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Children's LiteratureDavid Adler is probably better known for his Cam Jansen mysteries and biographical series. Now, he has a new young male protagonist—detective Jeffery Bones. In this easy-to-read text, readers meet Bones, his grandfather and a potential new member of the team, Curly, the dog detective. The mystery is one many adults have faced at a large shopping mall—the parked vehicle cannot be located. Using logic, Bones solves the mystery of the missing yellow school bus. There are plenty of amusing illustrations and characters including a balding grandfather, a distraught bus driver—and as should be the case in an early reader—they help kids decode the text. While not quite as exciting as most of the Cam Jansen mysteries this is a good introduction to the mystery genre for beginning readers. A Viking "Easy-To-Read" Level 2 book which features short sentences and simple dialogue. 2004, Viking/Penguin, Ages 5 to 7.