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Quote of the Day – Beyond the Laughing Sky

Quote of the Day

He was, however, extraordinary, and that tended to scare townsfolk, who were hooked on the Ordinary with a capital O, and preferred their day-to-day served without any Extra.

Beyond the Laughing Sky by Michelle Cuevas
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Quote of the Day – The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Quote of the Day

Nick was not in the habit of thinking twice. It felt too good to say what was on his mind, even when it got him in trouble.

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman
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Quote of the Day – Zinnia and the Bees

I take off down the sidewalk in a panic, tripping over people and shoes and strollers. It’s like a terrible, ridiculous attack-of-the-bees sci-fi movie is being filmed—except no one else knows about it, and I am, unfortunately, the star.

–Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis

Book Review – The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Saunders, Kate - The Whizz Pop Chocolate ShopWhen the Spoffards inherit a candy shop, they never expected to move in. But there’s something magical and mysterious about the old place. Twins, Oz and Lily, aren’t sure what to think, especially when they meet the strange immortal inhabitants of their new home.

 

Oz wasn’t too scared of rats in general, but this rat was different—it was smoking.

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Book Review – The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper

All Pixie reFisher, Annabelle - The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piperally wants is to be normal. But it’s a little hard to blend in when your family is as eccentric as the Pipers. So, even though she’s got a knack for poetry, Pixie’s reluctant to participate when the school announces a contest to crown their own poet laureate. The last thing she needs is to stand out even more. But when her mother shares a family secret, Pixie realizes that normal might not be an option for her at all.

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Quote of the Day – Keeper

Keeper didn’t know anyone else who had a resident seagull. How great was that? And they’d had one for five years—ever since that night when Captain had crash-landed into their kitchen window.

-Keeper by Kathi Appelt

Show & Tell – Michelle Cuevas

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Hope, and magic, and adventure. Whimsy, and heartbreak, and self-discovery. Looking, and losing, and loving.

Question of the Day: Can you describe the book you’re currently reading in three words?

 

Show & Tell – Ye Olde Notice

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Book Review – Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne

cvr9780689863479_9780689863479_lgWhen Louise makes a careless wish upon the evening star, her brother, Willie, is turned into a pig. This isn’t the first sign of troubles at Tollivers’ Hollow, and certainly not the last. Out-of-hand magic and conspiring neighbors threaten their chances as Louise and her Mama try to find a spell to make everything go back to the way it was.

“That star is out to get me, Mama, honestly!”

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