About the Author
     J Richard Knapp is an internationally recognized American author and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. Knapp is a 

retired educator (teacher, elementary principal). His education includes degrees from the University of Oregon and Boise State University with specialties in early childhood and reading. 

     Knapp is internationally recognized as a leader in education, bully prevention, and an author of many tween and young adult fiction books. Each of the author's books represent family values and relevant to today's lives of our youth.
    J Richard Knapp is the Founder and CEO of Stop-Bullies.com, Magpye Publishing,and KnappStory.com.

Notes From J Richard Knapp

​     Shona and I wanted to write a book in our series that focused on teens having to decided whether to keep a secret even when it could be harmful - if not dangerous. Secrets has been huge success in schools in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Secrets

J Richard Knapp
​books for children and teens

J Richard Knapp Charities
     Knapp has served as a community volunteer most of his adult life to help children in need. The author's first significant efforts occurred in 1975, when he designed and organized a summer sports program for boys and girls in his community.
     J Richard moved his family to Oregon in 1978, where he immediately began volunteer work with children in poverty. His own experiences with poverty as a teen constantly motivated his efforts. Knapp founded a non-profit organization in the mid 1990's which focused on children in two categories. The first targeted children in poverty by providing coats and shoes for the needy. The second area was children and teens dealing with cancer. The non-profit organization continued its work for over a decade and is now a community program.

Book Details

Pages: 199
Ages: 11-14
Grade Level: 5-8
Fiction:  Relationships, Self-Help, Friendship, Growing Up, Social Skills, School Life, Girls, Women, Action, Adventure
ATOS: 5.8

Students

      Sshh, can you keep a secret? Should you keep a secret? Life in Tiny continues to be full of adventures for the Cow Pie Gang and the Fair November brings the whole town to life. The trials and tribulations of tween life continues with first dates and first break ups. When Kati uncovers a huge secret, she is torn and doesn't know if she should tell or not. After a week of turmoil and soul searching she finds out that some secrets aren't meant to be kept while other secrets reveal delightful surprises.

J Richard Knapp