The White House Christmas Mystery

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Gallopade International, Oct 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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A surprise Christmas treat of a private tour of the White House soon turns into a harrowing adventure during a blizzard of snow and clues that lead them directly to the Oval Office as four real kids solve a scary, but funny mystery!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Purpose and types of Secret Service agents Š Formation of Washington D.C. Š Dolley Madison and the 1814 fire in the White House Š Design and construction of the White House Š Function of the White House today Š President's job description Š Information on the different rooms in the White House Š Glow sticks used by the Marines Š James Madison and James Monroe candlesticks Š White House holiday pageant Š Presidential china Š Situation Room v Dumbwaiter Š Presidential pets Š Code names for the president.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74567
Lexile Measure: 790
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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Tis the Season to be Bored?
Over the River and Through the Clouds
Motorcade Madness
Im Dreaming of a White House
No More Grant
A Talking Tree?
Secret Passageway
Lights Out
An Interesting Situation
First Quarters
Not Your Ordinary Kitchen Cabinet
An Ovaltine Surprise
And to All a Good Night
About the Author
BuiltIn Book Club

Down Down Down
Missing Menagerie
A Magical Luncheon
Back on the Trail
Wheres the President?
Damp Dark Cold
Go West Young Man
Scavenger Hunt
Write Your Own Real Kids Mystery
Six Secret Writing Tips from Carole Marsh
Be a Carole Marsh Mysteries Character
Excerpt from The Mystery on Alaskas Iditarod Trail

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About the author (2003)

Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.

During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.

Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 11 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Wildlife Mysteries, My Life As A Third GradeŃ, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!