The Rip-ROARING Mystery on the African Safari (Kruger National Park)

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ItÍs a loooooong plane flight from Georgia to South Africa for Grant, Christina, Papa, and the kidsÍ mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! TheyÍre going on a safari! Grant canÍt wait to see the ñBig Fiveî lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, rhinos, and leopards. But he and Christina end up seeing much more and find themselves embroiled in a hot, dusty, safari-style mystery! It all starts when a white lion goes missing. . . followed by mischievous monkeys. . . mysterious messages. . .a snapping snake. . .and ends up with Grant coming face-to-face with the most fearsome creature of them all! RRROOOAAARRR! Come along for a wild ride through the sunny, South African savanna.

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This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and Developmental Reading Assessment.

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Places: Kruger National Park - Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge - Sable Sleepover Hide - Sable Dam - Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Spirit of Adventure Safari - Tunisia, North Africa

Educational Items: Kruger National Park Facts - Poachers - Mining - Predators and prey - Savannah - Watering holes - Snake Charming - Stampedes - Foods in South Africa; Chicken Schnitzel, Ostrich burger, mopani worms - South Africa Facts - 11 official languages - Gold Exports in Africa

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 129390
Lexile Measure: 680
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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About the author

Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.

During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.

Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 11 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Wildlife Mysteries, My Life As A Third GradeÄ, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!
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Publisher
Gallopade International
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Published on
Jan 1, 2010
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780635073471
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
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Carole Marsh
Christina and Mimi are uber-excited to visit a famous castle in Germany. They call it the Crystal Castle. ÒI think it looks like a fairytale castle,Ó says Christina. Little does she know dark mystery's afoot! Grant and Papa are less excited. But that's until the Mystery Girl lands and they discover Octoberfest underway. And, yet, again: MYSTERY'S AFOOT! See if you can translate the German clues and figure out what's going on and why Grant is SNEEZING so much! And who is Jason Hewitt, anyway? An uber-adventure, for sure! Nothing is quite what it seems, it seems! Spooky!

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, a scavenger hunt, online book club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery has Accelerated Reader Reading Levels, Lexile Measures, Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels and Developmental Reading Assessments Levels.æ

LOOK whatÍs inside this mystery - people, places, history and more!

Places in Germany: Little Bavaria Inn - Bavarian Alps - Neuschwanstein Castle - Fairy Tale Road - RapunzelÍs Tower - Brothers Grimm Museum - Bavarian National Museum - Munich Airport - Georgia - Bremen - Hanau

Educational Items: Oktoberfest traditions - Traditional German dress - German food - History and layout of Neuschwanstein - Caves in Neuschwanstein Castle - History of Fairy Tale Road - Falconry - History of the Bavarian National Museum - History of bicycles - Facts about Germany - Facts about Bavaria - Seatbelt safety - Traditional German tankards - The Black Death - The autobahn - Alpine horns - Traditional folk dancing - Seatbelt safety - Traditional German tankards - The Black Death - The autobahn - Alpine horns

People: King Ludwig II, who built the castle - Grimm Brothers - Famous Germans - Brahms and Beethoven

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 126333
Lexile Measure: 680
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
It's off to Italy for Mimi and Papa and their two grandchildren, Christina, 10 and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's book writer, is writing a new mystery set in Italy, and Papa is going to visit an old friend. It doesn't take long for a mystery to unfold as Christina discovers a puzzling advertisement in an Italian newspaper...and suspicious men in black trench coats! Follow Christina, Grant, and their two new friends, Luigi and Francesca, as they look for clues while exploring Italy on fast scooters and floating gondolas! Things get even more interesting as the kids end up in the middle of Carnivale holiday festivities! (Who is really behind that mask?) Don't miss the adventure and action as the kids solve The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum.

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!

Places: Sistine Chapel - The Colosseum - The Leaning Tower of Pisa - St. PeterÍs Square - Piazza della Minerva - The Pantheon - Trevi Fountain - Piazza Navona - Piazza D. Mercato Centrale - Piazza San Marco - Pisa International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci Airport - Milan - Sicily - Sardinia - Salerno - Pompeii - HarryÍs Bar - Many sights in Rome, including the Arch of Constantine, the Mamertine Prison, and Capitoline Hill - Many sights in Florence, including the Cloister of the Dead, the Uffizi, and the Statue of David - Many sights in Venice, including the CaÍ dÍOro, the Grand Canal, and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Educational Items: Italian geography - Typical Italian food including gelato, Italian Wedding Soup, gnocchi - History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Facts about Vatican City - Facts about Rome - Information on many Italian artists, including Michelangelo and Botticelli, their works, and their mediums - History of the Colosseum - History of the Trevi Fountain - The Renaissance - Astrolabes and sundials - Transportation in Venice (gondolas, gondoliers, the Grand Canal, vaporettos) - Carnivale- including its history, traditions, costumes - Mardi Gras - Obelisks and hieroglyphics - Screen Actors Guild - Eurostar, ItalyÍs fastest train - History of the tarantella dance - Rome water - The Roman forum and Julius Caesar - The Black Plague - Lighting candles in prayer - ItalyÍs volcanoes - The Italian Alps - History of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, the ruins and excavation - Academy of Fine Arts - Roman gods and goddesses- Winter solstice

