Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1)

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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!

Paperback, 96 pages
Published on September 12, 2017 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 1338141554
ISBN-13: 9781338141559
8 Book Reviews
  • pizzagirl7
    pizzagirl7about 2 years33 stars
    In this book Hilde tries to find out who has been causing all of the trouble. There is a baking competition coming up . And the two people that where the best bakers got sabotaged!who did it?!you'll have to read the book to find out.I recommend this book to 8 to 10 year olds.I rated it 3/5 stars just because it was a bit young for me.thank you for reading my review!-Pizzagirl7πŸ’‹
    • unicornbrain
      unicornbrainabout 3 years44 stars
      Hero Dog is written by an 11 year old which was the first reason I wanted to read it. And boy did her book keep me entertain. It is for younger readers, but kids older than 9 can enjoy it too! Hilde is a kid reporter and detective. Her dog, Zeus, becomes more than her best friend in this book, but a "hero". How? Well read the book. I do have a favorite part where Zeus is chasing Maddy, but I can't tell you who Maddy is or why Zeus is chasing her. But this part will keep you engaged in the book.
      • pizzagirl7
        pizzagirl7about 3 years33 stars
        Hilde is a little girl that loves investigating crime scenes in this book and figures out who stole a pie dish and eggs and cupcakes.also in this book other things happen like hilde sees the "meanagers" and spoilers* it turns out it is one of the meanagers that do all of that .at the end she gets in trouble and hilde is the hero!I recommend to 8 to 12 year olds I rate this book 3/5 stars 😁 also!I won this book on dogo and I would also like to thank dogo again for letting me win this 😁 😁 😁
        • pizzagirl7
          pizzagirl7about 3 years33 stars
          Hilde is a little girl that loves investigating crime scenes in this book and figures out who stole a pie dish and eggs and cupcakes.also in this book other things happen like hilde sees the "meanagers" and spoilers* it turns out it is one of the meanagers that do all of that .at the end she gets in trouble and hilde is the hero!I recommend to 8 to 12 year olds I rate this book 3/5 stars 😁 also!I won this book on dogo and I would also like to thank dogo again for letting me win this 😁 😁 😁
          • kittensarecute
            kittensarecutealmost 4 years55 stars
            i love this book its so intresting
          • pizzagirl7
            pizzagirl7almost 4 years33 stars
            I won this a I have it now and I can't wait to read it in solo happy I won this I love this series so far
            • hello10
              hello10about 4 years55 stars
              that book is really intresting.

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