Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

New week, new book! Check out the new book for Kid’s Read Club, Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris!

Who knew love could be so amazing-and stupefying? Not Christian. He was clueless when he started spying on the royal family through his telescope. He lives in a cave with a troll for a dad, after all. If his dad had only warned him about all that mind-boggling love stuff, maybe things wouldn’t be such a mess. But then, maybe, Princess Marigold would be dead. But Christian wasn’t warned. And now that he’s fallen for the princess, it’s up to him to untwist an odd love triangle-er, rectangle-and foil a scheming queen who wants to take over the kingdom, even if it means bumping off her own daughter.

Check the blog on Tuesday for the first question!

QOTD #1: The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

Emmy is forced to leave her mother and attend boarding school and England, where she is then told she needs to join their Latin Society. After her first meeting, she decided she wanted to stick around because it would let her catch up on work. But she believes the teacher leading the Latin Society doesn’t want her around? Do you think that is true? What do we know so far about the Latin Society?

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The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel

Time for something a little different! Check out this week’s Kid’s Reading Club title, The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel!

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With a dad who disappeared years ago and a mother who’s a bit too busy to parent, Emmy is shipped off to Wellsworth, a prestigious boarding school in England, where she’s sure she won’t fit in.

But then she finds a box of mysterious medallions in the attic of her home—medallions that belonged to her father. Her father who may have gone to Wellsworth.

When she arrives at school, she finds the strange symbols from the medallions etched into walls and books, which leads Emmy and her new friends, Jack and Lola, to Wellsworth’s secret society: The Order of Black Hollow Lane. Emmy can’t help but think that the society had something to do with her dad’s disappearance, and that there may be more than just dark secrets in the halls of Wellsworth…

Check the blog on Tuesday for the first question!