Nancy Drew Notebooks

Nancy Drew Mysteries Book Lists, First Chapters — Buy Online

#1 – #49 (1994 – 2005)

Eight-year-old Nancy gets her start solving mysteries. In easy-to-read chapter-book format, this is for beginning readers 5-8 years old.

69. The Kitten Caper (2005-12-06)

by Carolyn Keene

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For a class project Nancy and her friends must interview a neighbor with an interesting hobby. So they pick Terry Smith, who takes stray cats and kittens into her barn and finds them new homes. The girls have fun visiting with the cats, and Bess falls in love with two kittens, Cottonball and Coco. But when Bess’s new furry friends go missing, she is devastated. Nancy must discover who let these cats out of the bag before Bess’s heart is broken!


68. The Apple Bandit (2005-09-27)

by Carolyn Keene

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Nancy and her friends are off on an apple-picking adventure! They are headed to the Kids Apple Festival, where they will pick apples, go on a hayride, and work their way through a cornstalk maze. Bess is excited about the applesauce-eating contest — after all, apples are her favorite food! And the winner gets a whole basket of River Heights Reds — a brand new type of apple!

But when the basket — and all the apples in it — vanishes, Nancy knows she has to get to the core of this mystery. Can she figure out who the bad apple is, or is this festival on the verge of an apple emergency?


67. The Singing Suspects (2005-07-26)

by Carolyn Keene

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There’s nothing better than tickets to an Eric Stanley concert — at least that’s what Nancy, George, and Bess think. That’s why they enter the River Heights Singing Contest! First prize is a set of front-row seats to Eric’s next show! Nancy and her friends practice hard for their performance and pick the perfect name for their gropu – The Spy Girlz. For a final touch, Riley McArthur even lets them borrow a pair of sunglasses that once belonged to Eric Stanley himself! But when the glasses go missing, the Spy Girlz might be out of the competition without even singing a note. This is one mega mystery that only a rock-star detective has a chance of cracking.


66. Zoo Clue (2005-05-31)

by Carolyn Keene

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The Nancy Drew notebooks are written about an eight year old Nancy whose mysteries that take place at slumber parties and dance class. Just the thing to captivate a young girl.


65. Strike-Out Scare (2005-02-08)

by Carolyn Keene

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When Nancy Drew takes out her trusty blue notebook and starts tracking down the facts, you can be sure that the case of the Strike-Out Scare will be solved before the big game — because everybody is counting on America’s favorite 3rd grade detective to save the day!


64. The Bunny-Hop Hoax (2005-01-25)

by Carolyn Keene

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Nancy’s friends are sad because the class hamster has gone missing. Poor Nibbles. But then Katie brings in a bunny named Bun Franklin to be the new class pet! Everyone is thrilled, and now they can began preparing for the Spring Fair.

But soon enough somone starts wrecking the class’s Spring Fair projects, and everyone thinks it must be Bun Franklin! Mrs. Reynolds is afraid he can’t stay. But Nancy is sure it’s not Bun — how can she prove it? It takes a lot of clue hunting and sleuthing for Nancy to realize that what she’s uncovered just may solve two mysteries at once!


63. The Snowman Surprise (2004-11-30)

by Carolyn Keene

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It’s winter break, and Nancy, George, and Bess can hardly wait for Sunday. That’s the day of the big snow festival in town. This year the girls are entering the snow sculpture contest. They already know what they are making, too: They are going to build swans from the ballet Swan Lake!

Nancy and her friends only have three days to make the most fantastic sculpture they can. But when someone begins wrecking their statues each night, the girls worry that they’ll never finish in time. Will Nancy and her friends put the freeze on this sneak in the snow, or will their chances of winning the competition melt away?


62. The Secret in the Spooky Woods (2004-09-21)

by Carolyn Keene

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Things are looking pretty strange in River Heights. Even Nancy Drew’s chocolate lab seems to be involved in the case. Somebody wants people to think that the park is haunted! Or might it really be haunted? Nancy sure doesn’t think so, but the evidence seems to be piling up. And, without a good list of suspects to put in her trusty blue notebook, it seems like The Secret in the Spooky Woods might never be solved. There’s a classmate who likes to scare girls. There’s a ranger who might not really like kids around. And there seems to be no answer in sight for Amrica’s favorite girl detective.

No matter how spooky it looks, Nancy will be able to figure it all out before the last page is turned. The Secret in the Spooky Woods is a great read for fans of Carolyn Keene’s mysteries, and highly recommended.


61. Space Case (2004-08-03)

by Carolyn Keene

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Nancy, George, and Bess can’t believe the out-of-this-world contest McCormick’s grocery store is having — the kid who guess the number of jelly beans in the jar wins a trip to a space camp Nancy is superexcited because she has been studying the stars and planets with her brand-new telescope, and space camp would be just the thing to test her new skills. But then the jelly-bean jar goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to space camp. Who would steal a jelly-bean jar? Nancy must use her star-power detective skills to find out.

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