About Sir Kaye

Sir Kaye the Boy Knight

The Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series by Don M. Winn is an award-winning, middle-grade children’s book series that has everything—action, medieval adventure, excitement, mystery, knights, friendship, chivalry, kid heroes, and plenty of humor and fun.

Follow the adventures of twelve-year-old Kaye Balfour and his friends Reggie and Beau as he faces his greatest challenge—becoming the youngest knight in the troubled land of Knox—and then is thrust into the adventure of a lifetime, uncovering a mystery and stopping a conspiracy that threatens the entire kingdom.

The entire four-book series won the 2017 Royal Dragonfly First Place Award for Best Children’s Series. Watch the Sir Kaye Series video for more information about the series.

Sir Kaye books 1 to 4 plus awards 2017

Book One: The Knighting of Sir Kaye

01 Kaye cover 72ppi 154 by 238In The Knighting of Sir Kaye, Kaye is an ordinary boy who dreams of becoming a legendary knight like his absent father. When the new queen knights Kaye for doing a brave deed to help another person, he gets his wish a lot sooner than he expected…but he’s got a lot to live up to. Can he hold his own against all the other knights who hate him? Can he outwit the terrible Sir Melchor and defeat him in the deeds-at-arms competition in which all knights in the kingdom must participate? Can he help the queen save her kingdom…even a little bit?

Read a sample of The Knighting of Sir Kaye

2013 IndieReader Discovery Award
2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver
2013 UK Wishing Shelf Book Award, Silver
Mom’s Choice Award Gold

Praise for The Knighting of Sir Kaye
Publishers Weekly: “Fortitude, good will, and friendship triumph over pettiness in this enjoyable story.”
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards: “A fantastic, fun-filled adventure. Highly recommended.”
IndieReader Review: “A lively and adventurous kids’ book, full of gentle humor and warmth.”

Book Two: The Lost Castle Treasure

02 Kaye cover smallThe adventure continues with book two in the Sir Kaye series, The Lost Castle Treasure.  The treasure house of Knox castle is empty! Now conspiracy and war threaten the kingdom while mysterious noises and unexplained events fill the castle. As best friends Kaye, Reggie, and Beau search for the missing treasure, jealous knights plot to get rid of Kaye for good. Can Kaye find the treasure in time to save the kingdom? Or will he risk losing his knighthood forever?  Join Kaye, Reggie, and Beau as they search for hidden clues, secret passages, a lost castle treasure, and their place in the world in this fast-paced adventure.

Read a sample of The Lost Castle Treasure

Mom’s Choice Award Gold
2013 Wishing Shelf Award Finalist
Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist
Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Finalist

Praise for The Lost Castle Treasure
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards: “A fun, exciting adventure. Sir Kaye is a fantastic role model for kids.”
Readers’ Favorite: “A fun and easy way to teach kids about loyalty, trust, perseverance, patience and other important life values. A definite five-star children’s story.”

Book Three: Legend of the Forest Beast

03 Kaye cover smallLegend of the Forest Beast is the third book in the Sir Kaye series. The beloved tutor Alchir has vanished! And a dangerous criminal with a grudge against Alchir has just escaped from prison. Kaye is determined to find the tutor and earn a fine reputation as a knight. The search leads Kaye, Reggie, and Beau to a sinister manor house at the edge of a dark forest where nearby villagers live in terror of a deadly monster. As they investigate the mystery of the forest beast, they uncover a terrible plot that could destroy Knox. When there’s no one to turn to for help, can they save the kingdom—and their lives—by themselves?

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Mom’s Choice Award Gold
2016 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver
2016 Wishing Shelf  Book Award Finalist

Praise for Legend of the Forest Beast
The Wishing Shelf Awards Book Review: “A cracking, fun-filled adventure. Highly recommended!”
IndieReader Review: “Legend of the Forest Beast captures colorful adventures, fun characters, and inspirational thoughts in a quick and easy read for children.”

Book Four: The Eldridge Conspiracy

K4 cover art about Sir Kaye

The Eldridge Conspiracy is the final book in the Sir Kaye series. Kaye’s father is in danger! Kaye and his friends Reggie and Beau enter Eldridge in search of the only man who can save Kaye’s father. During their journey, they encounter and make a powerful enemy of Baron Thomas—the self-proclaimed heir to the throne of Eldridge—who also has his sights set on ruling the country of Knox. Together, the boys dodge the baron’s henchmen and race against time to stop an assassination that would plunge the two kingdoms into war in this exciting conclusion to the series.

Read a sample of The Eldridge Conspiracy

Mom’s Choice Award Gold
2017 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner

Praise for The Eldridge Conspiracy
The Wishing Shelf Awards Book Review: “This set of books just gets better and better. Yes, it’s a non-stop adventure, packed full of nasty barons and battling knights. But it’s also a story which is strongly-themed and where the bond between the characters is highly prized.”
Hall Ways Blog: “The Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series makes the librarian in me want to gather a group of kids, put these books in their hands, and watch the magic happen…The Eldridge Conspiracy immediately draws in the reader with action, danger, and suspense, and it never lets up…it’s a perfect package for young and/or reluctant readers.”
Readers’ Favorite Review: “Books of adventure and challenge that still offer an emotional component are hard to come by for middle-grade readers—and even more so for middle-grade boys—yet Don M. Winn hits the mark dead center with The Eldridge Conspiracy.”



1 thought on “About Sir Kaye”

  1. Thank you so much for the information. I am going to buy your books for my granddaughter to help her read better. Thank you again!

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