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Platypus Police Squad Series
Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Number of Books in Series: 4 so far
Age Group: 8 - 13 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.9-5.5
GLE estimated 4.4-6.8
F&P/GRL estimated O-P
DRA estimated 50-60
Lexile® measure 700L-750L

Book 1 Summary: Paired together after a veteran detective retires, Platypus Police Squad members Rick Zengo, a hotshot rookie, and Corey O'Malley, a hard-nosed old-timer, struggle with their differences while tackling their first case involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag filled with illegal fish.

Platypus Police Squad Book List:

The stories are sequential in terms of character development but the main plots are relatively independent in each book. It's probably best to read these in order, but not critical.

Book 1: The Frog Who Croaked
Ages 8-13. May 7, 2013.
AR: 4.9 (5.0 Points, Quiz #158357)
Lexile measure: 700L

Book 2: The Ostrich Conspiracy
Ages 8-13. May 6, 2014.
AR: 5.5 (4.0 Points, Quiz #166873)

Book 3: Last Panda Standing
Ages 8-13. May 5, 2015.
AR: 5.5 (5.0 Points, Quiz #176262)
Lexile measure: 750L

Book 4: Never Say Narwhal
Ages 8-13. May 17, 2016.
Lexile measure: 730L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 4 Books

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Author Website for Jarrett J. Krosoczka


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