The Playdate Adventure Club (Rock the Boat, 2020) is a contemporary series for 5-8 year olds from debut children's author Emma Beswetherick. Emma is a publisher at Little, Brown, heading a boutique list that specialises in bestselling book club titles.
The books tell the stories of a group of girls as their playdates develop into a series of exciting adventues in which they are the very proactive heroines.
In the first book, The Enchanted Forest, new friends Katy, Charlotte and Zia have waited eight weeks for their first playdate at Katy's house. Now that it's finally here, they're off on an autumn adventure with Katy's cat Thunder through a magical forest to find the world's biggest conker at the top of the tallest tree. But how are they to reach a conker that high?
Emma lives in South West London with her husband and two children. She devised the series after having difficulty finding books for her daughter that were as exciting and adventurous as those available to her son.