Reviews for Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth

Booklist Reviews 2009 December #1
The venerable Encyclopedia Brown series keeps on keepin' on. Ten new mysteries engage the boy detective, and this time out, many of the puzzles are easy enough for readers to solve on their own. Although the book tries to be up-to-the-minute (there's a joke about why Encyclopedia is better than a computer), once you set a mystery at a soda fountain, a certain nostalgia factor sets in. Perhaps the clearest clue that this Brown is of a different era: the book has to explain what an encyclopedia is. Good for reluctant readers. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 October

Gr 3-5--This modern-day Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Sally, have never met a problem that they couldn't solve. Although some of the mysteries are more challenging than others, the author does a good job of using outside information to show kids how such knowledge would've provided the fifth graders with the answers they needed. Reluctant and avid readers alike will enjoy learning new things and finding the hidden clues along with these memorable junior sleuths.--Kira Moody, Hunter Public Library, West Valley City, UT

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