Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Michael Claims His Prize! And Two Mysteries

Hey, gang, it's the CARLMAN with the first big story of the year. Our friend and incredible reviewer Michael came here to the Imaginon library last night to claim his special prize package for sending in so many good reviews. I wasn't here, unfortunately, but my coworker Marvelous Mona took a picture:

He's wearing one of his prizes, a t-shirt that says "Joust Read." Good work, Michael! We look forward to hearing from you again!

(PS to Augustin--since you sent in so many reviews at the last minute, I'll give you a prize package too!)

And now for a couple of good books. Both are mysteries. The first is The Baker Street Irregulars: In Search of Watson by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin. Sherlock Holmes sometimes used a group of street kids to help him track down criminals or look for clues. He called them The Baker Street Irregulars. This series takes those kids and makes up new adventures. In this book, the third in the series, a famous archaeologist has been murdered and the famous detective calls on the kids for help. In the middle of the case, however, Dr. Watson disappears! Sherlock Holmes REALLY needs their help now! I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan and I enjoyed this one. The mysteries pile up and the story moves along.

The second is Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs: The Buried Bones Mystery by Sharon M. Draper. Rico and his friends Ziggy, Rashawn, and Jerome find a mystery right away. Someone has cut down basketball goals in the neighborhood playground. Who'd do such a thing? They decide to build a clubhouse in Ziggy's backyard and form a club for the summer--but they also find a box of bones buried in Ziggy's back yard! And who's that old man who comes around at night? And what's the talk about an old cemetery in Ziggy's backyard? I enjoyed this one too. I'd recommend it to our younger reader guys--if you've read the A to Z Mysteries, you'd like this.

And if want to learn about more good mysteries, click on the word "mysteries" under this post.

Happy reading! Keep writing to us!

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