The Crimson Five middle grade series is published by Amberjack Publishing. Book 1, Spin the Golden Light Bulb made its debut on January 9, 2018. Book 2, Flip the Silver Switch, was released this summer on August 21, 2018. Each book is a stand alone novel but readers will gain the most from the world of the Crimson Five kids if they read them in order.
The story takes place in the year 2071 and follows the journey of five 11 year-olds as they participate in a creative, multi level task competition. It’s set in a world where children are called by their student numbers, instead of their names, and forced to study one school subject only…unless they can manage to move through the ranks of the Piedmont Challenge!
Set against a backdrop of futuristic objects like flying scooters and airborne playgrounds, and told from the perspective of eleven year-old Kia Krumpet, the story is more than competitions and inventions. “A story that teaches useful lessons about teamwork, family, and forgiveness.” ~Forward Reviews. It’s about having the courage to chase your dreams against all odds, and learning that people, both young and old, aren’t always who they seem to be. Sometimes they’re even better.
Click on the links for each book above to learn more about them (and to watch the book trailers), but please be aware of spoilers when reading the Flip the Silver Switch summary!