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[Cover Characteristic] Bunnies and Rabbits

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Bunnies in the Bathroom by Ben M. Baglio

Mandy’s new friend John has his heart set on buying two baby rabbits in the local pet shop. But before he has a chance, Barney and Button are gone. Mandy and James decide to get the bunnies back for John. But will they be able to find the new owner?

Bunny Bonanza by Ben M. Baglio

Mandy and James are excited to take part in a national fundraiser for animals. But how can they help? James has a great idea — hold a gathering of pet rabbits. Owners can pay to join the group! But will there be enough members to make it a bunny bonanza?

Rabbits on the Run by Lucy Daniels

Farmer Sam Western is threatening to destroy the rabbits in a nearby warren, as they keep going onto his land to eat his crops. Mandy, James and their friend John Hardy are desperate to save the hungry rabbits. The question is, how? Then Mandy has a radical idea: relocate them. But will it work?

Bunny in a Basket by Ben M. Baglio

Mandy is thrilled to be staying at James’s cousin Nadia’s house for a week, and to hear that Nadia has a gorgeous lop-eared rabbit named Pixie. Pixie has entered a competition for the chance to be the model for a chocolate Easter bunny! But when Pixie suddenly falls ill, Mandy must use her veterinary experience to determine what’s wrong with him. Can Mandy cure Pixie’s mystery illness in time for the competition?

Bunny on a Barge by Lucy Daniels

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[Cover Characteristic] Sand

Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. The following post contains affiliate links.

Journey to the Volcano Palace (The Secrets of Droon, #2) by Tony Abbott

Eric, Julie and Neal have a problem. The nasty Lord Sparr has stolen a magic jewel from their friend Princess Keeah. The Princess really needs their help. The good news is the jewel is in Lord Sparr’s secret palace. The bad news is the secret palace is in a volcano!

The Vampire’s Vacation (A to Z Mysteries, #22) by Ron Roy

V is for Vampire…

Grab your garlic! When the kids follow a mysterious pale and dark-haired stranger into Ellie’s Diner, he suddenly vanishes! Then they see a cut on Ellie’s neck. Could it be a vampire bite? And will Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?

(And be sure to check out my review here!)

Ponies at the Point by Ben M. Baglio

Mandy and her friend James are vacationing in Ireland, home of the wild Connemara ponies. A wounded foal offers clues that someone is trying to steal the ponies, and Mandy and James set out to find the horse thieves.

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, #4) by Mary Pope Osborne

It’s a treasure trove of trouble! Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps—and ruthless pirates! Will they discover a buried treasure? Or will they be forced to walk the plank?

Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House, #34) by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie travel back in time to a desert in the Middle East at the behest of Merlin who has given them a rhyme to help on their mission. There they meet a Bedouin tribe and learn about the way that they live. From camel rides and oases to ancient writings and dangerous sandstorms, here’s another Magic Tree House filled with all the mystery, history, magic, and old-fashioned adventure that kids love to read about.

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[Cover Characteristic] Sidewalks

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. There you’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

Murder Is Binding (Booktown Mystery, #1) by Lorna Barrett

When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased-and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries-and hunt down someone who isn’t killing by the book.

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, #1) by Barbara Park

Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Remember when it was scary to go to school? In the first Junie B. Jones book, it’s Junie B.’s first day and she doesn’t know anything. She’s so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it’s time to go home, she doesn’t.

You can read my review here!

Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park 

Phoebe’s brother, Mick, was one of the funniest, coolest kids you’d ever meet—the kid who made you laugh until your stomach hurt, even if you were mad at him. The kid who freaked his and Phoebe’s mom out by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken; who went trick-or-treating as Thomas Crapper, the inventor of the modern-day flush toilet; who did a wild solo dance in front of the entire school. He was the kid you’d want to be friends with. So how can he be gone? And how will Phoebe’s family survive without him?

You can read my review here!

