Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies 2: Mystery Goo
Young spy-in-training Beatrice Bly finds herself in a sticky mess when her latest case pulls her attention away from planning for the science fair.
After using her keen observation skills to locate the missing class hamster, Beatrice Bly is eager for a new case, and when a sticky mystery goo shows up on her desk, she’s ready. What is it? Where did it come from? Beatrice is entirely focused on finding out.
Except that Beatrice is supposed to be figuring out a science fair project with her best friend Nora.
Can scientific investigation combine with spy technique to solve both problems?
Spy-in-training Beatrice Bly returns in the second book in the Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies series, using problem solving, deduction, and STEAM skills in an exciting, fun way. Young sleuths will be eager to get in on the action.
Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies 1: The Missing Hamster
A young spy in training has to put her sneaky skills to the test when the class pet goes missing in this picture book series starter perfect for readers who love the excitement and intrigue of Tara Lazar's 7 Ate 9 and Josh Funk's Mission Defrostable.
Beatrice Bly isn't just a spy.
She's a super spy.
She knows all the rules.
She sneaks. She observes.
She follows the clues to find the culprit.
But when the class hamster, Edgar, goes missing, will Beatrice's spy training be enough to find out what happened?
Clever and determined, Beatrice Bly will win over young sleuths, teaching them problem solving and deduction skills as they scramble to figure out the case alongside her.
"It’s a plot straight out of the school comedy files . . . Mills’s (Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen) animation-styled illustrations, however, should pull in readers with their comic drama and jaunty spoofiness."—Publishers Weekly
"Expressive cartoon artwork depicts a contemporary school setting with a diverse population . . . Readers will be eager to see more of this spunky, confident, daring character."—Kirkus Reviews
Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen
Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen offers a pitch-perfect look at recess, friendship, and being a good sport. First grader Ella McKeen is the undisputed kickball queen until a new girl named Riya shows up―and shows her up at recess. How does Ella handle losing? By throwing herself on the grass and screaming while the rest of the class watches her fall apart. Yikes!
“Readers will close this emotionally intelligent book with strong feelings—and will likely ask to hear it again and again.” - Kirkus
"Emotions ring true in this relatable story. A good read-aloud choice to spark discussion." - School Library Journal