Girl’s Best Friend – Leslie Margolis

Summary: Dogs are disappearing in her neighborhood, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair knows all about it.  After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional (ok, amateur) dog-walker.  Maggie hates to see a pup in trouble, so she’s even willing to help her ex-best friend Ivy recover her rescue-dog, Kermit.  Kermit’s being held for ransom, and Maggie has noticed some suspicious behavior lately.  But she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved . . .

A great tween mystery.  Maggie is a fun, modern Nancy Drew-ish character and is very relatable.  The dog centered mystery will draw in all types of pet lovers.  There is a little romance, but a lot more exploration of friendships and there’s a great family relationship.  Maggie is smart and savvy.  I definitely hope more books come out in this series!  – Jessica, Teen Librarian