People: Michelangelo and Botticelli, their works, and their mediums - Galileo - Roman gods and goddesses - La Befana, Italian version of Santa Claus - Romulus and Remus - Peggy Guggenheim - Gladiators - Julius Caesar - NapoleonÍs conquering of Italy - Tale of Pinocchio

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 105629
Lexile Measure: 860
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
The Mystery Girl - Mimi, Papa, Christina and Grant aboard - travels to the historic country of Greece. The wonders of the ancient world soon turn to a wickedly awful mystery! Trek along to the Acropolis in the moonlight! A museum where Grant loses his "marbles." Wake up in a volcano's caldera! Get lost in the caverns of the Meteora! Decipher clues in Greek! Spend the night in Socrate's Prison! And much more as you help solve the mystery and the curse and learn why Grant says, "It's all Greek to me!"

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!

The Greek gods - history and facts about each one - Mythology definition - Mediterranean Area geography - Greek customs - Greek food (baklava) - Greek god Apollo history and facts - Oracle history - Greek language scattered throughout - Parthenon history and facts - Acropolis history and facts - Apokreas celebration history.

Places in Greece: Athens - Plaka - Philopappou Hill - Meteora Cliffs and - Santorini

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 121650
Lexile Measure: 740
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
Thousands of miles from home, Grant Christina, Mimi, and Papa look out the window of their airplane at the winding-snake wall _ endless as far as they can see. When Grant finds a treasure map in the seat pocket, the mystery begins. The treasure hunt takes Grant, Christina and their Chinese pen pals on a wild ride in a rickshaw, to the land of the Forbidden City, and face-to-face with a dragon!

X marks the spot but where is X? As the kids try to solve the puzzle, they come to across fortune cookies with clues and warnings (yikes!), dragons with menacing messages, fantastic fireworks, and a –flowerpot” army! Can they beat the bad guy to the treasure?? The race is on!æ

LOOK whatÍs inside this mystery - people, places, history and more!

Places: The Forbidden City - Nine Dragon Screen - Hong Kong Express Restaurant. Places in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Airport - Victoria Peak - Kowloon - The Great Wall - TianÍan Men Square - Palace of Earthly Tranquility - Hall of Imperial Peace - Victoria Harbor - Tibet - Mt. Everest - Moscow, Russia - Macau - New Territories, Hong Kong

Educational Items: Chinese history - Chinese Food -Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) - Chinese dragons - History of the Forbidden City - History of the Terracotta Army - Funicular railway - Victoria Peak history - GovernorÍs Walk - Jade facts - The Escalator - Carriageway and Watch Tower on Great Wall of China - Air China - China as trade partner - Confucius - Chinese geography - Pandas - Fortune cookies - Bactrian camels - How Chinese is read - Pinyin (simple form of Chinese writing) - Dynasties - Chinese inventions - Chinese book printing - Book shipping process - Star ferry - Limestone

People: Bob ScottÍs trip across the Great Wall - Marco Polo

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and Developmental Reading Assessment.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111602
Lexile Measure: 710
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
Join Grant and Christina on a journey to the top of the world - Mount Everest! Along with their two Sherpa friends, they try to help Uncle Mike and his friend reach the summit. But someone else is trying to make sure they don't! Can they make it past scary statues, mysterious monks, rickety bridges, and a deadly avalanche? Can the handle the b-b-breathtaking c-c-cold? Will a not-so-yackety yak lend a hand (or a hoof)? Oh no! Is that the Abominable Snowman roaring in the distance? Let's start climbing - do you have the courage to come along? Read this mystery - it will take your breath away!æ

Here are some of the integral places in this mystery: Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal - Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha/Chomolungma - Everest View Hotel - Tengboche Monastery - Base Camp on the moraine - Khumbu Glacier - Khumbu Icefall - Himalayan Mountains.

