Mystery

Big Foots Sightings Increase

Big Foots Sightings Increase

Recently, there has been a rise in BigFoot sightings, Google Trends reports an uptick in the search term “Bigfoot Festivals,” and BigFoot conferences draw in thousands upon thousands of attendees annually. So, what gives with recent BigFoot interest? Children’s book author D.L. Miller says, “BigFoot has transitioned from a scary paranormal beast to a beloved(…)

Enjoy a Volcanic Adventure for National STEM Day

Enjoy a Volcanic Adventure for National STEM Day

Today is National STEM Day.  STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engieering and Math, is an acronym that was coined to address the current and future shortage of skilled workers in high-tech fields. It’s believed that, by teaching these subjects together, in an cohesive approach, STEM education will be more relevant and fun and thus attract more students. Author Geoffrey(…)

The Mapmaker Chronicles a Swashbuckling New Trilogy

The Mapmaker Chronicles a Swashbuckling New Trilogy

Looking for a great fiction series for your 9-14-year-old.  Look no further than the trilogy:  The Mapmaker Chronicles. Adventure and danger lie just off the edge of the map in this swashbuckling new trilogy. These books include part fantasy quest and part peril on the high seas.  Your young reader will love the mystery, monsters(…)

Mysteries for Kids

Mysteries for Kids

I grew up reading Encyclopedia Brown and enjoyed solving mysteries with him.  There are so many more options these days (or so it seems).  Here are some great mysteries to introduce your children to solving capers. The Case of The Poached Egg: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery By Robin Newman Illustrated by Deborah Zemke When(…)

Mysteries for Middle School

Mysteries for Middle School

Big Trouble – A Friday Barnes Mystery In the third book in R.A. Spratt’s hilarious Friday Barnes Mystery series, crime hits close to home when Friday Barnes learns her mother has been kidnapped. But her detective work gets put aside when Friday is distracted by other happenings at school: a new VIP student (a Norwegian(…)

The Maypop Kidnapping

The Maypop Kidnapping

In the coastal village of Maiden Rock, Maine, Quinnie Boyd’s teacher has disappeared. Quinnie thinks it’s a kidnapping case, but her mom, the town sheriff, just thinks the teacher has left town. Still, Quinnie’s going to follow her instincts that something’s wrong. Her investigation takes her through a damp and smelly marsh, a lobster pound,(…)