Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Real-life crime reporter, Hilde Lysiak, is starring in her very own early chapter book series — inspired by real news stories she has written! In this third book, there's a fire on Orange Street and a shop burns down! Mrs. Brown thinks her candles started the fire. She's so upset she won't leave her house. But the town pet parade can't start without her! Hilde needs to find out what REALLY caused the fire. Can she crack this RED-HOT case in time to save the parade? Joanne Lew-Vriethoff's personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde's adventures to life for young readers!