{Hero Dog!: Hilde Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak}Hero Dog! by Hilde Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak
Series: Hilde Cracks the Case
Published by Scholastic Press on September 12, 2017
Genres: Childrens, Mystery, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – Real-life super-sleuth and media sensation Hilde Lysiak’s reporting skills are put to the test in this fun early chapter book mystery series!
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series — inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there’s been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online? Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’s personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde’s adventures to life for young readers!

{My thoughts} – I found this book to be rather amusing. Hilde is a young child that is a news reporter on her street. She posts her news articles by deadline on a webpage. Her older sister Izzy takes the photos and tags along sometimes while Hilde is gathering information on crimes/hot topics/things of interest in her neighborhood.

Hilde finds out that there has been a break in on her street. As soon as she has that information she rushes to the police station to find out where it happened. She The officer she speaks with doesn’t seem to like her and brushes her off. That doesn’t stop her though, she just goes and starts asking her neighbors like any good reporter would.

This was a really face-paced easy to follow book. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read it with and share it with my girls. I must confess I had to buy the first five or so books after I’d received the sixth book for reviewing purposes. I like to read things in order so of course I just had to get the previous books. I am still waiting for some to come in the mail but I have the first two right now which lets me get a jump on the series.

This book was incredible. I am sure that any child that likes to ask questions, gets a bit nosey, likes a good mystery will love this book and series. This is definitely on my top loved list for children’s beginner chapter books! The best part about them are they are based on a real child’s life. Who doesn’t want to read about a child their own age being a reporter. It helps to show children that they really can be anything they want to be when they grow up and even before!