It by Stephen King

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.

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Cover Characteristic: Pirates


This Week’s Characteristic: Pirates

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From left to right, these are The Coming Storm (Jack Sparrow, #1) by Rob Kidd, Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, #1) by Caroline Carlson, Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, #4) by Mary Pope Osborne, The Curse of the Black Pearl: The Junior Novelization by Irene Trimble, and Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates, #1) by Justine Somper.

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Cover Characteristic: Ships


This Week’s Characteristic: Ships

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From left to right, these are London, 1850 (Vampire Plagues, #1) by Sebastian Rook, Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates, #1) by Justin Somper, Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House, #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Titanic (Magic Tree House Research Guide, #7) by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne, By Fire, By Moonlight (Unicorns of Balinor, #4) by Mary Stanton, and I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis.

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Cover Characteristic: Princesses


This Week’s Characteristic: Princesses

Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.



Instead of doing my favorite covers with princesses this week, I’m sticking to series or books that I’ve read or own. From left to right, these are The Jewel Princesses and the Missing Crown (The Jewel Kingdom Super Special, #1) by Jahnna N. Malcolm, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky, Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer, A Wizard Named Nell (The Keepers, #1) by Jackie French Koller, Sunchaser’s Quest (Unicorns of Balinor, #1) by Mary Stanton, and The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.

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Cover Characteristic: Brothers & Sisters


This Week’s Characteristic: Brothers and Sisters

Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.


Instead of doing my favorite covers with brothers and sisters this week, I’m sticking to series or books that I’ve read. From left to right, these are The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket, Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, The First HOrror (99 Fear Street: The House of Evil, #1) by R.L. Stine, The Power of Two (T*witches, #1) by H.B Gilmour and Randi Reisfield, Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-sitters Club, #7) by Ann M. Martin, and January Joker (Calendar Mysteries, #1) by Ron Roy.

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Cover Characteristic: Yellow and Orange


This Week’s Characteristic: Yellow & Orange

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The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2) by Rae Carson

In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.

Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone’s power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy. La couronne de flammes is the French edition. No, I cannot read French; I just like the cover.

Under the Empyrean Sky (The Heartland Trilogy, #1) by Chuck Wendig

Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It’s the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow ? and the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As captain of the Big Sky Scavengers, Cael and his crew sail their rickety ship over the corn day after day, scavenging for valuables, trying to earn much-needed ace notes for their families. But Cael’s tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas. He’s sick of the mayor’s son besting Cael’s crew in the scavenging game. And he’s worried about losing Gwennie–his first mate and the love of his life–forever when their government-chosen spouses are revealed. But most of all, Cael is angry–angry that their lot in life will never get better and that his father doesn’t seem upset about any of it. Cael’s ready to make his own luck… even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever.

House of Secrets (House of Secrets #1) by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

The Walker kids had it all: loving parents, a big house in San Francisco, all the latest video games . . . but everything changed when their father lost his job as a result of an inexplicable transgression. Now the family is moving into Kristoff House, a mysterious place built nearly a century earlier by Denver Kristoff, a troubled writer with a penchant for the occult.

Suddenly the siblings find themselves launched on an epic journey into a mash-up world born of Kristoff’s dangerous imagination, to retrieve a dark book of untold power, uncover the Walker family’s secret history and save their parents . . . and maybe even the world.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Firebrand (Elemental, #2) by Antony John

Thomas and his friends have rescued the Guardians and commandeered the pirates’ ship, but the pirates still hold fast to Roanoke Island. Using his newly discovered element, Thomas hears a radio message calling for refugees to head to Fort Sumter. They sail south, but quickly discover that their elements wane as they leave Roanoke behind. There is something sinister going on in the refugee colony too. From the perilous food-gathering squads, to the constant threat of rat infestation, to dangerous secrets, Thomas and his colonists begin to realize that this promising new world may be even more terrifying than the one they left behind.