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Nightbird
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
Bestselling author Alice Hoffmans bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13:love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twigs family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. Its time to break the spell.What Other Authors Are SayingI love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. . . . [Nightbird] is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember. Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Medalwinning author of The GiverHoffman reminds us that there are secrets everywhere . . . Nightbird soars.The New York TimesAlice Hoffman has a gift for melding magic and realism in a way that makes nearly anything seem possible.Shelf Awareness, StarredThe mix of romance and magic is irresistible.Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Ladygodiva7
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Loving the warm weather

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Ladygodiva7
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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My haul from my Burlington Public Library (WI) Book Sale. I look forward to this every year, who doesn‘t!! 📖 📚

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BookInMyHands
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Twig‘s family has a big secret. The secret has kept her from making- or at least keeping friends until now. This friend might just be what Twig and her family need to break the curse and set her family free.

Sweet upper elementary story I needed to finish for #oregonbattleofthebooks2019 so I can moderate battles in a month.

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Mynameisacolour
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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My youngest is taking advantage of snow day #5 to get some reading in. I hope she enjoys this as much as I enjoyed some of Alice Hoffman's other books. It's also got some beautiful #endpages

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MaleficentBookDragon
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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I made the pink apple pie recipe from the end of the book. It was a little messy (and, apparently, blurry 😁), but very tasty.

Jinjer Yum! What makes it pink? 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Jinjer instead of sugar, you use strawberry and raspberry jam. It is so good. I'm eating some right now. 🍎 11mo
Jinjer 👀 10mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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This was this month's selection for my IRL book club that didn't want something scary for Halloween. It's a sweet magical tale. A definite pick for me.

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MirrorMask
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Linsy Ooh, is this anything like Practical Magic or its prequel? I loved those! 11mo
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kyraleseberg
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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#DollarTree book haul!

Linsy I can‘t believe what great things you got at Dollar Tree! Clearly that is a place I need to go to browse for books! 2y
kyraleseberg @Linsy Definitely check it out! I have two local Dollar Trees that I check on a semi regular basis and I've never left without a book. 2y
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monalyisha
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Kristen Bell‘s over on Instagram, #hashtagging#nightreadin#” & demonstrating some new (& hilarious) bookish technology. Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s currently reading “The Perfect Nanny.” I choose the celebs I follow with great care:

1) Must have played a feminist, pop culture icon.
2) Must be a book nerd.

You go, girls. ✊🏻🌸📖

benchley1 Gotta add Reese Witherspoon! Shes got a book club, and she was Elle Wood! 2y
monalyisha @benchley1 Ha! True! I do follow Busy Phillips (who played Kim in “Freaks & Geeks”). Does that count? Probably not.😆 (edited) 2y
benchley1 Totally counts, I live her!!! 2y
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lauren.lerner
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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It's a fact that Alice Hoffman never disappoints. While this #middlegrade tale about a 12yo girl called Twig & her life in a small town in Massachusetts isn't necessarily her strongest showing (my favorite #teamAlice #childrenslit remains the Green Heart duology), I can't deny what a lovely little book it is. Charming & beautifully written, full of the lovely prose you expect from Hoffman. Will definitely recommend to students.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

JillR Do you think this would be suitable for a 10 year old? (Sorry I'm UK so always get confused about middle grade age range 😳) Amazon says 12 and up but I often find their age recommendations way off... 2y
lauren.lerner I think it's absolutely appropriate for a 10yo, @JillR! I actually think it could be appropriate for 9yo and up, 8yo if it's a precocious reader (like I was and some of my students are.) 2y
JillR Great @lauren.lerner , thank you! 👍 2y
lauren.lerner You're welcome, @JillR! I hope your 10yo enjoys it!! 2y
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lauren.lerner
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From then on, I didn't cry when I was disappointed. I just stored up my hurts, as if they were a tower made of fallen stars, invisible to most people, but burning brightly inside of me.

#currentlyreading #beautifulprose #middlegrade #teamAlice

valeriegeary Her writing....😍 2y
lauren.lerner It's truly extraordinary, @valeriegeary ❤️ 2y
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lauren.lerner
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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I don't remember deciding to read this next, but I must have at some point because it was in my bag with a bookmark.... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #gowithit

Enjoying the salt lamp ambiance & some quiet time before I go teach 4th grade science. #myofficemaybetinybutitscozytoo #YA #teamAlice #shhimtryingtoread

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Vexingcircumstance
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Dollar Tree find. Hard back for $1. #happyday #hardback #dollartree #cheapbooks #alicehoffman

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TofuandBooks
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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This book was like a mix of practical magic and the movie now and then.
Young love, adventure, spells, family secrets and a small town....great combination.
The ending was a little sappy for me but otherwise I enjoyed it.
Also love all the covers!

tpixie The covers are great!! 3y
TofuandBooks I know, I love them all! 3y
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MoniMaccheronis
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Nachdem mich mein Islandkrimi nicht mehr einschlafen ließ, gibt es zum Frühstück ein Kinderbuch. Liest sich leichter und bekommt mir hoffentlich besser.

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missjenniferlowe
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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It was a good book month!

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missjenniferlowe
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Loved this book! It even has recipes at the end!

tpixie Fun!! 3y
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missjenniferlowe
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Started this one in today and it grabbed me right away!

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Imagineannie
Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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My heart needed this book. It's too hot, they are breaking up the sidewalk with jackhammers, but in the world of Sidwell, MA with Twig, Julia, pink apple pie, saw-whet owls, and an old mystery with a broken hearted witch at its center...I found peace. If you like Practical Magic, magical realism, small towns, and witches, you'll like this. It is YA, but that just means when you're done you can pass it on to a kid that you love.

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Shaia083
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Loved it

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ChristiCraigAuthor
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Just finished this lovely book with my daughter. The cover made me buy it; the mystery kept me reading. MommyDaughterBooks #KidLit

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