At the top of the easel, written in purple wipe-off marker, it says “Rahul Kapoor’s Quest to Be: The. Best. At. It.
They didn’t speak again but sat in disbelief and wonder as the cookies, made with butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and a dollop of exasperation, slowly cooled on their tray.
–Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler
We lean in for a BRiC, which is a secret high five that the three of us invented, named after our initials: Bhai, Rahul, and Chelsea. We had to throw in the i because we needed a vowel to make it a word. I beat u in a three-way tie.
–The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
“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
Ben Hardy has been cursed by potatoes. Moving to Idaho seemed like a bad sign — and sure enough, a catastrophe in the cafeteria soon lands him a job as the substitute mascot for their school. Which is (you guessed it) a friendly spud. With learning how to maneuver in a musty old costume, sorting out his plans for the big school dance, and keeping his identity under wraps, Ben’s life as a potato is anything but bland.
Out of all the mascot options — the Cougars, the Eagles, the Saber-Toothed Tigers — my new school just had to be the Spuds.
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
Going into the woods the first time was a mistake. A mistake for which Martin paid dearly. Going into the woods the second time was an accident. Separated from his best friend, Martin ventures deeper into forbidden territory to find help before Elodie before she meets the same fate he did.