There’s a new girl detective in town. As readers know from Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy picture book series, Nancy Clancy likes to live her life just a little bit fancier than most other people. She is now also the star of her first chapter book for young readers! In Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, Nancy is taking on a new challenge and becoming a sleuth, which she explains is a fancy word for detective. To get into her detective persona, she dons a pink trench coat and carries a magnifying glass with rhinestones on it. She and her best friend Bree are looking for a mystery to solve. They find one at her school when her teacher's special blue marble goes missing. Can Nancy and Bree solve the mystery, and return Mr. D's favorite memento?
Nancy Clancy is inspired by another super sleuth--Nancy Drew. If the traditional Nancy Drew mysteries are still a little too challenging for your young reader, the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series is a great starting point. These short chapter books feature eight-year-old Nancy Drew who forms a club to solve mysteries with her friends in River Heights. The newest release in the series is The Cape Mermaid Mystery. Nancy Drew and her friends go on a vacation to Cape Mermaid, New Jersey. After they hear spooky noises and there’s a possible ghost sighting at the old inn on the beach, they begin to wonder if it’s the rumored ghost of Cape Mermaid. This is a job for the Clue Crew!