A Secret Keeps
Before a weekend visit to his grandparents’ farm, a little boy discovers that his grandpa has a secret waiting for him. “Grampa, what’s the secret,” he asks, but all Grampa will say is, “Finders keepers.” Is the secret in the barn? With the chickens? Hiding in the corn? When the boy finally discovers the answer, he realizes that a secret is indeed for keeping.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.3|
Library Media Connection
“Young readers will delight in the ending consisting of a twist on words, and rewarding a young child’s anticipation and discovery of keeping a secret.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal
“Any child who has ever anticipated a surprise or experienced the delight of a new pet will enjoy this story.” —School Library Journal
“This sophisticated farmyard tale is sprinkled with gentle plays on words and is sure to spark discussion about secrets of all kinds—those to keep, discover and share.” —Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Heather Solomon
Author: Marsha Wilson Chall
Marsha Wilson Chall has published a children's chapter book and many picture books, including Pick a Pup, One Pup's Up, and Up North at the Cabin. Her books have received numerous awards: an International Reading Association Teacher's Choice Award, American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, Parents Choice, NAPPA Gold Award, and Smithsonian Notable recognition. When she's not writing or sharing her love of good books at schools or conferences, she enjoys teaching in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University. She has two grown children and lives on a small farm west of Minneapolis with her husband, dog, and barn cats.