This summer, the kids and I have been doing a lot more reading that normal. We were recently sent this brand new book, The Amelia Six by Kristin L. Gray to check out. This book will be released tomorrow, on 6/30. I’ve been using this one as a read-aloud with my soon-to-be 4th and 5th grade daughters. I don’t know who is more excited about it, me or them! Every evening the girls are begging for multiple chapters so we can get further into the book. I think it’s going to be a great one!
About the Book:
Eleven-year-old Amelia Ashford—Millie to her friends (if she had any, that is)—doesn’t realize just how much adventure awaits her when she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to spend the night in Amelia Earhart’s childhood home with five other girls. Make that five strangers. But Millie’s mom is a pilot like the famous Amelia, and Millie would love to have something to write to her about…if only she had her address.
Once at Amelia’s house in Atchison, Kansas, Millie stumbles upon a display of Amelia’s famous flight goggles. She can’t believe her good luck, since they’re about to be relocated to a fancy museum in Washington, DC. But her luck changes quickly when the goggles disappear, and Millie was the last to see them. Soon, fingers are pointing in all directions, and someone falls strangely ill. Suddenly, a fun night of scavenger hunts and sweets takes a nosedive and the girls aren’t sure who to trust. With a blizzard raging outside and a house full of suspects, the girls have no choice but to band together. It’s up to the Amelia Six to find the culprit and return the goggles to their rightful place. Or the next body to collapse could be one of theirs.
To purchase this book, head on over to Amazon or your favorite bookstore. You’ll be so glad you did!