Some intriguing new chapter books will debut in the department this weekend! We have a few sequels, one of which is being compared to Harry Potter (The Ability). From the action-packed to the fantastical (or both), these could be your next summer reads.
How to Catch A Bogle by Catherine Jinks
In 1870s London, a young orphan girl becomes the apprentice to a man who traps monsters for a living.
“Michael Morn is a supervillain-in-training and the adoptive son of the brilliant criminal mastermind whose sense of right and wrong is thrown into question when a new superhero arrives in town” Provided by publisher.
Curiosity by Gary Blackwood
In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor’s prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.
The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz
Alex Knight, a twelve-year-old in training to be a supervillain in the elite Cloak Society, becomes friends with a young superhero and begins to question where his loyalty lies.
Overwhelmed by guilt for his role in a boy’s death, Chris resumes his secret Ability training but begins to suspect that the spectre of the boy he sees everywhere is more than a figment of his imagination, a growing belief that is tied to an adversary’s murderous plot.