Friday, January 11, 2013

Books Set in Rhode Island

The books in the Treasure Chest series are just some of the books out there that take place in our wonderful state of Rhode Island.  Here are some other books with a local setting that you might like:

The Case of the Furtive Firebug by Peggy Nicholson (Kerry Hill Casecrackers #1)

Hally Watkins, her younger brother Jason, and other young people they meet in Newport, Rhode Island, must prove that their friend Tuyet is not responsible for burning down the house she has been hired to paint.

The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle

In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.
Gold Medal Summer by Donna Freitas

After fourteen-year-old Joey experiences her first kiss and learns that her best friend wants to quit competitive gymnastics, she considers giving up her dream of winning gold medals in order to have a normal life, even as her sister and assistant coach urge her to reach a new level.

The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini by Peter Johnson

Thirteen-year-old John "Houdini" Smith tries to write a book about what is happening in his life, from his parents' worries about money and his brother in Iraq, to his new understandings of people while he and his friends rake lawns in their East Side Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood.

The Scrimshaw Ring by William Jaspersohn

A young boy living in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1710 enjoys imaginary adventures with make-believe pirates, until the day that real pirates come ashore for evil purposes and leave him a remarkable memento. Includes ideas for activities related to family heirlooms.

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