How to Catch a Bogle - Catherine Jinks, Sarah Watts

Do you know How to Catch a Bogle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99)? No? Well, ten-year-old Birdie does, and she is proud of her profession. Bogles can take the form of any manner of monster, and they are all attacking the children of Victorian London. Alfred Bunce, the Bogler, uses Birdie as bait; her sweet voice draws out the bogles whilst Bunce waits to pounce. Life is complicated, however, by several shady characters, including the infamous Sally Pickles, and by the curiosity of the learned and wealthy Miss Eames. Children and parents alike will enjoy Catherine Jinks’s Dickensian tale of Victorian monsters.  Ages 10-14. KLP