Bound To Stay Bound

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 Great Shelby Holmes meets her match
 Author: Eulberg, Elizabeth

 Illustrator: Madrid, Erwin

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 230 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 316913 ISBN: 9781681190549
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Mystery fiction
 Teachers -- Fiction
 School stories
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes and eleven-year-old John Watson team up again, this time to investigate the new science teacher at the Harlem Academy of the Arts.

Great Shelby Holmes

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 191794
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 71723

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/17)
   School Library Journal (08/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 Gr 3–6—Shelby Holmes and John Watson are back in school and back to sleuthing. When Shelby meets her new science teacher, Mr. Crosby, she immediately senses something suspicious about him. When his watch is stolen, Holmes takes the case and is faced with her greatest adversary yet. Has Holmes met her match? Holmes's know-it-all personality and Watson's more laid-back persona continue to complement each other as they did in the previous book. Watson faces the challenges of beginning a new school, making new friends, coping with his parents' divorce, and navigating health issues related to his diabetes. Holmes continues to be the boisterous character who doesn't care what others think and will do anything to solve a case. Watson sets a great example for middle grade readers as he doesn't sacrifice his relationship with outsider Holmes as he makes new friends in school. Readers are treated to the softer side of Holmes as she learns that sometimes her ego gets in the way of the things that matter most. Eulberg does an excellent job of character development and presenting realistic family and friend relationships. The satisfying conclusion leaves open the possibility of additional sequels. VERDICT Another fantastic addition to the series which will have readers anxiously awaiting Holmes and Watson's next adventure.—Ashley Leffel, Griffin Middle School, Frisco, TX - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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