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Hilde Cracks the Case #6: Thief Strikes!: A Branches Book

By Hilde Lysiak   and Matthew Lysiak   Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338283914 Paperback
96 Pages | 5.25" x 7.63" | Ages 6 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338283938 Ebook
96 Pages | Ages 6 to 8

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

Real-life crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series -- inspired by real news stories she has written! In this sixth book, Hilde and her sister/photographer Izzy investigate why hot dogs from a local restaurant are making people sick AND they're on the heels of a thief! Are these two mysteries connected? And who stole vegetables from the local greenhouse? Hilde is determined to uncover the truth!

 

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Hero Dog! (Hilde Cracks the Case #1):

"This mystery series is sure to win over readers diving into beginning chapter books. Like other titles in the 'Branches' line, pictures and text work together to tell the story. Fast-paced action helps maintain budding readers' attention. Pages from Hilde's notebook introduce new vocabulary and model questioning. The right amount of support and repetition is given for students transitioning into a more independent phase of reading, and many will find themselves working to solve the mystery alongside the protagonist. Teachers will appreciate using this series to teach questioning words...VERDICT: A solid addition to most chapter book collections, especially where there are mystery fans." -- School Library Journal

"It's a light, quick-moving mystery, and the young author's backstory will undoubtedly inspire many aspiring writers, reporters, and sleuths." -- Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining and fast-paced." -- Kirkus Reviews