June 29, 2010

Tween Tuesday: The Secret Zoo

Tween Tuesday was started over at Green Bean Teen Queen as away to hightlight awesome books for the 9-12 year old set. AKA Tweens. Any book highlighted on Tween Tuesday does count for the In the Middle Reading Challenge.

This week's book is:
The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

I keep seeing this book at the book store, and I think it just looks cute and fun.  The idea of a zoo within a zoo is unique.  And really, who hasn't thought about being able to do more with the animals at the zoo? Plus finding secret passages - even more fun! I think it might be a hidden gem in tween books.

Be sure to look closely at the cover.  There are a lot of almost hidden things in it.  Love it!

From Goodreads
When three friends link a girl's disappearance to unusual activity at their local zoo, they discover that each exhibit holds a hidden passage to a secret zoo kingdom. To rescue their friend, the children must band with the animals, enter this mysterious world, and embark on an exciting adventure in the first book of an epic series for middle-grade readers.

If you want to learn a bit about the author and the book, here is a video of Bryan Chick answering questions about himself and the book.


  1. Wow, love the cover. I'd read it in a heartbeat!

    I've been enjoying your blog and have an award for you over at mine today 6/30 http://montanamarynotmartha.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day! Leah

  2. It does sounds like a really cool book for tweens. And I like that cover has many hidden things on it, I think tweens will adore that. :)

  3. I agree--it sounds like a fun one!