So far on You’ve Gotta Read Wednesdays, we’ve covered books for middle grade and teens. Today I am excited to share with you a fabulous book for elementary readers. Investigator Anne: Case #1 Timeless Treasure Lost
This book is one my youngest daughter loved! It’s about a little girl, Anne, who loves mysteries. She reads all the mystery books she can find. When her mother’s birthday gift goes missing, Anne comes to the rescue! Readers will love following the clues with Anne as she searches for the gift and the answer to the mystery. Anne shows us that we don’t have to be famous detectives to be helpful. We can use our sleuthing skills to solve mysteries here in the real world.
The Investigator Anne series is fabulous because the author incorporates science and deductive reasoning into the story as Anne and her friends try to solve the mystery. As a teacher and a parent, this is special because it demonstrates to the young reader how the things they are learning can be used in real life to fix tough situations. It also encourages kids to be helpful, something many children naturally desire.
My daughter, Evie, turns 8 this week. She loves detectives and secret agents (honestly, I think she just likes an excuse to sneak around!) This book had her begging for more. “One more chapter, mom, please!” How can you argue with that? As soon as we finished the book, Evie raced upstairs to get a pink cape like Anne. She came back with an old camera box, one with a long strap and a shiny metal clasp on the front. “Look, mom, it’s a clue kit, just like Anne!” Inside she had a magnifying glass, a notebook and a pencil. She couldn’t wait to help us solve a few mysteries – just like Anne. That is the mark of a good book! When the reader puts it down and immediately wants to put what they’ve learned into practice somehow, you know you’ve found something special.
Where to Get It
Investigator Anne – Case #1 Timeless Treasure Lost [NOOK Book]
Investigator Anne – Case #2 Sneaky Sneakers [NOOK Book]
More to Come
On Friday, we will have a very special visit from the author herself, Sarah Treu. Please come back to hear how she put together the series and what it is like to be a writer/illustrator. Be a good friend and share this with your book-loving pals. It’s easy to share with the buttons below.
Want a free copy of Investigator Anne? Leave a comment below. One lucky reader will recieve a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble. That’s enough to buy most of Sarah Treu’s books for Nook! (May I suggest Counting Bugs? Adorable!)