Book Review: Camp Club Girls: Kate by Janice Thompson

Posted 26 February, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Book Review: Camp Club Girls: Kate by Janice Thompson
Title: Camp Club Girls: Kate
Author: Janice Thompson
Published by Barbour Books
Date Published: 1 March, 2019
Pages: 384
Genres: Children's Fiction, Middle Grade
Format: eBook ARC
Source: Barbour Publishing
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GET A CLUE WITH THE CAMP CLUB GIRLS! Join Kate and the Camp Club Girls as they embark on a series of clue-filled adventures and crack the case in this entertaining and action-packed 4-in-1 mystery collection.

Who’s framing the star shortstop of the Philadelphia Phillies? Kate’s friend, Andrew, faces the fears of his life as a smear campaign threatens to destroy his dad’s career. Will the Camp Club Girls hit a homerun and save the day for Andrew and his family?

Where are the rats coming from at Mad River Creamery? Kate and Sydney visit a small Vermont town during their winter break. But along with their plans to enjoy the local skiing and spend time relaxing, turmoil breaks out at the local creamery. Will the Camp Club Girls triumph and vanquish the vermin of Vermont?

Who's the culprit behind the phony fossils? When Kate’s former schoolteacher becomes a curator at a small science museum, she is invited to help out. . .and an accidental spilled drink leads Kate and McKenzie on a quick quest to Stone’s Throw Quarry fossil camp. Will the girls’ suspicions prove false?

What's causing the pretzels go flat? When Kate is chosen to attend a junior inventors’ showcase in Hershey, Pennsylvania, she partners with a local pretzel factory that is willing to test her invention. Along with Alexis, Kate witnesses a rather unwelcome problem with the twisted treats. Will they be able to get to the bottom of their pretzel predicament?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading Janice Thompson’s work in the past, and was excited to give this book a try. I have read a few of these Camp Club Girls books in the past when they were in single volumes, so I was sure I would love Kate’s collection. I was right! I was not disappointed with this one!

I love a good mystery book, be it adult, young adult, or middle grade. Kate’s stories are just that: good mysteries for those of any age, but definitely good for the middle grade ages. Thompson weaves great messages for young girls, and creates stories that will help to define them and take them on an adventure with awesome new friends.

Kate’s character was wonderfully chiseled into someone I won’t soon forget! She, and her mystery solving friends, really stole my heart! I loved following along, seeking out the clues, and seeking out what happened. It’s like Nancy Drew for the modern times!

If you have a young girl in your life that is starting to read, loves mysteries, or just wants something new, then grab a copy of this book. It’s a 4-in-1 collection of mysteries for the young ages, filled with some great messages from God, and would make the perfect book club read! I can highly recommend this with 4 stars and two thumbs up!

About Janice Thompson

Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 100 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh.

Janice was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She currently serves as president of her local ACFW chapter (Writers on the Storm), where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing.
Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. Her tagline, “Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters!” sums up her take on life.

She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. When she’s not busy writing or playing with her eight grandchildren, Janice can be found in the kitchen, baking specialty cakes and cookies for friends and loved ones. No matter what she’s cooking up—books, cakes, cookies or mischief—she does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all.

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4 responses to “Book Review: Camp Club Girls: Kate by Janice Thompson

    • They are so fun and full of adventure. I think all young readers should read books like this. They remind me so much of a modern day Nancy Drew series. I hope if you get them for your daughter, she enjoys them like I did!

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