Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Puffin (July 22, 2004)
Cam Jansen is a girl with a photographic memory. Cam loves to solve mysteries. She and Eric, her friend, are selling rice cakes and chocolate fudge for their school when they stumble across a mystery. Cam thinks that she sees a man in a house that should be empty. They read about a man who robbed a bank, and wonder if this is the same man. Will Cam and Eric catch the thief?
I thought that I would not like the book when I looked at the cover. But I liked the book because it is a mystery book. I've read a few of them and I have liked them all. Plus they are easy to read, so I can finish them quickly.
A note from Bransen's mom: I would really recommend this series for kids who have a harder time reading. When books are more difficult, and kids aren't great readers, they can get really frustrated, and will eventually think that they hate reading and hate books. When Bransen is having a hard time, I can pull out a Cam Jansen book, and he can read through it in a day. It's an easy read, and it boosts his confidence, making him realize that he does enjoy reading, especially if the story is exciting.