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4S – Book Talks November 4, 2014

Punished by David Lubar

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Logan knows he shouldn’t have been playing tag in the library reference stacks and he’s sorry that he crashed into Professor Wordsworth.  Logan’s punishment is an unusual curse: everything he tries to say comes out as a pun.  The cure, according to the elderly spell caster, involves more wordplay: Logan must hunt down examples of oxymorons, anagrams, and palindromes. (19 copies of this book available)

Puns:

A bicycle can’t stand alone because it is two-tired.

Winning candy as a prize is always a sweet victory.

If you leave alphabet soup on the stove and go out, it could spell disaster.

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Secrets sof the BookSecrets of the Book by Erin Fry

You don’t chose the book, the book choses you.

Sixth-grader Spencer Lemon has no idea why he was chosen to protect “Pandora’s Book,” a book that contains famous dead people who can be brought back to life. Soon he discovers there are other people interested in the book, people who may have evil intentions, and it’s up to Spencer and his friends to protect the book and save the world.

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