Kell and the Detectives by Darcy PattisonKell and the Detectives by Darcy Pattison

Kell and the Detectives

byDarcy PattisonIllustratorRich Davis

Hardcover | January 30, 2015

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Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 4
Fun and Humor: Detectives are at Work!

Kell makes a startling discovery: he has zigzag fingerprints. Worse, Mrs. Lynx and the Society of Alien Chasers know about the fingerprints, and they are on the hunt. Everyone turns detective in this continuing adventure of an alien family from planet Bix, who struggles to make ends meet by putting on birthday parties for kids. But the stakes are higher than ever because Kell’s mom has just laid a beautiful green egg. With Mrs. Lynx on the prowl, can Kell and Bree keep the egg safe?

Do Historians Act as Detectives?

For History Day, Kell and friends must figure out which teacher created a special graffiti poster. And graffiti just got a lot more fun when a white concrete fence gets a new coat of paint.

A new spin on books for readers in grades two, three, four, and five

  • Easy Chapter Book series
  • Chapter Book Series for boys
  • Chapter Book Series for Girls
  • Chapter Book Series for ages 7-10

Humor for Kids – “A Funny Book”

The alien family, the Smiths, understand little of Earth’s culture, which results in funny situations. Crazy songs and graffiti make this an exciting read.

Discover what other readers already know “Amusing, accessible, engaging”Publisher’s Weekly review of Aliens, Inc. Chapter Book series, Book 1: Kell the Alien


  • BOOK 1:Kell, the Alien
  • BOOK 2: Kell and the Horse Apple Parade
  • BOOK 3: Kell and the Giants
  • BOOK 4: Kell and the Detectives

Art Teachers: Every volume stars with a scene in the art classroom, creating something fun.
Family story: When the Smith family is shipwrecked on Earth, they must learn to depend on each other.

Growing up, author Darcy Pattison ( wanted to be an astronaut. Instead, she writes about space in this chapter book. Published in nine languages, her middle grade novels include, SAUCY AND BUBBA: A Hansel and Gretel Tale , THE GIRL, THE GYPSY AND THE GARGOYLE, and VAGABONDS. Recent nature books for children includ...
Title:Kell and the DetectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.31 inPublished:January 30, 2015Publisher:Mims House LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629440280

ISBN - 13:9781629440286


Editorial Reviews

Publisher's Weekly called Book 1, The Aliens Inc. Series "amusing" and "engaging and accessible." says, "This fun chapter book series is out of this world."School Library Journal Review says Book 2:Gr 1-3-Shipwrecked on Earth and desperate to make money, an alien family from the planet Bix decides to make a living by opening Aliens, Inc., an intergalactic event-planning business master-minded by the nine-year-old alien, Kell Smith. In this continuing adventure, Kell makes the startling discovery that he has zigzag fingerprints. Worse, Mrs. Lynx and the Society of Alien Chasers know about the fingerprints and they are on the hunt. To add to the stakes, Kell's mom has just laid a beautiful green egg, Kell's brother. Can Kell keep his fingerprints and his brother under wraps? Kell's observations of Earth and details about life on planet Bix are amusing. The black-and-white line art further enlivens an engaging, accessible story. Kell's struggles to fit in will resonate with readers. Reminiscent of Ray O'Ryan's "Galaxy Zack" (Little Simon). VERDICT This fun chapter book series is out of this world.-Paula Huddy, The Blake School-Highcroft Campus, Wayzata, MN School Library Journal, 2/1/15.ALIENS INC. SERIES"This fun chapter book series is out of this world." School Library Journal 2/1/15