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The Schoolyard Mystery

(Invisible Inc. #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Cartwheel
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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.
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)
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
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.
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!
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!
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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

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