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Young Cam Jansen # 1 -- This is one of David's favorite mysteries because the clue is never (almost never?) caught by the reader, but it's there and once you get to the end of the story you will be surprised that YOU missed it, too.

Young Cam Jansen # 2 -- Dinosaur mystery fun!

Young Cam Jansen Mystery # 3 - Annie has lost her tooth in art class. Of course, she wants to find it and bring it home to put under her pillow. Cam Cam find Annie's tooth? Can you solve this mystery?

Young Cam Mystery # 4

Young Cam Mystery # 5 -- David was a little league coach many years ago. Now he takes his grandson to little leage games.

Young Cam # 6 -- Mystery fun at the pizza shop!

Young Cam # 7

Young Cam Mystery # 8 -- Two mysteries at the beach. Can you solve them?

Young Cam # 9 --Mystery on a school trip to the zoo!!!

Young Cam #10

Young Cam # 11 -- This story is from David's experience as a math teacher.


Young Cam # 13 -- A school trip to the zoo leads to mystery fun.

Young Cam # 14 -- David's grandson Jacob thinks Aunt Molly is lots of fun. Do you agree?

Young Cam # 15 --What happened to the pizza?

Young Cam # 16 -- A remote controlled car mystery

Young Cam # 17 -- Who stole Cam's caramel popcorn?

Young Cam Jansen # 18 -- David loves magic. Many years ago he gave his son a magic birthday party and David was the magician!

Young Cam Jansen #19--David got the idea for this mystery from his gandson's goldfish. The book is even dedicated to those goldfish, Alvin and Simon. Published 2013.


Discussion questions for the reader
(Can be used in conjunction with any Cam Jansen title)

by Donna L. Knoell, educational consultant

1- What is a mystery? How is it different from or similar to a puzzle?

2- Have a class discussion on what makes a good mystery. Discuss why the students like to read mysteries and what they like about the Cam Jansen myseries.
For example, they may like a mystery because:
It has a "twist" at the end, that is different from what they predicted would happen.
It is believable and real.
It lets them make guesses and predictions but won't necessarily end up the way they expect.
It is suspenseful.
It may include some humor or funny details.

3- Why do you think Cam chooses to read a mystery when her teacher lets her choose a book?

4- Find examples of factual information that David A. Adler has included that informs the reader even though the story is fiction.

5- Why is it important to get the facts right? Name some situations where correct or exact facts are especially important. (For example, when following a recipe or conducting a science experiment.)

6- What happens when people "jump to conclusions?"

7- Why do you think Cam always closes her eyes when she says, "Click?"

8- Does a picture always show things accurately or as they are? Can a picture or photograph be altered to omit important information, or to make things look different from the way they really are? Is this anything like when a person doesn't see things as they really are?

9- When you picked up your first Cam Jansen mystery, and before you read any of it, did you think Cam was a girl or a boy? Why?

10- What makes Cam Jansen a good detective?



Cam Jansen and Young Cam Jansen Checklist

The newest Cam -- CAM JANSEN and the SECRET SERVICE MYSTERY--Governor Zellner visits Cam's school. He's running for president so Secret Service agents are with him when a valuable necklace disappears. -- Can Cam solve this mystery? Can you? HAPPY READING!

CAM JANSEN AND ...
1. THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN DIAMONDS
2. THE MYSTERY OF THE U.F.O
3. THE MYSTERY OF THE DINOSAUR BONES
4. THE MYSTERY OF THE TELEVISION DOG
5. THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLD COINS
6. THE MYSTERY OF THE BABE RUTH BASEBALL
7. THE MYSTERY OF THE CIRCUS CLOWN
8. THE MYSTERY OF THE MONSTER MOVIE
9. THE MYSTERY OF THE CARNIVAL PRIZE
10. THE MYSTERY OF THE MONKEY HOUSE
11. THE MYSTERY -- STOLEN CORN POPPER
12. MYSTERY OF FLIGHT 54
13. THE MYSTERY OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE
14. THE CHOCOLATE FUDGE MYSTERY
15. TRICERATOPS POPS MYSTERY
16. THE GHOSTLY MYSTERY
17. SCARY SNAKE MYSTERY
18. CATNAPPING MYSTERY
19. BARKING TREASURE MYSTERY
20. BIRTHDAY MYSTERY
21. SCHOOL PLAY MYSTERY
22. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL MYSTERY
23. TENNIS TROPHY MYSTERY
24. SNOWY DAY MYSTERY
25. VALENTINE DAY MYSTERY (Bonus pages! 25th Anniversary edition)
26. SECRET SERVICE MYSTERY
27. MYSTERY WRITER MYSTERY
**SPECIAL**SPECIAL***THE SUMMER CAMP MYSTERIES--(3 new stories in one book!)
28. CAM JANSEN AND THE GREEN SCHOOL MYSTERY
**SPECIAL**SPECIAL**SPORTS DAY MYSTERIES--(3 new stories in one book!)
29. CAM JANSEN AND THE BASKETBALL MYSTERY
30. CAM JANSEN AND THE WEDDING CAKE MYSTERY
31. CAM JANSEN AND THE GRADUATION DAY MYSTERY
32. CAM JANSEN AND THE MILLIONAIRE MYSTERY
1- YOUNG CAM AND THE DINOSAUR GAME
2- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE MISSING COOKIE
3- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE LOST TOOTH
4- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE ICE SKATE MYSTERY
5- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE BASEBALL MYSTERY
6- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE PIZZA SHOP MYSTERY
7- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE LIBRARY MYSTERY
8- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE DOUBLE BEACH MYSTERY
9- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE ZOO NOTE MYSTERY
10- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE NEW GIRL MYSTERY
11- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER MYSTERY
12- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE SPOTTED CAT MYSTERY
13- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE LIONS' LUNCH MYSTERY
14- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE MOLLY SHOE MYSTERY
15- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL MYSTERY
16- YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE SPEEDY CAR MYSTERY

The Jeffrey Bones Mysteries:
BONES AND THE BIG YELLOW MYSTERY, Viking, 2004.
BONES AND THE DOG GONE MYSTERY, Viking, 2004.
BONES AND THE CUPCAKE MYSTERY, Viking, 2005.
BONES AND THE DINOSAUR MYSTERY, Viking 2005.
BONES AND THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY, Viking, 2006.
BONES AND THE MATH TEST MYSTERY, Viking, 2007.
BONES/​ROLLER COASTER MYSTERY, Viking, 2008.

The Andy Russell Series:
THE MANY TROUBLES OF ANDY RUSSELL, Harcourt, 1998.
ANDY AND TAMIKA, Harcourt Brace, 1999.
SCHOOL TROUBLE FOR ANDY RUSSELL, Harcourt Brace, 1999.
PARACHUTING HAMSTERS AND ANDY RUSSELL, Harcourt, 2000.
ANDY RUSSELL, NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE, Harcourt, 2001.
ITíS A BABY, ANDY RUSSELL, Harcourt, 2005.

OTHER GRADES 2-5 FICTION:
BROTHERS IN EGYPT, Dreamworks-Puffin, 1998.
ONION SUNDAES: A HOUDINI CLUB MYSTERY, Random House, 1994.
WACKY JACKS: A HOUDINI CLUB MYSTERY, Random House, 1994.
LUCKY STARS: A HOUDINI CLUB MYSTERY, Random House, 1996.
MAGIC MONEY: A HOUDINI CLUB MYSTERY, Random House 1997.
EATON STANLEY AND THE MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENT, Dutton, 1985.
JEFFREY'S GHOST AND THE LEFT-OVER BASEBALL TEAM, Holt, 1984.
JEFFREY'S GHOST AND THE FIFTH GRADE DRAGON, Holt, 1985.
JEFFREY'S GHOST/​ZIFFEL FAIR MYSTERY, Holt, 1987.
THE FOURTH FLOOR TWINS/​FORTUNE COOKIE ADVENTURE,Viking,1985.
THE FOURTH FLOOR TWINS/​FISH SNITCH MYSTERY, Viking, 1985.
THE 4th FLOOR TWINS/​DISAPPEARING PARROT TRICK, Viking, 1986.
THE FOURTH FLOOR TWINS/​SILVER GHOST EXPRESS, Viking, 1986.
THE FOURTH FLOOR TWINS/​SKYSCRAPER PARADE, Viking,1987.
THE FOURTH FLOOR TWINS/​SAND CASTLE CONTEST, Viking, 1988.
BENNY, BENNY, BASEBALL NUT, Scholastic, 1987.
RABBIT TROUBLE/​GREEN MAGICIAN, Weekly Reader Books,1987.
T.F. BENSON AND THE FUNNY MONEY MYSTERY, Bantam, 1992.
T.F. BENSON AND THE DINOSAUR MADNESS MYSTERY, Bantam, 1992.
T.F. BENSON AND THE EYE SPY MYSTERY, Bantam, 1992.
T.F. BENSON AND THE DETECTIVE DOG MYSTERY, Bantam, 1993.

