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Article  •  12 March 2024


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Friday Barnes with these fun activities

2024 marks ten years of the Friday Barnes book series. Discover a few ideas for celebrating this impressive milestone.

There’s no denying that R.A. Spratt’s bestselling Friday Barnes series is a hit among young readers. In fact, the beloved detective books are so popular that the series has just hit a big milestone – the tenth anniversary.

Want to celebrate? Scroll on for three ideas for Friday Barnes-inspired fun!

3 ways to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Friday Barnes

1. Have a read-aloud

What better way to celebrate Friday Barnes than reading the newest book in the series? Gather your friends, family or classroom to enjoy a read-aloud of Friday Barnes 12: Collision Course. When Friday’s mum is accused of espionage, it’s up to Friday to smuggle herself into Switzerland to clear her mum’s name. With a fast-paced plot, loveable characters, and – of course – an awesome mystery, it’s the perfect book to read with a group.

2. Test your knowledge

For some interactive fun, test your Friday Barnes knowledge with this fun quiz. Do you have what it takes to be a detective like Friday, or could your sleuthing skills use a little work? Answer a few questions based on the books to see how you stack up.

3. Play dress-up

 Go the extra mile by dressing up like Friday. Follow these simple instructions to emulate the young sleuth.

What you’ll need:

  • Tan sweater or jacket
  • Striped shirt
  • Jeans
  • Sneakers
  • Fedora
  • Magnifying glass

What to do:

  • Dress up in your Friday Barnes outfit.
  • If your hair is long enough, wear it in two pigtails, and finish the look with a fedora.
  • Carry your magnifying glass in one hand and your favourite Friday Barnes book in the other.
  • Now you’re ready to solve some mysteries with Friday!

(Psst . . . for more fun dress-up ideas, check here!)

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Friday Barnes 12: Collision Course
Friday Barnes is Europe’s most wanted in this latest installment of the bestselling detective series.
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