Coop Knows the Scoop

Windy Bottom, Georgia is usually a peaceful place. Coop helps his mom at her café and bookstore, hangs out with his grandpa, and bikes around with his friends Justice and Liberty. The town is full of all kinds of interesting people, but no one has ever caused a problem. Until now.

And somehow, Gramps is taking all the blame! It seems like there are a lot of secrets that were buried in their small town after all…

Will Coop and his friends get to the bottom of the mystery and clear Gramps’s name before it’s too late?


  • 2020 Cybil NOMINEE
  • 2021 Edgar Award Best Juvenile NOMINEE
  • 2021 – 2022 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Book
  • 2021 – 2022 Alaska Battle of the Books Choice
  • 2021 – 2022 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Book
  • 2021 – 2022 Buckeye Children’s Book Award Book
  • 2021 – 2022 Wisconsin Golden Archer Award Book
  • 2021 – 2022 Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Award Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Indiana Young Hoosier Award Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Missouri Mark Twain Award Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Georgia Children’s Book Award Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award HONOR Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Nevada Young Reader Award Book
  • 2022 – 2023 Idaho Kids Vote Book Award WINNER
  • 2023 – 2024 Virginia Reader’s Choice Award Book
  • 2023 – 2024 TOME Society Award Book
  • 2023 – 2024 Battle of the Books, Birdville ISD, TX
  • 2024 – 2025 Idaho Battle of the Books selection


“An engrossing, good-humored page-turner.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Artfully composed and offering several genuine surprises, this mystery will have young readers speeding through it in a quest to uncover the truth.” —Booklist

“Well-placed red herrings and clues will have readers guessing until the truth comes out.” —Publishers Weekly

“The tale is pleasingly dark with its secrets, lies, and murder, and it’s pleasingly free of predictability as the author unravels the story. Lovers of mysteries are sure to appreciate the uniqueness of this piece.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books