Mysteries for Kids

In This Sports Mystery, A Good Friend Betrays Another

Girl Reading Sports Mystery

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Rebecca’s problem:

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In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned

Boy Reading Sports Mystery

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Chris’s problem:

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A Sports-Mystery Teaches Children About Winning And Losing

Kids Reading Sports-Mystery

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Jaylon’s problem:

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A Mystery For Children Unfolds Within The World Of Kids’ Sports

Kids Reading Children Sports Stories

This press release was sent out to announce the availability of Something’s Missing, and here is what it said:

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A Sports-Mystery Appeals To Kids, Good And Poor Readers Alike

Father helping student son

Mystery stories appeal to children who are good, poor, and average readers. Gifted students and good readers are drawn to them because they love the challenge of the brainteaser: Who did it? Why? How? They also like to follow along with the characters within the story who are working on the mystery and trying to figure everything out.

The game becomes solving the mystery before the main characters do. Can the reader anticipate how everyone will react when the mystery unfolds? {Read More}

The Value Of Friendship Is Emphasized In A Kids Sports-Mystery

Having friends is important at every age and it’s during childhood that people learn how to be a friend and discover what it takes to develop and sustain a friendship. You depend on your friends to work with you when you play team sports, and you count on them to be by your side if you are trying to solve a mystery, especially if you are facing anything scary or risky. So, a sports-mystery sets the stage for an important lesson in childhood.

Parents and other role models make an effort to teach children that friends expect the same things from each other that family members expect – loyalty, honesty, trust, sympathy, and understanding.

However, even within the framework of family, these are difficult concepts for children to understand, accept, and uphold. When dealing with people outside the family, it becomes even more complicated. {Read More}

Children Love A Good Mystery And This Love Can Make Reading Fun

Children love a good mystery and, if you are trying to motivate your child to read, introducing the fun of trying to solve a mystery can help a lot. If you read with your child, and especially if you are helping a slow reader practice reading skills, the mystery story makes reading a happier experience for both of you. {Read More}

A Kids Sports-Mystery Fun Read Will Reinforce A Key Life Skill

Reading to learn or to understand something is quite different than reading for fun, which falls into a different category altogether. Children read a sports-mystery for pleasure, and can miss out a word or not understand the meaning of a word and still go on and enjoy the story. No one will test them; the whole experience can be fun.

Since reading is an essential life skill that children must master, anything you can do to foster your child’s interest in reading for pleasure will assist and reinforce the learning experience. {Read More}

Motivate Your Child To Read With A Sports-Mystery Story

Parents and teachers will try almost anything to encourage children to read more, and books that fall into the category of sports-mystery appeal to children on several levels. The most important level is always that the story is fun to read. Forget examples of high moral character or learning about historic events – is this book fun? Am I loving it?

Only if the answer is “yes” does anything else become important. We need to be able to read – menus, road signs, job applications – and for anyone who can read easily, life itself becomes easier. It’s one less thing to worry about. It’s important to learn to read, and the faster you can read, the better. It’s “pleasure reading” that helps a child achieve that goal. {Read More}

Children Love To Read Books That Combine Sports And Mysteries

When I started writing children’s mysteries, I did exactly what everyone tells writers to do: I wrote about what I knew. That’s why my stories place children in a sports setting, with hockey, soccer, and basketball as the sport of choice for the first three books in the series. My main characters always have a personal problem to solve and together solve a mystery. So, sports and mysteries are the backdrop for all my children’s stories. {Read More}

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