Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries Oliver's boring beach bag is gone This is a perfect case for Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge. But there aren t many clues in the sand and surf. Which trail should they follow? Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book Visit Nate the Great and Sludge NatetheGreatBooks.com Young readers who have enjoyed past adventures of Nate the Great are sure to like this new one . . . well-written and easy for primary children to follow. "School Library Journal"