Children & Teens Books of the Week

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The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

Add a head-butting goat together with a cursed-eyed monk and a mysterious girl with a secret that threatens a kingdom and you have the makings of a truly marvelous medieval tale by beloved author Kate DiCamillo. The Beatryce Prophecy (Candlewick, $19.99) brings a band of outcasts together into a tender-hearted adventure that weaves a magical spell for the reader reminding us of the power of the written word even during the bleakest of times. Black and white illustrations by the masterful Sophie Blackall evoke pages from the beautiful manuscripts of the Middle Ages adding yet another mystical dimension to the story about love, friendship and courage. Ages 8-12. Heidi Ashton Yoon


Blast from the Past
The Book of Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062686213
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

Immerse yourself in the bustling and mysterious world of Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s, Book of Boy (Greenwillow Books, $7.99), where appearances are misleading, and adventure awaits. In this exciting, and oftentimes perilous tale, we follow the story of Boy. A mysterious past, the magical ability to talk to animals, and a hump on his back all alienate our main character from the village. Meeting the enigmatic pilgrim, Secondus, provides an opportunity for Boy to escape the villagers’ judgments, and take part in an epic quest. Acting as a servant for Secondus, Boy soon realizes that this journey has a darker purpose, one that involves stealing ancient relics and making powerful enemies. Join this unlikely duo as they embark on a trek across medieval landscapes to find the seven sacred relics of Saint Peter. Will Boy be able to complete this pilgrimage? And more importantly, what happens if he does? This intrepid tale will enthrall readers until the very last page, as Murdock’s effortless writing draws the reader in and creates a beautiful rendition of the classic hero's journey. Ages 8-12. Emma Bohrer

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142427378
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2018

The Inquisitor’s Tale (Penguin, $9.99) is a striking book that incorporates history, geography and character-building into a fast-paced fantasy adventure. Sometimes, because of Adam Gidwitz’s  witty and quick engaging writing, readers don’t realize how much of the past is introduced while following three young travelers the King of France has declared war on. Told through picaresque tales by the rowdy people in a small inn along with illustrations that evoke medieval times by Hatem Aly, this Newbery honor book will have your readers excited and curious for the next page.  Ages 10 and up. Hannah Manwiller