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What You’ll Need to Recreate Favorite Fictional Houses Out of Gingerbread

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'Tis that time of year to bake some delicious gingerbread! Before you pull out the gum drops and candy canes to make a ho hum traditional gingerbread house, why not mix it up a bit? Let’s think outside the box and go big this year! What better way than recreating your favorite fictional house out of gingerbread? 

Need some ideas? We have you covered with this list of what you’ll need.

Posted by Sandra Woolf

Alternatives to NaNoWriMo

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November has arrived, and with it, National Novel Writing Month! The annual event challenges writers, new and experienced, to write an entire novel in just thirty days. And yes, they mean the whole thing! NaNoWriMo has become a global phenomenon, providing not just motivation to write (which, let’s face it, every writer needs from time to time), but communities to discuss writing, meetups, and fun online tools to track progress.

It’s not the only themed month that challenges creative people, either. Inktober (October) sees artists around the world creating daily drawings based on shared prompts, WikiWriMo (February) is all about editing and updating a Wikipedia page a day, and dozens of spin-off challenges exist for writing blogs, haikus, fridge poems, genres of novels, and more. But what about new monthly challenges that aren’t about art or writing? We’ve got some great ideas to try this month, if writing a whole book seems just a little…daunting.

Posted by Rose Moore

Latest Free E-Book Samplers and PDF Excerpts

It's been an unusual summer, we know, but the best way to trudge through bizarre times is with a book in hand—or a free e-book sampler. Whether you're looking to practice some self-care but don't know where to start or you want to detach from reality with your potential next pick, these Quirk Books excerpts will give you that much needed time to yourself. 

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Free E-Book Samplers and PDF Excerpts

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Stuck at home with nothing to do? Combat boredom with this list of free e-book samplers and PDF excerpts from popular Quirk books. Craft a fun D.I.Y. gift for someone special or dive into a sample of that one Quirk book you haven't had time to read until now. Get crackin'!

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Happy Holidays from Your Friends at Quirk Books!

Happy, happy holidays from your friends here at Quirk Books! Thanks for all of your support and love. We couldn't do it without you.

Download our brand new Quirk wrapping paper here for any last minute gifts, and may your holiday season be filled with friends, reading, and fun! (Don't forget the fireplace, hot cocoa, and mini marshmallows.)

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Extra-Terrestrials and Empathy: Visitors from Space in Picture Books

An UFO is an unidentified flying object, which could mean many things other than a vessel carrying visitors from space, but we still plan to spend World UFO Day imagining not-quite-human possibilities with the little readers in our lives. When you hear alien, your mind might automatically imagine stereotypical “little green men,” but these picture books show that extraterrestrial life comes in all shapes, sizes, and circumstances – science fiction, but with undeniable timely relevance. In each selection, you’ll find aliens with much in common with humans, from a love of cupcakes to homesickness. Imagination sparked, craft your own alien and spacecraft (handy tutorial linked below)!

Posted by Sara Grochowski