Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I just finished a great book, NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER by Jordan Sonnenblick.
Upset by his parent's breakup, Alex downs some vodka, steals his mother's car and ends up "killing" a garden gnome and losing his cookies all over an exasperated cop. Alex is sentenced to 100 hours of community service with Sol, most cantankerous man in the nursing home. Read this book to find out about their zany adventures.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Rock Your Vote

The election last Tuesday was pretty amazing. But how can you have a say if you're not old enough to vote? Check out this website:

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

On the Road

I just finished an amazing book, DEFINING DULCIE by Paul Acampora. After Dulcie's father dies, her mother rips Dulcie from her home in Connecticut to start a new life in California. But Dulcie steals her father's pickup truck and drives back east to her grandfather, Frank. Read about the weird stuff she encounters on the way, and whether Frank allows her to stay in this great book.

The author, Acampora, says that listening to music helped him write the book. He posted the book's playlist on his website at

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Chew On This

In the mood for a burger and fries? You may change your mind after reading CHEW ON THIS: EVERYTHING YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FAST FOOD by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson. As the book says, People should know what lies beneath the shiny happy surface of every fast food restaurant. They should know what really lurks between those sesame seed buns. As the old saying goes, "You are what you eat."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Mysterious Writings

Last year's mystery theater, MURDER IN MEXICO, was awesome, with Indiana Jones style treasure hunters, murderous sisters, and a bomb-sniffing flamingo. This year's should be even better. Join Coventry Public Library's Teen Writer's Group in creating a Mystery Theater. We will brainstorm our victim, the crime, the list of suspects, false clues, etc.
Wednesday November 8 and December 13, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Staff Room.

And if you're looking for a great mystery, set right here in Rhode Island, check out BLACK DUCK by Janet Taylor Lisle. Ruben and his friend Jeddy stumble on a dead body on the beach. By the time the police arrive, the body's disappeared. Does this have anything to do with the legendary rum-running ship, the Black Duck? To find out more, check out the author's website at: