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Wizards of Once
Wizards of Once | Cressida Cowell
In the first book of a new series by the internationally bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure. Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds. With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.
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BooknerdsLife
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Happy Friday to you all 💖📚💃🏻
Here‘s #FriYayIntro From @howjessreads
1. It‘s the most fun book I‘ve read especially with the audio read by David Tennant! Highly recommend 👍🏼
2. I‘ve won two book giveaways from IG including a signed copy of Normal People 🙌🏼📚
3. Chinese
4. Too many to record 😂 more than 12!
5. 💖💖🙌🏼

BooknerdsLife It‘s by the author who wrote (edited) 2mo
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ChocopocalypseChris
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Crackling with magic, adventure and humour. But it was the wonderful characters and how they bounced off each other that made this so much fun.

BooknerdsLife Loved it so much! Especially the audio by David Tennant was brilliant 😄💙 2mo
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Nashy
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3mo
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BookInMyHands
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Today we started this audiobook (read by David Tenant) on our trip to Kyra‘s Bake Shop for some Celiac-friendly goodness. Both the audiobook and maple donut were a hit!

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BooksAtNight
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I really enjoy Cressida Cowell‘s books - they manage to be full of action, entertainment, and also lessons to be learned. This is the first book in a new series, following two characters as they figure out the world and their role in it. Bonus: David Tennant narrates it and he does a wonderful job! Double bonus: I could pretend it was Hiccup telling me the story since Tennant also did the audio for How to Train Your Dragon series 😂

Puredragonstar I listened to this one to and I really enjoyed it! 💙💙💙 6mo
BooknerdsLife Oh i love this one so much but didn‘t know Tennant did the How To Train your Dragon too! 😱 2mo
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BookInMyHands
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My son has an iPod now and he can text my husband and I. I downloaded the Libby app for him and loaded a few audiobooks I thought he would like.
Looks like I win!
I mean, David Tennant is the narrator so it was a no brainer...

Megabooks Love it! 7mo
RebL A+ on using tech to support a human connection. 7mo
BookInMyHands @RebL It‘s terrifying entering this world. Trying to set good boundaries from the start. My friend just published a book about good teach usage that is high on my TBR, it‘s called 7mo
RebL That book looks interesting. My kids are older teens, so they seem like test cases (tech as tool or distraction). One of my friends, without exaggeration, engaged in a contest of wills with her son over his devices that resulted in his dropping out of school! 7mo
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ReadingRover
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If you enjoy YA/Middle Grade audiobooks or have kids who do this one is so fun to listen to!!! It‘s on sale today on Audible for only $1.95. The audio production is awesome. I loved it! It‘s the Daily Deal so get it while you can!

GatheringBooks i loved this book!!! :) 8mo
ReadingRover @GatheringBooks me too! The audiobook was so great! 7mo
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Bkwrm7
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Time for a flurry of catchup reviews! Listened to this because it's an #odysseyaward honor. Narrated by David Tennant who was unsurprisingly good, but I was definitely surprised by the sound effects at first. The first "boom" had me thinking I had blown a tire! Decent story that wraps up in this volume but clearly has more to come. Also checked out a print copy so I could see the illustrations which were amusing. #audiobooks #alayma #kidlit

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ReviewsMayVary
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I feel so late to the game on Cressida Cowell.

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ReviewsMayVary
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The problem with audiobooks is you miss the illustrations. #KidLit

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BooknerdsLife
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Finished this audio book the other night while doing my daughter‘s cosplay costume. I don‘t usually read middle grade book nor listen to audio book, but this one caught my eyes since it‘s read by #DavidTennant and Boy am I glad I borrowed it from my library! David Tennant was absolutely brilliant and definitely brought the story to life. It‘s such a funny story I was laughing constantly while listening! #Brilliant 5⭐️
#audiobook #bookreview

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emtobiasz
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It‘s neighborhood fireworks season! As you can see, we are THRILLED with this development 😐

This #middlegrade book has really fantastic illustrations, but I feel like the first chapter really made use of them for plot development. After that they‘re still here, but they‘ve become a lot less substantive. I‘m only on chapter 7, so I‘m hoping that turns around. #currentlyreading #fantasy #kidlit

Melissa_J Poor puppy 😕 I hate fireworks too. 13mo
ladym30 What a sweet face! 13mo
MrBook 😻😻😻 13mo
iread2much I hate fireworks! They are highly illegal where I live (every year they catch the hills near my house on fire) and people still use them. My female Akita hates them and I feel so bad for her and for all the wild life those selfish idiots kills with their stupid fire works! Sorry for the rant, but it drives me nuts 13mo
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tonyahoswalt
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Fun magical adventure romp for middle grade aged readers.

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tonyahoswalt
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Next up, a middle grade book. Loving this little raven on the cover! This is about a wizard boy with no magic, and a warrior girl with something magical, who must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the hidden dungeons of Warrior fort where something that has been sleeping for a long, long time is about to wake up...

JoScho He is super cute 🖤💜 1y
MelissaSue81 My oldest adored the how to train your dragon series and started this one on release date. I haven‘t ready any myself. 1y
tonyahoswalt @MelissaSue81 I briefly considered the audio (David Tennant!) but I like the artwork so I'll probably stick with the print. 1y
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Johanna414
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The kids and I went to the library and came home with a pretty good #bookhaul today! I nice stack for the littles and a fun middle grade for me! #raisingreaders #librarybookhaul

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Chellebearss
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This was excellent and the best of the month, so far. I read this on audio narrated by David Tennant and his performance was awesome.
This is a very imaginative YA about witches, warriors and wizards and the battles between them. I love the two main characters (although Xar got on my nerves a touch) and really enjoyed Tennant's narration and his different voices for each character (especially Squeezjoos!)
Recommended on audio 4.5🌟 #28of2018

ReadingRover I just started the audiobook today!!! 1y
tonyahoswalt Reading this soon. Wishing I had the audio now just for David Tennant's voice! 1y
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Chellebearss @tonyahoswalt I‘m so glad I went with the audio. Tennant was awesome :) 1y
ReadingRover @Chellebearss I got through almost half yesterday. It‘s so good!!! @tonyahoswalt you should definitely see if your library has it. I got it on cd from mine. 1y
Chellebearss @ReadingRover glad you are enjoying it. I got my copy from audible for $13 1y
ReadingRover @Chellebearss Right now I‘m on disc 4 I‘ll prob be done by tonight. I drive a lot for work. I‘m a petsitter. The narration is fabulous. People must think I‘m nuts because when I stop the car I don‘t realize how loud it is!!! 😝 1y
ReadingRover I finished this the other day. It was so wildly entertaining! I loved it!!! David Tennant was amazing!!! 1y
Chellebearss @ReadingRover so glad that you loved it!! 😀🤩 1y
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MartinaLove
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3.5/5 🌟

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick and fun magical adventure.

Of course the book is for middle grade children, but is also a great escape for adult.

I love the lessons and messages in this book. You can teach your kids so much with this story.
I think it's a great story for children to read or a bed time story you can read with your kids.

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MartinaLove
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Currently reading 👏 -Drumroll- 👏 The Wizards Of Once. I was so intrigue by this book that I had to buy it. I think It's an awesome add to my collection and it's such a beautiful book.

My little puppy love staying bery close to me in case he needs something. Making sure he's taking it easy. He's doing great! He's a smart and brave puppy! ❤❤❤

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Audrey
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I can appreciate the writing and story telling and I loved all the black and white pictures in it. The biggest detractor is that Xar was such a bratty character that he annoyed me the entire book. His personality was such a turn off and none of the other characters really called him on it. (Cowell did do a great job with the character). I also wish that witches weren‘t evil and wizards weren‘t good. Too gender loaded terminology for me.

Audrey It also wasn‘t clear whether there were any female wizards. All scenes with the wizards were all boy/men. Witches could also be male but that‘s not clear until later in the book. 2y
melrailey I listened to this one. It was read by David Tennant. I just love him so that probably biased my opinion of the book. 2y
Audrey @melrailey that must have been a fantastic listen. You should flip through the book just to take a look at the pictures. I loved the scribbles throughout. 1y
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magicalshelves
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This audiobook is so much fun! David Tennant is an amazing narrator and his voice acting and singing made this book really enjoyable. I hope more books are published and David remains as the narrator.

#middlegrade #fantasy #audiobook

ThatNerdyBookwyrm ~*puts on Overdrive list*~ 2y
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bloodychamber
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This was wonderful! I will definitely be picking up a paper copy as well.

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DuskAngelReads
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January TBR!
Also includes:
Seven-Sided Spy by Hannah Carmack
Not your sidekick by C.B. Lee
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

I am participating in Winter Biannual Bibliothon this month too!

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MeganAnn
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We loved our last book of 2017! I finished reading it to my son a few minutes before midnight which was the perfect way to end the year. Full of adventure and humor with beautiful illustrations all the way through. Xar is the son of the Wizard's leader, Wish is the daughter of the Queen Warrior, and their two tribes have been at war for a long time. But they make it past the prejudices they've been raised with and find a way to work together. 4🌟

BeckyK What a perfect way to end the year. So cute :) happy new year! 2y
MeganAnn @Beckykearns aw thanks! Happy new year to you too! 🎉 2y
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curiouserandcurioser
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Hi everyone! My daughter, @wordslinger42 , finally convinced me to give Litsy a try under threat of confiscating all my books, so here I am! :) The only way I could get my Cressida Cowell book back was to sign up ? I'm excited to "meet" all of you!

wordslinger42 @curioserandcurioser Hahaha you love me 😋 2y
TheKidUpstairs Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here 😁 2y
Scurvygirl Welcome!!! 2y
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Even if it was under duress. 🤣Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
RaimeyGallant I got my sister on here. :) Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🎉 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 14mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4mo
Tadams4 Welcome to Litsy! You are gonna love it here! 4mo
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MellieAntoinette
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That moment when your next read (The Princess Saves Herself In This One) perfectly summarizes your last read (The Wizards of Once)! 😍

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MellieAntoinette
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“You better not follow us. For we are armed with an enchanted spoon!” 🥄 🧙‍♀️

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Oh I loved this! The story was even better being read by David Tenant and with the illustrations! It looks like the doodles in my elementary school notebooks!
Xan really grew a lot and I love the quest. Really excited to see how the King and Queen interact in the sequel. The evil King is gonna be so cool to see in the next book.

Oldschool_millenial "...read by David Tenna--" ADDS TO STACK! 2y
TheSketchyReader Read by David Tenant? Be still my heart! ❤️ 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Following along with the eAudiobook means the beautiful voice of David Tenant is in my apartment! 😍😘😍😘😍😘

Cheshirecat913 That is an awesome way to spend a few hours! 2y
magicalshelves What! Looking for this book immediately! 2y
minkyb That is a treat! 2y
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NoahReadsBooks
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Just got this book. Going to read it soon

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4thhouseontheleft
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We had a few #owlcrate boxes that were put to the wayside this fall. One was M‘s, which was opened, and then promptly forgotten about when my Mom arrived. This is the Oct #owlcratejr box and quite fantastic! She pretty much loves all of it; it felt like an early Hanukkah gift when I pulled it out this afternoon!

Accessories include: Oz bath bomb, black cat pen, Luna Lovegood keychain, and witchy zipper pouch!

hermyknee That‘s so awesome! I love OwlCrate 2y
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melrailey
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#audiowrapping this morning. This is a stack of books for my nephew. I‘ve bought one for each day I should see him in December up to Christmas. I hope he enjoys it.

398.2 That‘s fun! 2y
ScientistSam What a lovely idea! 2y
Bklover What a great aunt you are! Awesome gift 🎁! 2y
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Cinfhen Sweet💙 2y
TrishB Brilliant ❤️ 2y
InLibrisVeritas That's really amazing! 2y
LeahBergen Aww! 💕 2y
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Titania
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My daughter loved the How to Train Your Dragon series. This is a must buy Christmas gift for her this year (and happily, she knows nothing about this book)! #raisingreaders #bookfriday2017

Liberty You won the giveaway! Please email your name and address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I‘ll send you the books. 🎉 2y
Titania Holy moly! Happy Monday to me! Thanks so much, @Liberty ! 2y
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Leniverse
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Well that was quick! (I do believe the print was fairly large though.) My daughter is now eagerly awaiting book 2. 🙄 I've told her she's better off staying clear of such newfangled stuff and just stick to the series that are already complete. 😂

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Leniverse
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#Bookmail!
I won a mystery bag of "no longer early" copies for children 9+ from Bag of Books. My daughter immediately grabbed The Wizard of Once out of my hands and disappeared with it. Five chapters later I was finally allowed to take a picture. ? My younger child is hoping the other two books won't be too scary. ??

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AlobelThee
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I made the Walmart trip for The Wizards of Once, plus a Vampress costume. 🤓🦇 The bat-winged pick looked rather loose-stringy at the ends. I decided to go a bit fancier, with a bat-collared red dress, as even funnier for drag queen collecting. 😅 The bored cashier couldn't have cared for comment. At the bus stop, a local lady was looking to invite me to church; accusing others as cults, while I kept my dress-puffed book bag under my arm.

tpixie Fun excursion! 2y
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AlobelThee
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Walmart has lots of cool books in. I really love the cover art on The Wizards of Once, as a pick I may go back for. 😅🦇 I'd sorta like to buy yet another Halloween dress, as a 'Devilish Diva' with red bat-winged sleeves. Great prices help to feel less naughty. ♥️

WhatDeeReads I never thought to book shop at Walmart. 2y
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Lizpixie
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#BookHaul No1 is books I picked up while midnight shopping at Kmart. The prices are so much cheaper than bookstores, but the range is pretty awful. Still, I picked up the new Stephen/Owen King book, Sleeping Beauties for $18 which I saw in Dymocks today for $33! And the tagged book was only $12. I had to buy it,even though it's middle grade,after seeing the YouTube video with David Tennant narrating it.Awesome🙌 Skitter is Bk2 of The Hatching.🕷🕸

MrBook Great picks!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Cathythoughts Love Connelly & SK. Don't know the others. Enjoy 😊 2y
LibrarianRyan I tooo picked up wizards of once. But I put it back down. I'm trying to be good but it's harddddddd. 2y
Lizpixie @LibrarianRyan I couldn't resist, it's full of the authors illustrations with drawings and letters breaking up the story. It's gorgeous! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Lizpixie I was surprised at the size. In the US there is a pretty definitive size of books for kids/teens/adults. I don't mean number of pages but detentions on books. I guess it helps it stand out on the shelf better. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I'm surprised this isn't a permabound style book like the dragon series. It's more on par to a teen novel than a kids novel. It's even sized as a teen novel.

Lizpixie I bought this last night. I love the style of writing, with the illustrations and the parts where it's like letters & notices. 2y
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TheLondonBookworm
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Oh no big deal just a drawing lesson from Cressida Cowell the author of How to Train your Dragon for her new book...😮😮 best night ever! I love my job! everyone needs to go out and get this- it's so sweet and funny and wonderful and Cressida is an absolute delight who lights up a room - also I still can't draw 😂😂😂

Laura317 Still looks better than I could do. 2y
LA_Mead Aaaah! That's amazing!!! ...What do you do for work? 2y
moranadatter Can't draw? Looks like you can to me. 2y
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TheLondonBookworm @Laura317 I'm sure that's not true but Cressida was a very good teacher! 2y
TheLondonBookworm @LA_Mead it was so coool! I'm a bookseller at a shop called Foyles in London :) 2y
TheLondonBookworm @moranadatter haha thanks! I do my best it's so fun :) 2y
LA_Mead That's so awesome! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I'm not sure who is more excited, my nephew or me! #coverlove #kidsedition

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Lizpixie
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If anyone is interested in middle grade fantasy novels, you should check out this extract of the new novel from Cressida Cowell, the author of the How To Train Your Dragon series. It's called The Wizards Of Once & this is an extract narrated by David Tennant. It's fantastic! The book is out in September.

https://youtu.be/Wsgu9FYNYx4

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TracyReadsBooks
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Xar is a wizard with no magic. This is a problem. Wish is a warrior, in possession of a magical weapon. This is also a problem. Wizards & warriors don't like each other. In fact, they detest each other but...One night Xar & Wish meet & they realize they aren't the worst things in the woods. Mystery, laugh-out-loud fun & plenty of adventure make for a great read. Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love it & so will new readers.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Crowell is back with the first book in a new series. 100 pages in and I'm very much enjoying her story of wizards and warriors. The packaging for the ARC is also fabulous. (The photo is of the box the ARC came in.)

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