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.

Books:

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]