Monday, February 28, 2011

Calendar Mysteries by Ron Roy

Amazon Product Description:
January Joker:  Green Lawn, we have a problem! When Bradley Pinto wakes up in the night to strange lights in his backyard, he thinks there are aliens in town. When he sees three-toed footprints in the snow, he’s sure of it. His twin, Brian, and friends Lucy and Nate aren’t so certain. But then Lucy’s cousin Dink, the twins’ brother, Josh, and Nate’s sister, Ruth Rose, all disappear. Are there really aliens in Green Lawn? And where could they be taking Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose? 

February Friend: It's a Valentine's Day party! Bradley is passing out his class’s valentines, but one of them has no name on it. Inside, the card tells the class to look in the closet. When they open the closet door, the kids find a rabbit named Douglas in a cage! What mysterious “friend” left him there? And why? Then the bunny gets sick. It’s up to Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate to track down his owner and figure out what is wrong with poor little Douglas.

This a wonderful new series by the author of The A to Z Mysteries. It highlights the adventures of the younger siblings of Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose from the original series.  Brian, Bradley, Lucy and Nate are all first graders. Not only are these books an entertaining and great read aloud, but they are excellent for teaching critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Readers who have enjoyed A to Z Mysteries will enjoy these series as well.

Recommended for Grades 1-3.

Mrs. Archer's Rating: 5 of 5

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