Monday, April 17, 2017

#Review: Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Missing Museum Archives by Steve Brezenoff #KidMysteries #Multicultural #AtoZBlogChallenge #M

When the plans for the prototype of a failed flying machine go missing from the Air and Space Museum's archives, Amal's father, the assistant archivist, is blamed. No one suspects a crime has been committed ― except Amal and her friends. With her father's job on the line, it's up to them to track down the missing plans. Can Amal and her friends get to the bottom of the museum mystery before it's too late?

My review:
Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Missing Archives is a truly fun elementary age chapter book.
I was interested in this book as I love museums and a good mystery too. Combine them together and this is what you have for this second book in a series. I only wished that I had read the first book. It is obvious that these series are stand alone books which give a mystery for each of four young sleuths. 

This time it is featuring Amal and her father's museum. The children seem to find a mystery without even trying. Learning to work as a team, use deduction, and figuring out steps is what this is all about. They work together well and solve the case. I liked that the book concluded with consequences for the person who did the crime and did not wrap the book up in a tidy bow.

The book is also about being friends and enjoying each other's differences even though they come from different cultural backgrounds. I loved that!

The few illustrations in the book enhanced the already good writing. Included in the back of the book are discussion questions, a glossary, and information on the Air and Space programs and museum.

Overall, a great little chapter book that I give 4 stars.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon

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