Season 2 - Episodes 10, 11 & 12 - A Royal Adventure

A Royal Adventure

A Royal Adventure (Part 1) is sponsored by Barefoot Books

A Royal Adventure (Part 2, Part 3 & Bonus Episode) is sponsored by Random House Kids

Our last story of season 2 is a legendary trip to the magical kingdom of Camelot! Hop into the Reading Bug's book bag for a trip back in time to become part of the Camelot legend, with King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, the Knights of the Round Table and much, much more. But beware, dangerous trolls and serpents lurk around every corner!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Dough Knights and Dragons Cover Image
By Dee Leone, George Ermos (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454921417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 3rd, 2017

In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship. In Dough Knights and Dragons, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously, and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law, save their friendship, and spread good throughout the land? Kids will devour this scrumptiously clever tale.


King Arthur's Very Great Grandson Cover Image
By Kenneth Kraegel, Kenneth Kraegel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763653118
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Published: Candlewick - July 24th, 2012

Henry Alfred Grummorson is the great-great-great-great-great-greatgreat grandson of Arthur, King of Britain. On his sixth birthday, adorned with a helmet and sword, Henry goes in search of adventure. He challenges a fire-breathing dragon to a fight, but the dragon prefers a game of blowing smoke rings. A cyclops wants only to have a staring contest. Even the griffin will not engage in "a battle to the uttermost" of the type Henry desires. Desperate for a real battle, strength against strength, might against might, Henry seeks out the fearsome leviathan.


The Story of King Arthur & His Knights (Classic Starts) Cover Image
By Howard Pyle, Tania Zamorsky (Abridged by), Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781402725340
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Published: Sterling - March 1st, 2006

From the sword in the stone and the founding of Camelot to the famed Round Table and the Lake of Enchantment, the legend of King Arthur will never lose its magic. Though simpler, this version includes all the wonderful stories--such as King Arthur's winning of Guenievere and Merlin's tragic downfall at the hands of the evil Vivien.


Cavall in Camelot #1: A Dog in King Arthur's Court Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062494481
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Published: HarperCollins - August 21st, 2018

In Camelot, King Arthur’s dog encounters a world of danger and magic… Follow Cavall as he embarks on a quest that will put the unbreakable bond between a dog and his person to the ultimate test. When Cavall and his older brother, Glessic, leave the comfort of their simple barn to join the lavish court of Camelot, Cavall wants nothing more than to prove he’s a good dog to the great knights and dogs of the castle—especially to King Arthur.


The Knight and the Dragon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399207075
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 25th, 1980

What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it's no ordinary battle since the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor's things to find out how to fight a knight!


Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission #1) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375858123
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2009

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! When Jack and Annie receive an invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot—a magical place that exists only in myth and fantasy—they know they are in for their biggest adventure yet. What they don't know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot. Can they succeed even though Camelot's greatest knights have failed?


King Hugo's Huge Ego Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763650049
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Published: Candlewick - July 26th, 2011

Hugo is a tiny king with a very large ego. But when he mistreats a villager who also happens to be a sorceress, the spell she casts causes his head to literally swell. The more he boasts, the bigger it gets, until it finally topples the mini monarch right off his castle! Who will cut this royal pain down to size? And, more important, will anyone live happily ever after? Chris Van Dusen’s hilarious story is matched only by his outrageous illustrations. Together, they make for a picture book that is sometimes fairy tale, sometimes cautionary tale, and always laugh-outloud funny.


The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great (The Knights’ Tales Series #1) Cover Image
By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780547237565
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2009

Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Of these worthy knights, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, so…shiny as the dashing Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless and protecting the weak, just as long as he’d had his afternoon nap. Behold the very exciting and very funny adventures of Lancelot the Great, as only acclaimed Arthurian author Gerald Morris can tell them.


The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short (The Knights’ Tales Series #2) Cover Image
By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780547248189
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2009

Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur held court with his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Poor Givret, who is easily the shortest man at court, bears the brunt of their jokes. But what he lacks in stature, Givret makes up for in brains—and before he knows it, his quick thinking has landed him a place at the famous Round Table! And so beginneth the exciting and funny adventures of Sir Givret the Short, Brilliant, and Marvelous.


The New Kid at School #1 (Dragon Slayers' Academy #1) Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Bill Basso (Illustrator), Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448431086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - May 12th, 2003

When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood?


Fancy Nancy and the Quest for the Unicorn Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062377944
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Published: HarperFestival - August 21st, 2018

Join Fancy Nancy as she embarks on a quest for a unicorn in this fun story from the dazzling bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Includes a fabulous set of stickers!

Nancy and Bree are unicorn experts. (That’s a fancy way of saying they know almost everything about them.) When they decide to go on an epic quest to find a unicorn, Freddy and JoJo want to play too.

Together, they follow trails of glitter—but after searching high and low, Freddy and JoJo complain that they are all quested out! The big sisters won’t quit, and take a guess at what they discover…


Non-Fiction: 
Castle: How It Works Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781626722095
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Published: Square Fish - April 14th, 2015

Take a tour of a medieval castle. Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls. Castle: How It Works is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True (The Knights’ Tales Series #3) Cover Image
By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780544022645
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

The Queen's Hat Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545835565
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

The Queen's Handbag Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338032932
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 30th, 2017

Prince & Knight Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
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Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

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