This month in Kids Books: March 2022

Reading recommendations for kids
March 15, 2022
The conclusion to one of the most exciting and groundbreaking Rick Riordan Presents fantasy series is on the way to library shelves:

Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi
The Pandavas only have until the next full moon to stop the Sleeper from gaining access to the nectar of immortality, which will grant him infinite power. But how can Aru, Mini, and Brynne hope to defeat him without their celestial weapons? The Sleeper and his army are already plundering the labyrinth, and the sisters can't even enter. Their quest to get in will have them calling on old friends, meeting new allies, and facing fearsome trials, like... performing in a rock concert? When the moment of confrontation finally arrives, it's up to Aru to decide who deserves immortality, the devas or the asuras. The most unexpected answer will come from a most unexpected place.

Trending Now
New entries in a number of extremely popular kids’ series are incoming, including the perennial favorite Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. If you can’t get enough of the dragons of Pyrrhia, make sure to thumb through this selection of similar titles about dragons, warrior animals, and high fantasy.  
What’s New This Month
In addition to Pandava and Wings of Fire, be on the lookout for new books in the 13-Story Treehouse, Cat Kid Comic Club, Warriors, Doggo and Pupper, and The Last Kids on Earth series, along with Colin Kaepernick’s powerful new picture book, the latest from Christina Soontornvat, and more.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quoates from library staff about their latest recommended picks:
Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens: “Artie has to deal with new werewolf powers, meeting her long-estranged family, and falling in love, all while worrying about school and the vampires that took her father.”
Snakes on a Train by Kathryn Dennis: “Recently a video of an actual snake on an actual plane went viral and it reminded me of this book, which we read out loud in our branch sometimes. The ‘brakesnake’ always makes us laugh.”  
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