V.I.B. Picks for Kids (very impressive book)
Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Tattered Cover Kids' V.I.B. (Very Impressive Book) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.
Our latest selection is:
The World's Greatest Detective
by Caroline Carlson
"This book is perfect for mystery-loving, problem-solving 4th-graders. There's Toby, a well-behaved (or as well-behaved as the trouble-that-creeps-around-and-won't-leave-him-alone will allow) young boy who lives with his detective uncle, his "last relative" to rely on before he'll have to call the orphanage home. The most famous detective in the world, and also neighbor, Hugh Abernathy, hosts a competition to find the world's greatest detective. The winner will not only inherit his title, but win $10,000. Toby enters so that he will never have to leave his uncle and meets a girl whose middle name should be "Spunky" and a very sweet pup. It's the best Middle Grade mystery I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time." -- Barrie McComas, Bookseller
Purchase this book and previous Kids' V.I.B. selections below: