September 10, 2009

2010 Year of the Children's Mystery Book

Gallopade has announced that 2010 is the Year of the Children's Mystery Book! This makes you the first to know! We will launch this in November at the Association of American School Librarians conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Don't know what else will be involved, because, as usual, I am making it up as I go along! However, I do know that I will be writing a major article about the history of children's mystery books and the role they play in helping kids learn to love to read for life! Soooooo, tell me your Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy and other early mystery book stories, you know, under the bedcovers with the flashlight trying to finish the book after Mom or Dad said "Go to bed!" and you were at the exciting part! I still love mysteries! Watch for more on this year-long celebration, which starts up in a couple of months!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed Nancy Drew, but Trixie Belden was my favorite mystery series back in the day. I read them all and couldn't wait to get the newest books each Christmas. My love of recurring series characters continues today with Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington and James Patterson's Alex Cross to name three that come to mind immediately.