Something Fishy Here

Just in time for light-hearted summer reading!

fishyBook 1 in this new series, says Publisher’s Weekly, is  “heavy on the yuks”. Kirkus calls it a “great boys’ counterpart to such stellar girls series as “Ivy and Bean” .

Here’s the plot:  When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can’t find Captain Kidd’s legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends embark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure. Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd’s map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on an island, Fish and his friends have their work cut out for them. But will Fish actually be able to find Captain Kidd’s booty and win the bet? Appropriate for both boys and girls, the Fish Finelli series will inspire readers to use their imaginations, learn about the world around them, and appreciate the bonds of friendship.

Not to mention, keep up their reading skills over vacation! We’re giving away five free copies, so enter your comment below.


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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. Would love to give it a try!

  2. I’m a babysitting grandma this summer and working hard to keep my grandson’s interest in reading going through the summer. Looks like a great book for him!

  3. I agree, sound like a great mg boy read- perfect for a reluctant reader if it is compared to ivy and bean. Looking forward to reading this.

  4. Great summery read!

  5. Sounds like a fun and fantastic book! Always on the lookout for good boys MG stories. Thank you!

  6. Sounds like fun!

  7. This sounds like a funny summer read aloud!

  8. My boy (who just returned from a week-long fishing trip) would LOVE this!

  9. This does sound like a terrific summer read. Thanks for offering the giveaway – this would be fantastic to win.

  10. Sounds great! We love Ivy and Bean, and this sounds like a perfect new series to start.