Zac Power and the Poison Island


poisonisland-ZPThis was the first book of this series for me. Zac Power is a 12 year old spy who keeps getting into one adventure after the other.

I loved this book and I would be very interested in reading more of the series. There was a cool mystery in it, lots of secret agents, and a thrilling adventure. It was one of those books that you couldn’t put down until the end!


The Case of the Runaway Dog – Jigsaw jones


Summary: This is a Jigsaw Jones mystery in which Jigsaw’s dog is on a run and goes missing! Jigsaw and Mila try to look for clues and try to find the dog. One of the clues is a green leathery string that was on the dog’s collar.  That means that the person who took the dog, was wearing a green piece of clothing!

My opinion: This mystery was “unguessable”. I don’t think that’s a real word, I just made it up! 🙂 since if you put the prefix “un” in front of a word, it means “not”! Ha ha ha! I could never have figured out until I read the entire book. I finished it in 20 minutes.


The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar – Jigsaw Jones

Lance, a teenager loses his lucky bandana that makes him so awesome at snowboarding, so he asks Jigsaw Jones to help him find it. Unfortunately, someone stole it. Will Jigsaw and Mila be able to find it? (Sorry, I don’t want to mess up the story for you, so I won’t tell you who stole it!)

My opinion: This is a good Jigsaw Jones mystery and I was able to narrow it down to two possible characters who could’ve done it! On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being bad and 5 being excellent, I would give it 3.

Jigsaw Jones Series


This is a series by James Preller. Jigsaw Jones and his partner Mila solve mysteries together. They are in Mrs. Gleason’s 2nd grade class. Some of the mysteries they have solved are like lost dogs, cats, frogs and other pets, mysterious notes/writings passed around in the classroom and stolen stuff.

Main Characters are:

Jigsaw Jones (real name Theodore Jones)

Mila Yeh: Jigsaw’s partner and best friend. She’s always singing and humming.

Joey: He loves eating and will eat anything! More likely, he’ll eat junk food.

String Bean (real name Jasper) but he’s so slim that he’s called String Bean!

Lucy: A classmate.