Leela and Ben Mysteries

by Bob Wright

Leela and Ben are 12-year-old friends and detectives. If there’s a mystery to be solved, Leela and Ben—and Ben’s dog, Sir—are there! Follow this trio as they solve cases at Dino Land, Camp Get-Away, and all around town. There’s no danger and no edgy themes—just a lot of light-hearted fun. Straightforward, simple stories and a “clue review” at the end of each book help struggling readers solve the mysteries along with Leela and Ben.

  • 95% of the words are from the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language, with an emphasis on high-frequency, decodable words
  • 5% of the words are story specific and are defined in context and used multiple times
  • Cohesive text promotes fluency and comprehension

    The Case of the Barking Clocks
    Someone is using barking clocks to rob stores. Who is it? And why does it smell like stinky cheese everywhere?
    Lexile: 260

    Mr. Click Is Missing
    Mr. Click takes school pictures every year. One day he goes to lunch, and he doesn’t return. What happened to Mr. Click?
    Lexile: 220

    Mystery at Camp Get-Away
    The sixth-grade kids are all having fun at camp. Then someone starts playing jokes on them—or are they jokes?
    Lexile: 250

    Mystery at Dino Land
    Leela and Ben want to see the new dinosaur at Dino Land. Sir keeps finding bones there. Are they dinosaur bones?
    Lexile: 240

    The Soccer Field Mystery
    There’s a new soccer field in town, but it keeps getting messed up. Who is doing it? Is it Sir?
    Lexile: 250


    Reviews & Comments:

    Here is what teachers have to say about Leela and Ben Mysteries

    I would buy this because my students love mysteries. Also, I feel they would be able to read these books to work on fluency. --Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Gilmer, TX

    Comic elements will engage students.
    The kids seem typical and curious—and current—they use technology.
    I like the detail of the pictures.
    The mystery books keep them hooked.
    --Teacher Reviewers at International Dyslexia Association Conference

    Here is what students have to say about Leela and Ben Mysteries

    These books are SO funny!
    I like Sir the dog because he finds clues.
    These books are awesome and cool.

    --Students at elementary school in Rohnert Park, CA

  • New for 2016!

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    Reading Level

    Interest Level

    1st Grade Readability

    Grades 3-6


    Subject/Genre: Mystery

    DRP Lexile Rating: Lexile: 220-260

    Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

    Pages: 48 pp., 5 x 7, Softcover

    ISBN: 978-1-57128-988-9

    Publisher:  HNB

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    Description

    Price

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    8988-7

    1 set of 5 books


    $28.00

    Classroom Sets and Special Offers!

    Item No.

    Description

    Price

    QTY

     

    CS-8988-7

    Discounted Pricing on Classroom Set
    Classroom Set: 5 sets of 5 books


    $126.00

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