Frostbite Hotel

by Karin Adams

Put your feet up but keep your boots on!

Kirby Katz has big dreams of making his fortune as an entrepreneur, just like his role model, hotel magnate William T. Williamson. But Kirby discovers that operating a "snow hotel" in the schoolyard comes with its own set of challenges: sourcing the best snow blocks, staff team-building, marketing, and competition from Brewster's Best Five-Star Inn, run by the Bear and his gang of the meanest kids in Grade 6. Worst of all, when Brewster's gang starts stealing Kirby's best ideas, all evidence points to a "mole" among his own staff.

Will Kirbys vision for the Frostbite Hotel survive the cold reality of corporate recess espionage?

About the Author

Karin Adams
KARIN ADAMS is the author of Lights! Curtains! Cows! (Lorimer, 2009) and No TV? No Fair! (Lorimer Streetlights, 2010). She shares her passion for creative writing with young people through Manitobas Artists in the Schools program and in her popular library workshops. Karin has also worked as an instructor at the University of Winnipeg. She lives in East St. Paul, Manitoba.


"[Frostbite Hotel is a delightful read about what it takes to fit in at recess out in the school yard . . . The bully issues dealt with are real enough to make this book relatable for kids. It open[ed lines of communication about business and bullying on the playground."
Lorraine Leatham,, Reviewer at Rainey Day Book Reviews
"This was such a refreshing story . . . [It kept me interested through the entire novel. The book was a pleasant surprise . . . Frostbite Hotel is the perfect story for readers in third, fourth, and fifth grade. I'm excited to introduce this book to my students in fourth grade. It can be read by individual students and/or would make a wonderful read aloud in classroom in these grade levels."
Patrick Andrus,, Educator, NetGalley Reviewer
"Loved this Canadian tale of entrepreneurship, friendship and family. Many opportunities for reader discussions identifying and comparing adult solutions with kid interpretations. This will be a sure fire recommendation for young tycoons looking for a business plan that is combined with anti-bullying conversation."
Karen Corso,, Retired Librarian/Current Consultant


Hackamatack Children's Choice Award
SYRCA Diamond Willow Award

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