By Dial Books for Young Readers Group

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2011

Wilma Tenderfoot: The Case of the Frozen Hearts

Wannabe-gumshoe Wilma Tenderfoot dreams of following in the footsteps of ace detective Theodore P. Goodman. The 10-year-old orphan gets her chance when she's sent to work for a crotchety old lady who happens to live right next door to Cooper Island's greatest living detective. Wilma's mettle meets the road as she, her clue-eating beagle Pickle, and Theodore traipse along the crime-ridden corridors of Cooper Island to solve a perplexing jewel heist. A clever caper that will keep you guessing whodunit until the very end! (Dial Books for Young Readers, $13.06)