Monthly Archives: July 2011

Scamp, Horace, lacrosse and Maid Marian: books for those aged 6 to 9

Running and jumping outside is fun, but sometimes it’s time for a quiet read. Here are a few fun books for six- to nine-year-olds (give or take a couple of years!). Scamp the dog is unhappy with his life, and … Continue reading

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Choose your fave

The Adopt-A-Book campaign continues year-round! Buy one of the books on display to read it first — and then your gift to the library allows everyone to read it. Some of the books for sale last week included Robert Craig’s … Continue reading

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Essential books for 11-year-olds

Check out the Lennoxville Library’s newest display of recommended reading: 50(ish) books every 11-year-old should have read. Some are old favorites — Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House On The Prairie, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s … Continue reading

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An outsider whose joy and anger shows the world in a different light

Spit great mouthfuls of water over the boats whining like tethered horses, and crack your long, green fingers, Neptune, on island walls Cleanse me, gods, of the insincerity learned in cities – from Storm At Ydra by Irving Layton Israel … Continue reading

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Ugly dogs and Bad Animals make for perfect summer reading

Oogy is one ugly dog. But the reason for his appearance is even more hideous  than the dog’s actual looks: just weeks after his birth, Oogy was used as bait  for another canine, an illegal fighting dog being trained to … Continue reading

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What is Canada? It’s a love story, with giggles

What is a Canadian? Brothers Will Ferguson and Ian Ferguson are happy to present their book-length instructions in How To Be A Canadian, Even If You Already Are One (2001). Mullets and donuts are involved. In short, Canadians are known … Continue reading

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