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Stuffed Animals Had a Library Sleepover: Today in Books

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World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards finalists have been announced. Five of the competitive categories are for written work published in the previous year, and the nominees in the Best Novel category are The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymir by John Crowley, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss, Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory, The Changeling by Victor LaValle, and Jade City by Fonda Lee. Winners will be revealed at the World Fantasy Convention in November.

Hogwarts Lego Castle Gets Upgraded

If you have $399.99, engineering skills, and a deep and abiding love for all things Harry Potter, has Lego got a new kit for you! It’s a brand new Hogwarts Castle. And if you’re smugly saying, “Yeah, but I already have the 1,290-piece Hogwarts,” I gotta tell you, your current set is puny compared to this one’s 6,020 pieces. Here’s hoping somebody gets to drop it in the next Spider-Man movie.

Library Hosts Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Did you see this adorable sleepover make its way across Twitter? If not, the Boston Globe is sharing some of the photos that librarians in Somerville staged with stuffed animals dropped off for the night by local kids. Other people on Twitter chimed in with similar programs their own libraries conducted. This is a service that Starbucks and Amazon definitely do not provide.