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December 6, 2012

Kid’s Corner: Dogtectives!

Filed under: Books, Kid's Corner — Tags: — jennytf @ 8:05 am

       Place a hold.  Place a hold.  Place a hold.

Is there a bad guy who needs catching?  A crime that needs solving?  Put a dogtective on the case.

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson (Grade 3-5)
Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.  But he turns out to be a crime-solver rather than a criminal!  There are fifty-nine Hank the Cowdog adventures.

The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin (Gr. 2 -4)
A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog, J. J. Tully, helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.  Be sure and read The Legend of Diamond Lil, the second J. J. Tully mystery.

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler (Gr. 2-4)
While searching for his mysteriously lost human family, Buddy the dog is adopted by another family and helps solve the mystery of their missing boy.   Five more Buddy stories follow this first title.

Scooby-Doo! and the Haunted Castle by James Gelsey (Gr. 2-4)
The one and only – Scooby-Doo!  When the Mystery Machine gets a flat tire, the only place to stop is a creepy old castle where a ghost shows up. The first of twenty-four Scooby-Doo mysteries.

Ginny W., Youth Services.

3 Comments

  1. What a great topic! One of my childhood favorites also featured a dog detective: the Bunnicula series by James Howe.

    Comment by LauraTorg — December 12, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    • Thanks for this suggestion. They should defintely be on this list as classic “Dogtective” fiction for young readers. Another great series for adults that features a canine gumshoe are the “Chet and Bernie” mysteries by Spencer Quinn. Happy reading.

      Comment by Anonymous — December 12, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

  2. Thank you for suggesting this series. They defintely belong on any “Dogtective” list for young readers. Another great series for adults that features a canine gumshoe are the “Chet and Bernie” mysteries by Spencer Quinn. Happy Reading,
    Ginny W., Youth Services

    Comment by Anonymous — December 12, 2012 @ 12:50 pm


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