Alright, you caught us! Deep Blue Readers did meet in March, but we *gulp* ran out of time to get the website updated. It gave new meaning to the phrase on our main homepage – Coming up for air to share great books.
Deep Blue Readers spent March diving into The Mysterious Benedict Society, the first installment of an adventure-laden series by Trenton Lee Stewart. Not to worry, regular divers on our email list were not left using Morse code to figure out when we would meet!
And we put such wonderful things together for you to explore online that we’re determined to give them to you anyway. But first!
Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities? Tests administered at 777 Maiden Avenue, Stonetown Harbor. Attend one of these sessions if you are interested.
Will you answer the newspaper ad and pass the test? We went undercover with Reynie Muldoon at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. Be careful, because everything and everyone — including the institute — are not exactly what they seem!
The Mysterious Benedict Society spent over a year in the Top 10 on the New York Times best seller list for children’s paperback books and is a recipient of the following awards and honors:
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth Award
- School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
- ALA-ALSC Children’s Notable Book
- E.B. White Read Aloud Award
Puzzle lovers will want to know that, among the other titles in the series, Trenton Lee Stewart dedicated a special book exclusively to terrific brain teasers titled The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums.
And we hope you’ll put a little brain power toward exploring these links. Above all, be alert for messages that might originate from the Whisperer!
- How did Constance Contraire and Ledroptha Curtain get their names? Toasted Cheese Literary Journal has answers for you!
- Sweet on Books does a sweet interview with author Trenton Lee Stewart.
- Teachers at Tweens Read offer their take on The Mysterious Benedict Society.
- Ever heard of bibliotherapy? Turns out that The Mysterious Benedict Society would be a good book for kids like Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance to read!