Center for Children's Literature Blog

Children’s Book Committee – February 2022 Pick

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations series)
Written by B. B. Alston

Brave and resourceful Amari, determined to find her long-missing brother, receives an invitation in his handwriting to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs.

Our Young Reviewer Says:

“I  like this book because it is a mystery, which makes it fun to read. Each page holds a new clue and I never got bored!  The characters were really fun and interesting. I also liked the way it was written. I never even wanted it to end. Above each chapter, there is an illustration. I like these illustrations because they hold a clue to what the chapter is about, so I look forward to them so I can see if I can figure out what I am going to read.”

–Dalma, 8, Yonkers, NY.

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