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Smashie McPerter Investigates Series

Kate Hindley and N. Griffin
Precocious best friends Smashie and Dontel are on the case in these classroom mysteries for middle-grade readers.
Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. Griffin
Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Missing Goop by N. Griffin

Smashie McPerter Investigates Series : Titles in Order

Book 2
“Classroom dynamics and a diverse cast add a realistic element to this fast-paced tale of go-go dancing, rapid bilingual alphabetization, and general mayhem.” — Booklist

When the third-graders of Room 11 learn that they all must take part in a musicale, Smashie can’t wait to sing something heartfelt and loud. But the others are not so eager. Luckily, Charlene’s mom has agreed to donate her special gel that lengthens and sculpts hair into shapes, and soon, with the help of some retro sixties go-go dancing, all the kids are raring to go. That is, until their jars of goop go missing! Time for Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, to put on their Investigation Suits. . . . Discussions of motives and perps, hasty misaccusations and apology brownies, a math lesson used to crack a mysterious code, and a few choice red herrings build up to a truly hilarious madcap finale.
Book 1
“Smashie will endear herself to many readers. . . . A gentle and humorous mystery for younger middle grade readers.” — School Library Journal

The day the hamster disappears from Smashie McPerter’s class begins like any other. As Room 11 descends into paranoia-fueled chaos, as natural suspects produce natural alibis, and as motives remain unmotivated, Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, are forced to the limits of their parlor-room detecting to set things right.

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