Parents' Guide to

Calendar Mysteries Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

First-graders solve suspenseful mysteries month by month.

Book Ron Roy Mystery 2009
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+


My son is almost done with this series. He loves this series. I love the curiosity these kids show and the way they solve the mystery. I would recommend this to those who want to introduce this genre to your first graders.

Is It Any Good?

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These are fun, suspenseful, simple mysteries for kids new to chapter books. The books are a little meandering for adults reading aloud, but young readers will enjoy the details, slow pace, and jokes throughout each mystery. Each month of the Calendar Mysteries does a nice job of keeping the suspense and not giving too many hints, and balances that with a good amount of joking between the kids. Adults know it's unrealistic that an entire town would elaborately prank four first-graders, but it's sweet to perpetuate the idea that town is an extension of family for young readers.

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