Heroic vs Brave

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Although this is the part of the story that the bards tend to focus on as the bit where Hiccup was particularly Heroic, I do not agree. It is a lot easier to be brave when you know you have no alternative. Hiccup knew in his heart of hearts that the Monster intended to kill them all anyway. So he didn’t have a lot to lose.

How To Train Your Dragon (Book 1) by Cressida Cowell

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Cardboard Space Ship Away!

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Niko is the captain of his very own spaceship. He built it all by himself.

Space Boy and His Dog written by Dian Curtis Regan and illustrated by Robert Neubecker

The Supreme Rule of Three

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The sun was high the next day when Long emerged from his camel-hair wrap. He checked the arrow shaft in his side and found that the area was incredibly sore but scabbing over. He was thirsty and began to seriously consider heading back to the outpost. After all, trying to cross a section of desert in two or three days without water could easily mean death. There were also the horse’s water needs to consider. He thought of the Supreme Rule of Three. A person can survive three weeks without food, three days without water, and three minutes without air. The question was, how far did he want to push his luck?

The Five Ancestors Book 7: Dragon by Jeff Stone

Giggle Book Award: Ninja Bunnies Need Friends

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The Giggle Book Award goes to: Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Grey Olson!


This is the story about a young bunny who gets a copy of How To Be A Super Awesome Ninja and proceeds to follow the first 10 rules. The results are mixed but most of them result in rather funny failures.

Finally, the little bunny finds himself facing a truly dangerous situation in the form of a large angry bear – with nothing but his book and a broom. It looks bad until all of his bunny friends show up and help him scare off the bear.

This moment of teamwork based success inspires the bunny to toss away his book and rewrite the rule list:

“Ninja Bunny’s 1: A super Awesome ninja needs super awesome friends.”

Heart First, Skills Second

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“You’ve got a lot of heart, kid,” he says. “The rest – you can learn.”

Rescue Bunnies by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

Rough Conversation

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Hok and the others had told him about NgGung. They had said that he was a very nice man, but warned that he loved to play a game called “One new thing you’ll know for every blow.” Apparently, NgGung would encourage people he had just met to fight him as a means of exchanging information.

The Five Ancestors Book 7: Dragon by Jeff Stone

Problem Solved

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“I have a little problem,” said the bear. “You see, I’m afraid of the dark, alone in my cave. There are no other bears for miles around, and I don’t know anyone who wants to sleep in my cave with me. I dread the darkness all day long.”

“That really is a problem,” said the fly. “But I have a solution. It just so happens that I am looking for somewhere to live.”

I Have A Little Problem Said The Bear written by Heinz Janisch and illustrated by Silke Leffler

Daydreams Are Forever

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And when you leave you learn the thing that all day dreamers learn: when you leave the realm of magic beasts, they wait for your return.

Day Dreamers by Emily Winfield Martin

Talking To the Moon

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Sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep. Do you get lonely up there moon? Don’t be lonely. I’m here, anytime you want to talk.

Hello Moon! written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Ben Cort