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Castle Rock Mystery Crew (The Jase Files: Book 1) (the laugh out loud, twisty mystery story for kids by amazing actress Vicky McClure!)

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Vicky has brought her wit, creativity and passion to every part of the process; we are so thrilled to be working with her and Kim on this exceptional story – it shines with true child appeal. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Vicky McClure’s adventure mystery for readers aged 9+ (written by Kim Curran and illustrated by Alan Brown and the first in a series) is well-meaning and sensitive in incorporating people with dementia within the story.

When I outlined this story, you got it straight away, the characters and the world I hoped we could bring to every page, you did just that and more! The pacing works, the mystery well drawn and I liked the friendship that develops between the Crew but the marketing is a great example of why I don’t like celebrity children’s novels and as such I am not sure I would read on. The finger of blame has started pointing at the children they must find the true culprit to clear their names and see justice done!McClure is the founder of Our Dementia Choir, which explores the impact of music therapy on those living with dementia. My second favourite is probably Harri because she doesn’t tolerate any funny business and she has a very competitive spirit. Warm, witty, cleverly plotted storytelling – kids will love following the clues to catch the culprit! It isn’t long until the Crew have their first mystery to solve: someone has been stealing from the holidaymakers in the caravan park!

McManus Karen Maitland Karen Ross Karl James Mountford Karl Newson Kate Alice Marshall Kate Hodges Kate McQuaile Kate Pickett Kate Weston Katherine Arden Katherine Trebeck Katherine Webber Katherine Woodfine Kathrin Honesta Kathryn Foxfield Katie Dicker Katie Tsang Katie Williams Katie Woodley Katrin Kohl Katy Jakeway Keir Milburn Keith Payne Kelly McCaughrain Kelly Palmer Ken Liu Kenneth Anderson Keri Hulme Kevin Crossley-Holland Kevin Tsang Khurrum Rahman Kia Marie Hunt Kimberly Whittam Kim Culbertson Kim Curran Kim Hillyard Kiran Millwood Hargrave Kirstie Capes Kristen Ciccarelli Kristen Lepionka Kyan Cheng Kyle Hilton L.This is a warm-hearted, page-turning mystery for young readers with an authentic and kind depiction of living with a relative with dementia at its centre. There’s a lot of backstory here (which goes with the territory when it’s the first in a series) but it’s incorporated smoothly and I think the depiction of the effect of Rose’s Alzheimer’s on both her and her family is sensitively done in an age-appropriate way for the readership. Even reading out loud I still find it quite daunting, so the font in there is the biggest font you could put in and there’s lots of pictures. Inspiration for the story comes from my work with ‘Our Dementia Choir’ and ‘Line of Duty’, my favourite film ‘Stand By Me’, and my own childhood holidays in ‘Skeggy’!

He thinks he’s gonna be bored in Skeggy but what he doesn’t know is that a theft is about to take place pulling him into an adventure he’ll never forget. There’s only one thing for it – the Crew will have to find out the real culprit and clear their name! Crawford Maria Hummel Marianne Ferrer Mari Hannah Marilyn Easton Mario Giordano Marjorie Liu Mark Alizart Mark Billingham Mark Illis Mark Mazower Mark Pack Mark Pesce Marlaine Delargy Martha Wells Martin Brenig-Jones Martin O’Neill Mary Auld Mary Mellor Mary Robinette Kowal Massimiliano Di Ventra Massimo Recalcati Matilda Rose Mats Strandberg Matt Carr Matteo Di Ventra Matthew Burton Matthew Sperling Matthew Todd Matt Ward Maurene Goo Maxine Beneba Clarke Max Manning Max Tegmark Maëlle Gavet Megan Todd Meg Wolitzer Mel Darbon Melita Tirado Michael A.

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