Amy and the Missing Puppy
by Callie Barkley
ill. by Marsha Riti
New York : Little Simon, 2013
intermediate fiction, 116 pages
Amy and her three best friends rotate houses for their Friday sleepovers. The Friday before spring break the other girls are exuberantly discussing their vacation plans making Amy, who doesn't have any, feel left out. She is resigned to just helping out at her mother's veterinary practice and reading her favorite series, Nancy Drew. Little does she know that she will soon be living her very own mystery. As she carries out her investigation she not only finds clues to the missing puppy but a new friend as well. This sweet little story filled with adorable black and white illustrations is perfect for girls just starting into chapter books.