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The Missing Hamster
by Sue Fliess
illustrated by Beth Mills 

ISBN-10 : 164595028X

ISBN-13 : 978-1645950288

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Mystery Goo
by Sue Fliess
illustrated by Beth Mills 

ISBN-10 : 1645950611

ISBN-13 : 978-1645950615






Launch of Pixel+Ink's first picture book series about a little girl who solves neighborhood and school mysteries using old-fashioned spying.

Beatrice is smart, independent, and naturally curious about the world. She looks, she listens, and she loves solving things. She has her own set of spy rules. (Be as quiet as possible - no flip flops!) Beatrice has solved some mysteries at home, but is looking for a bigger mission. So when Beatrice learns that the classroom hamster has gone missing, our little spy is on the case with her pen and notebook and super spy hunches.


"The linear narrative moves the intrigue along through conversations between Nora and Bea while her detective dexterity brings her closer to resolution. Piecing together the evidence will be obvious to some, but the fun will be in watching Bea perform in her chosen vocation. Readers will be eager to see more of this spunky, confident, daring character." 

Kirkus Reviews

"Yes, she wears dark glasses and slinks around—one of Fliess’s (Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket) “Super Spy Rules” is “Be Quiet. (No Flip-Flops!)”—but like any classic detective, she also observes, deduces, follows leads, and evaluates suspects. Mills’s (Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen) animation-styled illustrations, however, should pull in readers with their comic drama and jaunty spoofiness. And what school kid hasn’t suspected that the teachers are having too much fun behind closed doors?" Publishers Weekly



Young spy-in-training Beatrice Bly finds herself in a sticky mess when her latest case pulls her attention away from planning for the science fair.

After using her keen observation skills to locate the missing class hamster, Beatrice Bly is eager for a new case, and when a sticky mystery goo shows up on her desk, she's ready. What is it? Where did it come from? Beatrice is entirely focused on finding out.

Except that Beatrice is supposed to be figuring out a science fair project with her best friend Nora.

Can scientific investigation combine with spy technique to solve both problems?

Spy-in-training Beatrice Bly returns in the second book in the Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies series, using problem solving, deduction, and STEAM skills in an exciting, fun way. Young sleuths will be eager to get in on the action.