Nightlight Detective Books
3 Books

Karen Kaufman Orloff

2013-2014

A quirky puzzle book with a torch to find clues

Nightlight Detective Books

A trend of kids activity books, mainly popular in the 2000s, had pages darkly colored beneath a translucent layover, where a reader could hold a torch underneath the sheet to give the illusion of it being illuminated. With these books Orloff and illustrator Jamie Smith have achieved somethign similar where kids can follow the mystery, and discover clues, such as a hidden suspect, or a trail around the illustration, to help solve it. The series had Seargent Sally, a female police officer, as the main protagonist in various settings.

Books in this series
1
Mystery at the Museum
Karen Kaufman Orloff
Jamie Smith (Illustrator)
2013

Who stole the dinosaur bones? Junior detectives help Sergeant Sally crack the case by slipping the Nightlight Detective paper flashlight under each plastic page to light up the clues as the story unfolds.

Goodreads
4
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
42 pages
ISBN 9781441312280
2
The Big Top Circus Mystery
Karen Kaufman Orloff
Jamie Smith (Illustrator)
2013

Frankie the Clowns giant shoes are missing, but the show must go on. Junior detectives help Sergeant Sally solve the mystery at the Big Top! Slip the Nightlight Detective paper flashlight under each plastic page to light up the clues as the story unfolds. Ready? Lets crack the case!

Goodreads
3.8
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
42 pages
ISBN 9781441312273
3
Mystery at the Aquarium
Karen Kaufman Orloff
Jamie Smith (Illustrator)
2014

The Fishy Friends Aquarium was ready to close for the evening when Fred the fish feeder noticed something was not right at the Shipwreck Exhibit. What happened to the treasure in the treasure chest? And can Sergeant Sally, with superior sleuthing and help from young readers, crack this fishy case?

Goodreads
5
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
42 pages
ISBN 9781441316158