Fantastic Middle Grade Reads
Mystery, Mischief, and Magic!
No One Leaves the Castle by CHRISTOPHER HEALY. When the Lilac, an aspiring bounty hunter whose (made up) reputation precedes her, takes on a challenging quest, things go wrong more often than right. At a castle dinner party for the the person whose art was stolen, his family is horribly unsavory, with each member being shadier than the last. And then a dead body is discovered. Suddenly, everyone is magically sealed inside the castle, including the murderer. Will the Lilac survive this job? Or will her first also be her last?
The Poison Waves (Secrets of the Sky #2) by SAYANTANI DasGUPTA. Kiya and Kinjal have succeeded in their first quest in the magical world of the Kingdom Beyond, but it quickly becomes obvious that whatever good they achieved might not be enough. Soon after, Princess Pakkhiraj summons them back, and tells them the water pari — winged merpeople — are slowly being poisoned and it is up to the twins to figure it out and put a stop to it. Will they be able to solve this mystery before time runs out?
- Galaxy Jones and the Space Pirates by BRIANA McDONALD. Galaxy — Lexi — lives at the far edge of a star system, and with the train that serviced her area going defunct, the inn that she and her dads run is on the verge of closing. When the royal family stops at their inn on their travels, Lexi’s dads hope for some good business, but Lexi knows from past experience with Prince Weston — and his annoying dog, Comet — they're nothing but trouble. Trouble there is, as the prince has stolen something precious from pirates, then lost it, and also led them right to her door. With the adults held hostage, Lexi and Prince Weston (and his annoying dog, Comet) have to race to find it, before she loses everything!
Saturday, October 28th at 4PM EST at Our 17th St Store!
*One book may be brought from home to be signed for every book purchased at the event.
For all Books of Wonder events, we expect all participants to maintain a family friendly atmosphere, inclusive of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior, including engaging in any form of harassment, inappropriate language, or disruptive conduct, will, at our discretion, be immediately removed.