9-12 year olds with a taste for crime capers will enjoy the bestselling Swindle series of chapter books. Every book in the series is rated 4.5/5 stars or higher!
Swindle (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $1.99)
Ocean’s 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!
After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle’s compound and recapture the card.
There are many things standing in their way — a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive — but Griffin and his team are going to get back what’s rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue.
This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist.
Zoobreak (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $1.99)
The sequel to Gordon Korman’s SWINDLE—the Man With A Plan is back!
When Griffin Bing’s class goes to a floating zoo, they don’t expect to see animals being treated so badly.
They don’t expect to find Cleo, Dog Whisperer Savannah’s pet monkey who’s been missing for weeks.
And they really don’t expect to have to hide the animals once they’ve rescued them!
Hilarity ensues as Griffin’s team once more pulls off a heist . . . trying to break the animals back into a (better) zoo!
Framed (5/5 stars, currently priced at $1.99)
The hilarious third SWINDLE book!
Griffin Bing’s new principal doesn’t like him. And Griffin doesn’t like the boot camp football atmosphere the new principal has brought.
Griffin manages to stay out of trouble — until a Super Bowl ring disappears from the school’s display case, with Griffin’s retainer left in its place. Griffin has been framed!
Unfortunately, the Man doesn’t have a Plan – and everything his team tries to find out who really took the ring backfires.
Griffin ends up in an alternate school, then under house arrest, and finally with an electronic anklet – with no way to prove his innocence!
Griffin smells a rat – but will he be able to solve the mystery in time?
Showoff (5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.38)
The fourth SWINDLE book, centering around a dog show that goes horribly awry!
The heroes of SWINDLE, ZOOBREAK, and FRAMED are back – and this time, things have gone to the dogs!
When Luthor goes berserk at a mall dog show, he’s accused of ruining the career of the three-time best-in-show beagle. Griffin always knew that Luthor’s viciousness was simmering just below the surface – so why does he feel bad enough to spring him from the pound?
Griffin and his team have a new plan. This one involves New York City, a sinister saboteur, a reclusive dog-trainer who’s quit the business, an international dog show, and a whole lot of red dye. But if they pull it off, no one will even notice their sting operation…right?
Hideout (5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.38)
The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series!
HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to have revenge. . .
When Griffin Bing and his friends first met Luthor, he was a vicious attack dog working for the slimy S. Wendell Palomino – as known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor, and never thought they’d see Swindle again.
But now Swindle’s returned. And he wants his dog back.
Swindle has manipulated the law so that there’s no way for Savannah Drysdale to keep Luthor in her house. Before he can be taken away, they decide to made him disappear – away from Swindle.
Six kids. Three hideouts. One extremely large dog.
What could possibly go wrong?