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Publication Order of Calendar Mysteries Books

January Joker (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
February Friend (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
March Mischief (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
April Adventure (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
May Magic (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
June Jam (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
July Jitters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
August Acrobat (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
September Sneakers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Ogre (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
November Night (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
December Dog (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Year's Eve Thieves (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Calendar Mysteries series by Ron Roy
Author Ron Roy pens the “Calander Mysteries” series of early chapter book mysteries. Interior illustrations and original cover art are done by John Steven Gurney. The series began publication in the year 2009, when “January Joker” was released. The series features thirteen books, with the final book, called “New Year’s Eve Thieves” being released in the year 2014. Each book in the series is about 65 pages.

The books are a spinoff from Ron’s “A to Z Mysteries” series and features the younger siblings of the detectives in those books. These kids are Brian and Bradley Pinto, who are twins. The series also stars their friends Lucy and Nate, who help them with solving the mysteries. Lucy is Dink’s young cousin while Nate is Ruth Rose’s little brother.

Ron wrote these books for first and second graders, and are for readers that like clues, mysteries, and jokes.

“January Joker” is the first novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2009. Green Lawn, there’s a problem! Bradley Pinto wakes up during the night to some strange lights in his backyard, he believes that there’re aliens in town. He sees some three-toed footprints out in the snow, he is certain of it.

Brian (his twin) and their friends Nate and Lucy aren’t too sure. Then Dink (Lucy’s cousin), Josh (the twins’ brother) and Ruth Rose (Nate’s sister) all vanish. Could there really be aliens in Green Lawn? And where could they possibly be taking Ruth Rose, Dink, and Josh?

This is an entertaining child’s chapter book that is sure to spark the imagination of kids anywhere. Some found themselves miss all the fun of being a kid while they read this.

“February Friend” is the second novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2009. It is a Valentine’s Day party! Bradley passes out valentines to his entire class, however one doesn’t have a name on it. Inside, the card tells the class to take a look in the closet. They look in the closet to find a rabbit called Douglas in a cage!

What mysterious ‘friend’ left the little rabbit in there? And why? Then the bunny ends up sick. It is up to Lucy, Bradley, Brian, and Nate to find the owner of the rabbit and find out what’s wrong with poor little Douglas.

“March Mischief” is the third novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2010. It is St. Patrick’s Day in Green Lawn. Nate, Lucy, Bradley, and Brian all dress up a leprechaun statue for the town’s annual contest. They leave it on their porch overnight, however the very next morning, it’s missing!

Who is behind this mischief? It’s going to take both the luck of the Irish and these four kids to figure it out.

“April Adventure” is the fourth novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2010. Josh, Ruth Rose, and Dink have each hidden Easter eggs for the younger children to find. Brian, Bradley, Lucy, and Nate find the plastic eggs quickly. Some of the golden eggs vanish. Can the four children track down this thief?

“May Magic” is the fifth novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2011. Bradley and Brian Pinto are preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day by treating their mother to a show by Hypo, the best hypnotist in the world. Brian hopes that if Hypo’s able to hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, she’ll allow him to raise ducks in their backyard.

However when the Pinto family returns home from the show, the twins’ mother begins acting strange. She leaves corn kernels all over the place, she splashes in the tub for hours, and she actually quacks! Bradley believes his mom’s actually turned into a duck! How could this have happened? Can Brian and Bradley, with some help from their buddies Nate and Lucy, turn their mother back into their mother?

“June Jam” is the sixth novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2011. The kids are getting ready for Father’s Day. They have decided that strawberry jam from the Pintos’ strawberry patch would make a great gift. But somebody or something’s taken bites out of the strawberries!

Pal the dog, Polly the Pony, and Josh are each suspects. If the kids cannot protect the strawberry patch from whomever the mystery chomper was, they may be in a real jam!

“July Jitters” is the seventh novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2012. The mayor’s having a special Fourth of July contest. The person whose pet has the absolute best Independence Day costume can be mayor for a whole day!

Nate, Bradley, Brian, and Lucy transform Polly the pony into Thomas Jefferson and Pal the dog into the Declaration of Independence. When the pet parade draws near, the animals aren’t anywhere to be found! They could have stage fright. Could the kids locate their dressed-up pets and get them to calm down before the Fourth of July festivities start?

“August Acrobat” is the eighth novel in the “Calendar Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2012. Something special is heading to Green Lawn, a traveling circus! However once the performers show up, they need some help. Their show’s a mess, and Nate, Lucy, Bradley, and Brian are happy to lend a hand. They fix up the equipment and find some dazzling new acts. What the show needs the most is an acrobat.

Nobody in town’s brave enough to go up on the high trapeze, except for this one mysterious person in a mask. If the kids were able to find out just who it is, this could be the best circus ever. It would appear, though, that this is an acrobat that doesn’t want to be located!

Teachers, librarians, and parents all agree that these chapter books are absolutely perfect for emerging readers and any child that loves mysteries! Ron captures the interest and reading level perfectly of the earliest chapter book readers in these books.

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