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BOOK NOTES: “Minnesota Mysteries" ... “Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ" ... "Flappers"

Grand Forks Public Library

  •  “Minnesota Mysteries: A History of Unexplained Wonders, Eccentric Characters, Preposterous Claims and Baffling Occurrences in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes” by Ben Welter. Culled from Minnesota newspaper archives, this collection of little-known stories chronicles some of the state’s strangest moments.
  •  “Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter With Your Money” by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Having money isn’t enough, you need to know what to do with what you have. Learn how to manage your money successfully with the author’s five financial IQs.
  •  “Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation” by Judith Mackrell. Six women, each from vastly different backgrounds, came to embody the flamboyance and excess of the 1920s, fighting prejudices about gender, race and sexuality and presaging the sexual revolution by nearly half a century.
  •  “How Much is Too Much? Raising Likeable, Responsible, Respectful Children - From Toddlers to Teens - in an Age of Overindulgence” by Jean Illsley Clarke, PhD, Connie Dawson, PhD, and David Bredehoft, PhD. The authors, family and parenting experts, offer advice to counteract the effects of overindulgence, and help your kids lead happy and successful lives.
  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library

    •  “Frightful’s Mountain” by Jean Craighead George. It is illegal to harbor an endangered bird, so when Frightful returns to Sam, the boy who raised her, he has to chase her away. Frightful slowly learns to survive in the wild but wants to return home to Sam.
    •  “The Cry of the Icemark” by Stuart Hill. When her father dies, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between dangerous neighbours.
    •  “Peak” by Roland Smith. After Peak is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he’s left with two choices: Juvenile Detention or living with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father’s renewed interest in him has strings attached.
    •  “The Walking Dead: Book One” by Robert Kirkman features the first 12 issues of the hit series in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.