The Great Shelby Holmes

Title

The Great Shelby Holmes

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781681190518

Pages

243 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

690L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Separation; Illness; single mother; separated parents; diabetes

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2016
Diverse Kids and YA Lit, 2016, Nominee
North Somerset Teachers' Book Award, 2017, Longlist
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2017-2018, Nominee
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

friendship; Harlem; mystery; detective; Army brat; apartment; lost dog

Diversity Impact

direct

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