Picture Books:
A LITTLE AT A TIME, Random House, l976.
MY DOG AND THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY, Holiday House, 1987.
MY DOG AND THE KEY MYSTERY, Watts, 1982.
MY DOG AND THE KNOCK KNOCK MYSTERY, Holiday House, l985.
MY DOG AND THE GREEN SOCK MYSTERY, Holiday House, 1986
THE HOUSE ON THE ROOF, Bonim, 1976; Kar-Ben, 1984.
THE CHILDREN OF CHELM, Bonim, 1979.
HAPPY HANUKKAH REBUS, Viking, 1989.
CHANUKKAH IN CHELM, Lothrop, 1997.
THE BABE AND I, Harcourt Brace, 1999.
MAMA PLAYED BASEBALL, Harcourt Brace, 2003.
YOU THINK IT'S FUN TO BE A CLOWN, Doubleday, 1980.
BUNNY RABBIT REBUS, Thomas Y. Crowell/​Harper & Row, l983.
I KNOW I'M A WITCH, Holt, 1988.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING REBUS, Viking, 1991.
MALKE'S SECRET RECIPE: A HANUKKAH STORY, Kar-Ben, 1989.
ITíS TIME TO SLEEP, ITíS TIME TO DREAM, Holiday House, 2008.

Holocaust Books
HILDE AND ELI, CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST, Holiday, 1994.
CHILD OF THE WARSAW GHETTO, Holiday, 1995.
HIDING FROM THE NAZIS, Holiday House, 1997.
A HERO AND THE HOLOCAUST: JANUSZ KORCZAK AND HIS CHILDREN, Holiday, 2003.
THE NUMBER ON MY GRANDFATHER'S ARM, UAHC,1987.
WE REMEMBER THE HOLOCAUST, Holt, 1989.
ONE YELLOW DAFFODIL, Harcourt Brace, 1995.
A PICTURE BOOK OF ANNE FRANK, Holiday, 1993.

