January Joker by Ron Roy
(Calendar Mysteries, No. 1)

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It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

January is for Joker...
In the first book of the Calendar Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives—Green Lawn has a problem! When Bradley Pinto wakes up in the night to strange lights in his backyard, he wonders if there are aliens in town. When he sees three-toed tracks in the snow, he's sure of it. His twin, Brian, and friends Lucy and Nate aren't so certain. But then Lucy's cousin Dink, the twins' brother Josh, and Nate's sister Ruth Rose all disappear. Are there really aliens in Green Lawn? And where could they be taking Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose?
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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About Ron Roy

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RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the bestselling A to Z Mysteries and Capital Mysteries. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. He lives in Connecticut. Visit him online at RonRoy.com. JOHN STEVEN GURNEY has illustrated many books for children, including the entire A to Z Mysteries series and Scholastic's popular Bailey School Kids series.
Published October 20, 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Overactive imaginations and a gentle kind of groupthink combine with tricky sixth-grade siblings (all familiar character to readers of Roy’s A to Z Mysteries) to make for one exciting Saturday morning.

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With a mystery set in each month of the year, the kids have to figure out if there really are aliens in the snow, what happened to all the items suddenly missing when school is out for summer, why the kids who enter a Halloween haunted house keep disappearing, and more.

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