Category Archives: Mysteries & Detectives

Unstoppable Octobia May

Sharon Flake

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Sorenson, Virginia, Miracles on Maple Hill, 1957. PIGGLE-WIGGLE (the very first book) by Betty MacDonald, ill. by Hilary Knight, originally printed in 1947. A pet mole disappears at the beginning of the book. I think there were jewels or money inside the cat. We started off with the mystery that raised the most eyebrows: Three Bags Full: a sheep detective story by Leoni Swann. Pen and ink illustrations accompany the text." Your reader found the story but not the collection. Boy and girl raised by alien guardians separately in a huge city in the future.

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Behind Locked Doors (Naitabals)

David Schutte

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Ramona Maher, The Abracadabra Mystery, 1961. Do you have a copy of this in either paper or hardback? The one thing they had in common was that the mystery revolved around something from a time in the past (by this I mean further back in time from the "present" in which the book was writen) - such as a found Revolutionary War diary, or an old buried message from Civil War days. This is a good time to be a child interested in mysteries. Charles Public Library, IL): Lists a dozen authors and titles, with short description of the detecting duo who solves the cases.

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The Missing Mongoose (The Cryptic Casebook of Coco

Ursula Dubosarsky, Terry Denton

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But she was my favorite of the Stratemeyer characters while growing up. Coverlet's Detectives, they do go to New York to help recover a kidnapped cat named Nervous, a male tortoise-shell who was a former pet of Toad's. I decided to just start at "A" and go through them one by one, hoping by chance someone else had posted and solved the same story. M. author & illustrator, Miss Jaster's Garden, Collins 1973. I always make a list of suspects with their motives and alibis, and try to unmask the culprit at least four chapters before the end.

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The Adventure of the Missing Diva

Lex Fraser

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The Gum or The boy who love gum, before 1964. I have always thought it was an early Mary Poppins book but this could be wrong. In contrast to most of the female TV detectives in the past, Veronica Mars does not need a male partner to attract clients. Even reluctant readers might actually take a break from shooting hoops to read this one. The Encyclopedia Brown series was also a good guess and we will be reading them as well.

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Secret Mage Planet

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The book I am looking for is one that my daughter used to check out from the library during the 1970s. Released 05/01/2012 Info Wishlist Compare price Buy Perfect for: Kids who like science fiction and fantasy. I read this only once in the 1970s because I found it depressing or unsettling somehow. I think the title has the girl's name, then "changes clothes" or "changes her clothes." Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green – Starting with the Egyptian version of the Creation myth, Lancelyn Green travels through Egyptian mythology, ending up with tales of magic, and the earliest fairy stories.

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The Disappearing Floor (Hardy Boys)

Franklin W. Dixon

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Relda claims to be their grandmother and informs the sisters that the fairy tales are actually historical events collected by their ancestors, whose role has always been to maintain the fragile peace between the humans and the Everafters, the proper term for fairy-tale creatures. So polish up that magnifying glass, and take a peek at this round-up of old school and new school junior gumshoes who are hot on the trail! Irish boggart [like a leprechaun] goes to America - secret code - every 10th word gives the message I thought this book was titled The Magic Cookbook, but I haven't been able to find it under that title.

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Blue Bay Mystery (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels)

Rob M Worley

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This is NOT correct - that book does not deal in ANY way with a travelling squirrel - instead it is a more naturalistic story of a squirrel's life. Find Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes at your local library. by: Russell Freedman - (Clarion Books, 1999) 192 pages. It was about a girl who is upset with her mother and finds a garden where she can try out other mothers for a period of time. If the kids came up with the right number of buttons mother knew they had done their job thoroughly and gave them a reward.

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Capital Mysteries #6: Fireworks at the FBI (A Stepping Stone

Ron Roy

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These lead eventually to an old deserted house in a walled garden. Pens belonging to each of the suspects are available for analysis. Bernard Waber, The House on East 88th Street or Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, 1962 & 1965 respectively. Original first editions are rare, expensive, and hard to identify without a bibliography. I have a feeling this may be a Betty Cavanna book-Maybe Mystery of the Emerald Budda??

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Homeschool on a Battlefield

Jennifer Lynn

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Perhaps the illustrations were pen and ink or sketched along those lines. As you consider manuscripts, which are most likely to appeal to that audience? The cover of the book is orange with a drawing of Little Bear in black, and the book is illustrated by Marjorie Hartwell. Charlotte’s Web: This is truly a gem of a children’s book. The pencil illustrations are fun, but why do some of the animal characters wear clothes while others don’t? It was about an English girl whose father was stationed in India in the 18th or 19th century.

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The Case of the Missing Bird Dog (Hank the Cowdog (Audio))

John R Erickson

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I won't know for sure until I get a copy of Monster Museum, but I'm betting this is a "solved". Purrfect Crimestoppers (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Lists 10 authors and their cat mystery titles, with short summary of cat and/or sleuth. As time goes on, Jacob finds the task of caring for his family and his farm too much to bear alone. If anything he seems more like Humphrey Bogart’s classic depiction of film noir characters.

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