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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Midsummer Mayhem

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Midsummer Mayhem

Midsummer's Mayhem, Rajani LaRocca, Children's Book, Cooking, Baking, Secrets, Fantasy, Magic, Retelling, Shakespeare, Flowers, Plants, Baked Goods, Girl, Eating
The song from the woods first called to me on a bright June morning while I sat on the back porch swing rereading my favorite cookbook. I could only hear a few notes, a small taste of half-remembered melody that meandered through the air, but I was instantly hungry to hear the whole thing and discover where it came from. I crossed the yard and stopped at the edge of the woods. As the music drifted toward me like an irresistible aroma. I held my breath and stepped into the trees.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ With the Fire on High

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ With the Fire on High

Cooking, Grandparents, Grandma, With the Fire on High, Red, Fruits, Bandana, Girl, Parenting, Young Adult, Elizabeth Acevedo,
Babygirl doesn’t even cry when I suck my teeth and undo her braid for the fourth time. If anything, I’m the one on the verge of tears, since at this rate we’re both going to be late.
“Babygirl, I’m sorry. I know it hurts. Mommy just doesn’t want you looking like a hot mess.
She seems unfazed by my apology, probably because thing (1) I’m not braiding tight enough to actually hurt her (which is why her hair is all loosey-lopsided!), and thing (2) Babygirl is watching Moana. And she loves Moana. So long as I let her watch Moana she’ll let me play with her hair till kingdom come.

Top 10 Books April 2020

Top 10 Books April 2020

Afternoon all,

Beauty, Nancy Ohlin, Bunnies on the Bus, Hot Milk, Top 10, April

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