Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by fillups

The Living The Living By Matt de la Peña Grades 9-12 311 Pages Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease. Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited. He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by fillups

The Living The Living By Matt de la Peña Grades 9-12 311 Pages Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease. Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited. He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 by fillups

Beyond Book Cover Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McNamee Grade 7+ 226 Pages Jane was born dead; her heart was stopped when she entered the world. The doctors saved her but ever since then she has a tendency to have accidents that could lead to death. By the time she is seventeen years old, Jane has swallowed drain cleaner, been electrocuted and almost hit by a train. . . . more »

Backroads to Great Food. Don's November Pick of the Month

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by fillups

Roadfood To many people, Guy Fieri is the person who brought backroads diners fame in his popular television show and book Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. However, the pioneering work on these fiesty entepreneurs of fine fast food was done way back in the early seventies by authors Jane and Michael Stern. The Sterns were the first serious food writers to bring attention and acclaim to small . . . more »

Go Psychonautic! Don's October Pick of the Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by fillups

Scene from the game Psychonauts Recently, Tim Schafer, a video game developer, went to Kickstarter.com to ask fans for $400,000 to develop a video game and an accompanying documentary. He received a total of $3,336,371, one of the highest amounts in Kickstarter's short history. Part of the reason for this level of funding is the distinctive, eccentric and darkly funny games that Schafer has created. In a crowded and talented . . . more »

"Moon in Champagne", Don's September Pick of the Month

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 by fillups

Trouble in Paradise Like moonlight shining through a glass of champagne, my first pick of the month, Trouble in Paradise, is beautiful to behold and a thoroughly romantic delight. As a monthly feature of the Don's Multimedia Madness blog, I am going to select a neglected or little seen gem from the SCCLD collection to draw your attention to that is a particular favorite of mine. These choices . . . more »

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