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Phantom at the Funhouse

Brittany Canasi (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425090

Girls hunting oddities and supernatural things, or GHOST squad. A spook in the school carnival is scaring all the kids away. Features fast-paced action, diverse characters, and excellent nonfiction back matter resources.

Spook in the Stacks

K.A. Robertson (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425069

Girls hunting oddities and supernatural things, or GHOST squad. Paranormal adventure erupts at the local library. Features fast-paced action, diverse characters, and excellent nonfiction back matter resources.

The Creepy Cathedral

Brittany Canasi (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425083

Girls hunting oddities and supernatural things, or GHOST squad. A haunting at a cathedral threatens a bride-to-be's perfect day. Features fast-paced action, diverse characters, and excellent nonfiction back matter resources.

Fright at the Museum

K.A. Robertson (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425076

Girls hunting oddities and supernatural things, or GHOST squad. The ghost of a famous writer is making mayhem at the museum. Features fast-paced action, diverse characters, and excellent nonfiction back matter resources.

Gumshoe Gang Cracks the Case

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305761

Alex is part of the Gumshoe Gang at Watson Elementary and is a science fanatic. He and his friends help solve cases that happen in their school. This time Alex is the one affected by a crime and the case revolves around him. Someone has destroyed his Science Fair project! Can the Gumshoe Gang find the culprit before the Science Fair tonight? Will Alex still be able to participate in the Science Fair he was so excited about? These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title Winning By Waiting.

Mystery of the Pink Owl Flu

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305808

Romy was having a bad morning. To top it off he didn’t get to be Nurse Strongman’s assistant because he was late to school. He felt really bad for letting Nurse Strongman down but maybe he could make it up to him! A new case just FLEW into his lap: who turned the owl mascot pink? Romy, hoping to solve the case alone, quickly accuses many of his friends without having all his facts. Can Romy solve the case and keep his friends? Will he make his parents and Nurse Strongman proud? These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title Skills for School Success.

Mystery of the Turtle Snatcher

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305754

Missing tooth, a hunk of cheese, and white fur are the clues Tully has to solve the latest mystery at Watson Elementary. With the help of the Gumshoe Gang, she sets off to find out who stole CoCo the turtle. But more importantly, why? This latest case comes just when she’s planning her birthday party and trying to find out who she really is. Talk about a full plate. These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title Freshwater Pond Biome.

Secret of the School Suitor

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305785

Divya’s day started out rough. She almost missed the bus and had a rough ride to school. Divya knew that her rough day was nothing compared to what Bus Driver McCool was going through. He never forgot Divya or drove like a race car driver. Something was up. Determined to find out answers and help, Divya follows Bus Driver McCool. What she finds out is not at all what she thought. These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title Winning by Giving.

Shaky, Breaky School Sleuth

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305822

Queeneka and Klaude are not very happy about their roles in the school play, Candy Dreams. They were both trying for the lead role and shy, quiet Javier beat them both! Things get even stickier at rehearsals when Klaude tries to remember his lines and Javier’s and when Queeneka adds more lines and solos to hers. No one is working as a team to make the play successful. That is, not until Javier goes missing on opening night! Can everyone work together to find Javier? Will Mrs. Holmes cancel the play? And who is that man hiding and lurking around the school? These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title Group Projects.

A Vacation in Ruins

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305877

Tomi and Marisol are always up for an adventure, which is a good thing when your parents are traveling scholars. And this time, the twins are taking on Mexico! Marisol and Tomas always seem to stumble into some trouble. This time, Aunt Bernadette is coming along to keep an eye on them while their dad researches the Mayan ruins – and she’s bringing a whole new set of rules along with her. No junk food. Schoolwork gets done. Yoga in the morning. Groan. The twins aren’t sure at first they will survive this trip with their strict, health-food loving aunt. But there’s a chance they may not survive it without her. Adventure books with longer, complex sentences, rich vocabulary, and minimal illustrations are perfect for fluent readers. Paired to the nonfiction title Reading Maps.

An Artful Escape

M.M. Eboch (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305891

Grace, Jaden, and Joy get to visit historical places around the world. Having a mom who is a history professor and a dad who writes for travel magazines has its benefits. Grace and Jaden love exploring their new surroundings and going on adventures with new friends. France is filled with wonderful museums, delicious restaurants, and, of course, history. Grace, Jaden, and their newest sister, Joy are spending the summer in Paris with their parents! While their parents are busy working, Sophie, the babysitter, has them explore the attic. The kids find a mysterious painting and decide to track down the artist. But did they get in too deep? Could this painting actually be worthy millions? Who is the guy that keeps following them? Can Grace, Jaden, and Sophie find the answers and help they need before it’s too late? Adventure books with longer, complex sentences, rich vocabulary, and minimal illustrations are perfect for fluent readers. Paired to the nonfiction title A Look at Renaissance Art.

Grand Theft Safari

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305853

Having parents who travel the world for work has its benefits. Twins, Tomas and Marisol, are able to tag along on many or their parents’ trips exploring new cultures, making new friends, and maybe a few adventures. Tomas and Marisol never thought such a beautiful place would be so dangerous. The twins are eager to see all the animals they can but they never considered poachers invading their camp, stampedes, or the hot savannah sun. Are Tomas and Marisol cut out for Kenya? What did the poachers want from a bunch of researchers? Will the Perez family make it out of the African savannah safely? Adventure books with longer, complex sentences, rich vocabulary, and minimal illustrations are perfect for fluent readers. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Guides to Travel.

