Don’t miss the action from last year when I introduced my kiddos to real life hamsters for Giant Trouble
About the Book:
A funny, feminist twist on the Cinderella fairy tale for fans of fractured fairy tales
Princess Harriet Hamsterbone is not the kind of princess who enjoys fancy dresses or extravagant parties. Cliff-diving, fractions, and whacking people with swords are more her thing. So when she’s forced to attend a boring ball in honor of a visiting ambassador, Harriet is less than thrilled–until a bewitchingly beautiful stranger arrives. Who is she? And where did she come from? The mystery leads to a not-so-wicked stepsister, an incontinent lizard, and a fairy’s spell that’s really more of a curse. Luckily, Harriet knows a thing or two about curses…
Smart, funny, and filled with swashbuckling adventure, book five in the critically acclaimed Hamster Princess series is a hilariously re-told fairy tale for the modern age.
New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella makes her series debut for young readers with FAIRY MOM AND ME (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers / on sale noq / Ages 7–10), the charming illustrated adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo!
Ella Brook can’t wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella’s mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it’s up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?
This year Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have partnered with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, to fight hunger across the country in honor of the fifth annual “Grinch-Mas Grow Your Heart” program.
Inspired by the message from Dr. Seuss’s classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!, “Grinch-mas” is a time of year that encourages kids and adults alike to read the book and do simple good deeds to “grow their hearts three sizes,” just as the Grinch does at the end of the story. This year, the program will give families a special opportunity to help feed the hungry in our nation.
How Can You #GrowYourHeart Three Sizes, Too? For every person who shares a good deed on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #GrowYourHeart, Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises will collectively donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Feeding America. Good deed posts must be shared by December 25, 2017, in order to be eligible. One entry per person, per platform, per day. Keep an eye on the Grinch’s ever-growing Heart-o-Meter at GrinchGoodDeeds.com! Share your own good deeds and help #GrowYourHeart this holiday season!
This year I have read 66 books! With just over two weeks left of the year, I’m hoping to also finish Windwitch by Susan Dennard, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie.
As of today, these ten books are my favorites of 2017. All of them came as a surprise to me, and half of them were read through audiobook. Featured in the order I read them: