Here’s the latest edition to our library. The Clock Without a Face. Mysteries to solve, puzzles to figure out, and teeny-tiny details to study in the fantastic illustrations. This is a very cool book for the tween set (think 9-12). And really, any teens or adults that have browsed the book in my living room seem to love it just as much.

The coolest part: the creators (the book is published by McSweeneys) made 12 emerald-studded numbers and buried them in real places across the country. If you find one it’s yours to keep. And the only way to find one is to figure out the clues in The Clock Without A Face.

Have a smarty niece or nephew heading to middle school or junior high? This would make a great gift.