Kids Mystery Books Parents Recommend

Kids love mystery books – and the need to solve the mystery is an excellent way to keep kids reading.

So here are five early reader mysteries that get the biggest thumbs up from parents.

1. Nate the Great: Nate, the boy detective solves the mystery at hand in this the most popular book in the Nate the Great series. Parents find Nate the Great to be a hit with kids ready for easy chapter books.

2. Julian, Secret Agent: Super sleuths Julian, his little brother Huey and best friend Gloria are the stars of this beginner chapter book. Parents and kids love the adventure and humour in the story.

3. Big Max (I Can Read Level 2): Big Max, the world’s greatest detective, follows the clues that lead to the King of Pooka Pooka’s missing prize elephant.

4. The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone: Oh-No! A bone is missing from the Bear Museum, but the bear cubs are determined to find it. Parents love this book as an early reader but also find younger kids love it as a read aloud.

5. Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery: The Cam Jansen series is a popular choice amongst parents. The Pizza Shop Mystery (a Level 2 reader) is the most highly reviewed from the series… After having the best pizza in the world Cam finds her jacket has disappeared. Could someone have taken it? Where could it be? Parents of both boys and girls find the Cam Jansen stories to be a favorite – especially with reluctant readers.

Amazon information correct on the 9th July 2011