Yesterday was a lucky day for the library. We received half of our shipment of books from Mrs. Nelson’s Bookstore. Thanks to the amazing book fair turn out we had enough credit to add around 150 new books. Let me tell you, this falcon was giddy with excitement and absolutely gorged herself on book shopping! So you may be asking yourself, “well what did we get?” Among the cool new books on sports, dancing, animals, biographies, picture books and chapter books, we added the rest of the Mysterious Benedict Society series. Today I want to talk about Trenton Lee Stewart’s brilliant books of mystery.
When I first picked up The Mysterious Benedict Society I was only mildly interested in the book. But, so many SP students had recommended it I wanted to see what all the excitement was about. I should listen to the advice of the students more often!!!! I could not put the book down! The characters Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance are some of the most lovable characters I have ever encountered. Each child is an outcast yet, they entertain and delight everyone who truly gets to know them. After the book was finished and the mystery solved I wanted to read more and so did the SP students.
Well kiddos thanks to book fair earnings we now have The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey AND The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma as part of our collection. Three cheers for Mr. Benedict and his children. Two more adventures are in store for you and I!