The secret thing I know about ideas is that once they sproing into your head you have to grab them fast, or else they get bored and bounce away.–Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
“Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.”
–Byways Book 1: On Your Marks by C. J. Milbrandt
Question of the Day: Did you have any pets as a child?
Question of the Day: Who is your favorite fictional princess?
The Martins take refuge in a lighthouse off the East coast after Amelia’s father is stripped of his title and career. Tension between her parents, whose political views differ to the extreme, put a heavy strain on Amelia as she works to keep the lighthouse running and her family together.
It’s summer, and all the wizard wants to do is relax now that school is out. But, of course, that doesn’t happen. With princesses to rescue, dragons to chase, and ghosts to hunt down, a wizard’s work is never done. Continue reading “Book Review – Wizard at Work”
John Midas is usually a good boy, but his one weakness is candy. His parents beg him to keep to a balanced diet, but John continues to spoil his appetite and refuses to eat a proper dinner. When a magical curse begins turning everything he eats to chocolate, John realizes that his unhealthy habits come with some nasty side effects.
When a poor artist’s housekeeper brings home a cat instead of food, it seems that it won’t be long before they all starve. But their luck begins to change when the artist is commissioned to create a painting of the Buddha for their village’s temple.
Sometimes the painting came easy, sometimes it came hard; sometimes the artist was pleased with what he had done, sometimes he was disgusted.
That Granny Torrelli. Me, I always want to do things for Bailey because he can’t see, things I think are too hard for him, like cracking the eggs. But Granny Torrelli is showing me that Bailey doesn’t need so much help, that I should quit being such a take-charge Rosie.
-Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
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