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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #118: PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO MAGICAL CREATURES by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater (MG)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!!
The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
Expected release date: May 2015
Published by: Scholastic 
Genre: Middle Grade
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook


From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations.

Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures.

When things go amok — and they often go amok — Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge — it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are — 
Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.


Firstly... did you see who the authors are???
AND!!! Maggie Stiefvater illustrated the entire book! Cover too!!!

Secondly... this book sounds too cute to pass up!
I think this might be one where I'll enjoy it more than my own kids will ;) 

Lastly... magical creatures/quirky illustrations!!!
I. Need. To. See. It. ALL!!!

SO, what are you waiting for???


  1. This looks like such a cute book! Here is my Waiting on Wednesday :)


  2. I do love Maggie, but just don't see myself reading this. It is one I'd get for my students to read if I was at a middle school library.
    Check out my WOW

  3. Ahhh!! Me needs!! :D I love Maggie and her art!! And I love the title so much! Eek! I'm super excited! Can't wait!

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