Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday...
Cassandra Clare's celebrated YA Shadowhunter Chronicles have generated a devoted fan base. Her newest book, Chain of Thorns, comes out on Jan. 31 and we're offering a free book credit to customers who preorder their copy before the release date. Read on to learn more about the author and get in on the deal.
Whether wicked or wonderful, mothers loom large in kid lit. In our recent survey about childhood reading experiences, we asked people to identify the best and worst mothers from the stories they enjoyed as kids. Here we reflect on some of the standouts from each category.