Parents' Guide to

Cam Jansen Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fifth-grader with photographic memory solves fun mysteries.

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

You can’t go wrong with Cam Jansen

My daughter started reading Cam Jansen books in 2nd grade. She is almost 10 now and still loves them.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (5):

These stories are formulaic but fun and teach patience and logic. There are tons of clues along the way, and the pages are packed with details that may or may not be necessary to solve to mystery, which can make the stories a little muddled. While neither the sentences structure nor the vocabulary will stretch competent readers of chapter books, early readers will enjoy seeing Cam and Eric have fun with their families and friends, and encountering mysteries while doing normal things like going to basketball games and buying school supplies. This might might inspire young readers to be more attentive when they do the same.

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