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.
“Isn’t it amazing the things we don’t do simply because we think we can’t do them?”
–No Flying in the House by Betty Brock
Every child knows the fairy tales about Kelpies: beautiful horses made of the twisting underwater plants. They lure children into the water, and then pull them down to the depths below.
–Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings
Deciding what to do for a science fair is hard. It’s hard because what you really have to do is choose what not to do. Because you could do anything. You could do millions of different things. Except you can only do one thing. So after you choose all the stuff not to do, then you look at what’s left over. And that’s what you do.
–Jake Drake, Know-It-All by Andrew Clements
Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite fictional map?
Sharks in the water poke out their fins as they swim in hungry circles. The boy has read books about sharks; he knows they like to eat sandwiches the best, so he isn’t afraid of them.
–Backpack Boy by Nate Philbrick
Question of the Day: Who is your favorite fictional princess?