picture Books About sleuthing
Catch That Cookie!
Solve the riddles to find the runaway gingerbread men in this funny and magical cookie hunt! Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can't wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it's time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven . . . they're gone! Now, to find those rogue cookies, Marshall and his class have to solve a series of rhyming clues. And Marshall just might have to rethink his stance on magic. Catch That Cookie! is an imaginative mystery, deliciously illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner David Small. It's sure to inspire a new classroom tradition . . . and maybe even a few new believers!
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln
In 1856, when Kate Warne went to see Allan Pinkerton, only men were detectives. But Kate convinced Allan to hire her for his detective agency. She explained that she could worm out secrets where men could not go—in disguise as a society lady! Join Kate on her most important mission—to thwart a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the way to his inauguration.
Be a City Nature Detectove
Written and illustrated by Peggy Kochanoff
How do bedbugs get into your home? Why are some gray squirrels black? Does goldenrod cause hay fever? Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries in the city. From the author of the Silver Birch– nominated Be a Nature Detective series comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts. From scuttling cockroaches to waves of starlings to burdock heads on clothing, Kochanoff takes readers through city streets to show them the amazing nature growing there. Be a City Nature Detec
Written and illustrated by David Pelham
Bite into the sequel to the best-selling Sam's Sandwich! Who's stealing Sam's sister's hamburgers? It's time for Sam and his sister to turn sleuth and catch the neighborhood burger thief. In a cheerfully gross companion to Sam's Sandwich, kids who dare will be prompted to fill in the blanks that are hinted at by the rhyming text -- then lift each flap to confirm just what squirming surprise the siblings have cooked up. Ewww! Readers will be so glad not to be eating this monstrosity! But then again, who is?
The Detective Dog
A rollicking rhyming picture book from bestselling author Julia Donaldson about a dog who uses her amazing sense of smell to solve mysteries. When Detective Dog Nell puts her nose to the task, there's no mystery she can't solve. Whether she's tracking the missing shoe of her human, Peter, or locating some lost honeycomb, all Nell has to do is sniff, sniff, sniff and she's hot on the trail. Besides solving mysteries, there's something else Nell loves—listening to children read. Every Monday, Peter takes her to school where children tell her stories. One day, Nell and Peter arrive to find that all the books are gone. Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job, and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the thief!
Elliot wakes up one morning to the most terrible smell. But what could it be? Find out in this gentle introduction to hygiene that’s stinkin’ adorable! One morning, Elliot wakes up and smells something awful. Is it the trash? No… The dog? No… Dad? His sister? The baby? Grandma’s famous gerfartzenschanffel? No, no, no, and no! Elliot searches high and low for the something that smells, but he just can’t find it, and it’s driving him and his nostrils crazy. Almost as bad, now his mother wants him to take a bath, which means taking off his super cool skeleton costume that he’s been wearing since Halloween! The funny thing is, after Elliot finishes his bath and Mom puts his costume in the wash, something doesn’t smell anymore…
The Wim Wom from the Mustard Mill
What is a Wim Wom? It will eat beans, steal socks, and wipe its nose on coats, but what does it look like? Join the children as they try to imagine it form the clues their parents and grandparents give them. Eventually they decide that the Wim Wom does doesn't really exist...or does it?
The Giant Jumperee
Two of the world’s most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow: “I’m the Giant Jumperee and I’m scary as can be!” shouts the stranger. Rabbit’s friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they’re no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.