Cornelia’s writing website recently got a makeover, and the Writing House has officially transformed into the Writing Barn! We hope you’ll come to take a look around and say hello!
We took The Wild Chicks out of doors this week in a spurt of beautiful California autumn. Just imagine all the mischief Charlie and the gang could get into here...these girls would probably spend hours exploring the canyons, finding desert wildlife, and climbing lots of trees!
Cornelia's books have been translated into so many languages and editions—which means lots of different designs for book covers! This week, we're looking back on a few of our favorites.
Two years after Ben and the silver dragon Firedrake's latest adventure, they've returned. Now, the last winged horses are on the brink of extinction. At a sanctuary for threatened creatures, three foals lie curled up in their eggs. The foals are in great danger, and the only cure seems to be the sun-feather of a griffin. But griffins, creatures with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, are a dragon's fiercest enemy, and they live far across the world in the sweltering jungle. A dangerous and exciting adventure begins. . . .
I knew I had to when Roychoudhuri read aloud a sentence that absolutely summed up how I've felt in the last weeks and months: "Many of us are experiencing a shift in our perception of time because of the intensity and trauma of a leadership that shocks us daily—a single day can feel like a week, a week can feel like a month."
Cornelia's long-awaited sequel to Dragon Rider has flown into bookstores in the U.S. and Canada. After over a decade, Ben, Firedrake, and friends old and new are back, and part of FREEFAB, a conversation organization that aids magical creatures and the humans who love them.
While it's definitely possible in this internet age to order books from the comfort of home and laptop screen (and we've certainly done our fair share of that too, no judgment!), it's hard to compare that to the experience of exploring a bookstore.
If you've read the Reckless series, then you're familiar with one of the MirrorWorld's unique peoples: men made of stone known as the Goyl. But do you know what these different stones mean? Check out some of the meanings of some of the different stones found in this world, and behind the mirror:
For many of us, it's felt like the past two years have been filled with increasingly-dark political days. It can be difficult to know where to turn, to find what—if anything—can make a dent, can turn a tide. In stories, readers see characters who do the right thing—and the wrong. Particularly as young readers, we learn how to foster empathy, to step outside of ourselves and into others' shoes. In seeing our beloved characters struggle with what's right and wrong, and how they should act, we see the importance of weighing our own moral compasses and standing up for what's right.