The Case of the Library Monster (Buddy Files Series #5)

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"My Name is Buddy. I am a dog. I am also a detective." Buddy is in the school library and kids are taking turns reading with him. While Buddy listens to a ghost story, he hears rustling in the shelves behind him. He turns to look, but doesn't see anyone back there. He hears a book fall. Something smells strange. Not human…not canine, not like anything Buddy has ever smelled before. Could it maybe be the school ghost Buddy has heard so much about? When the child he's sitting with leaves, Buddy goes over to the ...
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Overview


"My Name is Buddy. I am a dog. I am also a detective." Buddy is in the school library and kids are taking turns reading with him. While Buddy listens to a ghost story, he hears rustling in the shelves behind him. He turns to look, but doesn't see anyone back there. He hears a book fall. Something smells strange. Not human…not canine, not like anything Buddy has ever smelled before. Could it maybe be the school ghost Buddy has heard so much about? When the child he's sitting with leaves, Buddy goes over to the shelves to investigate…and comes face to face with a mysterious creature that has a long, blue tongue. Buddy fans will cheer as their favorite dog detective solves another case with own great doggy style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807509364
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Buddy Files Series , #5
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 146,500
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of numerous books for children. Her books for Albert Whitman & Company include Tank Talbot's Guide to Girls, The Truth About Truman School, and The Buddy Files series. She lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband. They have two sons. She can be found online at kidswriter.com.

Jeremy Tugeau has a degree in illustration from Syracuse University and has illustrated many books for children. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Nicole, and two lovely children, Ruby and George.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Great Mystery for Younger Readers

    The Buddy Files: The Case of the Library Monster by Dori Hillestad Butler

    One of Buddy's jobs as a therapy dog is to read books with the kids in the school library. One day he hears a noise in the bookshelves. He tries to get closer and comes face to face wtih a creature that has a blue tongue! What is it? And how did it get in the school?



    This is the 5th book in The Buddy Files series. I have not read the other books, yet. I checked this one out because it's a library mystery.

    What I liked about this book: I like the way the book is told from Buddy's point of view, but he's not a talking dog. He doesn't speak human. Being a big mystery fan, I like that Buddy is "on the case" trying to solve a mystery. Readers get to share Buddy's thought process as he tries to solve the mystery. It is very similar to KWL (what we Know, what we Want to know, and what we Learned). Buddy is a very likable character. Young readers will take to him instantly. This is a great series for students who like mysteries, dogs and enjoy stories in a school setting.

    What I didn't like about the book: I loved the whole book, but I could feel Buddy's frustration as he tried to communicate with the adults. It was very frustrating that they kept ignoring his attempts to tell them something. I think the author meant for the reader to feel that frustration.

    I really enjoyed this book and have already requested from the public library the other four books in the series. I have also added it to my wish list for the Endeavour library.

    Recommended for 1st grade and 2nd grades as a classroom read a-loud, and for independent reading for 3rd grade and up.

    AR Level: 3.1

    Mrs. Archer's rating: 5 of 5!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    highly recommend

    I bought the sixth book in this series for my 8 yr old grandson, who is Special Ed. I loved how the dog tells the story. After reading the sixth book, I ordered the first five so he would have the set. Reading is difficult for him, and sometimes a chapter book can be a little scary for a Special Ed student. I know he will read this series. It flows nicely, and is quite funny at times. Truly an enjoyable series for young readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    I wouldn't know as it's 3 weeks later and I still haven't recieved the book!

    It seems B&N should ensure delivery. Of the 4 books I ordered, only 1 has shown up. Prior to this, I would have said B&N was one of the better websites for book purchases. No longer.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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