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Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) Paperback – September 12, 2017
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"This mystery series is sure to win over readers diving into beginning chapter books. Like other titles in the 'Branches' line, pictures and text work together to tell the story. Fast-paced action helps maintain budding readers' attention. Pages from Hilde's notebook introduce new vocabulary and model questioning. The right amount of support and repetition is given for students transitioning into a more independent phase of reading, and many will find themselves working to solve the mystery alongside the protagonist. Teachers will appreciate using this series to teach questioning words.... VERDICT: A solid addition to most chapter book collections, especially where there are mystery fans." -- School Library Journal
"It's a light, quick-moving mystery, and the young author's backstory will undoubtedly inspire many aspiring writers, reporters, and sleuths." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Entertaining and fast-paced." -- Kirkus Reviews
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"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist
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There's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes were stolen. Soon a pie goes missing, too! Is someone trying to ruin the big Selinsgrove Bake-Off Bonanza? Hilde and her sister Izzy will have to
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