The Mysterious Benedict Society
By Trenton Lee Stewart
About the Book: After Reynie Muldoon responds to an advertisement recruiting "gifted children looking for special opportunities," he finds himself in a world of mystery and adventure. The 11-year-old orphan is one of four children to complete a series of challenging and creative tasks, and he, Kate, Constance, and Sticky become the Mysterious Benedict Society. After being trained by Mr. Benedict and his assistants, the four travel to an isolated school where children are being trained by a criminal mastermind to participate in his schemes to take over the world. The young investigators need to use their special talents and abilities in order to discover Mr. Curtain's secrets, and their only chance to defeat him is through working together.
—Beth L. Meister, Pleasant View Elementary School, Franklin, WI
From me: Super cute book - I zipped right through it! I enjoyed reading it and had fun figuring out the mystery (and felt rather proud when I figured clues out before the characters in the book...LOL) This would be a great chapter book to read with your kids.