by Dan Kilday

Welcome to the official website for Molly Warner; a sixth-grade student at Howard Middle School and newest reporter for the school newspaper, The Scratching Post.

Join Molly as she tracks down the source of some very mysterious events that have occurred around school. Along the way, she encounters hallway bullies, a rival reporter, and a newspaper editor who has it out for her.

With the help of her journalism teacher and her best source, "Frank the janitor," Molly resolves to find the real story behind what is going on and who is to blame.

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Review of Molly Warner: School Reporter by the Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature:

Move over, Nancy Drew, there’s a new girl-detective in town! Say hello to Molly Warner, School Reporter, a debut novel by Knoxville Central High School alum, Dan Kilday.

Molly Warner is a mischievous sixth-grader (and biggest school gossip) who just landed herself a new gig on the school newspaper, The Scratching Post. Although some of her fellow journalists are none too happy that a sixth grader has been asked to write a front page article, Molly forges on and writes about an infamous cherry bomb toilet explosion in the girls’ bathroom. In the process of writing about the exploding toilet, Molly finds out the school trophy is missing! But that’s not all—the Homecoming fundraiser money has been stolen and there have been a rash of car break-ins in the school parking lot. Who could be responsible for such deviance at Robert K. Howard Middle School? Was it Frank the singing janitor? Or Miss Garcia the former journalist who is now the English teacher? Maybe it was Mrs. Sumner, the cranky editor of the Scratching Post? Or could it be Coach Cooper, the basketball coach with quite the losing streak and who is definitely hiding something? Could the squirrels outside the science window have anything to do with the mystery? Molly Warner is on the case and will soon find out!

With all the energy and naiveté of Ramona Quimby, Molly is sure to have you laughing and keep you guessing as she uncovers clues to solve the crime and become a journalist in the process. Told with real insight from a journalist’s perspective, Molly Warner, School Reporter is perfect for upper elementary and middle school mystery buffs, super sleuths, or budding journalists!

 

-Television Appearances

January 2, 2018: Dan Kilday appeared on "We Are Austin" to discuss the book. Click here to see the interview!

January 11, 2018: Dan Kilday appeared on Fox 44 in Waco, TX to discuss the book. Click here to see the interview!

February 12, 2017: Dan Kilday appeared on WATE News in Knoxville, TN to discuss the book. Click here to see the interview!

February 15, 2017: Dan Kilday appeared on WJHL in Johnson City, TN to discuss the book. Click here to see the interview!

 

-Video Interviews

Interview with Knox County (TN) Schools. Click here to watch!

 

-Print Interviews

Interview with KnoxTNToday.com Click here to read!

Interview with Daddy Mind Tricks. Click here to read!

Interview with Book People. Click here to read!

Interview with The Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Click here to read!

Front page interview with The Shopper from January 24, 2018: Click here to read!

 

Video trailer for Molly Warner: School Reporter: Click here to watch!

 

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