Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Secret Zoo


RIDDLES AND DANGER by Bryan Chick
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"While there may be enough interaction between the Scouts and zoo animals like Podgy the flying penguin and P-Dog the prairie dog to please animal lovers, readers looking for a fast-paced thrill will likely be disappointed. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In the third installment of this fantasy series, the four Action Scouts, Richie, Ella, Noah and Megan, must band together to save both the magical world beneath the Clarksville Zoo and their own from the evil "Shadowist" DeGraff and his army of Sasquatches. Read full book review >
SECRETS AND SHADOWS by Bryan Chick
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"While the tension between the preteen protagonists and the teens is both tangible and interesting, this installment feels more like novel-length worldbuilding than a story in itself. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The four intrepid heroes of The Secret Zoo (2010) return for another adventure in this new animal-packed fantasy series. Read full book review >