he (giant) would leave.” J’s favorite part is “When the kids figure out the riddle.”
“The Carrot Cake Catastrophe”, by Elizabeth Dale/Gemma Raynor; review by A. The book is about a little rabbit and her grandpa making a carrot cake for her mom’s birthday but it turned to be a catastrophe.” A’s favorite part was “at the end when the cake wasn’t right and they went to hide the cake. All of the birds came and ate the cake.
“Miss Daisy is Crazy”, authored by Dan Gutman; review by E. The book is about “the school being crazy and turning the school into an arcade.” E’s favorite part was “the kid saying “I think they’re called board games because you get ‘bored’ playing them.”
“Who was Seabiscuit”, by James Buckley, Jr.; review by W. “The book is about “Seabiscuit’s life.” W’s favorite part was “When Seabiscuit won the race at the Santa Anita.”
“Junie B. Jones is not a crook”, written by Barbara Park; review by M. The book is about “Junie B. loses her new mittens.” M’s favorite part was “when Junie B. finds the pen.”
“Sorry, Grown-Ups, You can’t go to School”, by Christina Geist; review by A. The book is about “Kids telling their parents and grandparents they can’t go to school.” A’s favorite part is “at the end where the kids told Mom that they get to go to work.”
“Eerie Elementary”, written by Jack Chabert; review by E. The book is about “Eerie Elementary being alive and Sam Graves being a hero.” E’s favorite part is “the chapter about the machine because he did everything he could to fight it.”
“Who was Annie Oakley”, authored by Stephanie Spinner; review by W. The book is about “Annie Oakley’s life and how she was a sharpshooter.” W’s favorite part was “when she stood up on her horse and would shoot!”
“Song of the Poison Dragon”, by Tracey West; review by L. The book is about “Petra and the other dragon masters go to a party at Queen Rose’s castle to show off the new dragon, Hydra, that got scared. She pet her tail instead of each of its heads and it poisoned the King.”
L’s favorite part was “when Petra finally made her connection with her dragon, Hydra.”
“Dolphins”, authored by Melissa Stewart; review by J. The book is about “Dolphins work together to stay alive. There are many different types of dolphins.” J’s favorite part: “The Orca wins awards for the biggest appetite.”
“Verity” ,authored by Colleen Hoover; review by H. The book is about “A woman, Lauren, is a writer who is offered a job she couldn’t pass up, even though the situation makes her uncomfortable. She ends up falling in love with the man who offered her the job.” H writes “I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s definitely an “adult” book. I liked that Lauren had instincts and even though she felt crazy, she followed her gut. There’s a pretty big trust at the end that left me questioning what I had thought.”
“A River Run Through It”, written by Norman Maclean; review by M. The book is “a memoir about a young man and his family in 1920’s Montana. Much of the book seems to be a lesson in fly fishing. It also addresses the challenges of dealing with a loved one who has addiction problems.” M’s favorite part is “..the sentimentality and grace with which the author tells the story.”
“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave; review by N. The book is about “Hannah Hall meets and marries Owen Michaels after briefly dating.
Michaels, a widower, has a 16 year old daughter (Bailey) who is unsettled about her father’s marriage. The intrigue begins when Owen disappears from his family leaving a simple message to Hannah that says “Protect Her”. It seems Owen’s employer is under for securities improprieties. FBI and US Marshals are rounding up the company’s top employees. Owen is MIA. Hannah realizes her husband is not who he says he is. Hannah and Bailey together look for clues to Owen’s and Bailey’s 14 year old pasts. If you love mysteries, this is a “must read”. This is a book you cannot put down. I give it *****!! (5 stars) N’s favorite part is “As Hannah fights for Bailey’s future, Bailey realizes she can trust and love Hannah.”
“The Time Traveler’s Wife”, written by Audrey Niffenegger; review by D. The book is about “…Henry, a time traveler, and his wife, Clare.
Henry travels back and forth in time, re-living some of his best and worst moments. Clare lives life with him, never knowing when he will disappear and reappear, and never knowing what shape he will be in when he returns.”
D’s favorite part is “when Henry, who had passed away, meets his daughter again in the future.”
“Lydia’s Hope”, by Marta Perry; review by J. The book is about “Lydia finds out she has two sisters she didn’t know she had.” J’s favorite part is “Finding both sisters and finding they were so different.”
“Lock, Stock and Over a Barrel”, written by Melody Carlson; review by J. The book is about “A woman finding out her beloved Aunt was really her grandmother. And inherited her house with conditions. J’s favorite part is the “Redoing of the house and her life.”