Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Schoolyard Mystery (Invisible Inc., #1)” as Want to Read:
The Schoolyard Mystery (Invisible Inc., #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Schoolyard Mystery

(Invisible Inc. #1)

by
3.89  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Hello Reader! Level 4
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Cartwheel
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Schoolyard Mystery, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Schoolyard Mystery

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.89  · 
Rating details
 ·  82 ratings  ·  11 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Schoolyard Mystery (Invisible Inc., #1)
Ashley Allen
I would use this book to talk about mysteries with the children. I would also talk about how children solve mysteries and how that relates to solving problems within the classroom. I would give this book to students who are between picture books and chapter books.
Jenn
Dec 31, 2017 rated it did not like it
1 star for "did not like it."

I don't like children's books whose only fat or big character is also the school bully.

I feel conflicted about giving these kinds of books 1 star when they're from the 80s or 90s, as this book is. So many kids books back then did this--painted fat kids as bullies and stupid--, it almost feels as though I should give them a pass. These books are products of their time; what do I want from them?

But, then, I don't like them. So, 1 star it is.
Kira Nerys
Not particularly special, but I liked the diversity of the protagonists and the overall message against discrimination and bullying. Also appreciate it teaching kids that lemon juice can be invisible ink.
XIS Grade 3
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3vl-read-to-self
I enjoyed the part when the ghost is not evil. (Jerry)
Bora
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reading-leaders
main idea- Chip, Justin and Charlene's Invisble Inc. saved the day.
what? They helped Mary.
Why? Mary took the blame on taking the ball.
Problem- Mr. Gonshak's giant globe ball was missing.
Result- Mary saw Keith, a bully, sticking the ball with his pen. He hold her salamander hostage and made her take the blame.
How? they recored what he said found out where he hid her salamander.


Chip turned up with his face and hands covered with bandage. He told his best frined, Justin, that after he had tripped
...more
Dolly
Apr 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is the first story in the Invisible Inc. series by Elizabeth Levy and Denise Brunkus. It introduces us to the characters and explains how Chip became invisible and his dog, Max, nearly so.

The stories in this series are implausible and a little strange, but entertaining nonetheless. We took turns reading this book aloud and we enjoyed reading it together.
Christy
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reader
High-interest stories make reading fun! Stories have been tested for vocabulary and sentence length to help you make the right choice! A letter from an education specialist gives you valuable advice on how to read to your child and how to listen to your child read to you!
Jen
Aug 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Mikey loves these Invisible Inc books and was so happy to finally get to read this first one in the series!
Mary Ann
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the book that Hannah and I read together. She seems to enjoy the subtle humor from an invisible boy.
Lana Maria
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My favorite 4th grader book!
It's all about an invisible boy! I really enjoyed this book because it's easy, and it's a mystery!
Becca
rated it liked it
Apr 03, 2012
Juli
rated it it was amazing
Mar 24, 2018
Marci
rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2009
Mrs.Capuano
rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2015
Alyse Barker
rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2014
Alex
rated it it was amazing
Nov 16, 2012
Olyvia
rated it liked it
Jun 13, 2013
Sammie M
rated it liked it
Oct 05, 2016
Ceara Taylor
rated it it was amazing
Apr 14, 2017
Nicolas Wu
rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2015
Heidi
rated it liked it
Sep 05, 2014
Nhemskie
rated it liked it
Jul 10, 2008
Scratch
rated it liked it
Jul 06, 2010
Tommy
rated it it was amazing
Oct 29, 2018
Mina
rated it it was amazing
Feb 14, 2011
Sugandha Soundararajan
rated it it was amazing
Apr 15, 2018
Sumita Mishra
rated it it was amazing
Aug 10, 2012
N. Behm
rated it really liked it
Mar 06, 2012
Lee Rose
rated it really liked it
Jan 22, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • A Horse and a Hero (Disney Tangled) (Step into Reading)
  • Johnny Appleseed: My Story
  • My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
  • Kiss the Frog: Disney's The Princess & The Frog
  • Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
  • Bravest Dog Ever: Story of Balto
  • How Not to Babysit Your Brother
  • George Washington and the General's Dog (Step Into Reading)
  • Uncle Elephant
  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • Hello Lighthouse
  • Wallace and Grace Take the Case
  • The Remember Balloons
  • Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?
  • Stumpkin
  • Once a Mouse...
  • Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event
  • The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
See similar books…
47 followers
Elizabeth Levy has been writing and publishing books for over thirty years and sometimes now she meets kids whose parents read her books when they were children! She has written over 80 books, a number that continues to surprise her, as it surprises her how long she's been at it.

Over the years they've printed lots of her books - over five million of them.

She loves to try writing different types of
...more

Other books in the series

Invisible Inc. (6 books)
  • The Mystery of the Missing Dog (Invisible Inc., #2)
  • The Snack Attack Mystery (Invisible Inc., #3)
  • The Creepy Computer Mystery (Invisible Inc., #4)
  • The Karate Class Mystery (Invisible Inc., #5)
  • Parents' Night Fright (Invisible Inc., #6)