Mother Daughter Book Club: A Snicker of Magic

Tonight’s Mother Daughter Book Club discussed the book A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, a magical realism book about a contemporary girl who has an extraordinary ability to see words everywhere that other people don’t see.  It’s also about a charming Tennessee town which fell under a curse and has to be redeemed so that they can get their magic back.  The moms said it was a really delightful read and much lighter fare than some of the other books we read this year. 🙂  Highly recommended!

In the book, Felicity receives a magic tattoo of a bird that appears just to give her strength and confidence to do what she needs to do.  We did our own tattoos too!

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Then we thought about a person in our lives who needs encouragement from “The Beedle.”  The Beedle is an anonymous giving person in the town of Midnight Gulch who performs acts of kindness and leaves people notes of encouragement.  DSCN0013

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If you’d like to download my template for the stationery click on the link below!

beedle exercise

beedle exercise

AnnMarie Hurtado

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, STEAM Careers in Pasadena, and other STEAM/science programs. I teach 1-2 sessions of Infant/Toddler Storytime each year. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book, 36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras.

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