I wanted to be good at sports and very fast, so I said okay to the white-and-silver sporty sneakers. The rest of today whenever I looked down, I thought some other kid’s feet got stuck on the bottoms of my legs.–Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom by Rachel Vail
The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari
Cover art by James Lancett
Question of the Day: do you have a good luck ritual or object?
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?