• New Books

    Judging a Book by its Cover

    Here is another selection of great books with great covers to be found on the New Book Shelves in the Baker Reading Room at Ohrstrom Library.   The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz Dutton Children’s Books 2016 Call Number: Fiction G36 A 2017 Newbery Honor Book “What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering. ‘The Inquisitor’s Tale’ is equal parts swashbuckling epic, medieval morality play, religious polemic and bawdy burlesque, propelling us toward a white-knuckle climax where three children must leap into a fire to save…a Talmud. And yet, the rescue of this single book feels like higher stakes than any world-incinerating superhero…