Book Scavenger

Book ScavengerWritten by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Book Scavenger is a game where people hide books and leave clues on how to find them. I love that idea, it would be fun to go on a book hunt and to hide books. This is a fun adventure story where the main characters, Emily and James, have found a book that leads them on a secret book scavenger game with a reward for the winner. The story is a good mixture of friendship, mystery, puzzles, adventure and humor. I love the puzzles that are in the story and would love to do some challenges to get students excited about ciphers and puzzles. Both Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus have given Book Scavenger a starred review.

Review by Vanessa Eyre, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7

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Book Scavenger
Written by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Henry Holt and Company
354 pages
Release Date: June 2, 2015

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5 thoughts on “Book Scavenger”

  1. Seems like it would be a good read for fans of Chris Grabenstein’s books, which makes sense, because the artwork for the cover looks like it was done by the same artist that did the cover for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Coincidence? I think not.

  2. This was my favorite read of the summer! I was at Kings English a few weeks ago and they told me that kids in Salt Lake are getting in on the action and at least one book has been hidden on their shelves.

  3. Andrea Van Wagoner

    I would love to read this! it sound like a lot of fun.! I can think of some students that would be totally excited about it too!

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