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Wednesday, December 1 O, 2014 ADULT BOOKS: Leaving Home by Jodi Picoult, Fluen- cy by Jennifer Foehner Wells, The Blood of An English- man by M.C. Beaten, Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris, Killing Pat- ton by Bill O'Reilly, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onas- sis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming, The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter, The 13th Gift by Jeanne Smith, Ruth's Journey by Donald McCraig, Timing by Lori Bell, and The Burning Room by Michael Connelly. LARGE PRINT: The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews, Queen Bee Goes Home Again by Hay- wood Smith, Lucky Us by Amy Bloom, JUVENILE BOOKS: Amy Namey in Ace Reporter by Megan McDonald, and Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble by Megan McDonald, EASY: The Prince's Breakfast by Jeanne Oppenheim, Drop It, Rocket by Tad Hills, Pinkalicious Crazy Hair Day by Victoria Kann, Katy Duck Goes to Work by Alyssa Capucilli, The Sleepy Train by Mark Marshall, The Heaven of Animals by Nancy Tillman, The Magical Snow Garden by Tracey Corderoy, Katie and the Candy Cane Fairy by Tim Bugbird, and Look & Find Frozen and Spider-Man. There will be no book club discussion for the month of December. This tiger-striped white male cat, four months old, is available for adoption through Clinton County Animal Control. Also Available: A brown/white Siamese cat, three months old, male; and a gray/white Siamese cat, three months old, male. For more information contact Clinton County Animal Control, 17833 County Farm Road, Carlyle, IL or call 594-4483. ii ~i!: ~!~! !!~ ~i:i :ill ! ! i/ill ! il iiiii!iiii!!::iiiiiiiii!ii!!ii!iiii;i!i!!iiii iiiii!iii!!iiiii :iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Trenton Sun "Memoirs of an Elf" by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers c.2014, Sleeping Bear Press $16.99/$17.99 Canada 32 pages Your mom and dad take their jobs very seriously. They get to work on time and they do a good job. Sometimes, they might even stay late to finish a project because it's important to be responsible. That's a lesson they've taught you because you take your around-the- ii!i!i i : ~ i house jobs seriously, too. You always do your chores Spark snaps an elfie. right because people depend At quarter to eleven, with on you. But in the new book an hour to go, it starts to "Memoirs of an Elf' by Devin snow and that makes Spark Scillian, illustrated by Tim really happy. It would make Bowers, an important job him even happier if Santa is done correctly because would hurry up. Santa says Christmas depends on it! Spark worries too much. It's Christmas Eve, a And then it's "launch quarter to ten, and Spark time!" Elf is getting antsy. In just Guam and Fiji are first two hours, he and his tel- for gift delivery, followed by low elves Bobbin and Nut- New Zealand. Santa starts shell will help Santa deliver singing his favorite Christ- presents. The reindeer are mas carol, and he stops to ready, the sleigh is full, and pet every dog. Santa loves because he feels "so good," dogs, and they love him, but CHRIST TRUCK SERVICE, Trucking and Excavating Since 1936 Sand Driveway Rock Decorative Gravels Shredded Topsoil Fill Dirt Mulch Trap Rock Rip Rap Limestone www.christtruckserviceinc.com OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:3Oam-4:30pm 705705 Fr, tz, Lebanon, IL ] Page 4 - Local that takes time and there's none to spare. 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With nine hours to go, they finish Mexico City. Four hours to go, and they're done with South America so Santa takes a minute to play with the toys. Spark urges him to hurry. It's almost Christmas morn- ing... And with a half-hour to go, they finish! But there's something left in Santa's sack. It's some- thing very important that someone will miss very, very much. Can St. Nick save Christmas in the nick of time? Oh my, but there's all kinds of cute inside "Mem- oirs of an Elf." Spark Elf may be my new Christmas hero, in fact, be- cause author Devin Scillian gives him a Type-A personal- ity mixed with just the right kind of holiday sweetness. Spark is businesslike and efficient, yet he still appre- ciates the tiny things that make the Yule cool, and he's eager to share secrets with kids who are lucky enough to have this book. But Spark isn't the only ir- resistible thing here: I was totally charmed by the illus- trations from Tim Bowers. 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