People were confusing. She’d rather do a hundred math problems than try to figure out someone else’s mixed-up feelings, any day of the week. That’s why she and Evan got along so well. He’d just tell her, straight out, “I’m mad at you because you ate the last Rice Krispie’s Treat.” And then she could say, “Sorry. Hey, I’ve got some Starburst in my room. You want them?” And that would be that.
“My boy, heroes don’t need guns. They need courage, smarts, and an occasional change of underpants.”
–Beyond the Knock-Knock Door by Scott Monk
“Sorcerers believe that an action taken for the right reasons has an unreasonable chance of success.”
–The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
At the top of the easel, written in purple wipe-off marker, it says “Rahul Kapoor’s Quest to Be: The. Best. At. It.
–The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
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.
–The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
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
Question of the Day: Did you have any pets as a child?