Staff picks from Kathy at Jr.
The Beatryce Prophecy is the brilliant and triumphant result of an inspired collaboration between renowned storyteller and two-time Newbery award winner Kate DiCamillo and illustrator extraordinaire and two-time Caldicott medal winner Sophie Blackall, Together they have woven a rich and glorious tale of friendship and courage in a mythical, medieval world with captivating illustrations to create a masterpiece. This is a story like no other, to lose yourself in during a time like no other. Enchanting.
Get ready for a joyful adventure aboard the daladala! Room for Everyone assures that there will, indeed, be room for you, too! Author Naaz Khan has created a lyrical, engaging romp that begs to be read out loud. The captivating illustrations of Merce Lopez mesmerize. The rhythm of the language, contagious refrain, and drawings full of delight makes this a rousing good time.
A phenomenal new literary adventure by bestselling author Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer), Out of the Wild Night presents the struggles of Nantucket Island as its inhabiters, alive and otherwise, deal with respecting the past, putting understanding before fear and discovering that everyone is stronger when they work together. Surprises. Delights. Captivates.
A delightfully charming and comforting story of a light house and those who dwell within, Hello Lighthouse fulfills the fantasy of anyone who ever dreamed of living in a lighthouse. Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall's (Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear) soothing, melodic language and lovely illustrations will carry you away like the rhythm of the sea. A story to read again and again.
An enchanting debut by author Anne Winter with vivid illustrations by the incomparable Oge Mora (Saturday) that fairly leap of the page, Everybody in the Red Brick Building is fabulous! An engaging, story with lyrical language and wonderful sounds to mimic, we will want to live in the red brick building. We won't get much sleep, but we will have a whole lot of fun! A joy to read for the whole family.
In Victorian England where women are limited in their options and virtually invisible, there is The Agency, a very secret and highly successful detective agency made up entirely of women. Follow Mary Lang, aka Mary Quinn, on her adventures full of suspense and intrigue in a time that is not quite ready for her.
A beautiful, heart-warming story with characters to fall in love with. Told from the point of view of Teddy, an Irish wolfhound, we learn of a dog’s loves of a poet, of two lost children, of his hopes and his joys. Beautifully written, this is the tale of saving and love that I have been waiting for and didn’t know it.
Delve into the life experiences of 50 unique and determined women throughout history. Despite barriers, opponents and set backs these courageous women followed their hearts and followed their dreams. Inspiring.
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I have fallen in love with the adorable, furry little fruit bat named Stellaluna all over again. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Janell Cannon's original story and illustrations also includes bonus crafts and activities. Stellaluna is a story of new friends and new experiences the whole family can share in.
Erin loves living by the sea but longs to be a part of it. Ignoring the fear of others, she is determined to uncover the mystery that is Black Rock. A compelling story with enchanting illustrations. This is an adventure not to be missed.
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