Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ninja Librarians Recon Team

This week's Ninja Librarians Recon Team prompt is: Name 10 items that you would take from a book if you could (and the book you took them from!) and let us know what you'd do with those items.

Here's my list.
1. Hermione's beaded bag from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    I've long desired the beaded bag. It would make travel, and especially moving, a breeze. Imagine packing up your whole house, boarding a plane, and moving across the country!

The world's most amazing accessory
2. Starstuff from Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
    Starstuff is what allows Peter and the Lost Boys to fly. It creates all magic in Neverland. Who wouldn't want that?
3. The box from Cardboard by Doug Tenapel
    The cardboard in this graphic novel has a kind of magic. It can be made into anything and the object then becomes fully functional. It's the truly multi-purpose product.
4. The Book from The Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka
    The Book allows Joe, Sam, and Fred to travel through time and meet various historical figures. I don't know about you but meeting Galileo sounds pretty awesome to me.
5. The Simon Snow books from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
    When I read Fangirl, I found myself very wrapped up in the world of Simon Snow, even though the books are only somewhat described. I desperately wanted to know what would happen to Simon. I just really want to read these books.
6. Sir Bobblysock from the Claude series by Alex T. Smith
    While Sir Bobblysock is character, he is also a sock and therefore a thing. I think he technically counts. He is a very fun character, cute, and a great companion.

See him hopping along there?
7. The ice cream from A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
    I can't decide which flavor I would pick. The Blackberry Sunrise has a magical ability to help you remember which would be amazing as I have some loved ones I would like to remember better. The other flavors just sound delicious.
8. Chuck's sneaker collection from Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo
    I'm a big fan of Converse sneakers and Chuck has a pair in every color. I drool enough of the green ones on the cover. Imagine the complete collection.
9. Any of the robots from Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    While the robots were not my favorite parts of Cinder I can't deny their usefulness as tools, information storage devices, and companions. Really, any of the robots from the book would do.
10. The pickle car from Mr. Frumble's New Cars (along with several other Busytown books) by Richard Scarry
     Mr. Frumble was always one of my favorite Busytown characters (Lowly was the best) and he drove a most unique car. If your car was shaped like a pickle you wouldn't have any trouble picking it out in a crowded parking lot and simply by virtue of his shape and uniqueness it would kind of be a theft deterrent. Everyone looks cool driving a pickle.


  1. Great list! I would take the aleithiometer from The Golden Compass and the time turner from HP book 3. I would always know who was telling the truth and I could have as much time as I wanted!

    By the way, have you heard of WWW Wednesdays from www.shouldbereading,wordpress.com? It's a fun feature!

    Happy Snow Day!

  2. Psst. I love your list. All hail the pickle car! (And robbers hiding in the split pea soup)