Detectives

Detective Dinosaur

By James Skofield

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Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl are challenged to solve three cases when a hat is missing, a shoe squeaks, and a loud clanging comes from a dark alley at night. JBR Sko
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A History of Detective Stories: Film Noir

One of the sub-genres that defined classic American crime and detective movies was film noir, a style that was pervasive in detective films of the 1940s and 1950s. Film noir arose during the post-World War II period in the United States as a generation that fought in one of the most brutal conflicts the world had ever seen returned home to a changed America where jobs were scarce and the national mood seemed darker and more cynical than during the war itself. 

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt

By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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Rosamond's cat, Little Hex, is missing! Can her friend, Nate the Great, help find him on a spooky Halloween night?

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Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas

By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat

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Join the great detective as he hunts for Fang's missing Christmas card. Though the case requires shoveling through deep snow and piles of potato pancakes, Nate the Great always saves the day.

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The Case of the Gobbling Squash

By Elizabeth Levy

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A young detective and her partner, an amateur magician, solve a case involving missing bunnies, a pink sock ghost, and a remote-control squash that gobbles like a Thanksgiving turkey. Includes instructions for performing four magic tricks.

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The Case of the Sleepy Sloth

By Cynthia Rylant

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High  Rise Private Eyes Bunny and Jack look into the disappearance of Ramon's favorite lawn chair.

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Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine

By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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Nate the Great investigates two cases that may be connected, involving a missing valentine and a valentine that came from nowhere.

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Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

By Wendelin Van Draanen

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While investigating why someone is trying to force people from their homes to expand a recreation center, Sammy is distracted by the lies she must tell to cover an accident she caused, but which was blamed on her nemesis, Heather.

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