Top Ten Tuesday (#34): Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read, While They are Still Children

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m sorry to have missed a few Top Ten Tuesdays due to being far too busy. But I’m back now! And this week’s topic happens to be about something that I’ve actually been actively thinking about for some time now. I don’t have children yet, but I’ve sort of been compiling a rough list in my head, listing all of the books that I want to make sure that they have available. As a child, I sadly was unable to access diverse children’s books, and therefore was unable to list any here, but please share your suggestions with me, as I would love to add those to my kids’ library!

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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Mini Review)

tea dragonsTitle: The Tea Dragon Society
Author: Katie O’Neill
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Fantasy
Publisher: Oni Press
Date published: October 18, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 72
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

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The Wonderling by Mira Bartók (Book Feature)

26046482.jpgHello everyone! And welcome to my feature post about The Wonderling by Mira Bartók (published today!). This is a children’s/middle grade book that is “[r]eminiscent of classic literary odysseys and the best of contemporary fantasy, with a sprinkling of steampunk” (how it was pitched to me by the publisher, and I love the sound of that mixture!) I, for one, really enjoy classic novels, as well as fantasy, and steampunk, so this book sounds like it’s right up my alley. I will be reading it too, although sadly not until later this year or early in 2018 due to my crazy reading schedule. I did receive a copy before the pub date, though, and I didn’t want for any of you to miss the opportunity to either read this book, or at the very least, get it on your radar (is that the correct phrase? English sounds so foreign to me sometimes….and then I remind myself that it’s my third language. Hah.) Anyway, here is more about the book before I go and ramble some more:

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Books! Books! Books! Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library by Mick Manning, and Brita Granström (Review)

33596673Title: Books! Books! Books! Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granström
Type: Nonfiction
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Date published: September 5, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 48
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisCalling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection.

A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint’s coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to tales of lost children, magical creatures, haunted moors, and flying machines, award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom bring to life the extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of one of the greatest libraries in the world: the British Library.

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Feature & Follow Friday (#4)

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Soooo it’s been a while! Just like with my other daily book memes, I haven’t been able to quite keep up due to my super awesome trip to Romania! You can read more about it here in my October Monthly Wrap-up post! But yes, I will be working on posting a lot more regularly for the rest of the year, …and beyond! I may be starting an internship in mid November, and it’s out of town. But I’ll figure something out if that even happens. Trying not to get ahead of myself here…

This meme is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.com, and you can find all of the details in her most recent Feature & Follow post! But basically, people post in responses to a prompt every week, and then people vote on each others’ posts on that topic. The person with the most votes, is chosen as the next week’s feature!

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