Thursday, June 4, 2015

Samantha Sanderson At The Movies by Robin Caroll

SAMANTHA SANDERSON is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, so she's always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become chief editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material.

When an explosive device is found in the local theater, Sam gets the lead on this developing and controversial story-controversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sam's father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam can't resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makayla's techno-genius. But when Sam's theories are printed in the school paper, she lands in big trouble-and danger!


This is a great book for young people. I have a home preschool and at nap time I read a chapter from a chapter book each day. We read through At The Movies at the end of the school year. I had several children graduating, five going to kindergarten and one going to first grade. They enjoyed me reading it, but part of it were a bit over their heads. I recommend a little older. My 13 year old was also in the room while we read and she enjoyed the story. 

It was very well done. It kept you thinking about different possibilities for who did it. It also went into some basic faith questions that children and preteens might ask themselves and their friends. This book had great answers. I believe it guided the reader to think deeper into what they believe and why.

I loved the relationship between her and her parents. It was one of honestly and respect. They had arguments and didn't agree on everything but they listened to each other and worked it out. I recommend this series to preteen and young teens. Great reading. 


Robin Caroll  has authored seventeen previous books, including the Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, Deliver Us from Evil. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards, Holt Medallion, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year. She gives back to the writing community by serving as Excecutive Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. A proud southerner, Robin lives with her husband, three daughters, and two precious grandsons in Arkansas. You can visit more with Robin at

Her Books

For Children and Young Adults

Samantha Sanderson Series
At The Movies
On The Scene
Off The Record

Rock Harbor Series
Search and Rescue
Lost and Found

For Adults

Justice Seekers Series
In Justice For All
To Write A Wrong
Stand of Deception

Evil Series
Deliver Us From Evil
Fear No Evil
In The Shadow of Evil

Bayou Series
Bayou Justice
Bayou Corruption
Bayou Judgement
Bayou Paradox
Bayou Betrayal
Dead Air

Hidden in the Stars

Torrents of Destruction

In compliance with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission,  as part of every Web or Amazon review that I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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