Summer Reading Choice for St John

Posted on 13/07/2018, in News

The Bookseller’s Association has chosen Lauren St. John’s Kat Wolfe Investigates as its next Independent Booksellers Children’s Book of the Season for Summer (CBOTS).

Chosen by a panel of indie booksellers from a range of new children’s titles, the Book of the Season aims to showcase indie bookshops’ expertise at promoting and selling children’s books.

Kat Wolfe Investigates is the first in the Kat Wolfe middle-grade mystery series. Kat loves her new home in idyllic Bluebell Bay, especially as it comes with a resident wildcat. But when she starts pet-sitting for pocket money, she finds that beneath the town’s perfect surface lie some dark and dangerous secret. After a pet owner vanishes from his clifftop mansion, Kat turns to her new friend, Harper Lamb, for help. What began as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. Can they count on their unruly animals to save their lives?

St. John said: “I’m honoured and completely ecstatic that Kat Wolfe Investigates is the Independent Bookshop Book of the Season. Independent booksellers light the flame of reading in the hearts of millions of children every day, just as they lit it in mine, and, on a local level, they keep it burning all our lives. Through their passion, courage and hard work, minds are opened, bridges are built, and walls knocked down. Not only do they inspire today’s kids to be braver, kinder, stronger and more hopeful, they inspire the children we once were.”