Biographies:
GEORGE WASHINGTON: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY, Holiday House, 2004.
B. FRANKLIN, PRINTER, Holiday House, 2001.
GEORGE WASHINGTON: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY, Holiday House, 2004.
LOU GEHRIG: THE LUCKIEST MAN, Harcourt Brace, 1997.
AMERICA'S CHAMPION SWIMMER: GERTRUDE EDERLE, Harcourt,2000.
WORLD CHAMPION: JOE LOUIS, Harcourt, 2005.
CAMPY, THE STORY OF ROY CAMPANELLA, Viking Press, 2006.
SATCHEL PAIGE, Harcourt, 2006.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: FREE AT LAST, Holiday House, 1986.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: FATHER OF OUR DEMOCRACY, Holiday, 1987.
GEORGE WASHINGTON: FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY, Holiday, 1988.
JACKIE ROBINSON: HE WAS THE FIRST, Holiday House, 1989.
THOMAS ALVA EDISON: GREAT INVENTOR, Holiday House, 1990.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: GREAT EXPLORER, Holiday, 1991.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN:INVENTOR,STATESMAN,PRINTER,Holiday,1992.
OUR GOLDA: THE STORY OF GOLDA MEIR, Viking Press, 1984.
A PICTURE BOOK OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Holiday House, 1989
A PICTURE BOOK OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Holiday House, 1989.
A PICTURE BOOK OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Holiday, 1989.
A PICTURE BOOK OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Holiday, 1990.
A PICTURE BOOK OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, Holiday, 1990.
A PICTURE BOOK OF HELEN KELLER, Holiday, 1990.
A PICTURE BOOK OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, Holiday, 1991.
A PICTURE BOOK OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, Holiday, 1991.
A PICTURE BOOK OF JOHN F. KENNEDY, Holiday, 1991.
A PICTURE BOOK OF HARRIET TUBMAN, Holiday, 1992.
A PICTURE BOOK OF SIMON BOLIVAR, Holiday, 1992.
A PICTURE BOOK OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, Holiday, 1992.
A PICTURE BOOK OF JESSE OWENS, Holiday, 1992.
A PICTURE BOOK OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Holiday, 1993.
A PICTURE BOOK OF ROSA PARKS, Holiday, 1993.
A PICTURE BOOK OF SITTING BULL, Holiday, 1993.
A PICTURE BOOK OF ROBERT E. LEE., Holiday, 1994.
A PICTURE BOOK OF SOJOURNER TRUTH, Holiday, 1994.
A PICTURE BOOK OF JACKIE ROBINSON, Holiday, 1994.
A PICTURE BOOK OF PAUL REVERE, Holiday, 1995.
A PICTURE BOOK OF PATRICK HENRY, Holiday, 1995.
A PICTURE BOOK OF DAVY CROCKETT, Holiday, 1996.
A PICTURE BOOK OF THOMAS EDISON, Holiday, 1996.
A PICTURE BOOK OF LOUIS BRAILLE, Holiday, 1997.
A PICTURE BOOK OF THURGOOD MARSHALL, Holiday, 1997.
A PICTURE BOOK OF AMELIA EARHART, Holiday House, 1998.
A PICTURE BOOK OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, Holiday, 1999.
A PICTURE BOOK OF SACAGAWEA, Holiday House, 1999.
A PICTURE BOOK OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER, Holiday House, 2002.
A PICTURE BOOK OF LEWIS AND CLARK, Holiday House, 2003.
A PICTURE BOOK OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, Holiday House, 2003.
A PICTURE BOOK OF SAM ADAMS, (with Michael S. Adler) Holiday House, 2006.
A PICTURE BOOK OF JOHN HANCOCK (with Michael S. Adler) Holiday Hs, 2007.
A PICTURE BOOK OF JAMES AND DOLLY MADISON (with M. S. Adler). Hol. Hs. 2008.
A PICTURE BOOK OF CESAR CHAVEZ (with M.S. Adler), Holiday House, 2008.
A PICTURE BOOK OF HARRY HOUDINI (with M.S. Adler) Holiday House 2009.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (Holiday House Reader), 2001.
HELEN KELLER (Holiday House Reader), 2003.
PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON (Holiday House Reader), 2005.
MY WRITING DAY, Richard C. Owen, 1999.
HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION, Holiday House, 2004.
ENEMIES OF SLAVERY, Holiday House, 2004.
HEROES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, Holiday House, 2007.
Other Non-Fiction:
THE CHILDREN'S BOOK/​JEWISH HOLIDAYS, Art Scroll, 1987.
CALCULATOR RIDDLES, Holiday House, 1995.
FRACTIONS FUN, Holiday House, 1996.
KIDS' CATALOG OF JEWISH HOLIDAYS, JPS, 1996.
EASY NUMBER PUZZLES, Holiday House, 1997.
SHAPE UP: ALL ABOUT TRIANGLES/​OTHER POLYGONS, Holiday, 1998.
HOW TALL, HOW SHORT, HOW FAR AWAY, Holiday, 1999.
BASE FIVE, Thomas. Y. Crowell/​Harper, 1975.
3D, 2D, 1D, Thomas Y. Crowell/​Harper, l975.
ROMAN NUMERALS, Thomas Y. Crowell/​Harper, l977.
OUR AMAZING OCEAN, Troll, I983.
YOU CAN, TOUCAN MATH, Holiday House, 2006.
WORKING WITH FRACTIONS, Holiday House, 2007.

Book #2 in the new Jeffrey Bones series (Viking Press)

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