Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #1)” as Want to Read:
Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Sleepover Sleuths

(Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,377 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Eight-year-old Nancy Drew has her first case to crack! Can you help? Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, are so excited! They have been invited to Deirdre's sleepover party! There will be pizza, cake, and even a pajama fashion show. But the most exciting thing is that the party has a City Girls doll theme. All of the guests are bringing their dolls with them!

Hardcover, 81 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Spotlight (MN) (first published May 9th 2006)
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 Sleepover Sleuths, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Ann♥♪♪♪♪ You can read the preview for Sleepover Sleuths on this page, but to read the whole book you can buy it as an ebook which is available in several forma…moreYou can read the preview for Sleepover Sleuths on this page, but to read the whole book you can buy it as an ebook which is available in several formats and read it on an app or borrow it from the library. :) (less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.03  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,377 ratings  ·  140 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #1)
Oct 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s, mystery
I tried reading a "regular" Nancy Drew with Sophie, but she just wasn't in to it. Discovered that there's now a Nancy Drew series for younger readers, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, and so we tried this one (the first). It was a big hit. We read two or three chapters a night and she was totally engrossed and wants to read more of them.

We've read several at this point. Some general observations:
The books are real mysteries (albeit not terribly complicated ones), introducing kids to the tropes of t
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Well it was really good.I like mysteries. Well i like to slove them like Nancy Drew. In sleepover sleuths They are city girls there is onley one hollywood heather and derdie got hollywood heather and a bunch of other girls wanted holly wood heather. But she got her then the doll goes missing and nancy has to figure it out and she does it fell from the window sill and it slipped and fell in kendras bag.
My nine year old sister gave me the two first titles in the "Clue Crew" series for Christmas this year, which I have to say, really made my day. Even though I'm going to be a little stodgy and say that I'm not sure that there needs to be yet another incarnation of the Nancy Drew books, I thought this was a pretty cute title, and not without merit. The invention of the "City Girls" dolls was rather on point with current trends in pre-teen collectibles and was a creative basis for a story. Also, t ...more
Melanie, Aaron, Annie, and Mary Project
Read by: Melanie
Genre: Mystery
Author: Carolyn Keene Illustrator: Macky Pamintuan
Interest Level: 3-5
Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2
Lexile: 580L

Nancy Drew and her friends are invited to a sleepover at Deirdre's house and were instructed to bring their City Girls dolls with them. Deirdre unveils the new, cool doll that she received for her birthday, Hollywood Heather, but when morning comes she is missing. Did someone steal her new doll and can Nancy figured out what happened? Nancy Drew has a
Ashley Li
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nancy Drew and The Clue Crew Review


In children's minds, friends are much more important than the material things like the doll. Every child’s heart is pure and innocent. And if we do something wrong to friends, we should tell them the truth. There can’t be so many lies in friendships, so people should believe each other when they tell the truth. She/ he will forgive the liars, and they will still be friends. Personally after I read this book, I realized trust and honesty are the
Jenn M
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first book in the Nancy Drew and the Crew Clue series, that follows Nancy Drew and her two best friends Bess and George (the same cast of characters from the original Nancy Drew series written in the 1950's-1960's) when they began solving mysteries at age 8 and in the third grade.

In this book, Nancy, Bess and George are invited to a birthday sleepover at Deidre's house, where Deidre receives a much-sought-after gift of a rare doll. The doll disappears and Deidre asks Nancy and her friends to
Em's Adventures
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Nehal Jain
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun and Cute
Nancy, Bess & George's first adventure - aged 8. ...more
May 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
I absolutely loved, loved, loved Nancy Drew books when I was a young girl and I am so excited to start sharing them with our girls. These are perfect for their age; in them, Nancy and her friends are in the third grade. And the mysteries are very simple and not too scary. This one was about a missing doll at a slumber party and our girls had a blast trying to figure out "whodunit" from the clues. I can't wait to read more! ...more
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the first of the "junior" Nancy Drew books, for 7- to 9-year-old chapter book readers. In this first book, Nancy and the rest of her 3rd grade friends solve their first mystery (a missing doll) and decide to organize the Clue Crew.

Not as smoothly written as some of the later books in the series, but notable for establishing the groundwork for the rest.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teaching
It's Fun To Be Bourgeois, Or: Wow, It Really Took Us Way Longer to Get Over 9/11 Than Previously Imagined. ...more
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wish I could go back and see myself when I was a Nancy Drew reader. Seems to me Nancy Drew books were quite sophisticated. This one was recommended by one of my students. I've been reading them some picture books that are mysteries and have told them I love mysteries so one student said I just had to read Nancy Drew. She said some of them were too scary for her, but she did like this one.

When I started, a flood of memories came back as I realized the character names were the same. This one is
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
I've read Sleepover Sleuths Nancy Drew story book by Carolyn Kenne. This book is about a eight year old girl named Nancy who want to crack her first mystery case. Well Nancy and her two friends Bess and George were excited because they were invited to their friend Deidres's sleepover party. At sleepover party they will provide fiesta and pajama fashion show among them. Also during their fashion show they could bring their dolls to show everyone. During their sleepover party one of the doll Heath ...more
Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea this series even existed until I saw it pop up on one of my friend’s updates. Being a huge Nancy Drew fan, I just couldn’t resist - plus, my library has the whole series available as ebooks!

This was seriously just the cutest thing ever. I love little 8 year old Nancy, Bess and George, and I liked learning more about Deirdre since the girls hate her so much in the “Girl Detective” series.

I will definitely be reading more of these! It just put such a huge smile on my face.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew is a very good series. I liked the first book and am now reading the third, because the library didn't have the second one. You should read this book if you like mysteries. If you like the Boxcar Children, you may like this series too. I suggest it for ages 6-10. --Whitney ...more
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Deirdre's City Girl doll went missing at her sleepover. Deirdre's cat pushed it into Madison's bag. When they were looking for it, Madison found it in her bag but she didn't want to seem like she was the thief so she kept it. I think that Madison shouldn't have hid that she had Deirdre's City Girl even though she didn't take it. ...more
Miranda Smith
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
In this start to Nancy Drew and the Clue Crews journey, Nancy and her two friends are invited to a sleepover, but not just any sleepover, a City Girls Doll themed sleepover. Everyone is having fun of the dolls goes missing! Who has Hollywood Heather? Where is she?! Can Nancy and her friends solve the case? They think so.
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
This take on Nancy Drew for the young reader set may not feel quite right for those who remember the originals, but not all mysteries need to involve crimes to be entertaining. My 5-year-old was all in on the quest for the missing doll, and we both enjoyed the dynamic of 8-year-old Nancy, Bess and George. A nice way to warm kids to the tropes of the mystery genre in an age-appropriate way.
Crissy Daniel-campbell
7 year olds loved it!

I read along with my 7yo twin daughters and they loved it! We just finished all the Junie B Jones books and were looking for another series of easy chapter books. These for the bill.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Michelle Thomas
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I thought it was pretty boring not at all like the old Nancy Drew novels I loved, but my 6 yo daughter enjoyed it thus have 3 stars.
Autumn Crum
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute kids read

I wanted to reminisce on my childhood reads . Glad I picked this one. More to read so little time
Rosa Marie
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it
A really good beginner mystery book for girls. My 7 and 9 year old loved working out whodunit.
Angela Edwards
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loves it!!

Omg!! I just started reading these books and I Luv them!! Defiantly my new fav!!! Can't wAit to read more!!
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was charming, although it begs the question, What mystery shows are Nancy and her dad watching together? If Nancy was watching CSI at age 8 that would explain a lot of things.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoy reading mystery novels with my 5 year old because she believes that every single red herring must be the ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
Deanna French
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Nancy Drew books when I was younger, and I think these are a great introduction for young readers!
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
George into dolls? They've ruined my favorite ND character. The only one I could relate to when I was younger. ...more
Molly Holmes
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved that it was a mystery.
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books #1)
  • January Joker (Calendar Mysteries, #1)
  • Secret of the Water Dragon (Dragon Masters #3)
  • Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5)
  • The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries, #1)
  • Eva's Treetop Festival (Owl Diaries, #1)
  • The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries, #2)
  • Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4)
  • Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean #1)
  • Doomed to Dance (Ivy & Bean #6)
  • The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Mysteries, #1)
  • Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters, #1)
  • Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret
  • Bound to be Bad (Ivy & Bean #5)
  • Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries: Super Edition, #1)
  • Saving the Sun Dragon (Dragon Masters #2)
  • Fairest of All (Whatever After, #1)
  • Judy Moody was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood. (Judy Moody #1)
See similar books…
Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.

Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Str

Other books in the series

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew (1 - 10 of 40 books)
  • Scream for Ice Cream (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #2)
  • Pony Problems (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #3)
  • The Cinderella Ballet Mystery (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #4)
  • Case of the Sneaky Snowman (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #5)
  • The Fashion Disaster (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #6)
  • The Circus Scare (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #7)
  • Lights, Camera . . . Cats! (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #8)
  • The Halloween Hoax (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #9)
  • Ticket Trouble (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #10)
  • Ski School Sneak (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, #11)

Related Articles

Billy Jensen is an investigative journalist who focuses squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. He helped finish Michelle...
41 likes · 55 comments
“She touched her forehead with the back of her” 3 likes
More quotes…