Stuart Gibbs Delivers Exciting Books for Kids

It’s Friday, the day when I pull a book out the archives to share with you.  Today I am taking a look at one of my favorite authors, Stuart Gibbs.

So why do I love this guy’s work so much?  Well, you can’t get out of the first chapter of any of his books without an edge your seat chase and a bad guy who just manages to get away.  The action starts from page one, so even the most reluctant reader is hooked from the get go!  The humor and fun just keep going, making these can’t put down reads.

Today I thought I would focus on his Space series because he recently introduced a new installment, Spaced Out.  However, his Spy School series and Fun Jungle books are equally as compelling.  When I gave Spaced Out to my son, he went to his room and didn’t come out until diner, for which we had to coax him.  Can’t give a book series more praise than that.


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Title:       Space Case
 
Author:  Stuart Gibbs
 
Target:   Grades 4-8
 
Series:    Yes
What this book is about: 
The year is 2040 and America has created a colony on the moon.  Sadly for Dashiell, a twelve year old kid, living on the moon is not as exciting as some might think.  But then the base physician is found dead outside of the air lock.  While most people think he went crazy, Dash isn’t so sure.  Suddenly Dash is busy trying to find out the truth, but not everyone wants him digging too deep.
Why I love this book:
Gibbs is one of those authors that delivers every time.  First off he hooks readers with his just on the verge of gross it’s cool antics, which in this case involve the workings of a space toilet.  He then hits you with a mystery where the kid is the only one to see the truth.  Finally, he empowers his main character to solve the mystery with lots of action, adventure and a great side kick.  It is a predictable formula but he does it so well that he grabs me every time.
While his other like type mysteries are set it an animal park, this one on the moon is quite enlightening.  It was fun to learn a little about what it might be like to colonize the moon and I think it does paint a realistic picture of what that would entail.  Of course Dash is engaging and likable and you are rooting for him from the start.
Who this book is for: 
This is a great book for kids who like mysteries and action books  If you kids liked Loot or any of Chris Rylander’s books, this one will be a slam dunk.
Final thoughts:
Gibbs delivers again with a book that is out of this world!
To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)  A portion of each purchase will go back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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