Jingle Bats is the third and funniest book in the BATS Mystery Series. Sam and Simon are stuck helping as Santa’s elves at the local mall’s toy drive. When the donated toys start disappearing, the boys are blamed. Their quest to find the real thieves takes them on a hilarious chase through the women’s lingerie section of the department store.
Author: Sharon Jennings
Reading level: Grade 2.4 (Lexile 350 L)
Interest level: Grades 3-8
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“Readers will find Sam, who starts out as a pretty selfish character, and ends up as a hero, quite realistic. One of the strengths of the novel is its strong character growth, without the story sounding like a lesson. It is a valuable addition to a classroom or library hi/lo collection for young readers.” – Resource Links