If you loved the tongue in cheek melodrama of The Series of Unfortunate Events, this will be right up your alley. Lily and her gang are not the usual group of buddies. I mean look at Lily's two best friends, Jasper Dash, his name alone tells you the whole story, he's a swashbuckling Boy Technonaut, and then there's Katie, the heroine of Hollow Horrors series. These kids are superheroes. Lily, well, Lily is just Lily until Career Day rolls around and she follows her father to his job in an eerie warehouse. No one else seems to be at all put off by the fact that the boss wears a paper bag on his head. Just a different kind of guy, I guess. But Lily hasn't hung around with this gang of crimefighters for nothing and she enlists her superfriends to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hilarious and never holds still. Ages 8-11 224 pages
Whales on Stilts!