Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: S.W.I.T.C.H.


FROG FREAKOUT by Ali Sparkes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not much of a leap, plotwise, but it should hop off shelves where the series has spawned fans. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Midway through this 14-volume British series, mad scientist Petty Potts follows her favorite experimental subjects, twins Josh and Danny Phillips, to summer camp with a new body-transforming concoction. Read full book review >
SPIDER STAMPEDE by Ali Sparkes
Released: May 1, 2013

"A buggy blast; readers will be happy with the clear signs that that the twins' career as experimental subjects is far from over. (line drawings, glossary) (Fantasy. 7-9)"
A spray of strange fluid gives 8-year-old twins Josh and Danny both six extra legs and a quick trip down the bathtub drain in this icky but informative series opener. Read full book review >
FLY FRENZY by Ali Sparkes
Released: May 1, 2013

"Readers will suck up this quick and gooey adventure like the "fly-spit smoothie" that it is. (line drawings) (Fantasy. 7-9)"
The plot thickens with complications, plus various sorts of goo and slime, in the second episode of this boys-as-bugs series. Read full book review >