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The Long Beach Public Library Summer Reading Club runs June 20 through August 8, 2015.
   Summer Reading 2015   
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Book Reviews
Title
Cooking Up a Business
Author
Rachel Hofstetter
Review
This book is about the cooking and food business, how small entrepreneurs have turned their cooking ideas into a profitable business.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Bo Bo Bo-BoBo-BoBo
Author
Yoshio Sawai
Review
If you like comedy then you're going to love this one because all the funny adventures they have together and the people they meet in battle.   Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
A color of his own
Author
Leo Lionni
Review
A very sweet book!  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend
Author
Stan & Jan Berenstain w/ Mike Berenstain
Rating
5
Title
The Undomestic Goddess
Author
Sophie Kinsella
Review
Delightful audiobook. Set in England, the protagonist is a work-driven attorney and soon-to-be partner of her firm, who made a tremendous mistake which cost her her job and reputation. She leaves the firm in guilty tears, gets on the first train leaving the station and exits the train in a small countryside town. Exhausted, confused and despondent, she stops at a beautiful manor to ask directions and is mistakenly identified as an applicant for a housekeeping job. During her "interview" she asked for a drink of water, mentioned that she had a terrible headache and was given several tablets of dubious identification. She promptly goes to sleep and upon waking in the morning, unsure of where she is, she decides to go along with the mistaken identity even though she knows absolutely NOTHING about cooking, cleaning, the laundry, and other domestic chores. The ensuing story is hilarious in its deception with intrigue and even some romance. It's an easy read and you'll cheer and sob, in turn, at the multiple turn of events and ending.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Vampire game vol 2
Author
Judal
Rating
0
Title
Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever—or Snack Time?
Author
Tammi Sauer
Title
East of Eden
Author
John Steinbeck
Rating
0
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Title
I am the Artist
Author
Dawn Anderson
Review
Good book   Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Lilly's Big Day
Author
Kevin Henkes
Review
This book made me laugh.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Peppa Pig Nature Trail
Author
Neville Astley/Mark Baker
Review
A short story, but cute for kids. I personally have a hard time looking at the pigs though.  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
Looking for Alaska
Author
John Green
Review
Absolutely brilliant writing. Alaska Young is a lovely character.   Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
14TH DEADLY SIN
Author
JAMES PATTERSON
Review
WHAT CAN I SAY BRILLIANT!!!  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Possibilities
Author
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Review
Single mom's son dies in avalanche; mysterious young lady arrives, helping the grieving mom see possibilities for a new direction in life.   Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
big mean dust bunny
Author
jan thomas
Review
it was funny and the bunny was cute.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves
Author
Dave Lowry
Review
After getting kicked out of college, Tucker helps a stranded lady at a truck stop. Slow mystery novel; lots of cooking, humor and lovable characters. A delightful read.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Cat in the Hat
Author
Dr. Seuss
Review
I liked it.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
the ruby circle
Author
richelle mead
Review
amazing ending to a fantastic series  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Catcher in the rye
Author
Salinger
Rating
0
Title
Lawn Boy
Author
Gary Paulsen
Review
A great book about a boy who earns money mowing lawns  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
A Style all her own
Author
Laurie Friedman
Rating
4
Title
Eleanor and Park
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Review
The best teen book i've read in awhile. Eleanor and Park will have you laughing. Eleanor is a sad girl who wears mens clothing, but Park lovers her anyway. The ytry to stay together, but Eleanor's self-sabotaging doesn't help  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
Jade Island
Author
Elizabeth Lowell
Review
Second novel in Donovan series. I love jade so I enjoyed the information in this romantic suspense novel. I have read the book before and wanted to revisit it.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Karen's Grandmothers
Author
Ann M. Martin
Review
I liked this book. It was interesting.   Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend
Author
Stan & Jan Berenstain w/ Mike Berenstain
Rating
5