“A problem-solving adventure led by a lovable character and enhanced with vocabulary lessons: there is much to celebrate in this story. Lark Ba is a welcome addition to early chapter book heroines.” ~ School Library Journal
“The narrative style…has a distinctively personal flavour with the inclusion of crossed out spelling attempts…After reading this first book in the Lark Ba detective series, young readers will look forward to the sequel.” ~ CM Magazine
“Although there are many labels that could be placed on this short chapter book’s protagonist, none of them matter to the plucky little heroine who loves to read…Lark is a mixed-race girl debuting a lighthearted series…she may develop into a character with a fan base, like Ramona and Clementine before her.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
CCBC Best Pick for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection (Lark Holds the Key, 2017)
Lark Holds the Key
It’s the third day of summer vacation, and Lark’s halmoni—that’s Korean for grandmother—has promised to take Lark and her twin brother, Connor, to the library. Only trouble is, they arrive to discover that the town librarian is missing her key to the library. Lucky for her, Lark just happens to be a budding private eye. Can rookie detectives Lark and Connor solve this mystery and recover the lost key? Lark Holds The Key is the first book in the Lark Ba detective series.
Lark and the Diamond Caper
Rookie detectives Lark and Connor Ba are back on the case! When a pair of diamond earrings goes missing from the neighborhood general store, Lark and Connor just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carefully mining the adults for clues, the twin sleuths work together to solve the mystery.