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New from Libba Bray, Beauty Queens is the story of a group of lovely Teen Dream pageant contestants who find themselves shipwrecked on a tropical island. As if that isn’t hilarious enough, throw in bad guys in a volcano lair, bodacious British reality-show pirates, and hallucinogenic berries which are delightfully tasty. This book is page after page of snarky fun.
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July in Ohio means heat! Take advantage of the air conditioning with all sorts of hot weather related titles from the Curriculum Resource Center. Like nonfiction? Try The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon found at JUV 363.738 D2495d or Weather Projects for Young Scientists : Experiments and Science Fair Ideas by Mary Kay Carson located at JUV 551.5C321W. For fiction lovers we suggest Think Cool Thoughts by Elizabeth Perry at JUV P462t for the younger kids, and Sarah …
Need lamination services? We have a self-serve hot lamination machine here at the CRC. For $1 a foot, your project can be encased in clear mylar for durability. We also offer an excellent selection of die cuts and paper. A die cut pass costs $2 for the summer and paper is 5 cents a sheet. You are welcome to bring your own paper too.
Here’s to the birth of our nation 235 years ago! Conveniently, just in time for Independence Day is Independence Day by Rebecca Rissman. Written for primary school age children, all the hoopla surrounding July 4th is explained, such as why we celebrate with fireworks, concerts, and food. another good source for July 4th fun is at USA.gov with links to all sorts of great resources, like July 4th fun facts.
We’ve grown from a country of 2.5 million people in 1776 …