My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another great book of deductive reasoning for kids. I am using this in homeschool lessons on critical thinking. Encyclopedia Brown has a detective agency and for a quarter, any kid can get him to solve a crime, check out a story, or tell if a sale is really a good deal.
Most of the mysteries can be solved by middle graders. I only found one that a child would have to have some special knowledge that wasn't typical for this age group.
I enjoy using the books for deductive reasoning, but I wish there was another series for older kids. Critical thinking is an important skill and it is sometimes hard to find ways to teach it.
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