Week 1: A book for children
Encyclopedia Brown Strikes Again (The Case of the Secret Pitch)
by: Donald J. Sobol
I Forgot How Fun These Are!
Encyclopedia Brown is NOT your typical child detective. No Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys type of story here! Each short chapter provides all the needed information for Encyclopedia (and the reader) to solve the mystery. The solution to every case is provided in the back of the book.
What is great about these is that it teaches children to think through scenarios using known information to figure out the missing piece of the puzzle. As an adult I didn't have trouble catching most of the "giveaways" but there was still a case or two that had me scratching my head.
Highly recommended, particularly for elementary to middle school aged students.
This review appears as a part of the Reading Challenge 2016. To see other books in the challenge, click here.