Calling all kids in grades 4-8! Join us for an epic Book Battle! Each month this fall, librarians will pick three titles, and we want you to pick the winner. Each month will be a different genre. Kids who attend all three sessions will have a chance to win a prize.
Your challenge is to pick one of the books below, and read it before our get-together on September 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library. Each book will have a 10-15 minute discussion to help determine a winner.
September’s genre is fantasy.
“The Storm Runner” by Jennifer Cervantes
To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.
“Sisters of Glass” by Naomi Cyprus
Halan is a powerless princess. She is heir to the Magi Kingdom, a blazing desert land ruled by ancient magic. But unlike every royal before her, Halan has no magical powers of her own. Nalah is a powerful pauper. She lives in the land of New Hadar, where magic is strictly outlawed. But Nalah has a powerful force growing within her, one she can’t always control. When a legendary mirror connects them, Nalah and Halan finally meet and must work together to save their two worlds, before everything they know is shattered forever.
“Serpent’s Secret” by Sayantani DasGupta
Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen. Soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds and cute princes. Somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents and basically save the world.
Registration for the September 25 session starts September 10. Give us a call at 573-443-3161 or drop by any of the services desks at the Columbia Public Library to register.