The Milo & Jazz Mysteries stars two kid detectives-in-training who use STEM problem-solving skills as they race to unravel cases and save the day! Perfect for fans of Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen and Nate the Great.
When it's time to dig up the town time capsule, all that is found is a mysterious note…and a skeleton! To everyone's relief, "Herman" turns out to be the long-lost skeleton from the high school science lab. Can Milo and Jazz gather enough clues to find the missing capsule and solve a 75-year-old mystery? This ideal series for beginning readers making the transition to chapter books has incredible Super Sleuthing activities in each book, including hidden pictures, puzzles, mini-mysteries, and quizzes—plus free online activities.
About the Author
Lewis B. Montgomery is the pen name of a writer whose favorite authors include CSL, EBW, and LMM. Those initials are a clue—but there’s another clue, too. Can you figure out their names? Lewis lives in eastern Pennsylvania and also writes under the pen names Eleanor May and Nan Walker. Amy Wummer has illustrated more than 50 children's books. Amy and her husband, who is also an artist, live in Pennsylvania.
Silver Falchion Award Finalist for Best Children’s Chapter Book Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medalist
“This series continues to have so much going for it. Not only are the mysteries solvable and the line drawings a plus, but both the detective duo and readers benefit from the presence of Dash Marlowe, a private eye who corresponds with Milo and Jazz and offers brain teasers at the end of the book. Clever and fun.” —Booklist
“Certain to be a popular series, The Milo & Jazz Mysteries are highly recommended additions to school and community library collections for young readers.” —Children’s Bookwatch
“The Milo & Jazz Mysteries is a series that parents can enjoy reading with their children, together finding the clues and deducing ‘whodunit’. The end of book puzzles are a real treat and will likely challenge most readers, regardless of age level.”—Mysterious Reviews, Hidden Staircase Mystery Books
“My favorite mystery series for younger readers.”—Heidi Grange, Elementary School Librarian
“These clever, entry-level mysteries are true page-turners, zooming along at skateboard speed to solutions that are never obvious. And—they’re funny!”—Stephanie Spinner, author of Aliens for Breakfast
“The Milo & Jazz Mysteries are a perfect blend of humor and suspense. Realistic characters and kid-friendly mysteries will make this series a favorite among young readers. Very refreshing!”—Marcia Thornton Jones, author of The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series
“The combination of humor and skillful detecting works well together. The stories move fast and make kids think and reason while having fun reading.” —Madeline Gilbert, Librarian/Teacher, Mamaroneck Avenue School, Mamaroneck, NY
“This is a great series for the youngest readers ready for early chapter books. I love how each book ends with some extra brain-teasers and mysteries to solve.” —35 Multicultural Early Chapter Books for Kids