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Genuine Author: Doug Wolter celebrates publication of first novel

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Doug Wolter has been having a few “pinch me” moments recently.
He is now a bonafide author, having just had a book published — not through self-publishing channels at his own expense — but with a company that outlaid the nece…continue reading on

‘Hagar’ cartoonist writes kids book about South Dakota

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The cartoonist who publishes the “Hagar the Horrible” comic strip has written and illustrated his first children’s book, and it’s about South Dakota.

Chris Browne lives in Sioux Falls with his wife and will release “The Monster W…continue reading on

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

August 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted “Little House on the Prairie” fans a more realistic, grittier view of…continue reading on

BOOKS: Pig out with Jessica Finch

August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jessica Finch loves pigs. Her room is “pinker than bubble gum” and “as pink as a pig’s tail.” More than anything else, she wants a pot-bellied pig for her birthday.

In “Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble,” by Megan McDonald, Jessica comes up with a plan…continue reading on

Story time with Levi

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — What began as a local child’s quest to bring reading enjoyment to less fortunate children has blossomed into an incredible outpouring of support from people across Nobles County.

Ten-year-old Levi Kuhl of Worthington decided earl…continue reading on

BOOKS: Grieving girl discovers ‘Marvelous Boy’

June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ophelia did not consider herself brave. But she was curious.

In “Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy,” by Karen Foxlee, Ophelia travels to a foreign city where her newly-widowed father must prepare a magnificent sword collection for an enormous museum.
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NEMBA winners announced

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

The winners of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards have been announced. According to nomination criteria, the books must capture the spirit of the Northland, substantially representing northeastern Minnesota. Several local and regional authors wer…continue reading on

BOOKS: Young sleuths solve crime for Queen of England

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

If the Queen of England were robbed, would you help solve the crime?

In “The Castle Crime,” by Ron Roy, fourth graders Josh, Dink and Ruth Rose jump at the chance.

It all starts when they visit London and tour the Madame Tussauds wax museum whe…continue reading on

New books available at Mitchell Public Library

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

FICTION: “The Eternal Wonder,” Pearl S. Buck; “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” Mary Higgins Clark; “Rainy Day Dreams,” Lori Copeland; “Unwrapped Sky,” Rjurik Davidson; “The Waking Engine,” David Edison; “Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Option,” Robert Garris…continue reading on

BOOKS: ‘Peanutbutter and Jellyfish’ rescue

May 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

If a sea horse’s name is Peanut Butter, what do you think his friend’s name is?

Jellyfish, of course.

“Peanut Butter and Jellyfish,” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, is the story of two undersea friends who spend their days exploring their ocean home.
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