Isle of Enchantment

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305846

Tomi and Marisol’s lives aren’t like most 12 year olds. Having parents who are traveling researchers can make having a regular life tricky. The cool part is that they have friends all over the world and get to have amazing adventures! Puerto Rico does sound tempting especially when battling a cold, Chicago winter. Who wouldn’t enjoy swimming in the ocean and lounging on the beach? Except that’s not exactly how things work when you have a scientist and a historian for parents. The twins are packing their bags and traveling so their mom can study the Antillean crusted hummingbird in the rainforest. Tomi and Marisol like a good adventure, but sometimes end up where they shouldn’t!These adventure books are perfect for your fluent reader. They develop independent reading through longer, complex sentences, rich vocabulary, and minimal illustrations. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Jobs with the Environment.

Monster Island

M.M. Eboch (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305884

Having a dad who writes articles for travel journals in pretty cool. Grace and Jaden get to tag along on many business trips. They get to see beautiful countries and experience amazing trips, hikes, food, and friends. Grace and Jaden’s dad is on assignment in Greece and they get to tag along! Greece is filled with so much beauty and mythology. Grace is excited to explore the country but becomes a little nervous once she learns they will spend a few days on a boat to explore the islands. Things get a little scary as they travel through caves, ruined cities, and experience a storm at sea. What trouble will Jaden get in to here? Can Grace get over her fear of the ocean in order to enjoy the trip? Paired to the nonfiction title Paleontologists.

Peace, Love, and K-Pop

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305860

Country hopping is what these twins do best! Tomi and Marisol are homeschooled by their history professor dad and well-known biologist mom. Their classroom is the world as they travel deep into rainforest or out to remote islands. The twins are having adventures and making new friends along the way as they learn about new cultures and countries. The Perez family is out and about in South Korea! Tomi and Marisol are spending their summer vacation away from Chicago while their dad teaches at the local university. These expert travelers are ready to explore the palaces, temples, and volcanic park that South Korea offers. Along the way they rekindle an old flame of Aunt Bernadette’s, get on TV with a Korean K-Pop star, and find themselves in a river without a paddle! The twins and their aunt accidentally end up crossing the border into North Korea and are detained. Will they ever get out? Adventure books with longer, complex sentences, rich vocabulary, and minimal illustrations are perfect for fluent readers. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Jobs in Music.

Case of Foul Play on a School Day

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305815

Queeneka loves fashion, and a good mystery. So when there were missing kickball at Watson Elementary she was on the case! Who would take the kickballs? Why is Mr. Hambrick giving her the evil eye? And why are fourth graders so mean? Making a new friend along the way, Queeneka and Keely question suspects, encounter giant fourth graders, and learn that everyone is embarrassed about something. These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title Everyone Goes to School.

Case of the Christmas Concert Catastrophe

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305747

What do glitter snowflakes, aliens, and singing have in common? Join the Gumshoe Gang at Watson Elementary as they solve the latest mystery. Lyra is so excited for the Christmas concert that she has a hard time focusing on anything else. That is until someone starts sabotaging the decorations needed for the concert. Who would want to get the concert canceled? Why are the teachers acting so strangely? Paired to the nonfiction title Skills for Social Success.

Case of the Sabotaged Spaghetti

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305792

Klaude is the class clown. He likes to make people laugh but not everyone finds him funny. The Golden Spoon Award is given to students who display proper lunchroom behavior and Klaude is one of the winners! He’s never won anything in his life! But not everyone is excited and they are showing it. During the special luncheon someone sabotages his spaghetti, takes a bite out of his cake, and breaks his first trophy ever. Who would be so mean to him? Why is someone so mad at Klaude for winning the Golden Spoon Award? More importantly, will he get a new slice of cake? These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Guides to Food and Nutrition.

Case of the Uncrackable Code

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305839

Even though Rocket is the fastest kid in third grade, his dyslexia makes him a slow reader. When he finds coded notes, Rocket knows he needs the help of his friends, the Gumshoe Gang. Together they try crack the secret messages but kind they are stuck. Can the Gumshoe gang crack this case? Is Mrs. Flores in danger? And is the new computer teacher really an alien? These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title Wining by Working.

Curious Case of the Ransom Riddler

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305778

The Gumshoe Gang has their next case and it hits close to home. One of their own detectives is missing his RC race car and has to crack the ransom note! Caleb needs his car back in order to compete in the school’s RC race car race on Sunday and he has no time for these nonsense riddles. Can his friends help him crack the notes? Who would steal a RC race car anyway? And why does it smell like rotten eggs? These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title STEM Jobs with Cars.

Haunted Prisons and Asylums

Alex Summers (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919522

This title takes a look into the history of haunted prisons and asylums and the unusual behaviors that have happened there throughout history.

Under the Sea

Kyla Steinkraus (author), Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919096

Pirates are ready to loot Atlantis. Paisley and Ben build a submarine to travel to the hidden city to save it.

Haunted Houses

Alex Summers (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919515

This title looks into the paranormal activity of haunted houses around the world.

Sounds Like Fun

J.L. Anderson (author), Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919140

The town concert is in jeapordy, ulness Paisley and Ben figure out why the sound in the new music hall is so terrible.

Haunted Battlefields and Cemeteries

Alex Summers (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919539

This title explores haunted battlefields and cemeteries aroung the world and the paranormal activities that happen there.