These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries Rosamond has started a book club called Rosamond's Ready Readers. But she claims there's an evil page monster on the loose. This monster has ripped and ruined a page of the cookbook Rosamond uses to make treats for the club. Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, go to the next meeting of the book club . . . as undercover detectives. All the members are there. They are reading a book when one of Rosamond's Ready Readers discovers that a page is missing. Has the evil page monster struck again? Nate and Sludge know they have a real case. Their search for evidence takes them to Rosamond's kitchen and to a school book sale where a librarian gives them important clues. Can the pancake-eating detective and his bonemunching partner solve their hungriest case yet?
About the Author
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat was bornin Portland, Maine, and began herwriting career at the age of eight, withher own newspaper, "The Snooper'sGazette." She has written several books, including Rex; Goodnight, AndrewGoodnight, Craig; and Gladys ToldMe To Meet Her Here. Mrs. Sharmat and her husband and two sons live in Irvington, New York.
Mitchell Sharmat, a graduate of Harvard University, has written numerous picture books, easy readers, and novels, and was a contributor to many textbook reading programs. He was best known for the classic "Gregory, the Terrible Eater", which was a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection and a "New York Times" Critics Pick. In Mitchell s honor, The Sharmat Collection displaying the books he wrote, was established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education by the Monroe C. Gutman Library.
Jody Wheeler is the illustrator of over forty books for children, including three picture books about Almanzo Wilder. She lives in New York City.