Children & Teens Books of the Week

New in Elementary
The More You Give By Marcy Campbell, Francesca Sanna (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593372739
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

Rich shades of plum, raspberry, pumpkin, marigold, acorn, and evergreen bring this sweet story to life. Illustrator Francesca Sanna artfully captures the depth of family and wonder of nature with wide-eyed, big-hearted characters in outdoor scenes. The lush layers compliment Marcy Campbell’s inspirational story in The More You Give (Alfred A. Knopf, $18.99). Focusing on two family members per generation highlights which lessons are passed down again and again. How green things grow. How to make pancakes. How to be kind. Readers learn what a loving family looks like throughout the generations and how to extend that love to others and the earth. What begins with a boy and his grandmother ends with a different boy and his grandmother. A reminder that love given always returns bigger than imagined. Ages 4 – 8. Michelle Allen

New in Middle Grade
Wildoak By C. C. Harrington Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338803860
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

Wildoak (Scholastic, $17.99) by C.C. Harrington is the tender story of Maggie, a girl who connects deeply with animals even as her stutter isolates her from 1960s London society. Rumpus is a snow leopard cub who finds himself trapped in a fancy department store window at Christmas time. When he escapes he must abandon his sister, leaving him alone in a world he doesn’t understand. When Maggie is sent to the countryside to stay with her grandfather she quickly warms up to his gentle manner, love of nature and wacky inventions, and she becomes bolder in her exploration of the natural world. Our two main characters tumble toward one another, at times paralyzed by fear but emboldened by their strong will – and at last they meet in Wildoak Forest. When Rumpus’s life and freedom are on the line, Maggie finds the courage to stand up to his abductors. A timeless story filled with prose as lush as Wildoak Forest itself. Ages 9-13. Brandi Rose

New in YA
A Far Wilder Magic By Allison Saft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250623652
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Published: Wednesday Books - March 8th, 2022

In a 1920’s inspired world that is sprinkled with magic, A Far Wilder Magic (Wednesday Books, $18.99) takes the reader on a journey of love and self-worth, demonstrating how risking everything leads to life-changing experiences. Allison Saft opens this novel with Margaret Welty—a girl who is on her own and waiting for her mother to return—and Weston Winters, a boy who needs Margaret’s mother to prove himself and save his family. The two quickly become close as they agree to work together and compete in a high stakes hunt for a magical creature known as a halla. As the two navigate their own hardships caused by parental neglect, religious discrimination, and unrealistic expectations, they discover a love that might defy their fate and change them forever. Ages 14-18. Gabby Perez