A chapter book series

for curious explorers

AGes 7+


Wonder World Kids

A chapter book series for readers ready to save the world one destination at a time 🌎

 Imagine your parents are world-famous veterinarians traveling the globe to solve mysterious cases of animals in need.

Enter the world of ten-year-old Lilly and her twin siblings Celia and Fynn. They go on fantastic trips along with their parents, helping them with exotic animals along the way. Now you can join them too!


The Mystery of the Dancing Horses, Book 1

Ten-year-old Lilly Cook is frantic!

Her parents, the world-famous veterinarians, have been called to Austria to help the dancing white horses, the Lipizzaner. These royal animals are acting strangely, and nobody knows why. Lilly and her eight-year-old twin siblings, Celia and Fynn, will have to work together with new friends and follow the clues to crack this mysterious case before it’s too late. Will the famous horses ever dance again?

Set in Vienna, the city of music, with beautiful horses in need and a touch of magic… this mystery will have you turning these pages until the very last chapter.

The Case of the Lost Llamas, Book 2

Eight-year-old Fynn Cook is in a pickle!

He is almost out of time to train for his first running race at home. But first, his parents need help solving another difficult case. The family travels to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, where the famous llamas have gone missing. Visitors and locals are doing everything to find these sweet, furry animals. Can Fynn and his sisters discover the missing clues and save them?

In their second adventure, the Cook kids have to face even more challenges and difficult decisions. The mysteries of the lost Inca empire and new four-legged friends will come to their help. Are you ready to crack this puzzling case with them?


An engaging chapter book series for readers ready to tackle those books with...

"more pages, smaller words, and fun pictures to keep me going"

Mini Editor Sierra, 8


Meet Dori - Author of
the Wonder World Kids series

 Author on the left, goat on the right

Author on the left, goat on the right

Dori Marx grew up in Austria and tried her best to travel around the world several times before choosing gorgeous New England as her home.

Here, she lives with her husband, three young children, a senior dog, three rescue goats, along with an ever-growing number of pet chickens and fish. Although she is not a veterinarian, she has a soft spot for all living beings and has even learned to coexist with the spiders populating her basement.

Wonder World Kids is her first book series for emerging young readers.

 β€œI wanted to create a book with shorter chapters and text blocks so you can keep reading. Let's be honest: isn't it always more fun to finish 5 chapters before bedtime?

 Go beyond fairies who lose charms or princesses on unicorns. In my first story you'll discover fun facts about royal horses, a child composer, and even a delicious chocolate cake... and best of all, they're all true!

I love working with local illustrators who capture the real atmosphere of the destinations in their pictures. Isn’t it exciting to see how Lilly, Fynn, and Celia’s style changes in each adventure?”

  Sketches of Lilly in Peru, envisioned by Priscila Orozco Gallo

Sketches of Lilly in Peru, envisioned by Priscila Orozco Gallo