Here is F.T. Bradley with her ideas:
This year, I've been hitting the road around the south, and get my share of book recommendations. So I'll share a couple here . . .
I love the THEODORE BOONE series by John Grisham--great for kids who like mysteries and are ready to discover a new series.
My second recommendation is THE GIRL FROM FELONY BAY, by J.E. Thompson. This is a true undiscovered gem: A MG set in the south, with a great mystery and lots of strong setting in the story. Check it out; you won't be disappointed!