Donald Sobol, the author of the Encyclopedia Brown books, died July 11th. He was 87.
If you like mysteries you should give Encyclopedia Brown a try. His real name is Leroy Brown. He is 10 years old and he is a detective in his hometown of Idaville, Florida. His partner is Sally Kimble, who is tough and brave, which is a nice kind of partner to have.
I always liked these books because the solution to the mystery is at the back of the book, so you can try to follow the clues and figure it out, just like Encyclopedia Brown.
There are a bunch of them…and one more…in honor of the 50th anniversary of the series, and now, to honor Mr. Sobol, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme, will come out in October, 2012.
New York Times: Donald Sobol, Creator of Encyclopedia Brown, Dies at 87
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- Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch
- Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues
- Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man
- Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All
- Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace
- Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day
- Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down
- Encyclopedia Brown Shows the Way
- Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case
- Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor
- Encyclopedia Brown Carries On
- Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace
- Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprint
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Treasure Hunt
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Two Spies
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablo’s Nose
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sleeping Dog
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs
- Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case
- Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFO
- Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime
Sixth grader Mo…A+ student, fry cook, best friend to Dale, arch enemy of Anna Celeste, kid to the Colonel and Miss Lana…turns detective when her town’s least likable citizen turns up dead. Who would want to kill Jesse Tatum? It’s true that nobody liked him much, but kill him? It can’t be anyone in Tupelo Landing can it?
A hot shot city detective shows up and ratchets up the anxiety by asking a lot of uncomfortable questions. Questions that start to point to the Colonel, and even Dale, who’s just a kid!
Starr studied us for one cold, flat minute. “Don’t leave town,” he told the Colonel. Then he nodded to me and headed for the door. We watched him climb into his Impala. “He’s going to be trouble,” the Colonel said, unplugging the jukebox. “Yes, sir,” I said, thinking of Dale. “If you ask me, he already is.” (page 84-85)
That slick Detective Joe Starr might have a cell phone and a computer but Mo has something he hasn’t got…the Cousin Information Network..and as long as she’s got good enough stuff to make a trade, she can find out everything she needs to know about Jesse Tatum, his girlfriend & his dead cousin. It’s all about who you know and Mo knows everyone…she just doesn’t know everything…can she figure it all out before the murderer strikes again? Author: Sheila Turnage
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|If you like reading about Mo and her detecting that revealed hidden information about mysterious happenings as well as information about her own family and herself…try one of these:
Just like books #1-3, this one doesn’t have any chapters in it. It’s a collection of letters and notes with a few newspaper articles thrown in here and there. You have to figure out who is who and what is going on by reading the letters the characters write to each other and by reading the newspaper articles that report the strange happenings at 43 Old Cemetery Road.
One thing I don’t like in books is when an author TELLS me what a character is thinking. I want them to SHOW me the character by having the character say or do things that reveal who that character is. This book is GREAT for that because the author as a narrator is absent. All you read are texts and letters from the characters to each other. There is no chance for anybody else, like a narrator, to get in the way!
This time around Olive is determined to keep letter writing alive. She loves getting fan mail about the books she writes with Iggy and Seymour. She is suspicious of cell phones in particular and is not happy at all that the post office in Ghastly is going to close. When threatening fan letters begin to arrive with the return address of a post office box at the Ghastly post office Iggy is concerned…and when more alive, becomes determined to find out who is behind the letters before Olive gets hurt. (Can a ghost get hurt?!) Love this one too although #1 is still my favorite.
Author: Kate and Sarah Klise
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|All of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series books are original and funny. You might especially like reading Book #1, Dying to Meet You, that way you can find out how Iggy, Olive and Seymour became a family in the first place. When you get done with these, try Billy Bones – he’s another ghost in hiding with a fun family.
A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.
I love his [David A. Adler] books because one i love mystery and its really funny. The one i really love is cam jansen and the stolen diamonds. i loved it some much that i did it for my book report project. I also loved the rosa park one i even passed the quiz i had on it. Thats how i know i love the book. I hope one day you will read one of his books and you will love it just like me. I hope you enjoy the little thank you for reading have a good day.
Author: David Adler
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|Jasmine really likes books by David Adler. Here is a link to her favorite Cam Jansen and the Stolen Diamonds, and a few more of his books you might like: