Treasure Hunters Book For Kids

Treasure Hunters Book For Kids

This a great ‘Treasure Hunters Book’ for kids from James Patterson!

To continue his mission of getting more kids reading, best-selling author James Patterson is hitting the high seas.

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The illustrated novel Treasure Hunters (Little, Brown), on sale Sept. 16, kicks off a new children’s series for Patterson that follows the Kidd siblings as they search for adventure as well as their missing mom and dad. Chris Grabenstein is a co-author of the 480-page book, and Juliana Neufeld draws the artwork “created” by 12-year-old Rebecca “Beck” Kidd within the story.

“This is my passion, much more than the adult books now,” Patterson says. “I am really into this, I love it and I think it’s going to do some good things for people.

“It’s an interesting direction now, books that are heavily illustrated but also have a lot of prose. There’s a lot to read and a lot to really engage you. It sort of splits the difference between novels and movies.”

Aimed at kids 7 to 13, Treasure Hunters is a contemporary version of the pirate books, such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, that sparked Patterson’s interests as a kid. But it also has equal parts action and humor akin to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The four Kidds — including Beck and her twin brother Bickford (aka “Bick”), 14-year-old Storm and “Tailspin” Tommy, 17 — have grown up on a boat and spent their childhoods joining their big-time treasure-hunting parents on expeditions to find swords, gold and other baubles at the bottom of the ocean.

Their mother and father go missing on the job, though, and the siblings run afoul of pirates and the family’s villainous rival. They piece together clues to solve the mystery of what happened to their parents while fighting to survive as a close unit.

“There’s some danger but not danger that’s scary scary — danger that’s kind of interesting and fun,” Patterson says.

The series will take the Kidds all over the globe — the first book features a journey that runs from the Caribbean up through Miami and on to New York City — as they take over the family business.

“Part of it that’s always a big subject for me is kids taking responsibility for their own actions at whatever age, which is a cool thing to get kids thinking about,” Patterson says.

The author’s main goal, however, is just putting a lot of books in children’s hands. The second Treasure Hunters book is done and Patterson plans a new one every year. He also has a new volume in his Middle School series, How I Survived Broccoli, Bullies, and Snake Hill, dueJune 24.

“There are a lot more kids out there who are reluctant readers than people would want to admit,” Patterson says. “In so far as these kids don’t read enough, they’re just not going to be as fulfilled as human beings, as citizens, as spouses, etc.

“That all drives me to write books that kids are going to read and go, ‘Give me another frickin’ book.’ ”



July 2015

Now For Something To Make The Kids Laugh…


Joke Book



Peter MacDonald is a great Children’s Book Author with many good clean joke books for children like this one above to his name that we recommend and can be viewed on Amazon under kids Joke Books.

So Keep and eye out for Peters listings and be assured by us that if you want to occupy the kids for hours then these great joke books for kids are safe and gets them off the computer!



Metal Detecting for Caches with My Son Robby!

I love to go out Geoaching with my son Robby who’s 7, now we go metal detecting too.

We live in a great historical town with lots of history Richmond Virginia. There is allot of Geocaches here and we loved to get out and find them on a regular basis. But recently we came across an old civil war battle ground and found a cannon ball in the creek. This took our treasure hunting experience to a new level and we starting to research getting a metal detector. I purchase a Garrett Ace 250 which seems to be a great starter detector. We share this machine on our hunts and have all the tools you need like digging tools, maps, pin pointer, treasure hip pouch and more.

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Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector Found Treasure

Our first trip metal detecting was the same place we were Geocaching and found the canon ball.

We set out to find more relic treasures now we had a metal detector. Seeing we still love to Geocache I told Robby that we could find some caches on the way, you never know we might stumble about some additional treasures while we were doing this. We found a nice Geocoin at one location and where going to move it forward as the rules set forth to do just this with Geocaching.

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Geocoin found Geocaching

Robby and I got done Geocaching and headed out to the place with the civil war relics with our Ace 250 Detector and accessories.

We got to the place and it was a nice cool spring day, put the bug replant on and headed out for our adventure. It was hard to not start detecting on the way, so I had Robby hold onto the machine but he also wanted to start to use it, so we shut it off until we got to our destination. You could spend your whole day detecting place before you get to your main spot, its addicting because there are treasures all over.

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Found Civil War Bullet Virginia Metal Detecting

After about 2 hours we found some of the best treasure I have ever seen, three civil war bullets, 2 musket balls and 1 civil war clothing button.

How exciting and I could see my son really getting into it, he wouldn’t give me the metal detector back! I feel I would have to save some money and get another machine so we can both do it instead of sharing. Four hours went by and we found more civil war relics then I ever imaged, who would have thought that one treasure hunt (Geocaching) would have led to another.

I plan on getting another metal detecting on advance my skills in using it for future hunts, giving my son the Ace 250, maybe get the Ace 350 who knows.

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Metal Detecting is For the Kids?

Metal Detecting is For the Kids?

When you think about metal detecting as a hobby most people think of it as a kids hobby, but it’s also for adults.

I love to go out and metal detect and I recent had a kid that turn 3 Jacob and he love to go with me. I take Jacob with me on my hunts and he’s right there next to me helping me dig up treasure. Jacob just loves to find things in the ground and I recently got him a kid’s metal detector which he just loves.

Kids Metal Detector pitcure
National Geographic Metal Detector For Kids

Jacob and I went to this really old homestead last year with the permission from the owner, it was great because they also have kids and never metal detected before, and the owner’s kids loved it! The owner was very intrigued to the fact he got his kids out of the house, got some exercise and had a great time. We are always welcome to come back and treasure hunt anytime. Not only did I get permission to detect an old homestead but I meet some new friends. If you think about have your kid with you while metal detecting it just might help you get on some historical places you couldn’t before.

The times we go out and detect we don’t find much and my son gets bored some moments, so I will hide a treasure while he’s not looking and act like it was there beforehand, he just gets crazy running around about what he finds. Having this time with my son to be outdoors is so much fun even when he gets bored I still don’t mind. I just love to spend time metal detecting and the fact Jacob loves just being with me is the best experience any dad can have.

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Metal Detecting Treasure with My Son

Finding treasure is not always a priority for me, exploring historical places and teaching my kid all about the history to where we are going is really beneficial in so many ways. I’m like a history teacher if you think about it, taking my kid to a place that has a long history and teaching him all about it is better than the school books in some ways. If you can actually see the history up close and find its old treasure it keeps the enthusiasm going and the interest in learning just extends outward. Maybe teachers should do this and there pupils might learn faster, just my opinion. I never consider myself a teach, I do carpentry for a living and don’t think I could be a class room teaching, so this hobby has really help me become a teacher while my son learns from it.

So, take your kid out and try some metal detecting, there are so many advantages to it… :’)

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