Red Shirt Kids Book Review

Red Shirt Kids Book Review

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book for review.  Any and all opinions are my own and have not been influenced.

Title: Red Shirt Kids

Author: Bruce & Kim Clark

Publisher: Source Media Books

Published: 9/24/2013

ISBN: 978-1937458577

Genre: Young Adult

Pages: 192

Price: $17.99

About the book:

Mike and Amy Smith are nervous about moving from their nice house in Boston to a dilapidated old mansion in Falton, New Hampshire. They know they’ll have to start the sixth and seventh grade not knowing anyone, and their new house is just plain creepy.

While searching their dusty attic, Mike and Amy uncover an old wooden chest with a mysterious lock. Inside, they find magical red shirts that give them special powers. Together with a new friend, Sam, Mike and Amy must figure out how to harness their newfound gifts while keeping them secret from their parents. As their powers grow, they begin a search for two kids who had gone missing in the summer, pitting them against a powerful adversary with mystical powers of his own. Will Mike and Amy be able to unlock the ancient mystery of the shirts? And will they be able to find the missing children before it is too late?

My Thoughts:

This is a great book for kids ages 8-12.  It’s going to make a great gift for my nephew and I know he love to read it.  The story is intriguing from the start all the way to the end of the book.  The best part about this book is that hidden in the adventures of the Red Skirt Kids are life lessons for young kids.  It’s a hard book to put down and that’s coming from an adult.  If you have an avid reader they are going to devour this book up.  The best part is that it’s going to be a part of a series so there will be lots of other adventures to discover with Mike and Amy.  It’s amazing that this book started as bedtime stories Kim Clark use to tell his children when they were young, even better that Bryce Clark decided to honor his father is such an amazing way by penning these stories to share with others.  Bruce stated “My goal was always to tell the most entertaining story possible, but I also wanted to honor the lessons my father passed on in his telling of these stories. I knew that in a work of fiction you can’t just tell kids bullying is bad, be a good friend, or develop your talents, so I created a story where those ideas would be important in the kids ‘winning’ in the end.”  I highly recommend you add this book to your gift list for your young kids.

Connect with the Authors:

Follow Bryce Clark on Twitter.

Buy the book:

You can pick up the book on Amazon.

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Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

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