#2: Sydney's D.C. Discovery   -     By: Jean Fischer
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#2: Sydney's D.C. Discovery

Barbour Books / 2010 / Paperback

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Danger lurks in the nation's capital. Something strange is going on at the Vietnam Memorial. Orange graffiti, secret messages, suspicious looking characters, and mysterious items left at the foot of the wall. Sydney and Elizabeth begin an adventure that leads them through Washington, D.C., up to Fort McHenry. Will the Camp Club Girls unravel the confusing clues at the twilight's gleaming and deflect any danger before the dawn's early light?

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.56 X 5.13 X 0.5 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9781602602687
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12
Series: Camp Club Girls

Publisher's Description

Sydney and Elizabeth are on-site in the nation’s capital when odd happenings occur at the Vietnam Memorial. The Camp Club Girls jump into action. They use their special skills to tackle an adventure that leads them not only to Baltimore’s Ft. McHenry, but also to the heart of a terrorist travesty! Can they decipher the clues and save the president before the dawn’s early light?

Author Bio

Jean Fischer has been writing for children for nearly three decades, and has served as an editor with Golden Books. She has written with Thomas Kinkade, John MacArthur, and “Adventures in Odyssey,” and is one of the authors for Barbour’s upcoming “Camp Club Girls” series. A nature lover, Jean lives in Racine, Wisconsin.

Editorial Reviews

Another fun, entertaining and nicely plotted mystery that draws the reader into the lives of the Camp Club Girls and into the vortex of a serious mystery.

This series has a lot to offer to young readers!  It has adventure and friendship, intrigue and scripture.  It has a great combination of ideas and  I loved it.  I am thrilled that I will be able to share these books with my daughters.  They are clean, enjoyable and send a great message to girls.

Even though these books are geared towards girls ages 8-12. My boys found these books to be a wonderful series. We were given books 1 and 2 in the series. My boys enjoy mystery books and love solving Scooby Doo cartoons. They read these books from start to finish and I have to say I enjoyed reading them as well.

Finding suitable reading material for girls, ages 8 to 12, is sometimes tricky. With the abundance of vampires, werewolves and other icky creatures being the theme of so many “teen” novels, it’s a breath of fresh air to find a sweet, fun adventure series that is age-appropriate for young girls. The “Camp Club Girls” series features a group of friends, six girls in all, who meet at summer church camp and become life-long friends. Each girl is unique in her own way, and all of them are blessed with the gift of curiousity that sometimes leads them into a bit of trouble now and then. There’s Elizabeth, from Amarillo and, as the oldest, the group’s leader; Sydney, the active girl from Washington D.C.; McKenzie, the cowgirl from Montana; Alexis, the California cheerleader; Bailey, the golf prodigy from Peoria, Illinois; and Kate, the gadget girl from Philadelphia.


The first book, “Camp Club Girls and The Mystery at Discovery Lake,” introduces readers to the girls and tells the story of how they all meet at Camp Discovery, a summer youth camp. The girls, who live all over the country, soon find that they all love trying to solve a good mystery. And when they discover that the miniature golf course at their camp seems to be the center of some spooky activity, the girls form a super sleuth ring and are soon up to their ears in hunting for lost treasure, trying to catch a would-be thief, and keeping up with their camp activities all at the same time!


The second book, “Sydney’s D.C. Discovery,” finds Sydney and her friend Elizabeth suddenly at the center of a would-be terrorist plot to harm the President of the United States. When suspicious activities start occurring at the Vietnam Memorial, Sydney, whose aunt is a tour guide at the memorial, and Elizabeth, who is visiting Washington with her uncle, a Vietnam vet, decide to try and figure out what is going on. The girls, with a lot of help from their Camp Club girlfriends, soon are chasing down shady characters, and helping the Secret Service break up a plan to cause chaos in the United States.


The “Camp Club Girls” series is reminiscent of the “Nancy Drew” mystery novels of a generation or two ago, with a fresh spin that will keep a young mystery fan of today interested. Besides the adventure aspect of the books, there is also a faith-based message to each story that fits into each plot.  Nothing too “in-your-face,” but important nonetheless. The series is scheduled to have two books per month published, each book featuring a different character, but involving all of the “Camp Club Girls,” and will run through 2011. Barbour Publishing is also featuring a great monthly contest to promote these books on their website at www.barbourbooks.com, with a grand prize of a basket of cool gadgets and books, valued at $2,000.

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  1. Albany, NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Should be good!
    May 14, 2013
    Albany, NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I purchased this as a gift....however, I liked the small excerpt that I read that's why I purchased it.
  2. Northern Ireland UK
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 30, 2012
    Northern Ireland UK
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I bought books 2-18 (book 1 wasn't available but I got it elsewhere) for our 7 yr old daughter ''Sydney'', I was drawn to the books initially because they featured a Sydney character, being from Northern Ireland, Sydney isn't a popular name and I knew I would score some major ''mum points'' for these books and I was right!! She was over the moon, she loves to read and is a very confident reader, reading way beyond her years, we are just finishing book 1 and she is so excited to move on to book 2, Sydney's dc discovery. Book 1 was very well written, exciting and carried very good messages for little girls, happy 7 yr old and happy parents!!
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Intriguing Mystery
    January 11, 2011
    What's going to happen to the president?! Is a terrorist attack being planned? If there is, can two young girls really stand in the way of a threat that is unknown to almost everyone else? Sydney's D.C. Discovery is a Christian story for girls who love modern day mysteries and suspense, with some humor added in. This is a book of adventure, friendship, and also has an interesting and unique mystery. All the Camp Club Girls books that I've read are great! But this one in particular is one of the best, because of the intriguing and original mystery.

    ****Note: I would like to thank Barbour Publishing for sending me a review copy, free of charge, for review purposes. Thank you.****
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 28, 2010
    Beth a kids review
    This book was even more exciting than the first i felt like the mysterie was real! Who could be writing on the wall?...why would someone leave fruit on the wall?the camp club girls find a mystery on there hands!a MUST READ! i cant wait for book 3!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 8, 2010
    This book is a fun read for the nine to twelve set. This time the mystery centers around Sydney and Elizabeth, but the other Camp Club Girls help from a distance. They put their brains together and use their talents, like Sydney's running ability and Kate's knowledge of technical gadgets to help save the President of the United States.I can totally see a family movie being made ofSydney's D.C. Discovery. It covers a large scope in terms of area/setting and plot.I was curious as to how different authors were going to be able to successfully write about the same group of girls. The transition was flawless. And I understand there are (or soon will be) a total of six books in this series. What a neat, wholesome gift this book (or series!) would be for the young girl in your life.
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