Hero Dog! (Paperback)

A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1)

By Hilde Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)

Scholastic Inc., 9781338141559, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

List Price: 4.99*
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Description

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series -- inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online? Joanne Lew-Vriethoff's personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde's adventures to life for young readers!


About the Author

Hilde Lysiak is the ten-year-old publisher of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania’s monthly newspaper, Orange Street News. The paper has 700+ paid subscribers and is read by hundreds of thousands more on her website. Hilde's journalism efforts have been profiled in the New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Daily News, NBC TODAY, and hundreds of other newspaper and television stations around the world. Hilde is co-writing the Scholastic Branches series Hilde Cracks the Case with her dad, Matthew Lysiak.


Praise For Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1)

Praise for Hero Dog! (Hilde Cracks the Case #1):

"This mystery series is sure to win over readers diving into beginning chapter books. Like other titles in the 'Branches' line, pictures and text work together to tell the story. Fast-paced action helps maintain budding readers' attention. Pages from Hilde's notebook introduce new vocabulary and model questioning. The right amount of support and repetition is given for students transitioning into a more independent phase of reading, and many will find themselves working to solve the mystery alongside the protagonist. Teachers will appreciate using this series to teach questioning words.... VERDICT: A solid addition to most chapter book collections, especially where there are mystery fans." -- School Library Journal

"It's a light, quick-moving mystery, and the young author's backstory will undoubtedly inspire many aspiring writers, reporters, and sleuths." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Entertaining and fast-paced." -- Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Branches books:

"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist