Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Puzzling World of Winston Breen


THE POTATO CHIP PUZZLES by Eric Berlin
Released: April 1, 2009

"The joy for both contestants and readers of this brain-teasing mystery will be in the process. (Mystery. 9-12)"
When a local snack-food manufacturer creates a puzzle contest to benefit a school, Winston Breen and his two best friends represent their middle school, solving his six elaborate puzzles and an unexpected seventh: exposing a cheater. Read full book review >
THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN by Eric Berlin
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Both the children and the adults do learn to cooperate, an obvious message but one puzzle-loving readers may not mind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For her tenth birthday, puzzle enthusiast Winston Breen gave his little sister Katie a decorative box with a secret compartment containing four curious strips of wood with numbers and letters. Read full book review >