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.
Question of the Day: Who is your favorite fictional princess?
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?
It was, Odd concluded, an animal with a plan. He had no plans, other than a general determination never to return to the village. And it was not every day that you got to follow a fox. So he did.
–Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
With a quick movement, Igraine jumped onto the lion’s mossy paw, clambered from there to its mane, and sat down among the stony locks of hair curling around its muzzle.
–Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke
Toby would have loved living in a hotel—had he been allowed to slide down the banisters, sleep in a different bed every night, and hang around in the kitchen waiting to lick out the cake bowl. But of course he wasn’t allowed to do any of those things.