The Otterbury Incident

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The Otterbury Incident

by C. Day Lewis

illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Age: 10+

Interests: mystery, crime, kid detectives, England, action, some violence, school, bad behaviour, money

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Emil and the Detectives

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Emil and the Detectives

by Erich Kästner

illustrated by Walter Trier

Age: 8+

Interests: crime, kid detectives, Berlin, Germany, adventure

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Ginger Pye

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1952

Ginger Pye

by Eleanor Estes

Age: 6+ (read to) ; 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: dogs, pets, family, mystery

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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

by Chris Riddell

Macmillan, 2007

171 pp.

Age: 6+

Reading Level: 8+

Interests: mysteries, adventure, travel, strong heroines, fashion, clever plans and maps

Next: Ottoline At Sea, Ottoline Goes to School

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Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Black and White, Silent Movie
Rated: unrated
Length: 45 min.
Age: 4 and up.

Scary Factor: nothing to speak of. A little uneasiness perhaps regarding an explosive billiard ball that never quite gets hit… more suspenseful than scary.

Interests: detectives, mysteries, history, silent movies

Next: other silent movies: The Gold Rush, Safety Last! ; more Buster Keaton: Steamboat Bill Jr. (6+), The General (7+), shorts

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