May 3, 2016 • Fiction: MG & YA
Create your "Quirk in the Classroom" wishlist by selecting 5 books of your choice, and we'll fulfill 5 wishlists at the end of the week!
May 2, 2016 • Movies & Film, Comics, Fiction: MG & YA
Want to recreate a character’s haircut but are unsure how—or if—you should take the leap? Set up your appointment now. You may have the urge to visit your hairdresser after checking out these cuts. We’ve rounded up some styles sported by fictional characters. Bonus? We asked stylists for pro tips on how to achieve and maintain these looks.
April 28, 2016 • Classics, Fiction: MG & YA
Let’s set the facts straight—books don’t exist without an inciting incident. Everything after the inciting incident is the story. Everything before is backstory. It’s the spark that gets the plot rolling. But what would have happened to these characters if nothing had ever changed? Read on to discover the disastrous (and for some, preferable) results.
April 26, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Classics, Fiction: MG & YA
The tradition of playing harmless tricks on friends and neighbors goes back hundreds of years, and has been mentioned in literature as far back as 1392 in Chaucer’s ‘Nun’s Priest’s Tale’. Many famous authors have taken their pranking off the page and into real life, as well. Virginia Woolfe participated in the Dreadnought Hoax of 1910, posing with friends as Abyssinian royals. Even the dour Edgar Allen Poe perpetrated a series of scientific hoaxes in the 1840s, including a fictional balloon trip!
From Shakespeare to Harry Potter, here are eight of the best tricksters in literature.
April 18, 2016 • Comics, Fiction: MG & YA, Gardening
There are some people who value the earth so much that they're labeled “tree huggers.” There are others that love the earth so much that they are willing to kick butt for it. In honor of Earth Day, we will examine four characters who are willing to get a little aggressive when it comes to protecting Mother Nature.
April 14, 2016 • Humor, Fiction: MG & YA
Kimmy Schmidt lives and breathes The Baby-Sitter’s Club Mystery #12: Dawn and the Surfer Ghost. At least she did when she was living in the bunker. Now that she’s out and living in New York, Kimmy’s reading list has expanded to include the entire Ann M. Martin backlist. To celebrate the second season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, here are five Baby-Sitter’s Club books Kimmy would love.