Red Shirt Kids

Red Shirt Kids Book Review and $75 Amazon GC Giveaway! (Ends 10/10) US/CAN

Red Shirt Kids

Many of you know that we moved to New England last year, so my kids were ecstatic when they got this book in the mail and learned it was set in our area! It was so easy for my boys to relate to the main characters anxiety about moving to a new town and starting a new school where they were the new kids. We don’t have an attic though, so no worries about finding any hidden chests in this house :)

The book is 192 pages, and Joshua, my fourth grader, read the entire book in one day last week, while he was home sick. He was so quiet while reading it that I thought he was sleeping! However, he was just that engrossed in the story. I love any book that captures their interests and grows their love of reading. This is part of a series, so we’ll definitely be purchasing the future installments (in hardback too, for my OCD, haha!). Here is his “review”:

“This book is awesome. It has some fun adventures with this guy Mike, and this girl Amy. They find a red shirt hidden in a chest in their attic and they get special powers. Special powers are cool, I want some. Like these kids, I would keep my powers a secret from my mom, she would find a way to take them away. My dad would think they are cool and want some too.”

From Amazon:

Mike and Amy Smith are nervous about moving from their nice house in Boston to a dilapidated old mansion in Falton, New Hampshire. They know they’ll have to start the sixth and seventh grade not knowing anyone, and their new house is just plain creepy.

While searching their dusty attic, Mike and Amy uncover an old wooden chest with a mysterious lock. Inside, they find magical red shirts that give them special powers. Together with a new friend, Sam, Mike and Amy must figure out how to harness their newfound gifts while keeping them secret from their parents. As their powers grow, they begin a search for two kids who had gone missing in the summer, pitting them against a powerful adversary with mystical powers of his own. Will Mike and Amy be able to unlock the ancient mystery of the shirts? And will they be able to find the missing children before it is too late?

Bryce Clark wrote and directed the independent dramatic comedy, Ben Banks. He has also written for the children’s show, Yo Gabba Gabba and is a partner in the production company, StoryLand Entertainment. Bryce and his wife live in the Salt Lake area with their five children.

Kim B. Clark is the former dean of Harvard Business School, and is the president of Brigham Young University-Idaho. He and his wife live in Rexburg, Idaho.

BUY IT: This book is currently $8.69 for the Kindle Edition and $13.67 for a Hardback Copy from Amazon. You can also find Bryce Clark on Twitter.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway, and I received a complimentary copy of this book. regardless all thoughts and opinions expressed are mine and Joshua’s and were not influenced in any manner.

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62 thoughts on “Red Shirt Kids Book Review and $75 Amazon GC Giveaway! (Ends 10/10) US/CAN

  1. Michelle Kafka

    I have entered your fab giveaway.
    I like your son’s to-the-point review.
    It would be awesome to win the $75.00 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book Red Shirt Kids.
    Thanks for the chance. :)

  2. Kristi

    My daughter is at just the right age to have me read this to her, and use it to foster a love for books and storytelling. I can’t wait to share it with her!

  3. Cynthia Sizemore

    I really think these books look exciting.Me and my daughter read together them discuss the book,this would be a great change from the topics we have been reading.Thank you for the review.

  4. kim

    Sounds like a great book it is always nice when there are references to a town you live in and know well, where I live they shoot a lot of movies and tv series and it is always cool when you see them on the screen it makes you more interested I think

  5. Kasee Johnson

    My 4th grade son had trouble learning to read, coping with dyslexia. Now that he’s finally caught on, he can’t get his hands on enough books! He would love this one!

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