Books by Kelly Murphy

CATS ALOFT by Lisa Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Feline aficionados may love the cat characters, but the 'mystery' won't leave them purring. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Cat brothers Anton and Cecil are on the road again…or above it, as the case may be. Read full book review >
THE SLOWEST BOOK EVER by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Anecdotal, loopily organized, but engaging. And chewy! (glossary, acknowledgments, endnotes with resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sayre beckons kids to investigate and ruminate on slow-moving animals, slow-growing plants, slow motion, and plenty more.Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE GIRL IN GREY by Jordan Stratford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A tragically flawed premise results in a lamentable waste of excellent writing. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
More spurious adventures with those crime-solving minxes Ada Byron (Lovelace) and Mary Godwin (Shelley). Read full book review >
THE DOOR BY THE STAIRCASE by Katherine Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Well-drawn characters, an original setting, and a satisfying resolution are the ingredients that make this carefully crafted middle-grade adventure a highly rewarding read. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Will bravery, kindness, and perceptiveness be enough to earn 12-year-old orphan Mary Hayes a permanent home with Madame Zolotaya, the elderly woman who rescues her from a terrible Buffalo orphanage? Read full book review >
JAMES TO THE RESCUE by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Full of drama and heart, this is the kind of series that can show newly independent readers the power of a good story. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The second installment in The Masterpiece Adventures series, which stars a human boy named James and his best beetle friend, Marvin, this early chapter book finds Marvin on a very important mission. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MISSING MOONSTONE  by Jordan Stratford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"At best readers won't get it, and at worst they will believe it. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
The future author of Frankenstein teams up with the future inventor of the computer to establish a young ladies' detective agency.Read full book review >