Double praise this week for Hamster and Cheese!  Volume one of the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series (by Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue) just made the prestigious Children’s Book List 2010: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.  This list is created annually by the New York Public Library.  Hamster and Cheese is one of seven titles in their Graphic Books section. 

“Younger fans will love this graphic caper,” The guide attests.  Read the complete guide here.

Our neighbors to the north also shared their praise.  Allison Taylor McBryde, of Canada’s North Shore News, is a fan of mysteries.  She laments that there aren’t enough  quality mysteries for younger readers, but Hamster and Cheese is an exception to this rule.

She writes “Kids deserve great mysteries too and they’re not always easy to find. Children’s authors can’t rely on body counts and gruesome forensic details to keep the suspense going… I absolutely love the new graphic novel mystery series Pet Shop Private Eye by Colleen Venable.”


Read the complete article here.  Keep up the good work, Colleen and Stephanie!