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Capital Mysteries #2: Kidnapped at the Capital (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) [Kindle Edition]

Ron Roy , Liza Woodruff
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!
Kidnapped at the Capital
In the second book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.—KC and Marshall are going to the Cherry Blossom Festival. They have an invitation from the President of the United States! But while they are off getting ice cream, KC's mom and President Thornton are kidnapped - right under the bodyguards' noses. Who cares if the FBI is on the case? KC isn't giving up until she finds her mom!
Each book highlights one of the famous museums, buildings, or monuments from the Washington area and includes a map and a two-page fun fact spread with photographs. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!

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Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Gr. 2-4. The second title in the Capital Mysteries series (a Road to Reading book) finds K. C. Corcoran and her best friend Marshall Li searching Washington, D.C., for K. C.'s mom and President Zacary Thornton, who mysteriously disappear while the two kids are buying ice cream at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Off the children go, searching buildings on both sides of the Mall and following clues that lead them inside the National Air and Space Museum. In a crazy plot that features a presidential clone, bold janitors and disgruntled astronauts, K. C and Marshall solve the perplexing conundrum. This is a fun, accessible mystery for new readers. Attractive gray-wash illustrations appear throughout, and a map of the nation's capital is included. Kathy Broderick
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About the Author

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries, Capital Mysteries, and Calendar Mysteries. When not working on a new book in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit him online at

Product Details

  • File Size: 3902 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307265145
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (July 22, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IPZBV8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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My 8-year-old son has enjoyed this book series very much. The reading level is comfortably easy for him and he enjoys solving the mysteries. It keeps him reading and even teaches him some facts at the same time. I recommend this whole series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved them May 21, 2009
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I gave these books to my surrogate granddaughter. She loved them. I got the first 3 books & she wants the rest of the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice easy book May 21, 2014
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Good for first time chapter book readers. They are good to read with your child. They are Fun and easy though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whodunit? May 17, 2014
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First-grader couldn't put it down! Appropriate level and interesting story. Will get more from series. Functions well on Kindle. #3?
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun, exciting, and even educational March 24, 2014
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I have been reading some of Ron Roy's Capital Mysteries books (out of series order) in the evenings, before bed to my six-, seven-, and nine- year old daughters. They've absolutely loved them! We always struggle/fight at which point we have to stop reading. my girls love the suspense and the story so much. I often question myself as to why I choose to read at night, when I'm wanting to settle them down. What an awesome problem to have, huh, they don't want to go to sleep because let want to read! Love it!
Roy's books are offer lots of fun and educational opportunities for expanded discussions, whether it be using clues and their own knowledge to form predictions of the what will happen in the story, discussion about words and concepts that may be new for the, yet still appropriate for their ages, or they are introduced to realistic events, locations, and people.
In 'Kidnapped at the Capitol,' they were introduced to the Cherry Blossom Festival, the different locations along the Mall, the Air and Space Museum, and we even discussed what SWAT is and the International Space Station. We've already determined that one day, e are going to have to visit Washington DC to see some of what Roy has written about in his books.
It's so great to be able have fun, entertaining fictional material that also incorporated authentic leaning of realistic people, places, and things! In his Capital Mysteries, Ton Roy does a great job of this!
My only thing I would change (if I had an option) with this series is the author's decision to use the name Casey Marshal for the President's clone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK March 22, 2014
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My son love the Ron Roy A - Z Mysteries. After reading this book, he said A - Z books were much better. A matter of personal preference, of course. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it January 27, 2014
By darren
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I enjoyed this book because I was trying to guess who kidnapped everyone. I am 7 years old. It was perfect for me to read.
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More About the Author

Liza Woodruff has illustrated twenty one children's books during her eighteen years working as an illustrator. Her most recent books include If It's Snowy and You Know It Clap Your Paws!, and Ten On a Sled, both by Kim Norman. Liza also writes stories of her own, and her first picture book, Emerson Barks, will be published by Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt in 2016.

Liza grew up in a small town in Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay. Years later, she moved to an old farmhouse in Northern Vermont near both the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. She shares her home with her husband, two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and one rabbit.

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