January 12, 2017

The Best Mistake Mystery: Book launches (Burlington, ON)

Attention young readers who are lovers of dogs and mysteries: 


Sylvia McNicoll
author of over 30 books for children and young adults

for the launch of her new middle grade series

The Great Mistake Mysteries

with Book 1

The Best Mistake Mystery
by Sylvia McNicoll
120 pp.
Ages 9-13
January 2017


Family Literacy Day
Friday, January 27, 2017

1:30 p.m.

Brant Hills Branch, Burlington Public Library
2255 Brant St.
Burlington, ON


Sunday, January 29, 2017

2 p.m.

along with author Deb Loughead
launching her recent young adult book
The Secrets We Keep
 Reviewed here

A Different Drummer Books
513 Locust St.
Burlington, ON

Look for my review of The Best Mistake Mystery next week here on CanLit for LittleCanadians, along with my interview with author Sylvia McNicoll.  But, just to see how much you'll want to read this book and attend one or both of these launches, here is the blurb from publisher Dundurn's website:

Some people count their blessings, but dogwalker Stephen Nobel counts mistakes. 

Dogwalker extraordinaire Stephen Nobel can get a little anxious, but his habit of counting the mistakes he and everyone else makes calms him. His need to analyze gets kicked into hyperdrive after two crazy events happen in one day at school: the bomb squad blows up a backpack and someone smashes a car into the building. 
To make things worse, that someone thinks Stephen can identify them. Stephen receives a threatening text. If he goes to the police, his favourite dogs, Ping and Pong, will get hurt. The pressure mounts when his new best friend, Renée, begs for Stephen’s help. Her brother has been charged with the crimes and she wants to clear his name. 
Is it a mistake to give in to dognappers? How can he possibly save everybody? To find out, Stephen will have to count on all of his new friends.


  1. Deb Loughead and I will be interviewing each other and acting out parts in each other's stories. Paw cookies and fruit for all. Lots of local writers usually attend. So much fun always. Thank you Ian Elliot fromA Different Drummer Books.

    1. You've just given everyone lots more reasons to attend, Sylvia, though the books would've been enough!