Children & Teens Books of the Week

New in Hardcover
The Detective Dog Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250156761
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Published: Godwin Books/Henry Holt and Company - May 8th, 2018

Move aside, Scooby Doo! There’s a new crime solving canine in town! Peter's dog, Nell, has an amazing sense of smell. Her super-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents, too. Every week Nell likes to go to school with Peter to listen to the children read. So who better to have around when they discover, one morning, that the school's books have all disappeared! Have no fear, though, because Detective Dog (Holt, $17.99) Nell is on the case and ready to sniff out the thief! Written by Julia Donaldson and vibrantly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator Sara Ogilvie, this book is a perfect celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between one little boy and his dog. Ages 3-7. Cherakye Lopez.

Blast from the Past
The Snatchabook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402290824
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - October 1st, 2013

In the cozy little forest animal community of Burrow Down, a mystery is unfolding: all the bedtime books are suddenly disappearing, and it’s up to a fearless rabbit named Eliza Brown to find the culprit. As her investigation unfolds, Eliza discovers that the culprit is an adorable creature called The Snatchabook (Sourcebooks, $16.99). A cross between an insect and a bat, the Snatchabook promptly throws himself at Eliza’s mercy: “I know it’s wrong, but can’t you see—/I’ve got no one to read to me!” Helen and Thomas Docherty have a winner in this heartwarming and beautifully illustrated tribute to forgiveness and the essential role of bedtime reading. Ages. 3-6. Cherakye Lopez.


YA Pick
Truly Devious: A Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062338051
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 16th, 2018

In 1935, Albert Ellingham opens Ellingham Academy, a prestigious boarding school for gifted students on the grounds of his estate. One day a student goes missing and Ellingham’s wife and young daughter are kidnapped. The only clue is a cryptic riddle signed Truly Devious (HarperCollins $17.99). Even after complying with the kidnapper's demands, they were never seen alive again. Eighty years later, Stevie Bell, a gifted criminologist beginning her junior year at Ellingham Academy, has studied everything about the Ellingham Murders. Her skills are tested when the body of a classmate is discovered in the same location as the crime from so long ago. Will she piece together the facts surrounding the deaths and discover the secrets of Ellingham Academy? Maureen Johnson gives us a gripping read that flashes between the past and present events surrounding both mysteries. A must read for anyone who loves solving puzzles. Ages 15 and up. Carolyn Godavitarne.