Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Book Bandit


As my kids get older and slowly start to break away from picture books (much to my dismay!), we have been entering the world of chapter books. I always appreciate a good chapter book that is perfect for the younger elementary crowd and includes an engaging mystery. The Book Bandit (A Phoebe Chen Mystery) by Carol Pescatore just came out last month and is a wonderful mystery with a diverse cast of characters. 


Learn More About the Book:

A Phoebe Chen Mystery: The Book Bandit 

Written by Carol Pescatore

Illustrated by Amanda Neves

Ages 7+  | 136 Pages

Publisher: Pesky Books 4Kidz | ISBN-13: 9781958043097 


Publisher’s Book Summary: Phoebe loves anything that involves brainstorming, like jigsaw puzzles, riddles, and word searches. Her lifelong dream is to solve mysteries like her detective father—or ND, her favorite girl detective. So when a friend’s prized autographed book disappears, Phoebe immediately offers to take on the case. 
Enlisting the help of her BFF, Phoebe gets to work searching for clues, interviewing witnesses, and compiling a list of suspects. But when the evidence implicates a friend, she realizes being a detective isn’t all fun and games. Phoebe must find concrete evidence before she points the finger. Can she do it, or will the book bandit get away with the dastardly deed?


You can purchase your own copy of The Book Bandit at Amazon. Also, you can learn more about Carol Pescatore by visiting her website and connecting with her on TikTok and Instagram.  


The Giveaway:

I've partnered with Carol Pescatore today to host a giveaway to celebrate the recent publication of The Book Bandit.  Four lucky winners will receive a signed paperback copy of The Book Bandit. Good luck!  



  1. My daughter is almost done with first grade and I am struggling to find age appropriate books that will continue to increase her reading skills. Thank you for this suggestion, it sounds perfect for her!

    1. Yes, me too, Michele. There's really not a lot of books for six and seven year olds that have both a good plot and are age appropriate. My son is drawn to non-fiction! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I will be so sad when my son outgrows picture books, but glad there are fun books like this out there!

    1. There are so many fun books ahead of you-- but enjoy this time with picture books. Thankfully my first grader still likes them even though he is gravitating more towards chapter books lately. Thanks for visiting!


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