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Chambliss Bertman, Jennifer.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 5.5

( 3 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Emily and her brother move frequently and never get to settle down as their parents have a goal for the family to live in each of the 50 states. The next move takes the family to San Francisco, California. The best thing about this location is that the creator of the Book Scavenger game, Garrison Griswold, is from the area. Unexpectedly, Griswold is injured during an attack before the release of the new book game. Emily and her new friend James are determined to solve every puzzle throughout this mystery. The problem is that they are not the only ones seeking treasure and they face dangers in unexpected locations. 
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalk #2

Emily’s family is moving to San Francisco, where her idol Garrison Griswold resides. Griswold is the creator of Book Scavenger, a geocaching game where books are hidden and revealed through a series of clues and cyphers. When Griswold is attacked, Emily and her friend James must navigate through the streets of San Francisco in search of a hidden treasure before Girswold’s attackers find them or the mystery Griswold hid. (Louisiana Young Readers, 2018)

Booktalk #3

“Book Scavenger” is an online game which has gone viral. Solving puzzle clues to find books hidden all over the world is the name of the game. When Emily moves to San Francisco, she discovers that the game’s creator has been attacked and his new game is missing! Can she and her new friend James figure out what happened before the attackers find them? (Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee, 2018)

Booktalk #4

Emily’s family is moving. Again. At least this time her family is headed to San Francisco, home of Emily’s idol Garrison Griswold. Everyone knows that Garrison Griswold is the creator of the popular online game, “Book Scavenger”.  Emily and other members of the Book Scavenger online community hide books and find books by cracking codes and puzzles. Emily hasn’t even unpacked when she hears that Garrison Griswold has been attacked by thieves and left in a coma. While snooping around the scene of the attack, Emily and her new friend James find a very special copy of an Edgar Allen Poe book that has her confused. It’s not registered on the Book Scavenger website as a hidden book, so she can’t collect points for finding it! This book will lead them on a different kind of adventure but the problem is that the thieves are after this book too!  Will Emily and James be able to unravel the mystery before the thieves catch up to them?  Follow Emily and James throughout San Francisco as they use their wits to decipher codes, outsmart the thieves and solve the mystery.  (Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Books and reading -- Fiction.
                        Detective and mystery fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Publishers and publishing -- Fiction.
                        San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
                        Treasure hunts -- Fiction.

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