(I don’t have an image of the current cover but here are some cool images of past covers.)
After checking out this month’s Middle Shelf, be sure to subscribe to the magazine so you can check out all the other months, too. It’s free. And it’s cool. Pass it on to all the kids you know – cool and un-cool alike. (I tend to like the un-cool ones.)
Then buy a copy for a kid on your Christmas list who could use a good laugh. You won’t regret it. This comedy been called “funny, wise, fast-paced and engaging” (National Reading Campaign) with “well-timed humour…and delightful plot twists” (CM Magazine) and “enough laughs and overall good feelings to satisfy readers aged 11 to 111” (Montreal Review of Books) that is “sure to attract and engage both strong and reluctant readers.” (Canadian Children’s Book News). And that’s pretty cool, too.
If you can’t find copies at a store near you, you can order one at the counter of your local independent bookstore and they’ll call you when it arrives a week or two later. Easy peasy. (That goes for any book in the world. If you can’t find it on the shelf, just ask your local bookstore to order it for you and they will be happy to do so.) Don’t know of a local bookstore? Find one at Indie Store Finder. Or you can purchase copies online from Chapters in Canada, from Amazon in the US, or directly from the publisher, Lorimer.