In this episode, I talk with two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo about The Beatryce Prophecy, a fantastical meditation on the power of words and much more.
Through creative storytelling and problem-solving, The Land of Numbers encourages readers to practice addition while hardly realizing they are doing so.
Which five words best describe The Fort?
Laura Perdew: Celebrating imagination, compromise, adventure, forts!
Elizabeth Lim is the author of Spin the Dawn (out 7.9.19 with Knopf BFYR) and Reflection: A Twisted Tale (Disney Press).
With a book cover and illustrations as pretty as a sunlit, stained glass window, All is Assuredly Well is the quietly impactful story of King Phillip the Good and his elegant husband.
The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch, is short and sweet and funny, and empowers young girls to be true to themselves.
Steve Underwood’s The Borrowed Princess, the first in The Daughters of the Lost King series, presents a strong story of adventure, relationships, and royal family alliance-building.
Which five words best describe There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight?
Penny Parker Klostermann: Colorful, rollicking, humorous, deliciously warped.
Fans of Rachel Hartman’s breath-taking imagination and startling humane characters, dragons or otherwise, will marvel and mourn as Seraphina’s journey—at least on the page—comes to an end.
In the kingdom of Goredd, humans and dragons have lived and worked side by side for more than forty years, a treaty of peace signed, and the past war forgotten. But when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered and the finger of blame points to dragons, it appears that not all is forgotten, or forgiven.