Category: Children

Here There Be Dragons

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica — an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable … Read More Here There Be Dragons

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Frazzled

Frazzled by Booki Vivat Meet Abbie Wu! She’s about to start middle school and she’s totally in crisis. Abbie Wu is in crisis—and not just because she’s stuck in a family that doesn’t quite get her or because the lunch ladies at school are totally corrupt or because everyone seems to have a “Thing” except her. Abbie Wu is in crisis always. Heavily illustrated … Read More Frazzled

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Wildwood

Wildwood by Colin Meloy Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one’s ever gone in—or at least returned to tell of it. So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable … Read More Wildwood

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The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only … Read More The Secret Garden

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The Jungle Book

By Rudyard Kipling Run with them. Or fear them– Bagheera the Panther: A silken shadow of boldness and cunning. Kaa the Python: A thirty foot battering ram driven by a cool, hungry mind. Baloo the Bear: who keeps the lore and the Law, and teaches the Secret Words. Rikki the Mongoose: The young protector who sings as he slays. Akela and Raksha the Wolves: … Read More The Jungle Book

The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupery Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a … Read More The Little Prince

The Creeps

By John Connolly (Samuel Johnson #3) Samuel Johnson is not in a happy place. He is dating the wrong girl, demons are occupying his spare room, and the town in which he lives appears to be cursed. But there is some good news on the horizon. After years of neglect, the grand old building that once housed Wreckit & Sons is about to reopen … Read More The Creeps

The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, … Read More The Graveyard Book