The Callahan Cousins is a series I created and wrote that was published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The four books are now available for sale as e-books on Amazon, with more availability to come soon! You can also buy e-books or hard copies by clicking here.
The Callahan Cousins #1: Summer Begins
"In this first book in the series, the 12-year-old Callahan cousins all converge on their beloved grandmother for a summer of excitement. The gang consists of cheerful, upbeat, Kate; worldly, eccentric Neeve; ambitious, enthusiastic Hillary; and helpful, intellectual Phoebe. The 10-week visit gives the girls a great view of lovely Gull Island, where their family has been involved in a long-standing feud with the Bicket family. Hillary decides to continue the feud that had died down over the years, which results in a scary trip in a leaking boat. In the end, she is the one who actually brings about peace between the two families. This accessible, contemporary story features fun-loving cousins and their wise, thoughtful grandmother as they learn a great deal about their family and themselves.
“I loved this spirited and heartwarming summer story about growing up, finding adventure, and keeping family bonds.”
—Ann M. Martin, author of The Babysitters Club series
“A good choice for fans of the American Girls series.”
--School Library Journal
“Appealing…Carey’s narrative harks back to wholesome tales of a bygone era.”
“A good, old-fashioned (but still up to date) read.”
--YA Books Central
“Refreshingly sweet-tempered…irresistibly cozy”
The Callahan Cousins #2: Home Sweet Home
The Callahan cousins are back for the second installment of their adventure-filled vacation on beautiful Gull Island. Grandmother Gee has given Neeve, Hillary, Kate, and Phoebe permission to fix up and move into the Dorm-their very own quarters separate from the main house! But in the midst of their redecorating mania, Neeve stumbles upon a troubling family secret that she+s reluctant to share even with her cousins.
The Callahan Cousins #3: Keeping Cool
Look out, Gull Island! Neeve, Phoebe, Kate and Hillary - the 12-year-old Callahan cousins - are
staying at their grandmother Gee's rambling seaside estate. A whole summer without any
parents!As the idyllic summer continues the girls discover that being joined at the hip isn't all it's cracked up to be.When the usually shy Kate launches a quest to become 'the cool' girl in town, her over-the-top antics threaten to pull the cousins apart.
The Callahan Cousins #4: Together Again
Merry Christmas, Gull Island! Neeve, Phoebe, Kate and Hillary - the twelve-year-old Callahan cousins - are back at their grandmother Gee's rambling seaside estate for Christmas break! When the girls camp out at a whaling museum they stumble upon a mystery they can't ignore. Phoebe takes the lead as the girls join forces to solve an island mystery. Plus, what will the girls get Gee for Christmas? Hint: It's warm and fuzzy and needs to be fed!