Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell 

With their mega-bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, this British author-illustrator team hit the big time with the elementary set, particularly during the doldums between Harry Potter installments. With those pesky wizards are out of the way forever, books in their new series, Barnaby Grimes, are poised to become the most clamored-for installments in children's literature. Curse of the Night Wolf is part mystery, part action, part horror and all delight as protagonist Barnaby Grimes, a clever "tick tock lad," makes deliveries and encounters adventures in "the black heart of this great, bustling city" that looks a lot like Dickensian London--if Dickensian London had been haunted by huge dogs on Victorian steroids.
Mon., Sept. 15, 6 p.m., 2008

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