Parents' Guide to

Nate the Great Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.

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The mysteries Nate takes on are simple and relevant to kids, but it's the conversations among friends that really shine in this series that understands that simple reading doesn't have to be boring. The writing in the Nate the Great series fits anyone in the "new reader" stage, with short sentences, repetition, and pairing words for contextual clues ("inside/outside," "dumbest/smartest," etc.)

Nate has an ethnically diverse group of friends, all with different interests and skills, and their conversations as they try to solve the mystery are both serious and slyly funny. The notes Nate writes to his mom explaining that he is on a case are particularly charming.

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