Monday, June 16, 2014

Poached is a Must Read for Kids

Stuart Gibbs is at it again.  This is a wonderful author, so if you aren't familiar with his books, make sure you get a least one in the hands of your kids.  They will thank you for it.  No, I mean it ... actually thank you.

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Title:       Poached

Author:  Stuart Gibbs

Target:   Grade 4-8

Series:    Yes

Why I love this book:
The action and intrigue continue in this second book set at Fun Jungle, a Texas animal park.  This time when the prized Koala on loan from Australia goes missing, Teddy Fitzroy, who lives at the park with his parents, is the prime suspect.  The only way to get suspicion off himself is to find the real thief, which is never easy, is it?

Why I love this book:
As I was reading this book, I kept trying to figure out what makes all of Stuart Gibbs novels for kids so good.  My son grabbed this one the minute it came through the door and read it in one sitting, blowing off his computer time.  Now an author that makes my kids give up their computer time is one that makes me take notice!

I think that perhaps his magic is the combination of a compelling mystery where the who dun it is a challenge, nonstop action that keep kids on the edge of their seats, and a main characters that feel a lot like a real kid.

The other thing I really like about this book are the animal facts.  I learned interesting things about sharks and koalas. Hint: koalas are not like miniature teddy bears!

Who this book is for: 
Most kids who like action/mystery books will enjoy this one.  It is a companion book to Belly Up, but your kids don’t need to have read the first book to enjoy this one.  Kids who like animals will also enjoy learning details about animals as well as their care.

Final thoughts: 
Great covers for all of Stuart Gibbs’ books.  Fabulous branding - you can always pick out this guys stuff.

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Poached (FunJungle)  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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