Show & Tell – Stacked

Bookstagram photo featuring a stack of books, including Mary Poppins, The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean, The Sasquatch Escape, All the Wrong Questions Book 4, Winnie-the-Pooh, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Pippi Longstocking, The Book of Three, and The Penderwicks

Question of the Day: which classic book have you recently revisited?

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Quote of the Day – Finding Serendipity

Quote of the Day

When children at school talked about the Vivienne Small books, Tuesday never said “My mom wrote them,” even though she sometimes felt she would burst with the effort of keeping it a secret.

–Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks

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Quote of the Day – Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs

Quote of the Day

You took what you had and you took what you knew and what you felt and what you guessed and you mixed them all together, and remembered to look out the window and listen to the birds sing while you were doing it. Plus, it didn’t hurt to count your blessings while you were beating the batter. Louise thought this might be the recipe for the whole world.

–Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

The Beginner’s Guide to a Good Book

In case you weren’t aware, books are not the olden day equivalent of television. Books are an artform all their own. Find the right one and you might find yourself in the shoes of a stranger or exploring impossible worlds. Maybe engrossed in the perfect escape. Or, perhaps, learning something new and exciting about yourself.

The Beginner's Guide to a Good Book

Although our qualifications may differ, I think we’re all looking for a book that’s memorable, and wonderful, and maybe a little bit magical. Today I’m going to share some qualities I think are essential in a good book, regardless of personal preference.

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Words to Collect

Word Collector
  • Gobbet
  • Clangor
  • Dreck
  • Sectile
  • Maven

 

How to Collect Words:

  1. Look it up! See what the word means and learn how it’s pronounced.
  2. Write it down in your word collecting notebook.
  3. Try to use your new word in a sentence you write today.
  4. Try to use your new word in a conversation.
  5. Enjoy your new word and expanded vocabulary!
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Quote of the Day – The Petrified Flesh

Quote of the Day

“You make peace with one sister only to declare war on the other. It’s always like that with peace, isn’t it? Always to someone’s detriment, already sowing the seed for the next war.”

–The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke