Excitement bubbles in my chest like a shaken can of soda. Out of all the guys in the school, Jayla picked me. Walked right up to me in the cafeteria with everyone watching. I feel like I have an aura shining around my head, like I’m the Chosen One in some fantasy novel.–My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner
The sky darkened, and a low rumbling sound was heard in the air. There was a rushing of many wings; a great chattering and laughing; and the sun came out of the dark sky to show the Wicked Witch surrounded by a crowd of monkeys, each with a pair of immense and powerful wings on his shoulders.–The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
He loved to lose himself in books about ideas like hope and strength and wonder, but also about things like train engineers, gymnastics, and pie recipes. Over time, he became good at fending for himself. He also became an expert cartwheeler and dreamer of sugary treats.
–The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
Question of the Day: Which of the Series of Unfortunate Events books is your favorite?
Question of the Day: What’s your favorite board game?
To say that the Baddenfield family had a checkered past is to insult innocent board games everywhere. It is also inaccurate. The lives of the Baddenfields were not checkered. If their family tree were a chessboard, the squares would all be black.
–The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
I can’t resist a story that takes place deep undersea. The strange creatures and surreal settings that exist beneath the waves range from magical and majestic to horrifying and haunting, so there’s plenty of opportunity for surprises!
Question of the Day: Where would you like to have an adventure?
Question of the Day: What book would you love to see illustrated?
By the Queen and her court, what kind of a name is Bubbles for a creature like this? Lucifer or Bloodclaw Reddifang would be more appropriate.
–Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville
There was a picture of such a serpent in the margin. Stella studied it wistfully. It looked large enough to swallow an elephant, and had a hungry expression. A serpent of that size could easily swallow a person, an Aunt for example, as easily as kiss your hand. Several Aunts, probably. It looked sufficiently hungry.