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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer SchemeEncyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme by Donald J. Sobol
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this series, Encyclopedia Brown solves cases using common sense and his "encyclopedic" knowledge.  I am using it in a homeschool lesson to help my granddaughter to observe her surroundings and to think creatively to solve problems.  She would like to be a veterinarian and this type thinking is necessary in any medical profession.

Encyclopedia Brown solves problems by thinking the problem through and looking at all possibilities.  He often picks up little clues that are easy to overlook.  Some of the problems are difficult and he has to use outside information that is not provided, but is well within the ability of a middle grader to obtain.  Each of the cases is only a few pages long and so the hunt for clues is very limited, but they still will stump even adults.

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