Nate the Great and the Big Sniff by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Nate the Great solves crimes with his dog, Sludge. But this time, Sludge can’t help. Sludge is lost! Nate looks high and low. But every clue leads to a dead end until . . . Nate realizes Sludge can help after all!

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

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"Another satisfying entry in a consistently entertaining series."--Booklist 

"These simple chapter books build confidence in children who are just starting to read and who look forward to a new mystery."--Kirkus Reviews


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About Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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Born in Portland, Maine, in 1928, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat dreamed of becoming a writer. Little did she know that she would be the author of more than 70 books for children of all ages. Another of her childhood dreams, that of becoming a detective, has also been realized in her most popular Nate the Great series, begun in 1972.Many of Sharmat's books have been Literary Guild selections and chosen as Books of the Year by the Library of Congress. Several have been made into films for television, including Nate the Great Goes Undercover, winner of the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival Award. Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden has been named one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.
 
Published October 28, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 80 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even though Nate is slightly out of his element in San Francisco, being in a strange city, unaccompanied by his usual entourage of friends, it doesn’t take him long to become drawn into a case—the case of the lost joke book.

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In another likable mystery for readers making the transition from easy readers, Nate and his dog go on an urgent middle-of- the-night quest for a missing pillowcase that his friend Rosamond's cat is especially attached to.

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Nate and his dog Sludge are a wonderful team—Nate depends on Sludge to help solve mysteries.

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Beginning Readers' favorite young pancake-eating detective is back with his latest case.

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