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Staff Picks 4 Kids

Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

syndetics-lcFans of Lemony Snicket rejoice! He is back with the first book in a series about his strange childhood. When Lemony is 11, he goes to work as an apprentice for a detective. Their first job is to find a priceless sculpture that was stolen, but the mystery gets more complicated the more they find out. Lemony has to deal with a bully whose parents are the town police officers, a girl who seems like his friend, but keeps stealing from him, and a villain who seems to be behind it all. This book is written in the same style as the Series of Unfortunate Events, and is full of quirky humor and weird goings-on.  Just be prepared for a cliffhanger…don’t worry, there’s a sequel on the way!

Book reviewed by Claire B., Outreach Coordinator



By lbos on March 4, 2013 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Funny, Mystery & Suspense, Picks by Claire B, Uncategorized

The Beakly Book Blog

Why should adults be the only people to have their own blog about books?  The Youth Department staff have decided to create one of our own, The Beakly Book Blog, named in honor of our department mascot, Monty the Mount Prospect Duck.  Every Monday, we’ll bring you a new book review. Sometimes we might even do a new movie or DVD. This week, I’ll be writing about a book I talked for our show, Library Life.

By MPPL on August 30, 2007 Categories: Uncategorized