Category Archives: Mysteries

Time at the Top & All in Good Time by Edward Ormondroyd (1963, 1975)

What is it about Time Travel that is so enticing?  Here’s a little known duo to delight your child who needs more reading in this genre! In Time at the Top, Susan Shaw discovers that the elevator in her apartment building is … Continue reading

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Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer (1943)

Fog Magic was a Newbery Honor book in 1944, and is counted by many as their favorite book from childhood.  Fantasy, imagination, history, and even a tiny bit of innocent romance — this book has it all.  It is sometimes … Continue reading

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Tales of Magic series by Edward Eager (1954 – 1962)

Here’s another father who decided to write books for his children, and then shared them with the world!  Edward Eager was a playwright turned children’s author when he couldn’t find enough good books to read to his son.  His own … Continue reading

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The Liza, Bill and Jed Mysteries by Peggy Parish (1966 – 1986)

You probably know the author Peggy Parish best for her beloved Amelia Bedelia series.  But she also wrote a great little series of mysteries involving by three (polite and well-behaved!!) siblings, Liza, Bill and Jed.  These easy-read mysteries will keep … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald J. Sobol (1963 – 2012)

I love a series that has 29 titles! I read the early Encyclopedia Brown books when I was in elementary school and introduced my own children to them when they were about that age too.  I still remember staying up … Continue reading

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