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Teaser Tuesday ~ Con Quest! by Sam Maggs

Teaser Tuesday ~ Con Quest! by Sam Maggs

Con Quest!, Sam Maggs, Convention, Cosplay, Costumes, Graphic Novel, Sam Maggs
I flipped through the book and landed on page 106.

Cat looked up -and up, and up. It became suddenly very apparent to Alex exactly why this Star Cross photo shoot was organized here, outside Hall B, and not anywhere else in the vast convention grounds. Right on the wall the cosplayers were using as a backdrop, the con had built a huge replica of one wall of the USS Venture, the series’ most iconic starship. It was made to look like one side of the ship’s engine bay, all shiny metal and blinking lights. Gears and buttons and levers were sticking out at all angles – and Cat had managed to jam one right into her back. Classic Cat.
Top 10 Books July 2021

Top 10 Books July 2021

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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel

Journey Beyond the Burrow, Rina Heisel, Mouse, Animals, Children's Books, Adventure, Forest,
Crouched in perfect stillness beneath a toadstool, Tobin sniffed the air. Wet, with a faint metallic odor.
A storm was coming, a big one. Lightning for sure. Not a good day for a mouse to venture too far from the Great Burrow. Tobin lifted his nose to the breeze again, performing the junior weather scout procedures dutifully: Sniff the air. Search the air. Feel the air.
He didn’t even need all three steps today. The odor of rain was obvious, the clouds sat heaped in the sky like a row of giant bears, and as for feeling the air – his tan-and-black speckled fur was already clumped together from the humidity. For the third time that afternoon, Tobin rubbed his cheeks, fluffing out his fur and whiskers. After all, whiskers used properly are a fine-tuned sensory tool. Drooping whiskers can’t do their job.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr

Teaser Tuesday ~ Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting, Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr, Humour, Children's Books, Illustrations
I flipped through the book and ended up on page: 122.
“But my favourite memory is how excited you were the day you met Jane.”
“Tell me.”
“You came home on the first day of second grade and told us you’d just met the apple of your eye.”
“I did?”
“You did!” his dad said with a laugh. “You must have heard that phrase somewhere. Your mom and I couldn’t stop laughing. And then we found out that she lived right on the other side of the fence.”
Ben smiled big, remembering how excited he’d been to discover that his new friend Janet was only an oak tree away.