Years ago, Kelcie's father disappeared at sea. Now that she's ten, Kelcie wants some answers. With the help of her father's lifelong best friend, Mr. Bartleby, Kelcie crosses the island in search of clues to what may have happened the night her father disappeared which seem strangely linked with the legend of The Bald Rock Monster. From learning how lobstering works to understanding Mr. Bartleby's past, Kelcie pieces together the mystery and thinks she knows where she can find the ultimate answers: the forbidden area of the island, Bald Rock.That's the synopsis of a new book that I recently got to review, The Secret of Bald Rock Island. This book is the first in the Kare Kids series, targeted at kids 8-12. The book aims to help kids be self-reliant and think through problems on their own, with support from adults around them. In today's age of helicopter parenting, it's good to see some strong, positive child characters who appropriately balance independence and assistance.
My 8-year-old daughter really enjoyed reading the book. She loves reading about kids her age that get to be brave and solve problems.She's looking forward to reading the other two books as well!