Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Books for kids: ‘I’ll Take Care of You’ is a beautiful, comforting tale

Also "The Stardust Thief," a fast-paced fantasy adventure for grownups

Book picks for kids (and adults):

Looking for some reading inspiration? Here’s a peek at what KCLS staff and the young readers in their lives are digging into this month!

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AdultsThe Stardust Thief, by Chelsea Abdullah

Chelsea Abdullah’s fast-paced fantasy adventure kicks off a new trilogy centered around Loulie, who is known as the Midnight Merchant. With her jinn bodyguard by her side, she tracks and sells illegal magic in the shadows of her city until the day she saves the life of a prince. His father discovers what she has been doing and blackmails Loulie to find an ancient artifact, propelling her on a dangerous journey. Along the way she battles jinn, ghouls and other magical creatures using her wits and cunning thievery skills. Inspired by “One Thousand and One Nights,” Loulie’s quest is full of excitement and magic.

KidsI’ll Take Care of You, by Maria Loretta Giraldo, illustrated by Nicoletta Bertelle

This gentle story begins with a lonely seed. Sky, Water and Earth explain how they will care for it, and as they do, the relationship between the seed and the natural world unfolds. From the soft soil that takes the seed in, to the kind rain that nourishes it to grow, readers see how caring for each other can yield love and friendship. Inviting illustrations in rich, deep colors accompany Giraldo’s comforting read.


More book picks for kids (and other book news):

“This is a School” celebrates friendship and learning

“Carpenter’s Helper” a heartwarming story about nature

Dad Next Door: Harry Potter will set you free (from reading tedious bedtime stories to your kids)

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About the Author

Rekha Kuver

Librarian Rekha Kuver is the youth and family services manager for the King County Library System. As a reader, she likes characters with rich internal lives and settings with a vivid sense of time and place. When she’s not reading or listening to audiobooks, she’s making art or spending time outdoors.