The Great Shelby Holmes
Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She’s nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen—always using logic and a bit of pluck (which yes, some might call “bossiness”) to solve t ...more
I received this book at BEA and even got to meet the author and have her sign my book. I was so excited about this and couldn’t wait to read it. I love a good story about Holmes and Watson. This book was just amazing. I LOVED the characters and the story was so engrossing that I read the entire book in a day.
John Watson is an army brat, he moves from place to place but his mom is finally on permenant leave and they settled down in NYC. The apartment they live in has an unusual girl th...more
Review:John Watson just moved to 221A Baker Street, Harlem, New York City, and on his move to the building, he meets Shelby Holmes. Shelby is small, young, and abrasive: she ...more
When Watson's mother, a doctor, gets out of the military and divorces his father, she takes a position in New York City. THe two move into a brownstone, where he meets Shelby, a girl his age who has unusual powers of deduction. Her family indulges her desire to solve neighborhood mysteries, and soon Watson is dragged into one with her. Neighborhood dogs are going missing before a big dog show, but Shelby has the skills to get them back.
Strengths: I very mu ...more
Find The Great Shelby Holmes at the Westminster Public Li ...more
Sherlock is now Shelby, a nine year old girl in New York who is known for her detection around the neighborhood. She doesn't have friends, but people know her and admire her skills, except for the policewoman, Lestr ...more
Ten Second Synopsis:
John Watson has just moved to New York when he bumps into the indescribably weird Shelby Holmes, who lives in his building. Desperate to make friends, John tags along with Shelby, only to be drawn into a bizarre case of dognapping that needs the keen eye of a super detective (and assistant) if it is to be solved in time!
This is a fun and tongue-in-cheek mystery featuring a strong yet quirky female p ...more
Readers that enjoyed the Cam Jansen mystery series, ...more
Glad I went for it. The Great Shelby Homes was seriously cute and I could really see a middle grade reader enjoying it. The characters are relateable and the mystery was fun. Yes, I solved it super fast but I'm an adult reader and the mystery wasn't meant for my age bracket. I think the right age group would have a toughe ...more
11-year-old John Watson isn’t sure what to make of his new home at 221 Baker Street, in Harlem, NYC. Being a military brat, he’s accustomed to moving a lot and has always found it pretty easy to make friends. Then he meets his new neighbor, 9-year-old Shelby Holmes, and his whole life changes. A renowned neighborhood detective, Shelby is asked to solve a crime involving the disappearance of a classmate’s show dog, and somehow, John gets ...more
Anyway, back to the book...When John Watson moves to New York City with his mother his life is in a big transition. His parents are divorcing ...more
The illustrations are wonderful.
I absolutely ADORED this novel and Shelby Holmes and John Watson seemed so real that I pretty much expect that the next time I'm in NYC, I'll see these two roaming the streets of Manhattan with King Arthur, ready to solve a case!
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED! A must for every middle school, library, and MG reader ...more
When a classmate asks for Shelby's help in solving the mystery of her missing dog, John comes along. His people skills come in handy, and soon it becomes clear that this is the beginning of a beautifu ...more
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, We Can Work it Out, Just Another Girl, Past Perfec ...more