6/25/12 ** On the Young Hoosier list for 2012-13. Getting ready for book talks.
6/26/12 ** One of those great elementary books that has a series of puns and literary references that the kids may or may not get...clever for the reminiscing adult though. This is the first in a series of at least 3 about Steve Brixton, a fan of the Baily Brothers mystery series (think Hardy Boys). This book has excerpts from Steve's favorite reference book, The Bailey Brothers' Detective Handbook, which of course don't work quite the way Steve expects. I can definitely see my students groaning over the things that Steve tries, while still being totally engrossed in his larger-than-life & completely unbelievable mystery. You'll have to read it to see if he manages to solve the case.