August 09, 2020

#BookReview: COOP Knows the Scoop by @TarynSouders @SourcebooksKids

Synopsis: "An engrossing, good-humored page-turner. " - Kirkus Reviews 

"Artfully composed and offering several genuine surprises, this mystery will have young readers speeding through it in a quest to uncover the truth." - Booklist 

The whole town is talking about what's buried beneath the playground...

Windy Bottom, Georgia is usually a peaceful place. Coop helps his mom at her café and bookstore, hangs out with his grandpa, and bikes around with his friends Justice and Liberty. The town is full of all kinds of interesting people, but no one has ever caused a problem. Until now.

And somehow, Gramps is taking all the blame! It seems like there are a lot of secrets that were buried in their small town after all...

Will Coop and his friends get to the bottom of the mystery and clear Gramps's name before it's too late?


Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: This kids mystery/thriller book was awesome.  I liked how the book was a mystery and that the kids found the bones.  And the story really took off. I really liked the mystery surrounding the bones that they found at the park.  This book was cool because the kids were racing on their bikes and I like to do do that too.  The flow of the story worked well. It wasn't too fast so I could follow the mystery and the story really easily.  Which I think thats great for kids my age. (I am 9). 

The characters were great! I liked Coop which I thought he was a she for part of this story for some reason.  oops on my part.  Anyway, I really liked Coop because he wanted to go to the park in the middle of the night and I think that would be very excited.  His brothers were more level headed though because they really didn't want to go out at night.  

This book was both serious and funny and I loved it.  It felt really real and I can't wait to read something else by Souders. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Murder


"Coop Knows the Scoop is a gem of mystery with everything you're looking for in a whodunit from the pitch perfect setting, to the heartwarming hero, and a plot that will keep you guessing until the end." - James Ponti, Edgar Award-winning author of Vanished!

"An engrossing, good-humored page-turner. " - Kirkus Reviews

"Artfully composed and offering several genuine surprises, this mystery will have young readers speeding through it in a quest to uncover the truth." - Booklist

"[For] libraries with plenty of voracious, and patient, mystery readers." - School Library Journal

"Delightfully quirky townsfolk and details of small-town life create the perfect backdrop for this deftly plotted mystery by Souders (How to [Almost] Ruin Your Summer). Well-placed red herrings and clues will have readers guessing until the truth comes out. " - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Taryn Souders graduated from the University of North Texas with a specialization in mathematics. She is the author of Whole-y Cow! Fractions Are Fun, How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer, Dead Possums Are Fair Game, and Coop Knows the Scoop. She lives in Sorrento, Florida, with her family. Visit her at

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