Quote of the Day – Beyond the Laughing Sky

Something was still missing. Controlling the plane, Nashville couldn’t help but feel what a conductor must feel using a baton to direct a symphony. But Nashville didn’t want to conduct the music. Nashville wanted to be the music. He wanted to tap-dance across the notes of the page, to visit each black circle on the sheet music like a hummingbird visits each flower. He wanted to fly.

–Beyond the Laughing Sky by Michelle Cuevas

Quote of the Day – The Magic Misfits

“I practice levitation,” Theo said, “As in, making things float in the air. You saw my work earlier today.”

“I love learning about transformation,” Ridley added. She pulled a top hat off a nearby shelf, moved it behind her wheelchair, and when it reappeared it had become a book with a top hat on the cover. “I like to change objects from one to another.”

“And I escape!” Leila said. “Dad, can you please chain me upside down in a tank full of water?”

“I can, and I will – when you turn eighteen,” Mr. Vernon said.

–The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Quote of the Day – More Than Marmalade

Portobello Road had always been Michael’s favorite street to explore. The shops were on the lowest floor of the townhomes that lined the streets. The owners lived on the upper floors, and the fronts were painted in a rainbow of pastel colors. Sky-blue and sunny-yellow houses next to mint-green ones. A rosy-pink home might be next to a coral-orange house.

–More Than Marmalade by Rosanne Tolin

Quote of the Day – The Wizard of Oz

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

Book Review – More Than Marmalade

Through every beloved character shines their creator’s spirit. More Than Marmalade is an approachable history lesson about writer, Michael Bond, and his famous bear.

Michael’s mother read even more than he did. Every week, she went to the public library to check out new books. Michael always tagged along. The wide aisles filled with thick hardbacks thrilled him. He slowly wandered through the stacks to see what might catch his eye.

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Quote of the Day – Jake Drake, Know-It-All

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