James Preller

James Preller

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James Preller is the author of more than 80 books for young readers, including Bystander, The Courage Test (a 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection), Six Innings, and the popular Jigsaw Jones mystery series. Preller lives in Delmar, New York, with his wife, children, two cats, and a golden doodle named Daisy. He is grateful for the opportunity to visit schools and inspire young readers and writers.

MFOB FEATURED BOOK: The Case from Outer Space: A Jigsaw Jones Mystery
(Ages 6-10)

Jigsaw Jones is back! In this brand new, original mystery, Jigsaw and his crew―Mila, Joey, and Danika―find a clue that implies an alien may be about to visit their school! Can it be true? And what does the Little Free Library have that aliens from outer space might want? Friendship, mystery, and school-day shenanigans are what make the Jigsaw Jones chapter book mysteries beloved and read over and over.

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