Entries Tagged as 'Mystery'

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

May 21st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM Mysteries make for perfect chapter books. In fact, I remember being captivated by the likes of Encyclopedia Brown when I was a kid — I could never leave the characters in suspense by putting the book down. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth had my three-and-a-half year old daughter exclaiming, “One more chapter, we have […]

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The Great Cake Mystery

May 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM I was so excited to hear that Alexander McCall Smith had written mystery chapter book for younger readers featuring a young Precious Ramotswe of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. My daughter and I got through The Great Cake Mystery in record time, she loved the story and the illustrations by […]

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The Octonauts: And the Great Ghost Reef

October 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By HEATHER CLARK, Winner of our 500th Review Contest This is the fourth in a series of books showcasing the Octonauts, a team of eight underwater explorers with a mission to explore, rescue, and protect their ocean surroundings. The book follows the Octonaut crew as they analyze the fate of a coral reef that has […]

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The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN What do you do when you notice all hell’s broken loose? That’s the question frog researcher Edgardo Griffith faced when he observed the dramatically declining populations of Panama’s national amphibian symbol, the golden frog.  And it’s what award-winning author Sandra Markle sets off to document in this adventuresome book that […]

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