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Nate the Great Series

Found in Children’s Middle Grade Books

This classic detective mystery series for beginning readers includes 27 books, with 15 million copies in print! Fun, charming, full-color illustrations bring the cast of characters to life, and the short chapters make these chapter-books perfect for introducing young boys and girls to the mystery genre. Whether reading at home or working with the Common Core standards in school, the books and the activities sections in the back get kids to use logical progression to problem-solve and to bring these skills into everyday life, just like Nate does. And now included in the back of each book is a letter to adult Nate fans to help you and the children in your life get the most out of this series. All 27 Nate the Great books are now available as ebooks—a whole new way to enjoy Nate the Great!
Nate the Great and the Wandering Word by Andrew Sharmat,Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
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Nate the Great and the Wandering Word

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Nate the Great Series : Titles in Order

Book 29
Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing word! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!

WHAT DOES A STRANGE, LONG, MADE-UP WORD SOUND LIKE?

Esmeralda came up with the perfect name for Rosamond’s pet concert. But she lost the pink paper where she wrote the word–and she can’t remember what it is. Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, take on the unusual case, and they are soon braving pink papers and barking, oinking, and talking pets. Will Nate and Sludge find the word in time for the show to go on?

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Praise for the Nate the Great Series:

“Kids will like Nate the Great.”-SLJ, Starred

“A consistently entertaining series.”-Booklist

“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.”-Publishers Weekly

“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.”-Kirkus Reviews

“They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.”-The Huffington Post
Book 28
Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of his friend’s missing pet snake! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!  

WILL THIS CASE SLITHER AWAY?
 
Rosamond is having a birthday party for her cousin Lizzy! Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are invited. So are Lizzy’s four pet snakes. Nate believes that a good detective knows his limits. Nate does not want to go to a birthday party filled with dangerous, slimy guests. But when one of these “guests” goes missing, Nate and Sludge must face their fears to save the day!

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Praise for the Nate the Great Series
 
★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
“A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
 
“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post
Book 27
Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he tries to take a break from solving cases! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!

CAN A DETECTIVE GET A DAY OFF?

Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, want to take a break from solving cases. So they hide out in the woods. But soon they hear familiar voices shouting, “Nate the Great, where are you?” There are many mysteries to solve!

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Praise for the Nate the Great Series
 
★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
“A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
 
“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post
Book 26
These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Rosamond has started a book club called Rosamond’ s Ready Readers. But she claims there’s an evil page monster on the loose. This monster has ripped and ruined a page of the cookbook Rosamond uses to make treats for the club.

Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, go to the next meeting of the book club . . . as undercover detectives. All the members are there. They are reading a book when one of Rosamond’s Ready Readers discovers that a page is missing. Has the evil page monster struck again?

Nate and Sludge know they have a real case. Their search for evidence takes them to Rosamond’s kitchen and to a school book sale where a librarian gives them important clues. Can the pancake-eating detective and his bonemunching partner solve their hungriest case yet?
Book 25
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!
 
A giant turkey is on the loose! And everyone is on the case—Nate, his cousin Olivia, his dog, Sludge, and even his friend Claude. But from talking turkey to stalking turkey, will every detective come out a winner?

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

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“Another droll mystery for the series’ many fans.”—Booklist
 
“Engaging and funny. Large print, plenty of white space, good use of repetition, and frequent drawings allow early readers to enjoy the story.”—School Library Journal
Book 24
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

All aboard the Owl Express! Someone on the train is out to get Olivia’s pet owl, Hoot. But whooo? Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, hit the rails to help out. Then Hoot disappears! Can Nate solve the mystery?

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

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“With plenty of suspects, comical plot twists, and a satisfying resolution. . . . A strong addition to a popular series.”–School Library Journal
Book 23
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Nate the Great solves crimes with his dog, Sludge. But this time, Sludge can’t help. Sludge is lost! Nate looks high and low. But every clue leads to a dead end until . . . Nate realizes Sludge can help after all!

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“Another satisfying entry in a consistently entertaining series.”–Booklist 

“These simple chapter books build confidence in children who are just starting to read and who look forward to a new mystery.”–Kirkus Reviews
Book 22
Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco! They’re going to visit Nate’s cousin Olivia Sharp. She’s a detective, too, and a very busy one.

Olivia isn’t around to solve her case number 22. Her client, Duncan, has lost his joke book. He tells Nate that if the book isn’t found–and soon–the world will come to an end. Nate takes the case. He and Sludge cruise up and down and around San Francisco in the limo, tracking down clues. Sticky, icky clues, big and small clues, all-around-the-town clues that take them to a pancake house, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally to a place that seems wrong but could be right. Can Nate the Great keep the world from coming to an end? Can he solve his first out-of-town case?


From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
Book 21
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Nate the Great loves his mother’s Monster Cookies. But now her Monster Cookie recipe is missing! Nate and his dog, Sludge, get to work. They find lots of clues. But which ones count? Will Nate ever eat those wonderful cookies again?

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

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Book 20
These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Nate the Great needs your help. Annie’s dog, Fang, is missing! That’s what Nate discovers when his friends throw him a surprise Happy Detective Day party. Where is Fang? As you and Nate track down clues–Fang was learning tricks for the party; he was seen running away from two tiny poodles and following a lady wearing fluffy-bunny shoes–Nate will share his expert detective skills with you so you can sharpen your sleuthing talents.


From the Hardcover edition.
Book 19
These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Rosamond is visiting Scandinavia when she loses something. She wants Nate the Great to find it, even though he doesn’t know what she lost, what country she lost it in, or when she lost it. And he’s thousands of miles away. But if Nate doesn’t take the case, Rosamond plans to hire the King of Sweden. Nate doesn’t want Rosamond to bother the poor king. And he does want the chance to solve his first-ever international case. Can Nate find whatever Rosamond lost without leaving his neighborhood?
Book 18
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Annie’s dog is unhappy. When Fang is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. Especially Nate the Great. So Nate agrees to sniff out Fang’s mysteriously missing Christmas mail. It’s cold and snowy. But Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, will try to solve this holiday case in time for Fang to have a crunchy, munchy Christmas.

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

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“All the usual characters, Sharmat’s wry humor, and Simont’s lively, appealing watercolors are packed into this easy reader that’s sure to be popular all year long.”–School Library Journal

“Nate uncovers some snowy clues to deliver a lip-smacking holiday greeting to Fang and his owner. Simont’s loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.”–Publishers Weekly
Book 17
These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great’s garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly following him. Where does Nate’s green guest truly belong? It may take all of Nate the Great’s patience and sharp eyesight to find out slowly.
Book 16
Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing pillowcase! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!  

CAN NATE SOLVE THE CASE BEFORE THE SUN COMES UP?
 
It’s two o’clock in the morning when the telephone rings and Nate the Great learns that Rosamond’s pillowcase is missing. Outside, it is damp, dark, and dreary, but a good (yawning) sleuth knows that the hunt must go on. Can Nate find the missing case before his bedroom slippers wear out?

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Praise for the Nate the Great Series
 
★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
“A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
 
“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post
Book 15
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. He spies a big red paper heart taped to Sludge’s doghouse. Who left Nate’s dog a secret valentine? Nate will solve the case, and then there will be no more mushy stuff. At least that’s what he thinks. . . .

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

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“Nate makes a great narrator, his clipped prose mimicking that of the hard-boiled detective genre, providing short, simple sentences for beginning readers, and setting up the deadpan humor. Simont’s expressive drawings, tinted with watercolor washes, illustrate the characters and the action with finesse and restraint. A most appealing choice.”—Booklist, Boxed Review
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