Now that Christmas has passed and the kids have a bunch of new toys (and hopefully books), we are certain the last thing on your mind is buying anything new. However, we encourage you to encourage your children to keep reading during holiday break. Take them to the library and check out the latest books there – it will be a nice break from being inside, no matter the weather outside. Your local library offers programs, books, videos and so much more.
On your next trip, check out Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant in The Shanghai Incident. Great read for the middle school student presenting a new take on the heist novel. This intriguing read will keep the kids turning the pages to find out what happens next.
The pursuit of an international crime syndicate sends British vigilante butler Mr. Scant and his protégé Oliver Diplexito on a globe-hopping trip. After defeating a sinister secret society in Oliver’s home country of England, the unlikely pair has arrived in Paris, searching for Mr. Scant’s missing niece. What they discover are hints of a conspiracy that leads them all the way to Shanghai, China. Each clue they find only leads to more questions. That is, until Mr. Scant, Oliver, and their allies realize they’re the only hope of stopping a plot against China’s child emperor.