Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Answer to Monday's Riddle: A Story's Home...


Or, in other words, a book! Excellent guessing, Riddlers. This week we're celebrating books. Margo has a few suggestions for today, and on Friday, we'll feature three middle grade books that would be perfect for any bookworm. The gift of a story never stops giving, so stay tuned! See you all around the book block. ; ) ~ F

Story bound, you may be- precisely when you'll come for me. You'll listen softly in your head, that's where my lines are read. Words strung neatly in straight rows tell you where my tale goes. My spine may crack or pages bend, but my scenes inside will never end. 

What am I? Answer: Book! 

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Soldier, is a young porcupine whose quills go a different direction. This means no hugs for Soldier, which makes him sad and his family too. When his dad whittles a flute for Soldier, he plays his beautiful, but sad, music each night. A kind field mouse hears the music, sees what is causing the porcupine so much pain, and hatches a plan to help Soldier get the hugs he so desperately needs. Your heart will melt at the end of this sweet story. We are reminded that we're all unique and that acts of kindness make the world a better place.

"I recommend Soldier to anyone who likes to celebrate what makes us each unique and those who understand that creating a better world starts with personal acts of kindness." ~ Fairday

My dreams are filled with huge gliding shapes, swirling in turquoise waters. Whales- blue whales." ~Big Blue, Shelley Gill

Big Blue is based on true events that happened to author, Shelley Gill, and her daughter, Kye. Kye was an expert on whales and spent time learning and dreaming about them. One day when Kye was almost nine she told her mom that she didn't want stuff anymore, she wanted experiences. What she wanted most of all was to swim with a blue whale. The water in their home state of Alaska was too cold, so Kye suggested Mexico. Since Shelley worked driving a boat for marine biologists, she said she'd see if it could be arranged. Before long, they're in Mexico and it looks like there's a chance for dreams to come true. But will a whale present itself to them?

"I recommend this book to those who love learning. I came away knowing a lot more than I did when I started reading. Also, people who like adventures will enjoy taking this book journey. Anyone who wants to hear an amazing presentation should have Shelley Gill come to their school. You will not be disappointed!" ~ Fairday 


Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu. She becomes Eva in her new home in America, and although her life there is better in so many ways, she’ll never forget her homeland and the mother who gave up so much for her. Told through the lens that water connects all people everywhere, this eye-opening, emotional story will get readers thinking about the world beyond their own.

"This is definitely a book to share with your whole family. Margo was enraptured by Alemitu's story, and she's been telling everyone how important it is to remember that we're all the same, and we all get thirsty." ~ Fairday




33 comments:

  1. Thanks for introducing us to these 3 books, the sound wonderful. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- You are welcome! Enjoy! :)

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  2. Books for the win. And can't beat 3 good ones taken for a spin.

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  3. These sounds wonderful . Thanks :)

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    1. Gloria- We hope you enjoy them. :)

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  4. Such a lovely selection of books today, thank you.

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  5. Score!
    Stephanie and Jess, you ladies have a blessed Christmas.

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    1. Alex- We hope your Christmas was lovely. :)

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  6. Hi Stephanie and Jess .. as Alex says have fun - and I've enjoyed being with you the journey of 2017 ... I love the sound of "A Thirst for Home" .. sounds interesting - cheers and have wonderful times - Hilary

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    1. Hilary- We always love visiting with you and are happy you are on this journey with us. Hope you get to read A Thirst for Home. :)

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  7. Three intriguing books, thanks for the suggestions.

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    1. Brenda- You are welcome! Enjoy! :0

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  8. I forgot to guess on Monday, but I always talk nonsense so it's not like you missed anything :) Happy prefestive week and upcoming holidays!

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    1. Dezmond- Well- we always miss your fun comments. :)

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  9. Clever riddle! Oh, love the cover on the whale book.

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    1. Sophia- Glad you enjoyed the riddle. Doesn't the cover of Big Blue look awesome?! :)

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  10. All three books sound like stories that tug at the heart strings.
    Have a jolly day.

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  11. Each of these books is filled with a very large dose of "heart"! Thank you for recommending them.

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    1. Lee- They really are. Have a lovely week! :)

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  12. Such awesome book choices. Thank you.

    Consider your posting shared.

    Gary

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    1. Kelly- Happy Holidays to you, too! :)

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  14. You just cannot beat a good book!

    All the best Jan

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  15. Thanks for introducing us to these books! Wow!!
    Merry Christmas!!!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- You are welcome! All of these books are very special. Hope your Christmas was merry too. :)

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  16. Eee, love this riddle :D So awesome. Thank you for sharing. <3 And sounds like so many awesome books too :) Happy holidays. <3

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    1. Carina- So glad you enjoyed the riddle. Happy Holidays! :)

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  17. I love this line, "You'll listen softly in your head, that's where my lines are read." I realized then that it was told in the perspective of the book itself. Very cute.

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