The Case of the Mystery Meat Loaf

The Case of the Mystery Meat Loaf

(Book #1 of Club CSI)
For Ages: 8 - 12
How do you dust for fingerprints on a meat loaf? Club CSI: is on the case in this new middle-grade series about forensic science!

Calling all kid crime-solvers: Forensic science isn’t just for grown-ups anymore! Thanks to the popularity of shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, forensic science has made its way into the classroom. This new middle-grade series stars a group of students whose forensic science class inspires them to form a “Club CSI:” to investigate crimes and capers at school. As Club CSI: collects clues, readers will love trying to put the pieces together to find out what really happened in this series that is part mystery, part detective story, and just plain fun!

In The Case of the Mystery Meat Loaf, Ben, Corey, and Hannah’s first case as Club CSI: begins when a bunch of students and the principal get food poisoning from the cafeteria’s hot lunch. Everyone blames the new science teacher because she pushed the lunch lady to add her healthy “meatless meat loaf” recipe to the menu, but Club CSI: isn’t pointing fingers until they evaluate the evidence. Can they find out who messed with the meat loaf before the science teacher gets in trouble or more people get sick? Club CSI: is on the case!
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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442466869 | 
  • April 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Hannah, Ben, and Corey hurried down the long hallway of Woodlands Junior High. The three best friends didn’t want to be late for their first class with Mr. Longfellow, the earth science teacher.

“I hear he’s really strict,” Hannah said, worried.

“And old,” Ben added, nodding.

“I hear he knows so much about rocks because he was there when they made ’em,” Corey said. All three laughed.

As they climbed the stairs to the second floor, Hannah asked, “So, what’d you do over break?”

Corey grinned. “Video games and basketball. Working on my... see more

About the Author

David Lewman

David Lewman has written more than sixty-five books starring SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, the Fairly OddParents, G.I. Joe, the Wild Thornberrys, and other popular characters. He has also written scripts for many acclaimed television shows. David lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Donna, and their dog, Pirkle.

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