- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
One night the Good Knight is keeping watch from the castle’s “crumbly tumbly tower” when all of a sudden he hears a very loud roar. The Good Knight hops on his horse and “clippety- clop, clippety clop” away he gallops to investigate. He soon discovers the roar is coming from a dark cave. Inside are three little dragons who cannot sleep. The chivalrous knight offers to help even though his patience is tried by many requests from the demanding little dragons. A sweet solution is finally reached and everyone finally says, “Good Night”. Beginning readers will enjoy the humor, repetition, brief sentences and the word play on “Knight” and “Night”. And of course everyone loves to read about dragons ! Also check out the equally charming sequels by Shelley Moore Thomas: Happy Birthday, Good Knight and Get Well, Good Knight.
Love medieval noir? A life of mystery and intrigue in the world of medieval London is the setting of my staff pick. Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson is a classic murder mystery, mixed in with twists and turns - knights and peasants. Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight who turns investigator, helping solve crimes to get by in the slums of London streets. If you enjoy these books as much as I did, Westerson wrote two following sequels: Serpent in the Thorns and The Demon's Parchment.