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  • Ah, Father’s Day...that second-fiddle after-thought of the greeting card holidays. According to a prominent bank, America spends 40% more money on Mother’s Day. That’s an average of $57 dollars less on Dad than on Mom, and the gap has been widening since 2003.

    Your friends here at Quirk understand. Everyone has their reasons for snubbing Dad (to a much less extent).

    Maybe a stroll through grades for the good, bad and downright deadly of literary dads will give you some perspective this Father’s Day. Maybe even inspire you to ditch the necktie and get Dad something that says, “I love you just as much as I love Mom.”

  • To celebrate the 6 year anniversary of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and release of the entire series in paperback, we're inviting you to re-enter the world of the Peculiars through #PeculiarSummer, an online book club for Miss Peregrine's fans and newbies!

    Is there something you'd love to ask about the series? Join Ransom Riggs along with the creative team behind Miss Peregrine's to have your peculiar questions answered. Send us your questions for Ransom on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #PeculiarSummer!

  • Richard Scarry is a best-loved children’s author. He illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print, and created memorable characters like Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. For generations, Scarry has been teaching children about community helpers, concepts, and more, always encouraging imagination, learning, and exploration. If you loved Richard Scarry as a kid, we have four books for adult readers that revisit the themes and subjects of Scarry’s beloved books.

     

  • While it’s (almost) always fun to see a favorite book turned into a movie, sometimes television is the medium more capable of bringing the true depth and scope of a beloved book for the screen. Some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows right now, such as Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The 100, are adaptations of popular novels, and that’s just scratching the surface. In this era of Peak TV, here are a few more that we think would translate well to the small screen.

  • Happy Save Your Hearing Day! In honor of this obscure and bizarre holiday, we've compiled a list of literature’s loudest characters. You know, so you can avoid them if you see them on the street (or on your bookshelf).

  • The sun is out, the weather is perfect, and you have three glorious days off in a row. What better way to enjoy this rare combination than to spend the entire weekend reading outside under a tree? So grab your favorite picnic blanket (and a bottle of sunscreen!) and immerse yourself in the worlds of these incredible weekend reads.

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