Nine-year-old Hilde Lysiak is an aspiring reporter with her own newspaper, the Orange Street News, and she is investigating break-ins and missing baked goods--and with the help of Zeus, a little dog with a big bark, she intends to track down the thief who is trying to steal a win in the Bake-Off Bonanza, one of Selinsgrove's biggest events.
When she hears reports of bear roaming the backyards of Selinsgrove, Hilde and her sister/photographer Izzy are determined to get the story for their own newspaper, the Orange Street News--but when they find out the culprit is a black bear cub, their scoop turns into a rescue mission.
When Nina's antique store burns down, nine-year old reporter Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, are determined to investigate the cause for the Orange Street News--and their main clue is a bird's nest of baby Blue jays.
Selinsgrove is in the grip of alien fever because people saw a UFO, but nine-year-old reporter Hilde is skeptical about aliens--however when she and her photographer sister Izzy find evidence that something crashed near Grove Pond they are intrigued, (and nervous), and determined to investigate the story for Hilde's newspaper, the Orange Street News.
"After a small tornado hits Selinsgrove during a night time thunderstorm, Hilde and her sister/photographer Izzy wake up to find fish flopping all over Orange Street, and they set out to document the path of minor destruction for their newspaper--and solve the mystery of where the fish came from."--
"Crime reporter Hilde Lysiak always gets the scoop! Special tomato plants were stolen from a local greenhouse! Hilde wants to catch the thief. So she and her sister Izzy start interviewing witnesses. But they soon discover that people all around town are getting sick! Can this real-life reporter get to the root of these two mysteries?"--Page  of cover.