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Nicu – The Littlest Vampire: In ‘Big Fangs’ by Elias Zapple

Nicu - The Littlest Vampire: In 'Big Fangs'“What are we going to read next?” Catie asked.

The princesses stared at the titles on their eReaders and Breanna spoke first. “How about the next Nicu book, Nicu – The Littlest Vampire: In ‘Big Fangs’? I want to find out whether he is still being bullied.”

The girls agreed and took turns reading aloud to each other. They quickly finished the book and looked at each other. They were surprised that Nicu continued to fall for his brother, Adam’s, tricks.

“What did you think, Coral?” Catie asked.

Coral, who had stopped a bullying shark in Hawaii said, “I’m glad he got even with his brother.”

“But trying to get even with people can cause bad situations to get worse,” Harmonie said. “Finding a way to get people to stop bullying is tricky.”

“That’s true,” Coral agreed. “But what should Nicu have done differently?”

Breanna said, “Sometimes parents can help. But in Nicu’s case, his parents never catch Adam causing the problems. They always see Nicu’s reactions. But if he didn’t let the others know they were bothering him, perhaps they would stop. But since he does react, then it gives them a reason to continue to pick on Nicu.”

“Yes, that’s not fair.” Janna agreed. “Sometimes teachers can help. If Nicu had asked a teacher whether drinking an ogre’s blood would make Nicu’s teeth bigger, he could have found out that his brother, Adam, was playing a mean and dangerous joke on him.”

Catie finished the discussion saying that she hoped Nicu’s next book would come out soon so that they’d find out whether Nicu learned not to let the other vampires’ teasing get to him.

Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy! by Teddy O’Malley

“PJ, we loved Destiny and Faith’s Summer Adventures,” Catie said. “But we read the books out of order. The first book is Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy! Please, please, please buy us that one, too!”

“You girls know that I love when you read. I’ll download it right now if you write a review as soon as you read it.”

“Okay. We promise,” Catie said as the girls hurried to get their ereader.

Destiny and Faith Twincentric Academy 5-18-14 8 PM EST“A school for twins is cool,” Janna said starting the conversation after the princesses read the book. “What did you think, Catie?”

“Destiny and Faith are bi-racial, and they still get to fit into the school because they are twins.”

“Yes, everyone wants to have friends,” Coral said. “I liked that they switched twins. How about you, Breanna?”

“I might have thrown a fireball near Jourdonna’s and Jourdana’s feet. They were so hateful!”

“You know you can’t do that!” Harmonie said. “Besides, you are missing the main point of the story. People need to learn to get along with other, even if they are different.

“I know. They just made me so mad,” Breanna said.

“Harmonie’s right,” Janna said to wrap up the discussion. “I want to read more books by Teddy O’Malley. Let’s find PJ and ask her to buy them for us.”

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Destiny and Faith’s Summer Adventures by Teddy O’Malley

Destiny and Faith Summer AdventuresThe Mystic Princesses are talking about the latest chapter book they read, Destiny and Faith’s Summer Adventures by Teddy O’Malley. As usual, they all have plenty to say.

“I’ve always wanted a twin sister,” Harmonie said. “That way I’d always have a friend.”

“Oh, you’ve got us,” Coral replied. “We’ll never leave you.”

“I liked the ghost hunting part,” Catie said returning to the book discussion. “It was funny when the ghost scared them.”

“I thought the funniest part was when they were cleaning the attic,” Janna said. “Cobwebs and spiders don’t scare me.”

“I liked that they found a job teaching their friends American Sign Language,” Breanna said. “Being able to include Dustin who is deaf, in their conversations must have made him feel welcome, even though he just moved into the neighborhood.”

The princesses decided they liked this book so much, they asked PJ to download all of Teddy O’Malley’s other eBooks. They want to read them, as well.

 

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