Here are some of the integral educational items in this mystery:

Sherpas _ History -Traditions and Foods - Sherpa Tea with Salt and Yak Butter - Tsampa - Breakfast food - Shakpa - Thick Potato Soup - Heating with Yak Dung - Prayer Flags - Angees and chubas - Traditional dress - Legend: -Abode of the Gods -Yeti (or The Abominable Snowman) - Modern Technology incorporated into the Sherpa lifestyle _ Yaks -Mani Stones -Climbing Gear - Crampons - Compass - Oxygen Tanks - Climbing Harness - GPS -Satellite Phones - Snow glasses - Ice Axes -Nepal - Size - Geography - History - Economy - Rupees - Religions - Hindu - Buddhism - Architecture - Swayambhunath or "The Monkey Temple" - Music and Art - Sarangi - musical instrument played frequently in Nepal - Kalbhairav - A statue to whom people make promises.

Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.æ

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 133397
Lexile Measure: 700
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
In The Mystery at Dolphin Cove you will encounter: One dolphin darling! Two bottlenoses breaching! Three dejected dolphins! Four wet kids! And lots of click and whistles!

Avery, Ella, and Evan love dolphins! So when they get invited to see them up close and personal, they jump at the chance - just like their new dolphin pals Marco and Polo! But when dolphins start disappearing all along the coast, the kids are determined to find out what - or who - is the culprit! "We're got to save the dolphins!"æ

Clever clues lead the kids on a wet and wild adventure full of science, high-tech gear, and LOTS of fun. Take a dive into this mystery, and you'll be hooked!

Before they know it, the kids are mixed up in an adventurous mystery where clues require them to use their best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to find the answers! Can they solve the mystery before the rattlesnake strikes?!

In this mystery, there are additional pages filled with STEM materials you can use to learn about and solve problems such as:
1. Labeled diagram of a Bottlenose dolphin
2. Impress your friends with you knowledge of dolphin facts
3. Learn about the math term probability
4. Explore 3D printing - "it's the next big thing"
5. Discover how dolphins communicate
6. Learn the etymology of dolphins
7. Discover how the sun warms the earth
8. Memorize the words in the glossary

Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 167202
Lexile Measure: 660
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa travel to Jamestown, Virginia and learn that "founding" a new nation is no easy task! During Jamestown's Quadricentennial Celebration, there's plenty of history, mystery, legend, lore, lost bones, and more! Joe the archaeologist is accused of stealing priceless "Skeletal remains." Curious clues lead the kids on a whirlwind chase from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Yorktown. Christina and Grant meet Pocahontas and Captain John Smith! They get lost in the creepy woods! And, they acquire an adorable new pet who will be part of all the future books in the super Carole Marsh Mysteries! But in the meantime, Christina asks, "Who's bone IS this?!"

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Jamestown history Š Powhatan Indian Village Š Archaeologist Š First Colonies history Š Archaerium Š The Susan Constant, boat Š Hominy Š Yehakin, Indian house Š Williamsburg history Š Revolutionary War history Š The Founding Fathers.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 110075
Lexile Measure: 690
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Carole Marsh
A new shark species has been discovered off the South Carolina coast! Avery and Evan beg to "see real sharks!" - maybe even discover a megalodon (giant prehistoric shark!) tooth. But something's wrong at the shark reef and the mystery needs to be solved "BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT BAD!" "We gotta save the sharks!" Clues lead them on a wild adventure of fun, science, and high-tech gear."Take a bite of this mystery and you can't put it down!"

Children learn about the amazing prehistoric megalodon shark, as well as the role sharks play in nature, biodiversity, the food chain, and the need to protect and conserve wildlife. This title is aimed at boys and girls ages 7-14. Before they know it, the kids are mixed up in an adventurous mystery where clues require them to use their best science, technology, engineering and math skills to find the answers! Mystery books have always been a great higher-order, critical-thinking genre, and the "real Kid characters" in this series eagerly get into using high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills to solve each mystery!

Additionally, each book has a great STEM section in the back with extra information on the science, math, technology, and problem-solving skills that are in the story, plus an extensive glossary, animal facts, and more! Who knew learning could be so fun?!!

In this mystery, there are additional pages filled with science, technology, engineering and math you can use to learn about and solve problems such as:
1. Discover the Engineering Design Process
2. What is a polygon?
3. Shark sizes: Little, Big, and Mega-Big!
4. Learn about the difference between high tide or low tide?
5. Learn that not all shark teeth are alike
6. Discover sharks at risk
7. What is SONAR
8. Impression your friends with your shark facts

Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 163110
Lexile Measure: 690
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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