The Dirkle Smat Adventures
By Lynn Garthwaite
The first three books in the Dirkle Smat Adventure series are on the shelves and the fourth one is due March, 2013. These early chapter books are mysteries and adventures aimed at young readers who are just starting to explore chapter books and who love a mystery. Each book follows the adventures of the Explorers Club, led by Dirkle Smat, and gives the reader a peek at how these curious friends get themselves out of a bunch of sticky situations.
Dirkle Smat Inside Mount Flatbottom
Dirkle Smat and the Flying Statue
Dirkle Smat and the Viking Shield
Dirkle Smat Meets a Time Traveler
You can find her website at www.lynngarthwaite.com
Lynn Garthwaite is the published author of a series of early chapter books, a columnist for Minneapolis Examiner on the topic of Writing and a board member of the Bloomington, MN Literary Council. She has participated in panel discussions on writing for children and speaks at schools on writing and publishing. She has spoken at writer’s events on the topic of staying motivated to write and the craft of writing for children and is currently researching and writing a middle grade non-fiction book about how our states ended up with such interesting shapes.