Be Like Sherlock: Follow the Trail to Win Books!

I’ve been reading lots of mystery books with my third grader, from Nancy Drew to the Greenglass House books to Trixie Belden (anyone remember her?!) to the Book Scavenger series. And that made me think it’s time to add a little mystery to my blog!

This week’s prize is a set of two mystery books: Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond from the new Baker Street Academy series plus the latest Detective Nosegoode title, Detective Nosegoode and the Museum Robbery. Both of these can be yours if you solve my cipher!

I know you’re busy, so we’ll keep it simple. Unscramble the message below and then submit a comment by May 2 to let me know how strongly you agree. One lucky teacher will be randomly selected to win this week’s prize!

Here’s the clue:

E C T A H E S R       K C R O !

Once you’ve submitted your comment, go ahead and check out these fun, mystery-themed freebies:

Is it a mystery how kids can make such a mess with glue? Solve your problem with Glue Dots. Click here to enter for a chance to win a Glue Dots Creativity Pack, crammed full of $280+ of Glue Dots products. Ten teachers will win! Visit



Here’s a grant especially for Sherlock Holmes fans: The Beacon Society awards up to $500 to K-12 teachers and librarians who use Sherlock Holmes to teach English, literature, history, math, deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and forensics. Start down the path to uncover that grant at Applications are due May 1.


SPIE offers Education Outreach Grants for projects that increase students’ awareness of optics and photonics. Confounded as to how these topics come into play in daily life? They have a part in medicine, health, security, telecommunications, and more, everything from MRIs to digital cameras. Learn all about it—and “spy” that grant—at Applications are due May 31.

Here’s my answer to our cipher clue: 100%, for sure, totally!


PS: Our fun Peppa Pig sweepstakes wraps up this month. Don’t miss your chance to win gift cards and Peppa prizes. Click here.

27 thoughts on “Be Like Sherlock: Follow the Trail to Win Books!

  1. Teachers do Rock!! I don’t think there is another profession that is as challenging and rewarding at the same time.

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