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Send Your Sweetheart a Hollow City Valentine

When Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs came out, we made these adorable Valentines inspired by photos in the book. And now that Hollow City is out and about, we decided to do it again. Just for you, Quirk fans. 

Check out two more Valentines, after the jump. Feel free to send them off to your friends, or share them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and/or Tumblr! Enjoy!

February Book Giveaways: Signed Copies of Hollow City, Advances of The Empire Striketh Back, & More!

Oh my! We sure do have a lot of giveaways going on this month across Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes! In fact, we've been doing more of these than ever before, so we're going to start rounding them up here on the blog. It's your one stop shop for all Quirk giveaways. 

This month's giveaways include Haute Dogs by Russell van Kraayenburg, Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage and Secret Agent Gadget Battle by Science Bob and Steve Hockensmith, William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity by Patricia Carlin and Dustin Fenstermacher, Colorstrology by Michelle Bernhardt, Stuff Every College Student Should Know by Blair Thornburgh, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying by Carol Leifer. 

Check out where you can request copies below. Good luck! 

Grab Copies of Nick & Tesla and Professor Gargoyle For Your Classroom

Update! So we're reposting this and giving this a bump up to the homepage. Because we really love sending books to teachers and schoo librarians! So feel free to request a copy, and we'll send them your way. 

The second book in Steve Hockensmith and Science Bob's Nick & Tesla series hits stores everywhere this month, and we're just thrilled.

I mean, the first book was an Amazon Book of the Month, the website for the series looks great, and Science Bob created some fantastic videos to promote the book. You can check out a whole bunch of them here, on the series website

Having published the first installment in our Lovecraft Middle School series in 2012, Nick & Tesla is our second venture into publishing middle grade books. Last year, we gave away copies of Professor Gargoyle and the first Nick & Tesla book, and we're doing it again.

So! If you're a teacher looking for some new books for your classroom library, go ahead and email me ( with your details. I'll send you a free copy of Nick & Tesla, Professor Gargoyle, and a bundle of posters to share with your students. 

Hope to hear from you soon, teachers! 

February's Quirk Perk: The Onion Presents Love, Sex, and Other Natural Disasters




Here are more than one hundred news stories of high-school sweethearts, college hook-ups, dating disasters, weddings, divorces, and restraining orders. From “18-Year-Old Miraculously Finds Soulmate In Hometown” to “Couple Forgets 70th Wedding Anniversary,” these reports capture the heartbreak and hilarity of the human experience.

The Onion is America’s Finest News Source. It is the last bastion of unbiased, reliable, and definitive news in a world dominated by superficiality, mediocrity, and non-Onion news outlets. Since its founding back in 1988, The Onion has expanded into an omnipotent news empire reaching millions of fans through print, broadcast, radio, online, and mobile outlets. Today, The Onion misinforms more than 1.5 million readers in print and 7.5 million online each month.

February's Quirk Perk: The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis!




Food blogger Lindsay Landis has invented the perfect cookie dough. It tastes great. It’s egg free (and thus safe to eat raw). You can whip it up in minutes. And, best of all, you can use it to make dozens of delicious cookie dough creations, from cakes, custards, and pies to candies, brownies, and even granola bars. Included are recipes for indulgent breakfasts (cookie dough doughnuts!), frozen treats (cookie dough Popsicles!), and outrageous snacks (cookie dough eggrolls! cookie dough fudge! cookie dough pizza!).


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