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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

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    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

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    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

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    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

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    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

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    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

The Case of the Carnival Clues
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The Case of the Carnival Clues

9781681526485
Thomas K. and Heather Adamson
In this pick-your-own-path mystery, four kids at Lincoln Elementary are invited to complete a math challenge at the school carnival. But who set up the clues? And why? Be a detective and use your money math skills to solve the case. At Lincoln Elementary, the student detectives love solving mysteries! Can you help solve the carnival clues? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again. Friendly illustrations with a diverse cast of relatable characters will engage readers, while clear math explanations support CCSS standards for second-grade math.

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The Case of the Locked Time Capsule
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The Case of the Locked Time Capsule

9781681526539
Thomas K. and Heather Adamson
Workers discover a time capsule at Lincoln Elementary, but it’s locked! What could be inside? Whoever made it left a trail of geometry clues based on shapes. Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. At Lincoln Elementary, the student detectives love solving mysteries! Can you help them solve the clues to open the time capsule? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again. Friendly illustrations with a diverse cast of relatable characters will engage readers, while clear math explanations support CCSS standards for second-grade math.

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The Case of the Missing Class Pet
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The Case of the Missing Class Pet

9781681526515
Thomas K. and Heather Adamson
Oh no! Lucky, the class pet, has escaped! Where did he go? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary in this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use math and measurement skills to figure out where Lucky could be hiding. Things keep going missing at Lincoln Elementary. And the student detectives there love solving mysteries! Can you help find the missing class pet? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again. Friendly illustrations with a diverse cast of relatable characters will engage readers, while clear math explanations support CCSS standards for second-grade math.

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The Case of the Missing Cookies
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The Case of the Missing Cookies

9781681526522
Thomas K. and Heather Adamson
Who took the cookies? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary in this pick-your-own-path mystery. Be a detective and use your addition, subtraction, and skip counting skills to solve the case. Things keep going missing at Lincoln Elementary. And the student detectives there love solving mysteries! Can you help find the missing cookies? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again. Friendly illustrations with a diverse cast of relatable characters will engage readers, while clear math explanations support CCSS standards for second-grade math.

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The Case of the Pencil Problem
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The Case of the Pencil Problem

9781681526492
Thomas K. and Heather Adamson
Mrs. Hall’s desk is overflowing with new pencils! But why are there so many? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use your math skills and knowledge of place value to solve the case. At Lincoln Elementary, the student detectives love solving mysteries! Can you help them solve the pencil problem? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again. Friendly illustrations with a diverse cast of relatable characters will engage readers, while clear math explanations support CCSS standards for second-grade math.

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The Case of the School Store Thief
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The Case of the School Store Thief

9781681526508
Thomas K. and Heather Adamson
When items go missing from the school store at Lincoln Elementary, the kids check their data to solve the case! Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use data, graphing, and math skills to find the culprit. Things keep going missing at Lincoln Elementary. And the student detectives there love solving mysteries! Can you help find the school store thief? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again. Friendly illustrations with a diverse cast of relatable characters will engage readers, while clear math explanations support CCSS standards for second-grade math.

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The Case of the Carnival Clues
9781681526485
The Case of the Locked Time Capsule
9781681526539
The Case of the Missing Class Pet
9781681526515
The Case of the Missing Cookies
9781681526522
The Case of the Pencil Problem
9781681526492
The Case of the School Store Thief
9781681526508

Mini Math Mysteries (Paperback)

The student detectives at Lincoln Elementary love math—and solving mysteries! Can you help? Each case in these pick-your-own-path books is solvable based on second-grade math problems. Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage the reader to try again.

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Mini Math Mysteries Lexile Levels: 490L - 560L
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  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

School Library Journal - The Case of the Locked Time Capsule,
January 2022

“Book Review: Gr 1-3–A time capsule from the year 2000 is discovered at Lincoln Elementary, and it can only be unlocked by solving a series of geometry problems. As Mr. Jeb’s class attempts to solve the clues, readers can play along in this “pick-your-own-path mystery.” Each of the five clues is presented with two possible answers, and readers turn to the page corresponding to their answer choice. The page for the wrong answer offers an explanation of how to solve the clue, then sends readers on to the correct answer page where the story moves on. The publisher states the clues and explanations support second-grade CCSS standards, and this content does seem appropriately challenging for that grade. While this text could certainly enhance a math lesson, it is unlikely to have broad appeal outside of a classroom environment. The math puzzles are the sole focus, and everything else about this book is flat. The characters are diverse in skin color, but lack any personality and are fairly indistinguishable. The language is stilted, reading alternately like a script or a textbook. Although the artwork often enhances the math explanations, the flat comic style does not add much excitement or personality to the work. VERDICT Recommended strictly to supplement a classroom lesson, or offer to puzzle or math enthusiasts.–Elizabeth Lovsin, Deerfield Public Library, IL ”—Elizabeth Lovsin

School Library Journal - The Case of the Missing Class Pet,
January 2022

“Book Review: Gr 1-3–Oh no! The classroom pet Lucky has escaped! Lucky for the students, their teacher Mr. Jeb was giving a math lesson. In this choose-your-own-adventure–style mystery, the reader gets to choose how to solve the math problems posited by the teacher. Depending on readers’ choices, they will locate the pet—they just have to use math to do so. If they get a math problem wrong, the book gives them chances to get to the correct answer. Once the kids have found Lucky, the associated story wraps up nicely. The illustrations are colorful and vibrant, and they include an inclusive group of students. The math is at the second grade level, but the choices and problems are presented in a simple manner. There’s no glossary, but the hardest words are easily explained with help. VERDICT Recommended for libraries where the other “Mini Math Mysteries” series books are popular.–Kristin Joy Andersonn, Lewis Univ., Romeoville, IL ”—Kristin Joy Andersonn

Booklist,
February 2022

“Using a choose-your-own-path format, the titles in the Mini Math Mysteries series introduce basic math concepts as readers work along- side Lincoln Elementary School’s second graders to solve a light mystery. After identifying the mystery in each book, the students tackle four word problems that offer clues. Readers are given two possible solutions and directed to page numbers to verify their answer. If they select the correct answer, they can continue reading and work on the next clue. If they select an incorrect answer, however, the upbeat text explains the error. With a goal of earning a special field trip, students decide how much money they can spend on various school carnival games in The Case of the Carnival Clues. To open a school time capsule, students solve clues about different geometric shapes in The Case of the Locked Time Capsule. In The Case of the Missing Class Pet, students test their measurement skills to locate an escaped class rat (which looks more like a mouse). When an office assistant receives an order for too many pencils, the students use place value, addition, and subtraction to help figure out her error in The Case of the Pencil Problem. Lending to the comprehension are brightly colored digital illustrations with solutions in large, clear fonts and images. —Angela Leeper ”—Angela Leeper