I was browsing in Barnes & Noble the other day and my daughter and I came across this new book series called The 39 Clues. She was fascinated by the trading card display that was right next to it. We immediately picked up Book One for my son.
The search for clues is key and the series incorporates trading cards, a web component and the books themselves. If you have a kid between the ages of 9-12 that is not that fond of reading, maybe this might motivate them?
My son knew nothing about the series but when I handed it to him, he thought it was the coolest thing since Drumstick ice cream cones. No, seriously.
If you want to learn more about this series, check out the web site here. I’ll let you know what he thinks of Book One when he finishes.