New Release: The Cupsnake Escape - Book 2 of the Frankinschool Mysteries for Young Readers


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on The Cupsnake Escape, Book 2 in the Frankinschool Mysteries series for young readers from award-winning author Caryn Rivadeneira and Red Chair Press.

"Poignant lessons on forgiveness, friendship, and fairness. Slightly spooky and utterly charming, young readers will enjoy every page." ~BlueInk Reviews Starred Review of Book 1 of the Frankinschool Mysteries

The Cupsnake Escape

NEW RELEASE: February 6, 2024
Book 2 of the Frankinschool Mysteries
Genre: Juvenile fiction (Ages 8-12, Grades 2-5)
Hardcover from $16.99
Ebook from $9.99

The second book about a boy named Fred who turns into "Frankenstein's monster" whenever he writes his "What-if" assignments. Fred and his friend Luisa find themselves in trouble once again when the new student mixes up recipes at their class’s bakery field trip leading to snakes running amok.

While the students scramble out of the school in fear, Fred and Luisa suspect their old friend Frank is behind the Great Cupsnake Escape. Once again, they put their creativity, their cooperation, and their courage to the test—but will it be enough to save the school from the snakes?

For more information (including a discussion guide), visit Red Chair Press.

Monster Match

Book 1 of The Frankinschool Mysteries
Genre: Juvenile fiction (Ages 8-12, Grades 2-5)
Hardcover from $16.99
Ebook from $9.99

In the first book of the Frankinschool Mysteries, Fred is working diligently on his writing assignment when a mist fills the room, and the words on his page come to life, literally. Suddenly Fred (now Frankinschool) and Luisa (now Princess Luisa) need to save the school from the mysterious potion—and the even more mysterious and devious ghost living in the school attic.

For more information (including a preview sample chapter and a discussion guide), visit Red Chair Press.

Praise for Monster Match
Finalist, Early Readers Category, Canadian Book Club Awards

Finalist for Best Children's Book 8-12 of 2023, Readers' Favorite

Semi-Finalist in Middle Grade Fiction: Gertrude Warner Award of the Chanticleer International Book Awards, 2023

Outstanding Creator Awards Winner, Author and Illustrator

"A great selection for third- to sixth-grade readers who enjoy books about friendship and supernatural events." ~Readers' Favorite

“Humorous and heartwarming." ~Glenys Nellist, former schoolteacher and author of the Little Mole series

“Relatable, funny, and just the right amount of creepy.” ~Jennifer Grant, award-winning author of Once Upon a Time Not So Long Ago

Gone to the Dogs

Coming August 2024
Book 3 of the Frankinschool Mysteries

Fred’s emotions have gone to the dogs! Fred’s teacher and Luisa might be excited about their research trip to the library, but Fred is not. In fact, the whole project—and his continued failures at it—are making him angry! That is, until he realizes he has the perfect solution to his problem: Simply write one of his “What If” poems, tap into the power of pretend, turn into Frankinchool, and voila! Project, cancelled.

In Book Three of the Frankinschool Mysteries, readers set off on an adventure with Frankinschool through secret passageways and grand rooms of a mansion-turned-library. Along the way, they learn about managing expectations, anger, and friendships, and discover that sometimes going-to-the-dogs is a very good thing.

About the Author
Caryn Rivadeneira is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books for both children and adults. Her work has appeared in Aleteia, Sojourners, Christianity Today, Relevant, FamilyLife, ThinkChristian, and Engineering and Mining Journal (yeah, you read that right). She has spent nearly three decades in the publishing industry, serving as a magazine, blog, and book editor. Caryn lives in the near-west suburbs of Chicago with her husband, her three kids, and her three beloved rescue pit bulls. Learn more at
About the Publisher
Red Chair Press is committed to learning and literacy (and laughter!). Founded in 2009, Red Chair Press has been dedicated to publishing series to engage children in stories that provide models for strong character and good behavior. By working with only the highest-quality artists from around the world, Red Chair Press ensures that their books will appeal to a wide range of readers. Learn more at, and be sure to follow them online:

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