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43 Old Cemetery Road #4: The Phantom of the Post Office

43 Old Cemetery Road #4: The Phantom of the Post Office

The Phantom of the Post OfficeJust like books #1-3, this one doesn’t have any chapters in it. It’s a collection of letters and notes with a few newspaper articles thrown in here and there. You have to figure out who is who and what is going on by reading the letters the characters write to each other and by reading the newspaper articles that report the strange happenings at 43 Old Cemetery Road.

One thing I don’t like in books is when an author TELLS me what a character is thinking. I want them to SHOW me the character by having the character say or do things that reveal who that character is. This book is GREAT for that because the author as a narrator is absent. All you read are texts and letters from the characters to each other. There is no chance for anybody else, like a narrator, to get in the way!

This time around Olive is determined to keep letter writing alive. She loves getting fan mail about the books she writes with Iggy and Seymour. She is suspicious of cell phones in particular and is not happy at all that the post office in Ghastly is going to close. When threatening fan letters begin to arrive with the return address of a post office box at the Ghastly post office Iggy is concerned…and when more alive, becomes determined to find out who is behind the letters before Olive gets hurt. (Can a ghost get hurt?!) Love this one too although #1 is still my favorite.

Author: Kate and Sarah Klise

 

All of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series books are original and funny. You might especially like reading Book #1, Dying to Meet You, that way you can find out how Iggy, Olive and Seymour became a family in the first place. When you get done with these, try Billy Bones – he’s another ghost in hiding with a fun family.
Dying to Meet You Dying to Meet You Til Death Do Us Bark Billy Bones a Tale from the Secret Closet
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Kid Review: Ghost Pirate Treasure

Kid Review: Ghost Pirate Treasure

Creepella Von Cacklefur Ghost Pirate Treasure

Creepella investigates mysterious holes around Squeakspeare’s mansion – could legendary pirate Morgan Blackwhisker be searching for his lost buried treasure?

Lily says:

I really like it! The Creepella books are WAY funny!

Personally, I’m a fan of “WAY funny!” so I’m going to give this one a try. I’ve read Geronimo Stilton’s books about himself and his sister Thea, but have not read any about Creepella von Cacklefur, a journalist just like Geronimo…but creepy! Author: Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton. He’s an author. He’s a mouse. He solves mysteries. If you like Geronimo and Creepella, try Hermux Tantamoq, a watchmaker mouse who also stumbles into mysteries and solves them.
The Secret of Cacklefur Castle The Thirteen Ghosts Meet Me in Horrorwood Time Stops for No Mouse
The Sands of Time No Time Like Show Time Time to Smell the Roses
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Kid Review – A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

Kid Review – A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

Jasmine says:

I love his [David A. Adler] books because one i love mystery and its really funny. The one i really love is cam jansen and the stolen diamonds. i loved it some much that i did it for my book report project. I also loved the rosa park one i even passed the quiz i had on it. Thats how i know i love the book. I hope one day you will read one of his books and you will love it just like me. I hope you enjoy the little thank you for reading have a good day.

Author: David Adler

Jasmine really likes books by David Adler. Here is a link to her favorite Cam Jansen and the Stolen Diamonds, and a few more of his books you might like:
Cam Jansen and the Stolen Diamonds Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery Mystery Math Bones and the Clown Mix-Up
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The Dragon Turn

The Dragon Turn

The Dragon Turn

The Boy Sherlock Holmes is back on his 5th case. Sherlock is still moody, brilliant and longing for respect from both Scotland Yard and Irene Doyle.  In this case a London magician has turned up missing. All clues lead to a rival magician, Alistair Hemsworth, who can impressively make a dragon appear on stage during his show.

Problem? There is no body, just blood in Hemsworth’s secret workshop. This is the 1870s – no CSI forensics available. Sherlock  starts poking around despite warnings from Inspector Lestrade that he should mind his own business.

To keep out of the notice of Scotland Yard Sherlock is forced to resort to sneaking; maybe a little breaking and entering. The usual. Sherlock is so determined he can find out the truth that he breaks some of his own rules of good detecting, causing himself all manner of trouble. Will Sherlock ever get the respect he deserves? Will he ever admit his feelings for Irene? There’s nothing like a little romance to compel a detective to do his best work. Author: Shane Peacock

Series: The Boy Sherlock Holmes

#1 The Eye of the Crow on Downloadable eBook
#2 Death in the Air
#3 The Vanishing Girl
#4 The Secret Friend
#5 The Dragon Turn

If you like these boy Sherlock Holmes mysteries – try the real Sherlock Holmes adventures or the adventures of Sherlock’s sister, Enola Holmes.
The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline No Place Like Holmes The Missing Heir
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The Sherlock Files #4: The Missing Heir

The Sherlock Files #4: The Missing Heir

The Missing HeirAs descendants of Sherlock Holmes, Xander and Xena Holmes are members of The Society for the Preservation of Famous Detectives (SPFD).  They have a Sherlock’s notebook of unsolved cases and are getting pretty experienced solving old crimes, and I mean old! The  book contains 100-year-old secrets. Are the mysteries too old to solve? Not for the descendents of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the worlds greatest detective.

In this fourth mystery the kids discover that their friend Alice is really a princess – like in Princess Diaries. She is going to be crowned on her 13th birthday, but before the coronation happens, Alice disappears! What’s really weird is that the same thing happened to Alice’s grandmother 100 years ago! Could the kidnappings be related? The casebook, old letters, blue prints, lying people…Xander and Xena will get to the bottom of it!  Author: Tracy Barrett Series: The Sherlock Files

If you like mysteries and Sherlock Holmes, try those Holmes inspired books. You can read about Sherlock as a young boy and even about Sherlock’s sister Enola:
The 100 Year Old Secret The Beast of Blackslope The Case That Time Forgot The Eye of the Crow
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas The Muppet Sherlock Holmes The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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