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Rhyming Manners

You Know Better Than That


Another etiquette book for kids! This one is in rhyming form and is illustrated with creepy little children doing weird stuff. We have several scenarios: flooding, stealing, sharing, running in the house and my personal favorite: taking care of the phone so you don’t rack up long distance charges.

Now everyone behave!


More Manners for Kids:

Mind Your Manners

Get Your Modern Manners On

The Sisters Teach Manners

WASP Lessons

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Pleasure in the Craft Section

Applehead Dolls for Pleasure and Profit

I am not sure which is creepier: the author’s expression or this particular craft. Actually, I didn’t know one could make an applehead doll. Is this a thing? If it is, it needs to stop right now. Can you imagine trying to sleep with these creepy apple people staring at you? And please, let’s be honest, the whole “pleasure and profit” in the title also adds a nice touch of innuendo.

I am adding applehead dolls to my list of creepy things right next to clowns and mimes. Let’s call it a hat trick of evil.



More Crafting Creeps

Making Puppets Come Alive

Nightmare in the Craft Section

More Creeptastic Crafts

DIY Boyfriend

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The Sport of a Lifetime

Roller Skating: The Sport of a Lifetime
Waugh and larsen

Submitter: The chapters on the history of skating are interesting, but at this point the entire book is historical! This title has not checked out once in the past eight years. I doubt patrons will miss it from the public library shelves.

Holly: The characters pictured in this book (samples below) are priceless! It’s clearly a weeder if it hasn’t left the shelf in 8 years, but I gotta say – I enjoyed this submission immensely. I also love the subtitle, “the sport of a lifetime.”

More Roller Skating:

Disco Roller Skating

Keep on Rollin’

Keep on Rollin’ (Sorry. Apparently we aren’t too clever with our titles sometimes. This is a totally different book.)

Roller Boogie

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