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

Adventures of the Robber Pig. M.

Mahy, Margaret. Adventures of the Robber Pig. M. 2000.

The robber pig wants to drink the king’s bottle of milk, but hiding in the swamp might not be the best idea. Will he get away with it before trouble finds him? Then, the robber pig wants to steal Mrs. Lockett’s pies, but will her bumbling foil his plan? Finally, can the robber pig find true love and give up his thieving ways?

TAGS: funny, humorous details, fiction, chapter, moral lesson, stealing, fantasy, m

Amazing Crickets. M.

Jacobs, Daniel. Amazing Crickets. M. 1999.

This book has facts about crickets: their anatomy, their senses, how they sing, why they sing, and what their life-cycles are like.  The photographs may not be as richly colored as those in other insect books (neither is the subject), but for kids who want to know about the bugs they see around, this can be a good choice.

TAGS: Nonfiction, bugs, insects, crickets, wildlife, ecology, photographs, animal facts, m