The Adventures of Quinn Higgins: Boy Detective--The Case of Blackbeard's Treasure by Douglas Quinn is the 4th book in the Quinn Higgins series. From the back cover:
When his dad takes Quinn to visit his Aunt Kim and cousin Summer McPhee at Ocracoke Village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, little does Quinn realize the adventure awaiting them.
Once there, Quinn discovers that his Aunt Kim is unable to pay the mortgage and is about to lose her home. Soon, Quinn and Summer come up with a crazy idea. If they can find the buried treasure of the infamous pirate known as Blackbeard, which is supposed to be buried somewhere on Ocracoke Island, they can save the house.
There are two big problems. Treasure hunters have been looking for Blackbeard’s treasure for over three hundred years and still haven’t found it.
The second problem is a man named Pegleg Peterson, who claims to be a descendant of one of Blackbeard’s crew, and who has been looking for the treasure all his life. Pegleg Peterson is not a nice man and doesn’t appreciate any competition, especially from kids.
Will Quinn and Summer find the buried treasure before Pegleg Peterson? Or is the treasure lost forever, never to be found?
This book is a wonderful chapter book for ages 6-9 and good for both boys and girls. Quinn Higgins is the kind of kid the reader really wants as a friend, as the adventures he has are what every kids dreams of.....pirates, bigfoot, haunted houses, etc. This particular book actually introduces the reader to Summer McPhee, who is about to have her own series of books.
So, if you're looking for a chapter book for an elementary schooler, pick up one of the Quinn Higgins, Boy Detective series. My nephew actually has my copy of one of the other books in the Quinn Higgins series, and Everett has decided that he's keeping it....and Everett isn't much of a reader either.