The Menagerie, by Tui T. Sutherland, is a really good, solid book to offer the nine or ten year old lover of fantasy creatures (and its baby griffins will warm even cold adult hearts). As an added bonus, it's main boy protagonist is bi-racial, without this making a whit of difference to the plot.
So I am pleased as all get out to see here at Stephanie's blog that the sequel, Dragon on Trial (HarperCollins) will be out March 11, and my ten year old is even more so. He started pining for the sequel the moment he finished the first book...
"The mysteries and adventure are back and bigger than ever in the second book in the Menagerie trilogy! With the magic of Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven and the charm and humor of Carl Hiaasen, The Menagerie #2: Dragon on Trial is perfect for young readers who love myths, fairy tales, and magical creatures.
Someone or something has murdered the goose who laid the golden eggs, and the evidence points to a dragon named Scratch. But this mystery won’t be that easy to solve. . . . Zoe and Logan are back on the case in another exciting fantasy adventure from authors—and sisters—Tui T. Sutherland (Wings of Fire) and Kari Sutherland."
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.