THE KAZU JONES MYSTERY SERIES

Disney-Hyperion

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Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal, coming 4.21.20!

Kazu Jones, scrappy fifth grade detective, is back on the case with her friends and fellow crime solvers, March, CindeeRae, and Madeleine. There's a vandal targeting local comic book stores with anti-comic graffiti, and the team is determined to solve the mystery before their beloved shop, The Super Pickle, gets hit. When they trace the vandal's secret identity-the Dark Writer-back to a rare comic book series, they realize the case has ties to one of the biggest superhero franchises in the nation. The vandal is out for revenge, and it's up to Kazu and the team to stop this comic book criminal before things come to an explosive end.

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Kazu Jones and the Denver Dognappers, available now!

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “In this spirited debut, Holyoak introduces an indefatigable heroine whose distinct voice and loyal canine companion contribute to her considerable appeal. The diverse allies, plot twists, and delightful dogs make this a memorable beginning for Kazu and her friends.”

KIRKUS: Holyoak creates a well-paced mystery with approachable characters and issues. The dognapping case and the go-get-’em attitude of Kazu provide just enough suspense and action without being too scary. Holyoak sprinkles in topics of growing up, including friendship, relationships with parents, mean people, and telling the truth.  A not-too-scary, diverse mystery for those who love action, dogs, and spunky heroines.”

Packed with high stakes mystery and tons of heart, this first installment in a new series introduces Kazu Jones-a spunky, scrappy detective who's this generation's Harriet the Spy.

When a string of dognappings grips her Denver neighborhood, Kazu Jones vows to track down the culprits. She can't stand to see more dogs go missing-especially once her neighbors' beloved pet is taken because of her gigantic mistake.

With the help of her gang-including her best friend and expert hacker, March; and her ginormous, socially anxious pup, Genki-Kazu uncovers evidence that suggests the dognapping ring is bigger than she ever imagined. But the more she digs, the more dangerous her investigation becomes. The dognappers are getting bolder, and Genki could be next...

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THE MIGHTY MEG SERIES

LITTLE BEE Books, as sammy griffin

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Mighty Meg and the Magical Ring

Available Now!

Booklist calls it “An inclusive, lighthearted, magical read for anyone who loves adventure.”

In the first book of the Mighty Meg series, Meg receives a ring for her eighth birthday and wakes up with superpowers!

Meg’s life is turned upside down when a magical ring gives her superpowers! But Meg isn’t the only one who changes. Strange events start happening in her once-normal town, and now Meg must use her brand-new superpowers to keep everyone safe.

Can Meg master her new powers and find the courage to be the hero her town needs?

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Mighty Meg and the Melting Menace

Available Now!

In book 2 of the Mighty Meg series, Meg must save her school from a frozen phenomenon!

Strange things are happening in Plainview! When Meg sees a wall of ice holding back a mountain of stones, she knows once the warm, spring weather comes and melts the ice, the stones are going to come crashing down. It’s up to Mighty Meg to save the day!

But can Meg stop the avalanche while still keeping her super secret?

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