Tag Archives: Mysteries

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (1967)

Unlike most children who decide to run away from home, Claudia Kincaid has a detailed plan.  She will hide out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art because she likes REALLY nice things, and she will bring along her little brother, … 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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Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry (1953)

Brighty of the Grand Canyon is based on the adventures of a small burro who lived in the Grand Canyon in the early 1900s.  Brighty wandered the colorful cliffs, made friends with the tourists and even helped Teddy Roosevelt’s expedition … Continue reading

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The Great Mouse Detective series by Eve Titus (1958 – 1982)

  Basil The Great Mouse Detective and his trusty companion, Dr. David Q. Dawson, live in the mouse village of Holmestead in the basement of the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson at 221B Baker Street in London.  Together … Continue reading

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