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The Council of Mirrors

The Council of Mirrors

The Council of Mirrors

If you haven’t tried any of The Sisters Grimm series, I’ll fill you in a little. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sisters who find out The Grimm Brother stories are actually a history of all the crimes committed by fairy tale characters. The girls are part of a long line of detectives from the Grimm family whose job it is to investigate the fairy tale crimes. In each book the girls do some sleuthing to figure out which fairy tale characters have been behaving badly.

In this very last book in the series, Book Nine The Council of Mirrors, the Grimms and their fairy tale character friends still hope to save the people of Ferryport Landing from the evil plans of the Magic Mirror. To get help, the seek the advice of….OTHER magic mirrors. Of course there is more than one! Find out what happens to Sabrina, Daphne and all the other Everafters.

An exciting conclusion filled with all of your favorite sassy characters like Pinocchio (“I was NOT A PUPPET!”) and Puck (“Smell you later!”). My advice – start at the beginning…that way you can keep all the characters straight!

 

#1 The Fairy-Tale Detectives (This one is a bonus book – 30 points!)
#2 The Unusal Suspects
#3 The Problem Child
#4 Once Upon a Crime
#5 Magic and Other Misdemeanors
#6 Tales from the Hood
#7 The Everafter War
#8 The Inside Story
#9 The Last Council

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Kid Review: Fairy Lies

Kid Review: Fairy Lies

Fairy LiesHalf-fairy Tamisin and her boyfriend, Jak, have been arguing over whether she should return to the land of the fey when Oberon, king of the fairies, kidnaps her and Jak must return to that place of fairies, goblins, and sphinxes to rescue her.

Lily says:

“This book is awesome! It’s a countinuation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and I LOVE the kid’s versions of it.”

 

This is a sequel to Wings, which you also might like…and as Lily says patterned after Shakespeare’s famous play A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Wings A Midsummer's Night Dream A Midsummer's Night Dream A Midsummer's Night Dream
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If You Like the Avengers

If You Like the Avengers

The Avengers Ultimate GuideMarvel.com Avengers Ultimate Guide

Avenger Things To Do:

Avengers Assemble Marvel Avengers The Avengers Movie Storybook Avengers The Origins
Iron Man and Thor Pt 1 Captain America Pt 1 Young Justice Flash and Flame
Sidekicks NERDS HIVE Sky High
How to Draw Superheroes Heroes Draw Your Own Superheroes How to Draw Justice League How to Draw Comic Book Heroes
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Cold Cereal

Cold Cereal

Cold Cereal

When sixth grader Scottish Play Doe starts a new school he prefers to go by “Scott”. Wouldn’t you? Erno and Emily are twins in Scott’s class. They are wicked smart – especially Emily. This makes them “weird”, kind of like Scott the new kid with the funny name, so they end up sitting together on the bus. The three of them discover that smart is something they have in common. That, and the fact that Scott’s Mom and Erno and Emily’s foster Dad both work at the Goodco Cereal Company.

On a field trip to the city, Scott catches a tiny little man…a leprechaun (like the Lucky Charms guy) trying to steal his backpack. Mick the leprechaun, or clurichaun as he prefers, claims Scott can rescue him from the evil people at Goodco who steal his magic to “fortify” their cereal. After all “There’s a Little Bit of Magic in Every Box!” What else can Scott and his friends do but help the little guy?

Erno and Emily’s foster Dad is wicked smart too, just like Emily. He might just be plain old wicked though, because he disappears just when the kids find out that Emily has been the test subject for the stuff Goodco uses to fortify cereal. She is, in fact, a human experiment.Then some bad guys from Goodco come after Emily – they want to dissect her to study the effects of their experiment. Erno and Scott suspect that evil is afoot at Goodco and that whatever Emily has been given to make her wicked smart is related to the magic that has been stolen from Mick and some of his magical cereal box friends. Scott and Erno take Emily and make a break for it, determined to get justice for Emily and their new magical friends.

Adam Rex comes up with the craziest scenarios but he makes the characters SO likeable and SO funny…who cares if breakfast cereal characters have come to life? And besides, I love a careening adventure that has as it’s core exposing people who will do anything to anyone to make a sale. Looking forward to books #2 and #3 for some magical, kid fortified justice! Favorite character? The sassy clurachaun Mick and Biggs, Erno and Emily’s 8 foot tall Butler. When you are being chased by goons it’s always good to have a cereal fortified giant on your side.  Author: Adam Rex

Here are some more books that feature adventurous, brave kids who use their intelligence to outsmart evil corporation or organizations that have evil plans…you know…adults!
The Secret of Zoom The Name of This Book is Secret The Mysterious Benedict Society The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy
The Blue Shoe
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If You Like Fairies

If You Like Fairies

If you like the idea of magical creatures like fairies and pixies and boggarts living just out of our sight try some of the websites, books and activities below. You can get some tips for finding and attracting fairies right to your own yard….because really, you just never know!

Fairy Crafts and Activities to Try at Home:

More fairy craft ideas:
Fairy World Crafts 2008 Fairy parties: recipes, crafts, and games for enchanting celebrations 2010 The girl's guide to fairies : everything irresistible about the fair folk 2012 You Can Draw Fairies and Princesses 2012
Books that will help you learn about fairies and their magical world:
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide Spiderwick chronicles care and feeding of sprites Finding fairies secrets for attracting little people from around the world Book of Fairies
The Book of Little Folk Faery Stories and Poems from Around the World Flower Fairies Secret World
Outstanding Fairy Adventures…my personal favorites – Fablehaven and the warrior fairies of Silksinger!
Silksinger Fablehaven Small Persons With Wings Peter and the Starcatchers
The Field Guide The Rise of the Darklings Clemency Pogue fairy killer The New Policeman
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand In the realm of the Never Fairies the secret world of Pixie Hollow
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