‘CENTURY QUARTET: DRAGON OF SEAS’
BY P.D. BACCALARIO
Shanghai, September 19th — as the equinox approaches, Sheng, Elettra, Harvey and Mistral know they must come together one last time.
Armed with only a map, a top that seems to be broken, a collection of old coins and a tile with four knives painted on it, the four kids meet in Shanghai to try to make sense of clues their predecessors couldn’t decipher.
Meanwhile Sheng is haunted by a dream and by visions of a young boy who seems to understand their quest. The visions send the kids all over Shanghai, through abandoned water ducts and ancient tea houses, in search of the Pearl of the Sea Dragon, an ancient stone that they’re sure is the last piece of the puzzle.
But a germophobic supercriminal who never leaves his sterile Shanghai skyscraper will do anything to learn their secrets.
In the last book of the Century Quartet, P.D. Baccalario concludes the mystery that takes four cities and four extraordinary kids to solve.
BY ALYSSA SATIN CAPUCILLI
“Monkey Play” is an energetic companion to “Bear Hugs” and “Panda Kisses.” One by one, monkeys add to the jungle fun — swinging from palm trees, hiding in an Indian market and playing from sundown to sun-up!
This playful Step 1 Step into Reading title features a rhyming text with a bouncy rhythm and bright illustrations.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is one of the most recognizable names in the easy-to-read field. Her super-successful Biscuit books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in multiple formats.
BY MATTHEW CODY
Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength.
But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he is able to stop the Shroud, a supervillain bent on stealing his newfound friends’ powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers.
Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs.
His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud’s.
Of course, the Shroud is gone now…or is he? And could Daniel himself be his new vessel?
This sequel to Matthew Cody’s superhero debut, “Powerless,” continues the story of one ordinary hero in one extraordinary town.
BY SALINA YOON
“Where’s Ellie?” is a guessing game in board book form. Very young readers will love searching for Ellie the elephant among familiar colorful objects — and finding something unexpected instead.
Each page offers hints of Ellie, but it isn’t until the last page that readers will find her.
And when they do, they’ll want to start all over and do it again!
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‘CENTURY QUARTET: DRAGON OF SEAS’
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