Comments: 7
Murder by Death 4 years ago
Yes! I loved Encyclopedia Brown books too! I used to scoop them up at the school book fairs every year.
Mystereity 4 years ago
There should be a series where Encyclopedia Brown is now and adult and the chief of police like his father was and now he has grown up mysteries. Like Bugs Meany hires him to find out who stole his iphone.
Murder by Death 4 years ago
lol...
I read and enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown in the 70s, and a friend is currently getting them for his son, who is a big reader. He loves them. (My friend has the problem my parents had; child who reads far above grade level, but is not emotionally ready for adult novels." My mother's advice was "older Newbery winners.")
Mystereity 4 years ago
My niece started reading Harry Potter when she was 8. It is very difficult to find books for kids that read far beyond their grade level!
Yeah, it can't have been easy for my parents. Mostly I read children's lit of another era (which often have greater expectations as to what vocabulary children are familiar with), selected "current" kid's books, and the occasional adult novel my mother thought I might like (all VERY well curated). But I grew up in the era before YA, too.
bookaneer 4 years ago
I adored these when I was a kid. Glad to know that they survive a reread!