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Hilde Cracks the Case #1: Hero Dog!: A Branches Book

Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff   By Hilde Lysiak   and Matthew Lysiak   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338141559 Paperback
112 Pages | 5.27" x 7.65" | Ages 6 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338141573 Ebook
112 Pages | Ages 6 to 8

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Nine-year-old crime reporter, Hilde Lysiak, is starring in her very own early chapter book series — inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online? Joanne Lew-Vriethoff's personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde's adventures to life for young readers!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Branches books:
"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal

"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist