Tween Book Club – Take and Make

The StrangersOctober 2021

This month we are reading Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix. From the publisher:

What makes you you?

The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. They’ve been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom.

But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they’re shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They’re the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers?

Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.

Project & Materials

The Greystone kids encounter all sorts of puzzles and codes they need to solve throughout the story. This month’s kit includes plenty of puzzle and games for you to work on! Materials included are:

  • Kanoodle Flip game
  • Fibonacci sequence project
  • Copy of book (yours to keep)


All kits have been claimed. Thank you to all who participated!