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  1. PEG KEHRET • Peg Kehret has written over two dozen children’s books. • When she was 12 years old, Kehret contracted polio, a debilitating disease that put her in the hospital for months. She remembers this time in her life so vividly, she says it is probably the reason she started writing for young people. • Many of her books are suspenseful thrillers, where everyday kids must confront extraordinary situations, including natural disasters, bad guys, and even the supernatural. • The action is fun, fast, and non-stop in books like Earthquake Terror, Nightmare Mountain, Abduction, and I’m Not Who You Think I Am.

  2. PEG KEHRET • Kehret moved to the Seattle area after she got married, eventually living on the Sammamish Plateau. Many of her books use settings that will sound very familiar! • In The Ghost’s Grave, Josh meets the ghost of a coal miner in rural Washington State. • In Terror at the Zoo, Ellen and Corey are excited for a campout at the Woodland Park Zoo, until they learn an escaped convict is on the loose. • Warren and Betsy, two students from Pine Lake Middle School, are transported back in time to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in The Volcano Disaster.

  3. PEG KEHRET • Some of Kehret’s books are reminders of a time in her life when she wanted to be a veterinarian. • Cages follows Kit, a girl who gets caught shoplifting a bracelet. Kit has to do community service at the Humane Society, where she falls in love with the homeless animals and learns some valuable lessons about responsibility. (Kehret herself is a long-time volunteer for the Humane Society.) • In Saving Lilly, 6th grader Erin is determined to save a former circus elephant from being sold to a hunting park.

  4. PEG KEHRET • Kehret has also written some non-fiction books for middle readers. • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio is autobiographical. As a result of the disease, Kehret was told she would never walk again. This book details her illness, paralysis, and almost complete recovery. If you enjoy reading about real kids dealing with real problems, you will love this book. • Shelter Dogs is another one of Kehret’s books inspired by her love of animals. These are short stories of dogs who had wonderful second lives after being adopted out of Human Society shelters. (Kehret donates 10% of her royalties to animal welfare groups.) Any animal lover will enjoy these heartwarming tales!

  5. New From:PEG KEHRET • Kehret returns to the thriller genre with her newest book Stolen Children. • “Amy’s babysitting course taught her basic first aid, bedtime tips, and how to change a diaper, but it did not cover what to do if two thugs with a gun showed up. She had to figure that out by herself.” • Amy, babysitting for little Kendra, must use her wits to save both of them from two ruthless bad guysdemanding money from Kendra’s wealthy parents. • Don’t miss another great Kehret suspense novel!