Maisy and the Mystery Manor (The Maisy Files #3)by Elizabeth WoodrumGenre: Mystery Age category: Middle Grade Release Date: October 17, 2015
Blurb: Super sleuths will be thrilled to know that everyone’s favorite fourth-grade detective is back with a double dose of mystery adventure! As Maisy participates in a mystery weekend event for junior detectives, she uncovers a real case. Could a ghost be haunting Mystery Manor? Find out in the exciting third installment of The Maisy Files!
Maisy and the Missing Mice (The Maisy Files #1)by Elizabeth WoodrumGenre: Mystery Age category: Middle Grade Release Date: October 5, 2013
Blurb: When a mysterious thief called The Black Boot takes credit for stealing the school’s mascots, Maisy Sawyer has a mystery to solve! Maisy is the best detective in fourth grade. No, she’s the best detective in the whole school, and rescuing the little mice is her new mission. Raising the stakes, The Black Boot has also taken Maisy’s famous lollipop collection and warns her to stop searching for the mice if she ever wants to see her lollipops again. Follow the clues as Maisy tries to discover the identity of The Black Boot in this first adorable installment. Dive into Maisy’s world of mysteries and lollipops today!
Maisy and the Money Marauder (The Maisy Files #2) by Elizabeth WoodrumGenre: Mystery Age category: Middle Grade Release Date: February 17, 2015
Blurb: Maisy is back! Lunch money has been stolen at West Valley Elementary, and everyone’s favorite fourth-grade detective in on the case. With a cherry lollipop in hand, her fedora, and her trusty notebook, Maisy steps into her black and white mystery world to search for clues. Join Maisy on her quest to unmask a thief in Maisy and the Money Marauder.
About the Author: Elizabeth Woodrum has been a teacher for thirteen years. She came to love writing when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children’s series, is the first series that she has published. As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks. Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently lives in Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup. You can find and contact Elizabeth here: –
If you have a mystery to solve, you better go ahead and call Maisy. The cute and spunky Maisy is a determined fourth grader who loves being a good little detective. She’s been learning from some of the best detectives, and even has a cherry lollipop behind her ear. Now, her parents have surprised her with a Mystery Manor weekend.
As she packs for the trip, she can hardly believe her luck! Her parents have bought 3 tickets and even a new trench-coat! She is totally ready and puts on her Fedora hat. What a super-sleuth!
Mystery Manor is a 150 year-old house that is the perfect stage to have a mystery weekend. The hosts have set up great pretend mystery. A jeweled tiara disappears and each of the junior detectives is given the task to solve the case.
The entire time at Mystery Manor is scripted, and the parents are involved. Everyone has a part to play and it’s so much fun for Maisy and her best friend, Veronica. As they look for clues, it doesn’t take them too long to solve the case. But, then another mystery appears!
The children are spooked a little by sounds and something white flying by the window at night. Is the house haunted? What’s really happening? Will Maisy solve this second mystery? Read the book and discover for yourself.
This book will be a fun read for elementary school students (grades 3-6). Children will even love a read-aloud of this story.
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