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Tom and Ricky Mystery Series - Set 2

by Bob Wright

The Tom and Ricky series has been a favorite of teachers for over 25 years. They feature 14-year-olds, and their dog, Patches, who solve mysteries in their home town. The stories revolve around events and places that students should be familiar with, and therefore, little background knowledge is required in order to read these stories.

Each Tom & Ricky story is written at a 1st grade reading level, with:

  • 75% decodable text
  • 20% sight words (Fry 100-200 and Dolch Preprimer-First word lists)
  • 5% challenge words

    Artwork by noted artist Patrick Faricy ensures a combination of high interest and low readability for beginning and struggling readers!

    Mystery at Bear Lake
    Tom and Ricky see a strange light from an empty house at Bear Lake and decide to check it out. But is someone following them?
    Lexile: 280

    The Birthday Present
    When Tom gets a brand new Go-Player from Uncle Jack, he thinks it's strange because he doesn't have an Uncle Jack.
    Lexile: 290

    Diamonds in the Sky
    When Tom and Ricky decide to learn about airplanes, they end up taking the ride of their life.
    Lexile: 320

    The Haunted House Mystery
    When Tom, Ricky, and their friend Ann visit an old house one more time before it's destroyed, they discover that someone, or something, is in the house.
    Lexile: 280

    A Voice in the Night
    Everyone has strange dreams sometimes. But why are people all over town having the same strange dream night after night?
    Lexile: 250

    FREE Comprehension Questions!
    These reproducible activities are available by clicking on the Comprehension Questions text in Check it Out! box at right. You may make copies of activities for use in your classroom.

    Digital Versions

    Titles in this set may be purchased at the following online bookstores

    ,    Barnes and Noble (Note: Mac users must use Firefox or Chrome browsers to access Barnes and Noble websites.

    Audio Only Available!
    The great stories are also available to purchase on the Audible Network .

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    Reading Level

    Interest Level

    1st Grade Readability

    Grades 3-9+

    Subject/Genre: Mystery/Adventure

    Ratings: Lexile: 250-320 | DRP: 38

    Recommended Ages: 9-14+

    Pages: 48 pp., 5 x 7, 12 pt. type, softcover

    ISBN: 978-1-57128-557-7

    Publisher:  HNB


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    1 Set of 5 Books


    Classroom Sets and Special Offers!

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    Discounted Pricing on Classroom Set
    Classroom Set: 5 Sets of 5 Books



    Discounted Pricing on the Complete Series
    Both Sets (Set 1 and Set 2)


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