Between Silk and Cyanide

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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945 By Leo Marks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684867809
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Published: Free Press - September 12th, 2000

I've read a few books on codebreakers, but never codemakers. With Between Silk and Cyanide, Leo Marks has written a humorous, scathing, wonderfully visual book about his experiences with the British SOE during WWII. He takes an intense time, often remembered only by dates and deaths, and people it with the codemakers and breakers, officers, agents and others who wandered in and out of the corridors at Baker Street. Fascinating and entertaining.

About a Boy

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About a Boy By Nick Hornby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573227339
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 1999

This is a hilarious book that had me laughing out loud at many points. The main character joins a single parent support group not letting the fact that he isn't a single parent impede his potential for meeting women. He constructs a fictional two year old son but soon becomes friends with an actual twelve year old. A great story by the author of High Fidelity.


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Backwater By Joan Bauer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142404348
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Published: Speak - June 2nd, 2005

Very funny and engaging story of one girl who does NOT want to follow in the family's long line of LAWYERS. For fans of Sharon Creech you'll love Joan Bauer's Backwater. Also see Bauer's talent in her other equally wonderful tales.

Be Sweet

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Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story By Roy Blount Jr. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156006828
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 1999

Roy Blount Jr., one of America's funniest writers, looks at his Southern upbringing, the sources of his humor, the search for sensitivity, the clash of gender. He manages to be earnest and ironic at the same time and this intersection is by turns uproarious, goofy, chilling and poignant.

The Landry News

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The Landry News By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689828683
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2000

Another great "school" story by the author of Frindle, which is on 30 state reading lists. This one concerns a young journalist who shocks her teacher out of complacency. All ages.

Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots

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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children By Sharon Lovejoy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761110569
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 1st, 1999

This volume abounds with gardening information, recipes, crafts, and bits of folklore and history. This very attractive book will engage the youngest, budding gardener and will also hold the attention of one who is well seasoned. Beautifully illustrated and packaged, the fullness practically spills from the pages. From a water garden, to a Sunflower house, to a maze of flowers...this book will entertain all summer long. All ages. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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