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Week 6: Mystery
Mystery: Red herring, anyone? This element of the mystery genre is #9 on the list of "The 10 Elements of a Mystery Story". It's so satisfying to discover a sleuth (#4 on the list) who you like, and even better if that sleuth is featured in a series of books. Agatha Christie's mysteries are often a gateway into this genre because of the beloved dectective, Hercule Poirot. I hope you can find a mystery series to keep you going throughout the summer!
Activity 1: Track those clues! Just like a detective, create a case file complete with theories you may have and clues to support your theory.
Activity 2: Create a mystery trail/scavenger hunt for a family member or friend to solve.
20-21 Mystery Panda Book in the ISB Catalog
Mystery in our digital catalog
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by
Publication Date: 2013-06-25
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson! Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route! Don't miss the next puzzle-packed adventures--Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello's Great LIbrary Race! "Discover the coolest library in the world." --James Patterson, #1 New York Timesbestselling author 44 STATE AWARD LISTS AND COUNTING -- INCLUDING THE SUNSHINE STATE AWARD! Starred Review, Booklist * "An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews *"Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike."
Strike Three You're Dead by
Lenny Norbeck is a die-hard baseball lover. Unfortunately, he's no player himself (according to him, he's "the worst there ever was.") But he'd make a heck of an announcer. He gets a lot of practice sitting with his best friends, Mike and Other Mike, watching Phillies games from their lawn couch--a sweet outdoor TV arrangement Mike's dad hooked them up with. Being a real announcer is his dream, and he gets his chance to prove himself when he enters an "Armchair Announcer" contest and wins. The prize: he gets to be the broadcaster, live, for one inning at a real Phillies game.The game goes very wrong, though. Before Lenny gets to do his inning, a young, promising pitcher fresh out of the minors literally drops dead on the mound. The official verdict is that he died of a heart attack, but Lenny has a hunch there's something more going on. So he and the Mikes set out to investigate. The suspects are many, and though the trio barks up the wrong tree a few times, they are...