The Boxcar Children: The Animal Shelter Mystery. O.

Chandler Warner, Gertrude. The Boxcar Children: The Animal Shelter Mystery. O. 1991.

This book is #22 in a series. When a stray calico cat appears, the children look for the founder of the town’s other animal shelter.

TAGS: Boxcar children, mystery, stray animals, caring, pets, John F. Kennedy, O, Level O, Oscar

Suitcase. N.

Flavin, Teresa. Suitcase. N. 1999

Xander is only 11 years old and he’s already over 6 feet tall. He hates basketball and knows he’s not the athletic son his father wanted. He decides to show the gym rats he can beat them at their own game. 

TAGS: school, gym class, basketball, boy, sports, fathers, John F. Kennedy, N, Level N, November

Comic Guy: Our Crazy Class Election. N.

Roland, Timothy. Comic Guy: Our Crazy Class Election. N. 2007.


The first in a series. Guy maloney is trying to find material for his school newspaper comic strip. He decides to run for homeroom president against Tank, the school’s biggest bully, and Ollie, the science room pet monkey.

TAGS: school, Comic Guy, elections, bullies, monkeys, John F. Kennedy, Level N, N, November

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. M.

Adler, David. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. M. 1980.


Second in a series, Cam Jansen has a photographic memory and uses it to solve crimes. In this Book, Cam and her friend Eric investigate a brief appearance of U.F.O.s. 

TAGS: Cam Jansen, photography, mystery, aliens, U.F.O., John F. Kennedy, M, Mike, Level M

Ivy Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go. M.

Barrows, Annie. Ivy Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go. M. 2006


Second in a series, Ivy and Bean discover a ghost in the school bathroom, and they have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom before the teachers find out.

TAGS: Ivy and Bean, school, ghost, funny, teachers, mystery, John F. Kennedy, M, Mike, Level M

The Case of the Food Fight. M.

Preller, James. The Case of the Food Fight. M. 2005.


This is a Jigsaw Jones mystery. It is 28th in the series. Everyone blames Joey Pignatto for starting a food fight in the school cafeteria, but Jigsaw jones doesn’t believe it. Now Jigsaw and his partner Milah Yeh have only 24 hours to clear Joey’s name.

TAGS: Jigsaw Jones, mystery, food fight, school, friends, John F. Kennedy, M, Level M, Mike

The Littles Go Exploring. M.

Peterson, John. The Littles Go Exploring. M. 1978


The tenth in a series. The Little family sets off to explore the mystery of Grandpa Little’s disappearance. Lucy and Tom Little stumble across a secret room where Grandpa LIttle kept many papers and maps.

TAGS: exploring, maps, wilderness, boats, The Littles, John F. Kennedy, M, Level M, Mike

Dragon Gets By. I.

Pilkey, Dav. Dragon Gets By. I. 1993

Dragon can’t seem to get anything right today.  He reads and egg and fries his newspaper for breakfast, sweeps a hole in his floor, eats all his groceries because they don’t fit in his car, and combs his teeth while brushing his hair with a toothbrush.  What a day for Dragon!!

TAGS: silly, funny, Dragon, housework, yardwork, groceries, shopping, chores, fiction, I, North Franklin