In time for the holidays: younger readers

dust   Young readers hope for the holidays might want to dip into one of these. “The Book of Dust” By Philip Pullman is a prequel to the popular “Dark Materials” series, in which Lyra must be recused from a devastating flood and demonic spirits. In “The Ship of the Dead” by Rick Riordan, Magnus Chase does battle with sea gods, giants, a fire-breathing dragon and the trickster god Loki. “All the Crooked Saints” by Maggie Stiefvater is about a Mexican-American family with a reputation for performing miracles.  In “Salt to the Sea” by Ruth Septys, Titanic meets WWII when a transport ship is torpedoed in the Baltic Sea. “The Bobhouse” by Andy Opel is a Winnipesaukee story, with art by local Karel Hayes. “Gus and Me” by Keith Richards is a loving tribute to an unusual Grandad.

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