The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

By | 2018-10-20T11:41:11+00:00 October 20th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

Why is Chicago a blue collar city with amazing architecture? Dwarves! Yes, indeed. Dwarves live within and below the great city of Chicago and have strongly influenced its development. And if you would like to know how the Great Chicago Fire happened, well, it’s lucky it wasn’t on a Thursday or it would have been worst. [...]

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400 Things Cops Know by Adam Plantinga

By | 2018-10-13T09:39:58+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

I am a big fan of police officers and 400 Things Cops Know only made my admiration for them grow. Written by police officer Adam Plantinga, it’s like a little advice book for those who are new to law enforcement. Divided into chapters like “12 things Cops Know About Domestic Violence” or “16 things Cops Know [...]

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Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

By | 2018-10-06T11:21:38+00:00 October 6th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, Graphic Novel, TCPL|

It's summer, and Jack is left at home to take care of his autistic sister, Maddy, while his mother works two jobs to support the family. For Jack, this means chores and boring days. But one day, Maddy, who never speaks, sees a box of seeds at a street fair and she tells Jack to buy [...]

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Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly

By | 2018-09-28T16:09:48+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

This is a spinoff early reader series from one of my favorite books — The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.  Calpurnia is a spunky precocious girl in Texas at the turn of the century, the 20th century that is. Through explorations of the natural world with her grandfather, Calpurnia has developed a strong scientific and curious mind, [...]

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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

By | 2018-09-15T11:10:09+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Horror, TCPL, Teen|

When zombie start to rise from battlefields and from graves during the Civil War, it causes a bit of a problem for everyone involved: the War Between the States becomes the War Between the Living and the Dead. The walking dead, called shamblers, are decimating cities as they hunt for more living food to eat. Jane [...]

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Hostage by Guy Delisle

By | 2018-09-08T11:16:37+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Graphic Novel, TCPL|

On July 2, 1997 Christophe Andre was kidnapped.  Hostage opens with Andre recounting his three month ordeal to author/cartoonist Guy Delisle. At the time of his kidnapping Andre was working as a financial administrator for Doctors Without Borders in the town of Ingushetia, a small Russian republic west of Chechnya. His kidnappers came very early in [...]

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The Ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen

By | 2018-09-01T09:32:01+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

I can’t even explain how good Ken Bruen’s books are. Is it the story lines or the main character that’s so great? I’m gonna go with just the way he writes - the reading itself is just pure pleasure. His latest The Ghosts of Galway is no exception. The story features Bruen’s ex Guard Jack Taylor [...]

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The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

By | 2018-08-25T09:56:42+00:00 August 25th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

Have you ever felt harassed by a door that just wouldn’t open? You push, you pull, and yet, nothing? Do you blame yourself for not knowing how to open the door? Well, you shouldn’t! The issue isn’t with you; it’s with the design of the door. The Design of Everyday Things takes a look at the [...]

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Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility: The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth by Marian Veevers

By | 2018-08-18T13:51:54+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

When it comes to details on the lives of late-18th/early 19th century writers Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth, it’s natural to yearn for more. Austen was a prolific correspondent, but so often acerbic in her comments on acquaintances and relatives, that most of her letters were heavily censored by or destroyed outright by family members. Wordsworth, [...]

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Siren Sisters by Dana Langer

By | 2018-08-11T10:28:35+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

What do you do as your 13th birthday nears and on that day you will become a siren like your three older sisters? Lolly Salt does not enjoy singing ships to their doom but when the Sea Witch calls she and her sisters must answer that call. Lolly lives in a modern Maine but through a [...]

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