Category Archives: Mysteries & Detectives

The Face in the Dark Mirror

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It was about a girl who found out she had Lupus. It might also have been part of a series, but I'm not sure about that. In Alvin Fernald, TV Anchorman, everything up through Chapter 12 tells the story of how the kids became newscasters. He went thru the underground tunnel and found a big cave with a cottage in the cave. Book Club hardback editions from the sixties (see image). I remember that one animal forgets because he bumps his head and another because he falls and rolls and bites his tongue too often to pronounce the word properly.

Something Queer at the Library

Elizabeth Levy

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Joanna is fascinated with isthmuses and is delighted to cross one during her adventure. I love how this book requires listeners to pay attention to details, thus exercising kids’ reading comprehension skills. For more suggestions of good mysteries and lots of guidance and activities for using them in the classroom this is a great reference. Though that doll only goes from Grandmother (who got her from London in 1875) to Betty. If you want readers to identify with your main character, make your sleuth believable and likable.

The Haunted Dollhouse (Nancy Drew Graphic Novels: Girl

Stefan Petrucha

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Forbus, illustrated by Sue Felt, published Viking 1962. "Missy, a country girl, finds it hard to adjust to city ways. I didn't remember the other animals until I saw the picture on the cover of the book. It's supposed to have been weekly reader book about a boy who sings to the moon. The Giver: 11 year old Jonas lives in a strict futuristic society. I'm going to suggest this particular title because the four children visit a group of islands and are stranded on one where puffins nest, so there are a lot of puffins, including one which becomes a sort of pet for them, so there is a puffin and a parrot both.

Ulysses Moore: The Door to Time (Ulysses Moore Series)

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Anna, who is used to sharing a few eggs with the whole family says, "Two eggs!" and the woman starts to crack two eggs. But her recollection is vague, so it might be something close. Curiosity about death leads three boys into a surprising friendship with an old man. It's easy to get so caught up in plot mechanics that you forget characterization. "A lot of mystery writers don't pay much attention to style and voice. Dulcy is the girl, the doll is Angela. ~from a librarian Phyllis McGinley, The Most Wonderful Doll in the World, c.1950.

Night Break (Young Sherlock Holmes)

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Phyllis Whitney, Mystery of the Haunted Pool, 1960. My neighbors and I are trying to get several houses on our block landmarked as they were built between 1876 and 1889. He fills the hole with strawberry jam and calls it a volcano cake. At first glance, Miss Marple appears to be just a sweet, old lady, but the English sleuth has a sharp mind that has outwitted many murderers. I've looked at the one by Kit Williams, and it is not that one.

To Catch a Killer

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Frog ends up acting in this capacity in a few episodes of the anime. I had to go through the juvie section A-D twice before I found the book. When I read your description, I ran up to my daughter's room where all my old Cinderella books are. I think it was a 6th grade literature book. Sniffles was a cartoon mouse created by Warner Brothers in 1939. Wirt, Pemberton Ginther, Anna Andrews Barris, E. One for the Money is the first installment of the series, and it's a lot of fun with essentially no effort or critical thinking required.

The Cold Cash Caper (Hardy Boys Book 136)

Franklin W. Dixon

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Hildick, c1973.~from a librarian Active Enzyme, Lemon-Freshened Junior High School Witch. Marshall Cavendish, lib. ed., $16.99 (9780761453765). A search for an amulet stolen from her parents’ London antiquities museum sends 11-year-old Theodosia into a terrifying international battle among secret societies. One doll writes, one doll draws, and the third doll plays a small piano or harpsichord. Details of video cameras and computers help to sustain belief in a highly improbable plot.

Cherry Ames, The Mystery in the Doctor's Office

Helen Wells

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John Peterson, Mystery In The Night Woods, 1975. There is no attempt, for example, to suggest that human nature is different in Florida, or that character or morals are shaped by the region. Seuss teaches lessons about charity and kindness, loyalty and honor in a way children naturally understand and remember. This stumper has been bugging me for months! xoxox Mary C. As another reader noted, she called her cat Miss Sniff, because she could not say "mischief."

Nine Days

Fred Hiatt

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I was finally able to get it back long enough to photocopy the pertinent information so that I can purchase it used, since it's no longer in print. The book contrasts the old-fashioned kind of life she had had with her grandmother, with the modern life of the new family. The mouse had a premonition, prompted by her tail, of a great rainstorm. Find Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case at your local library. Tuesday by David Wiesner. (1991, Clarion. This is a picture book example of puzzles and crime mysteries, although you may not have thought of it that way.

The Garden Thief (Library Edition) (The Boxcar Children

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Now it's a secret crime lab, and Jimmy normally gains entrance via the alley at the back; when the coast is clear he pushes the third nail in the fourth board from the bottom, activating an intercom, whereby he's prompted to state his name and business in much the same way as the Secret Seven have to state their password. This is an old sea poem called Threescore and Ten, found in Songs of the Sea. Subverted in the 1970s TV version of The Hardy Boys where the Boys are allowed to grow up in the final season and become professional detectives for the US Department of Justice.