COOP Knows the Scoop


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$7.99  $7.43
Sourcebooks Young Readers
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Taryn Souders graduated from the University of North Texas with a specialization in mathematics. She is the author of Edgar-nominated Coop Knows the Scoop as well as How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer. She lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her family. Visit her at


"Delightfully quirky townsfolk and details of small-town life create the perfect backdrop for this deftly plotted mystery by Souders (How to [Almost] Ruin Your Summer). Well-placed red herrings and clues will have readers guessing until the truth comes out. " -- Publishers Weekly
"[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
"Coop Knows the Scoop is a gem of mystery with everything you're looking for in a whodunit from the pitch perfect setting, to the heartwarming hero, and a plot that will keep you guessing until the end." -- James Ponti, Edgar Award-winning author of Vanished!
"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
"[For] libraries with plenty of voracious, and patient, mystery readers." -- School Library Journal

2020 Cybil NOMINEE

2021 Edgar Award Best Juvenile Mystery NOMINEE

2021 - 2022 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE

2021 - 2022 Alaska Battle of the Books NOMINEE

2021 - 2022 Sunshine State Young Readers Award NOMINEE

2021 - 2022 Buckeye Children's Book Award NOMINEE

2021 - 2022 Wisconsin Golden Archer Award NOMINEE

2021 - 2022 Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Nebraska Golden Sower Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Missouri Mark Twain Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Georgia Children's Book Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Nevada Young Reader Award NOMINEE

2022 - 2023 Idaho Kids Vote Book Award NOMINEE

2023 -- 2024 Tome Student Literacy Society "It List" NOMIMEE