These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Early one morning, a torn slip of paper with the mysterious letters V I T A appears on Nate the Great's doorstep.  He and his faithful dog, Sludge, set off to solve this latest mystery.  Against ferocious cats, hostile adversaries, and a sly, phony clue -- not to mention a three o'clock deadline -- Nate struggles to prove, once again, that he is Nate the Great.
"As usual, Sharmat's tongue-in-cheek style is well designed for laughter and easy reading."—Booklist
"[Nate] survives [the] challenge with his title—beginning readers' favorite sleuth—still intact."—Kirkus Reviews