My New Children’s Book Is Now Available – And It Is Free!

by Susan

I’m thrilled to announce that my first children’s book, The Pest Detectives, is published online and ready for you to download and enjoy with your children.

Millie - The Pest Detectives

You may be surprised to hear that “The Pest Detectives” book is completely FREE.

Yes, I’m so excited that each of you can download this digital book for free on whichever format or platform you prefer and read it today with your kids.

The Pest Detectives

The Pest Detectives is an illustrated children’s book funded by the National Pest Management Association to be available for free to all children so they can have fun learning about the fascinating world of insects, entomology and the pest management profession.

I loved writing the story of Millie, an 8-year-old budding-entomologist, who solves real-life pest mysteries with her father, a pest professional. Millie shares stories of their past pest investigations through drawings, photos and notes in her scrapbook. Then Millie and her dad take the reader on a new case to determine the secret behind Mrs. Romero’s pest problem.

The talented Colleen Madden brings the story to life through her fabulous illustrations.

Get Your Copy Now

Find out more about my experience writing the book in these previous posts:
Susan’s Secret Project Revealed…
How I Used OneNote 2010 To Organize My Secret Project
Want a Sneak Peek at My Upcoming Children’s Book?


Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Lorie November 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

It says it is 99 cents in the Kindle Store? Is that right? I thought you said it was free.


2 Susan November 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Hey Lorie, yes in the Kindle store it is .99 cents because that is the minimum they will let it be priced. But all the other formats are free to download.


3 Lorie November 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Thanks! 99 cents is still great!
I just wanted to make sure that was right.


4 Sara (Whippersnaps, Quality Baby Clothing) November 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm

My children are going to love this book!!!! Especially, my boys! Thank you!


5 Nicole Robinson November 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

I just checked out the digital flip book version. My daughter will love it.


6 Janice November 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Love this book Susan! You did such a great job and the illustrations are adorable. :)


7 Lisa November 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

I love it!! I downloaded the pdf after reading the online digital one. Good job, Susan! I could see this as a hard bound book on a table at Barnes and Noble.


8 Erica Mueller November 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

My 5yr old boy thought this was fabulous!!


9 Susan November 30, 2012 at 2:29 am

Thank you all so much. I’m thrilled that you like the book.


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