Welcome to Miss Eva's Top Three! Each month I'll be picking out items from three different areas of the children's section to feature that I've enjoyed -- some new titles, some older ones, but all of them things that have caught my eye! Check out this month's picks below.
Chapter book: Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rossell
A cute and quirky mystery set at a Victorian mansion on the English seaside. Great for fans of Lemony Snicket.
Short stories: Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson
An off-beat and eerie glow-in-the-dark collection of fantastical cryptids -- everything from the Snoligoster (who eats its victim's shadows) to the Acropelter ("closely related to the African baboon but slightly more evil.")
Picture book: Little Bird's Bad Word by Jacob Grant
A sweet and funny story about a father and son bird duo; when Little Bird hears a new, not so nice word (one that's only bad in bird-language, though!), he learns about the power of language and kindness.