Books for children - Nov. 23

Book recommendations for young readers

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BITS AND TIPS


"Dear Committee Members" a darkly funny read

It's hard to say if Schumacher - a creative writing/English prof at the University of Minnestoa - is burning bridges with this book, or whether it's just long-needed therapy after a career in academia, or whether it was just too delicious a topic to...

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Chickadees lead winter's parade to feeders

When the leaves have all fallen and the days get really cold, it is time for the black-capped chickadees to take charge.

Treasure hunting on Raymond Hill Road

Capt. William Kidd was either one of history’s most notorious pirates or a tragically misunderstood privateer.

DEAR ABBY

Little thefts from garden add up to big annoyance

DEAR ABBY: I live in a 55-and-older mobile home park. Because my coach isn’t huge, I have a nice little backyard where I have a small vegetable garden and a lovely lemon tree.

Tardy worker who was fired seeks right time to explain it

DEAR ABBY: I was recently fired from my job for chronic tardiness.

Couple loses connection following pregnancy’s end

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 13 years. Early on, we struggled to have children and needed reproductive specialists in order to have our two beautiful girls, ages 4 and 8.

Teen hesitates to approach parents about fear of OCD

DEAR ABBY: I’m 13 and I’m afraid I may have OCD.

Son’s sex life is exposed by unlucky coincidence

DEAR ABBY: How much interest in an adult child’s sex life is normal?

New girlfriend is eager to rid garage of ex-girlfriend’s stuff

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Ron,” and I have been together for more than a year, and we now live together. His garage is full to overflowing with his ex-girlfriend’s belongings.

Mom wonders how to deal with children’s sexual play

DEAR ABBY: Last weekend some family members were at my mom’s house for a meal. My 6-year-old son and my cousin’s 4-year-old daughter were playing in the room my mom had set up for the grandkids.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Nov. 25

SAGITTARIUS: Consider your future and what you can do to reach your goals.