In Max Finder Mystery by Liam O'Donnell and Michael Cho, seventh-graders Max Finder and Alison Santos live in the town of Whispering Meadows, where they investigate mysteries in their school and in their neighborhood. Told in comic book format, this graphic novel series encourages readers to solve the mysteries from the action and the visual clues, before looking in the back of the book for the solutions. Each book has 10 mysteries as well as extra puzzles. More Max Finder Mysteries will be at Patton next year! Grade 3-5.
Ready, Set, Dogs! by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole (Magic School Bus author) introduces readers to Kate and Lucie, best friends, dog lovers, and next door neighbors in an apartment building that does not allow dogs. In this first adventure, Kate and Lucie discover a special necklace that can turn them into dogs! Luckily they figure out how to easily turn back again and find terrific ways to use this incredible and fun talent. Grade 2-3.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.