Sam and Dudley are often hilariously clueless and love to dress themselves in some pretty ridiculous disguises. The illustrations are half the fun. This bilingual story is a funny, lighthearted lesson on immigration and how words sometimes mean more than one thing. This delightful series feels a little like a bookish Casper the Friendly Ghost. Then one day he meets Claire, a young girl who can actually see him! Remember when I told you that a lot of kids mystery books are a re-imagining of the Sherlock Holmes stories? In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence , the first of eight in the series, she finally gets her big break.
Maisie is our reimagined Holmes and her sidekick Eddie is her Watson; Eddie just so happens to be a dog, but hey! He proves to be every bit as helpful. Nancy puts on her detective cap to help a classmate find a stolen item of priceless value. Little ones may recognize our stylish little sleuth from the Fancy Nancy picture books. Back in action in chapter book form, Nancy solves mysteries in a pink trench coat and a bedazzled magnifying glass. Julian and his buddies Huey and Gloria consider themselves some pretty sweet secret agents. They have after all rescued a neighborhood dog, saved a small child from drowning… but these kids have their sights set on solving some serious crime.
Even better: he finds out that the rest of the classroom pets are part of a secret society called The Academy whose charge is to keep the students of the school safe. When Aggy the iguana goes missing, the rest of the class pets accuse Malcolm of the crime.
This is a delightful mystery with some valuable lessons on acceptance and inclusion. The books are about globetrotting mouse Geronimo Stilton, a best-selling author, investigative reporter and editor for the Rodent Gazette in New Mouse City, Mouse Island. Stilton embarks on all sorts of wild adventures with his sister Thea, cousin Trap, and nephew Benjamin, keeping a diary of his travels as inspiration for his books. Start with The Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye where Geronimo and Thea find a mysterious map that leads the pair on a hunt for treasure.
Another Sherlock book, but with a few twists! Fun fact: A. Low is actually a husband and wife duo!
So I definitely grabbed this book off a library shelf because young Lulu looks like a teeny tiny Edna Mode. You see it too, right?! She enacts all sorts of elaborate schemes to get rid of babysitter Sonia Solinsky, but Ms. Solinsky has a secret that may just make Lulu see the error in her ways.
The Boxcar Children books were first published back in and are pretty much considered classic mystery books for kids. The series follows the four orphaned Aiden children who decide to live in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. In the first book, The Boxcar Children , the kids learn that they have a grandfather but initially run from him, believing him to be a cruel and scary old man.
This turns out happily not to be the case, and the books that follow in the series each revolve around a mystery that the children solve together. A mystery bookstore. There are at least eight books in the series, my favorite of which is Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library.
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery is a middle grade mystery-comedy about a fanged rabbit who might be a vampire. Sign me up! When the Monroe family finds a peculiar little bunny at a screening of Dracula , they decide to bring him home with them. They call him Bunnicula and introduce him to pets Harold the dog and Chester the cat.
Strange things start to happen around Bunnicula, convincing Chester that this fluffy bunny guy is a vampire. He sets out to prove his theory—is Bunnicula really a bloodsucking bunny, or is it all a big misunderstanding? They soon make a startling discovery: someone has buried a box of bones behind their clubhouse! The boys set off to solve this strange and scary mystery and find themselves on an adventure beyond their wildest imaginations. Why is he known as Encyclopedia Brown? Because of all the random facts, figures and trivia stored in his pretty remarkable memory.
Each book in the series is interactive and contains ten stories for readers to follow along and solve. As such he has observed the genius of the crime-solving mad man upstairs and has picked up a thing or two in the art of sleuthing. In Basil of Baker Street , Basil must try and solve his toughest case yet: a mousenapping hehe with seemingly zero clues to go on! Nate the Great is enjoying his morning pancakes when he gets a call from his friend Annie.
Nate throws on a very Sam Spade—ish trench coat and gets right on it. Now she began to open up.
She told Mark about how her mother would lock her and her two siblings in their bedrooms or the basement for days with no food and only a litter box for a toilet. How she would keep them up all night by banging on pots and pans, then send them to school delirious and malnourished. But Kimmy did tell. As a year-old, she went to the elders in her congregation for help. They discouraged her from seeking counseling, because a therapist might blame the religion or get the authorities involved.
Finally, the elders asked Kimmy a question: If her mother did end up killing her, could that prevent Jehovah from resurrecting her at Armageddon? This time, the elders said they would need a second eyewitness before they could intervene. Years later, she would learn that her brother had already reported the abuse to the same elders.
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When she read the transcript of the Conti trial, she discovered that it was Watchtower doctrine and had been used for decades to prevent other abused children from getting help. Soon, both she and Mark would leave the organization for good. Close friends stared at their feet when Kimmy ran into them at Walmart. His business faltered. He and Kimmy had some savings to fall back on and would find other tenants.
Mark told Evans his story and thanked him for the work he was doing. To his surprise, Evans wrote back, suggesting some online ex-Witness groups he should join. As he connected with ex-Witnesses around the world, he was struck by how similar their accounts were to his own. He began writing about his experiences on Facebook.
His posts spurred conversations among former Witnesses, giving him a new sense of purpose. By a strange twist of fate, one member, Geoffrey Jackson, was in Australia at the time, tending to his sick father. Watchtower had managed to avoid a subpoena by claiming that the Governing Body was strictly advisory and played no role in creating policy. Stewart used the manual to subpoena Jackson. It was an emotional moment for those whose abuse Watchtower had denied. Perhaps, Mark thought, his extensive collection of Watchtower ephemera and his encyclopedic knowledge of the religion could be used for something other than recruiting.
The conference marked the first time that Mark used his real name as an activist, figuring the Witnesses he knew in Baltimore were unlikely to hear about the small overseas gathering. In , a PIMO man and his girlfriend began walking into Kingdom Halls in Massachusetts, opening locked file cabinets with a set of stolen keys, and removing or making copies of sealed documents. They had heard chatter about Watchtower covering up child abuse and, at first, simply wanted to see the evidence themselves.
Most of the documents they took were letters between local elders and Watchtower headquarters, or from one congregation to another, discussing the alleged sins of individual congregants. A woman was disfellowshipped for having sex with her ex-husband when he came over to plow her driveway during a snowstorm.
In total, 12 individuals are named as suspected child molesters, though missing documents make it difficult to piece together some of the stories. Just five sentences long, the letter informed Watchtower that a ministerial servant had admitted to physically and mentally abusing his wife for years. No mention was made of involving police or taking steps to protect the wife. Judas had blacked out the names of the couple and the congregation, but not the date.
Jason Wynne saw the letter and sent Judas a private message, warning him that he could be exposing himself and others to legal trouble or harassment by posting sensitive documents online. Judas replied, asking for advice on how to release his other documents. He also used secure channels to send scanned copies to Mark and Wynne.
Though they wanted to eventually leak redacted versions of every document involving a criminal act, they decided to start with one big story: the case of a Witness man from the Palmer Congregation in Brimfield, Massachusetts, who allegedly abused his two daughters and another young girl.
The story plays out across 33 letters—69 pages in all—between the congregation and Watchtower headquarters. He allegedly took one of his daughters into the woods and showed her where he would bury each of her body parts if she told.
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At first, the elders took only nominal action because one of the sisters refused to accuse her father in person. In , the elders finally disfellowshipped the man after he confessed to molesting one daughter.