A Secret Keeps

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.3
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV025000, JUV013030, JUV002090
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149848
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed


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

Kirkus Reviews

“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

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.

Illustrator: Heather Solomon