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Dragons in a Bag
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author! When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?
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Booknerd2
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This is one of the books for the #globalreadaloud and I really enjoyed it. Geared toward early middle grades. It‘s urban fantasy and it really struck me when the author said “magic only happened if you lived in a certain area”. So she did something about it. Jax meets Ma and she takes him along on an errand she has to do. This errand involves dragons, dinosaurs, an invisible man, and time travel. I‘m definitely listening to the sequel!!!
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Caryl
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10: I loved this sweet middle grade fantasy. Hooray for Zetta Elliott! 💖

#12booksof2020 @Andrew65

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Eggs
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This was cute! I think I‘ll check out the sequel too!

#doublebookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Cortg
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I finished Dragons in a Bag and at this point it‘s a top contender for the grades 4-6 book club this summer. I still have a few more books to look into and I have to have my final decision by March 10th to get it in the summer events catalog.

Tamra I will check it out from the library for my daughter! 2y
Cortg @Tamra if she reads it, you‘ll have to let me know what she thinks! It is a series so there‘s another one or two to keep the kiddo‘s going. 2y
Tamra @Cortg 👍🏾 2y
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BennettBookworm
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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Singing this book‘s praises! The nine-year-old protagonist is a boy from Brooklyn and all of the characters are people of color. The author, Zetta Elliott, is on a mission to bring fantasy stories to life for children of color to be able to see themselves wholly represented. The story is so charming and although it‘s a quick read, it covers a lot of ground. I want to read it with my fourth grade class! They‘ll find it so relatable as NYC kids 🗽

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BeaG
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A very good book. I enjoyed it.

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Freddie4473
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott

Help I need to read some juvenile lit before some reading begins.... what are some must reads right now?

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okthislooksbad
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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This was a total cover/title-grab, and it was delightful. Full of magic and adventure and dragons and genuinely interesting characters being genuinely kind and helpful and just, yes. Yes good. A+ for literally everything about this. Except the lack of closure at the end. There is /none/. I guess I'll be over here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the next one 🤔😂

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emtobiasz
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Great early #middlegrade read with diverse characters and an urban fantasy setting. Jaxon is left with a family friend when his mom goes to fight their eviction notice. But Ma, the family friend, is secretive and standoffish, and her purse keeps moving on its own... There‘s a lot going on here, but the 160-page book never feels overcrowded. I wish there had been more closure, but the book sets up the upcoming series nicely! #kidlit #fantasy

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GirlNamedJesse
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Tagged book was our first chapter book read together & #1,000! 😍 It was a delightful fantasy complete with surprise family members, alternate dimensions, and of course: dragons! #1000booksbeforekindergarten

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This is a book for a young reader, which is not a genre I generally pick up. But it was in the npr notable books of 2018 list so I gave it a try. It was cute and I liked the way it dealt with magic.

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InLibrisVeritas
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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Getting a bit of reading in while I wait for this laptop to reset.

My laptop's hard drive very suddenly died today. But my mom being the absolute wizard that she is, just produced a brand new laptop out of nowhere and saved the day. Being excited I began the resetting process like it wasn't 2am 😅 so I will be up for a bit.

BookBabe Lol, I hear ya! I can never resist the urge to play with new goodies! 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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Urban fantasy—with dragons!!!—for the middle grade set (ages 8-12). On her way to court to fight an eviction notice, Jax‘s mom drops him off at Ma‘s promising to pick him up at the end of the day. And what a day it turns out to be because Ma isn‘t just an elderly neighbor, she‘s a witch & she has a job to do. With a diverse, wonderful cast of characters, & magic is this world & beyond, this is a delightful fantasy for young readers.

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InLibrisVeritas
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Review books from Random House Kids! These all look so cute!

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RealLifeReading
Dragons in a Bag | Zetta Elliott
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Checking out the Amazon best books and taking notes so I can borrow them or get them as Christmas presents. I think my boys would like Dragons in a Bag

MicheleinPhilly I was embarrassed by how many books I own but haven‘t read from the Top 100. 3y
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