I’m a sucker for dog books (which is weird because I don’t have a dog, just two temperamental diva cats) & books that feature mysterious libraries (because libraries are the center of the universe and all good mysteries should begin in one).
This week I want to highlight one of each. What luck!
A Dog’s Porpoise, by MC Ross
When a bad storm throws Bangor, a harbor porpoise, off course, he finds himself all alone in the harbor of Ogunquit, Maine. And he’s not the only one who’s lost in these wayward waters: Lars, a rowdy pup, is knocked overboard a nearby boat. With the help of a girl named Natalie, Bangor rescues Lars, and they become fast friends.
But not everyone in the small town approves of this unlikely friendship. Some find Lars a nuisance to the community, and it isn’t safe for Bangor to remain in the harbor. It’s up to Natalie to convince the town to locate Bangor’s pod and return him safely home — even if it means saying goodbye to her new friend.
Full of humor and heart, A Dog’s Porpoise asks readers to consider what it means to be a good friend, especially during tough times.
The Library of Ever, by Zeno Alexander
With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. And Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian.
She rockets to the stars, travels to a future filled with robots, and faces down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge. To save the library, Lenora will have to test her limits and uncover secrets hidden among its shelves.