A mystery series, for any observant kids!
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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, by Donald J. Sobol
Mr. and Mrs. Brown had one child, they called him Leroy. To everyone else in Idaville, he’s known as Encyclopedia. Why Encyclopedia? Because this unassuming boy has more knowledge in his head than a whole set of encyclopedias! But Encyclopedia Brown uses this knowledge for good; for solving crimes and figuring out mysteries.
Encyclopedia’s father is the Chief of Police in Idaville, and because of his ten year old son, no criminal has escaped arrest, nor has there has been a single boy or girl who’s gotten away with breaking a single law in their town. Some of the crimes come to his attention from other kids in the neighborhood, some of them Chief Brown brings to the dinner table. Encyclopedia doesn’t do it all on his own. His best friend Sally is his muscle, and lots of other kids in town like to help, if they can.
See if you’re as smart as Encyclopedia Brown! Each mysterious crime is presented with all the clues that the boy detective uses to solve the case. Can you figure them out along with Encyclopedia Brown?
A fun series that will challenge your skills of observation and your ability to read carefully for clues! Read with a parent, sibling or friend, and see who figures out the mystery first…before you turn to the back to look at the solution. With 29 books (the list goes up to 28, but there’s a 15 1/2) with at least 8 chapters in each, you will have plenty of chances!