Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford are a husband-and-wife team who created The Gumboot Kids, an award-winning CBC program for children aged 3 - 7 years old.

From the TV show, they spun off a series of four books in 2019 called the "Gumboot Kids Nature Mysteries." Each story involves the main characters, Scout and Daisy, working through a series of clues to solve a mystery. In each case, Scout and Daisy confirm their findings with a trip to the library to verify their evidence. Each book ends with two pages of field notes on the mystery subject and a nature craft inspired by the mystery for kids to try at home.

In 2020, Hogan and Hungerford added two more titles to the series.

The Case of the Singing Ocean (Firefly 2020) $6.99 978-0-2281-0284-7
The Case of the Buzzing Honey Makers (Firefly 2020) $6.99 978-0-2281-0281-6
The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar: A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery (Firefly 2019) $6.99 978-0-228101949
The Case of the Story Rock: A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery (Firefly 2019) $6.99 978-0-228101925
The Case of the Wooden Woodpecker: A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery (Firefly 2019) $6.99 978-0-228101963
The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder: A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery (Firefly 2019) $6.99 978-0-228101901

[BCBW 2019]