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Half-Past Peculiar: Finders Creepers - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 3-5! We are excited for you to join us in reading Half-Past Peculiar: Finders Creepers by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready for pickup today, Monday, October 2 ! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!

"Half-Past Peculiar: Finders Creepers" by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen

“Twins Atticus and Esmeralda Fetch are the best pet finders in Thorns Hollow – a town where people have a lot of pets, and those pets often get lost. But when a lost dog leads them to an old, Victorian house on the edge of town, the twins find their world turned upside down. This creepy house contains a portal that leads to a whole other world – a world where mythical creatures like trolls, fairies, and dragons are real. The secrets this mythical world contains are bigger than these kids could ever imagine. Secrets that could threaten to destroy the world as we know it. Now, Esmerelda, Atticus, and yes, their canine companion will have to work together if they want to save our world, and the world beyond the portal!"

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author/artists and the world of Finders Creepers:

Derek Fridolfs’s Goodreads page:

Dustin Nguyen’s site:

New World Encyclopedia’s pages on basilisks, manticore, and unicorns:

Britannica Kids’ page on dogs:

Included as well: a word search, a maze, and a manticore and basilisk coloring page!

We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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