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
Question of the Day: which classic book have you recently revisited?
“While Dorothy was looking earnestly into the queer, painted face of the Scarecrow, she was surprised to see one of the eyes slowly wink at her. She thought she must have been mistaken, at first, for none of the scarecrows in Kansas ever wink; but presently the figure nodded its head to her in a friendly way.”–The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
When children at school talked about the Vivienne Small books, Tuesday never said “My mom wrote them,” even though she sometimes felt she would burst with the effort of keeping it a secret.–Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
Question of the Day: what’s your favorite fantasy race?
The secret thing I know about ideas is that once they sproing into your head you have to grab them fast, or else they get bored and bounce away.–Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Question of the Day: do you have a good luck ritual or object?
Question of the Day: How did you earn cash when you were a child?
“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
Never outgrow sorting hats, seeking snitches, nearly headless ghosts, and trolls in the dungeon.
What book series have you never outgrown?