June Jam (Calendar Mysteries Series #6)

June Jam (Calendar Mysteries Series #6)

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by Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney
     
 

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

June is for Jam...

In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy want to make homemade strawberry jam for Father's Day. Unfortunately, it's not as

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

June is for Jam...

In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy want to make homemade strawberry jam for Father's Day. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as it first seems. Some sneaky creature is taking bites of their strawberries. Polly the pony, Pal the dog, and Josh the older brother are all suspects. If the kids can't protect the strawberry patch from the mystery chomper, they might be in a real jam!

Parents, teachers, and Librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Martha Chamberlain
Using deductive reasoning that belies their few years, twins Bradley and Brian and friends Nate and Lucy investigate the mystery of the strawberry patch prowler. Discovering that one bite has been taken out of each ripe morsel portends disaster for their secret plan to make strawberry jam for Father's Day, using their grandmother's old recipe. Could it be a desert Gila monster—hardly in cold Connecticut—or a long-necked creature that could reach over the fence? Not even their pony Polly could reach into the garden. Maybe the culprit digs a hole under the fence?, But the fence is solid. The children implement resourceful attempts to eliminate suspects and catch the strawberry thief. Even a scarecrow made from scrap lumber, dressed in Dad's old clothes, does not dissuade the garden gangster. Roy introduces a word most young readers would not recognize when he shows the children covering the strawberries with a giant seine (fishing net) they find in the barn. Having overheard the boys' plan to make jam, Mom plans her own surprise. Roy entertains with appropriate kid-language, shows a modern family dividing chores amicably, and encourages deductive reasoning. Gurney's black/white illustrations add humor and whimsy. Part of the "Calendar Mysteries" series. Reviewer: Martha Chamberlain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375961120
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
Calendar Mysteries Series, #6
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

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 in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. 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.

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June Jam 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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SqueakyCleanReads More than 1 year ago
Overall Review: Perfection! These pint-sized mystery plots are engaging, humorous, and ideal for young children and independant young readers. Showcasing the younger siblings from the highly acclaimed A to Z Mysteries books, author Ron Roy has given us another winning series. I read these titles aloud to my 3, 5, and 7 year old children. When I had to stop for the night, they cried for me to keep reading. My 3 year-old even spent the following day chatting and speculating about what she thought was going to happen next! I have nothing but total admiration for author Ron Roy and his gift for crafting enthralling, thoughtful, and age-appropriate mysteries for children. These are winning books that will have children everywhere asking, no, begging, for more! Overall Rating is 5 out of 5 stars! Content Review: PROFANITY: None SEXUAL CONTENT: None VIOLENCE: None MATURE THEMES: None RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 9+ These are definitely Squeaky Clean Reads. The publisher recommends these titles for ages 9-12. However, I found that my 3, 5, and 7 year-old children were all very engaged with these stories as well. These would be great read-aloud choices. Also, if you have an independant reader who is Pre-K to 2nd grade, these books would be good selections, as the storylines are completely appropriate for very young readers. May Magic and June Jam are recommended as Squeaky Clean Reads for ages 9+, and for younger readers as well. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This review was written by Melissa A Squeaky Clean Reads Book Reviewer