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Leroy Brown is back in the next six books in the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville's ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night aroLeroy Brown is back in the next six books in the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville's ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but readers are given all the clues as well and can chime in with their own solutions. Interactive and fun—it's classic Encyclopedia Brown!...

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ISBN : 9780553150933
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down Reviews

  • Julesmarie
    2019-05-19 19:22

    I got to learn more new things in this one: I learned what ambergris is, I learned it's possible to get birds drunk by feeding them fermented berries (hah! hilarioius chapter!) and I learned that worm fiddling is a real thing and was an actual sport-like event once upon a time. Oh, the obscure facts to be gained from children's books!My favorite mysteries in this one are The Case of the Model Universe, The Case of the Flower Can and The Case of the Boy Boxers.

  • Michael
    2019-04-26 21:21

    A trip down memory lane via audio book with this entry about Encyclopedia Brown, boy detective.The mysteries are fairly straight-forward and based, for the most part, on observational clues about the alleged crime. I recall reading and loving these growing up and to hear them read on audio again now as a grown-up is a lot of fun.

  • Maria Carmo
    2019-04-24 15:35

    I do not want to repeat myself... These books are fun and good as a thinking exercise, although they tend to repeat themselves in terms of their plot and they are solely based on logic (when so many times other factors influence the discovery of a case).They are good fun, still.Maria Carmo,Lisbon, 5 January 2018.

  • Gina
    2019-04-24 19:24

    Finished 2/13/17

  • Elisabeth
    2019-04-19 16:23

    Leroy Brown is back in the next six books in the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville’s ten-year-old star detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve some of the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but readers are given all the clues as well and can chime in with their own solutions. Interactive and fun—it’s classic Encyclopedia Brown!

  • Kris
    2019-04-30 21:21

    I loved these as a kid, and was never patient enough to sit and think about the answer. I'd just flip to the end and read it. I remember not understanding all the solutions, and I remember the text being a little dated. Reading them again with my 8 yr old has been fun, but a little disappointing. I can see the clues pretty clearly the first time, but I enjoy pushing her to think through it. They are definitely dated in a 'Leave it to Beaver' kind of way, and some of the solutions rely on information not widely known (which I think is cheating), but, for the most part, they are as fun and engaging as I remember them.

  • Brandon Burrup
    2019-04-25 23:37

    I loved Encyclopedia Brown books when I was a kid. He was the Sherlock Holmes of the neighborhood. The premise was not the only thing that made these books great. They were written in a very readable format for a kid with a relatively short attention span. Each chapter was a different case. Also the reader was always given the chance to try to solve the crime with the main character. This is probably where I picked up the habit of paying attention to little details in movies to try and figure out the ending before every one else.

  • Raja99
    2019-04-19 23:45

    Why I Reread This Book in 2010: I found an inexpensive copy for sale at the Greenwood Half-Price Books.My Goodreads notes say I previously finished reading this on 2007-04-01 ; I had absolutely no recollection of this. (I think I borrowed a bunch from my nephew while we were on a trip.)I remember elements from 4 of the stories—"Champion Skier", "Smelly Nelly", "Model Universe", and "Apple Cider"—but I think I remember them from my childhood, not from my 2007 (re?)read.(Finished rereading ~< 2010-03-30 01:00 EDT.)

  • Sheri S.
    2019-04-23 17:49

    Encyclopedia gets to do some international crime solving in this book. He also explores a case related to worm-fiddling, something I had never previously heard of though wouldn't be surprised to learn exists. As usual, there's the regular crimes committed by Bugs Meany and/or members of his Tigers gang. My daughter continues to ask for Encyclopedia Brown books even though she usually can't solve the mysteries. And, to be honest, sometimes I can't solve them either...For instance, I had no idea that you always mount a horse from the animal's left side.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-05-17 23:39

    I recommend Encyclopedia Brown. I was 8 when I first encountered this series. I loved it. It was recommended by a boy that I liked. What I liked about these books is that it taught me how to think before making wild guesses. Each book had several cases which were easy to read and follow for a child. I recommend this to any parent looking for helping their child to use logic and deductive reasoning. Great on how to look at relevant facts at a child's level.

  • Penny
    2019-04-20 16:37

    This book was suggested by Liam for us to read together as part of our summer 2013 book club. We get 2 books from the library and read each chapter together. Then we discuss and try to figure out the mystery in each chapter from the clues we read. This is great for reading comprehension! Unfortunately we didn't even solve half they mysteries in this book. Hopefully we'll get as good as 10 year old detective Encyclopedia Brown!

  • Drew
    2019-04-29 19:28

    This is the perfect hospital read. You know that scene in About Schmidt where Jack Nicholson is surprised by the titular character's problem solving? Well, you never think you'll be outsmarted, but the boy wonder manages to piece everything together faster and more completely than his readers. A workout for the brain, even though it's written for 5th graders.

  • Mskychick
    2019-04-30 19:40

    Reread Fair Game by Patricia BriggsThis is a placeholder, or rather a place counter, since stupid GoodReads does not allow one to count re-read books towards one's total book read count for the year. Even though I've read the book before, I READ THE d&$n BOOK THIS YEAR, AND IT COUNTS TOWARD MY F%KING COUNTS!Stupid Goodreads *grumble, grumble*

  • The Brothers
    2019-04-28 15:30

    I had my doubts about reading Asher (5 y.o.) these stories as I thought he might lose interest because this is more a chapter book than a picture book. Was horribly wrong. He loves the mysteries and doesn't seem to mind the lack of illustrations.

  • Booked
    2019-04-30 20:29

    A blast from my past! I hadn't read Encyclopedia Brown for years, and it was so nostalgic to revisit. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the mysteries are a lot more obvious than I remember them being, and there are a lot of stock, caricatured characters... but it's fun stuff.

  • Boqin Zhang
    2019-05-08 15:39

    This book is not just fun to read but also gives you puzzles and riddles to solve. Even though the reader can just turn to the solution page to find the answer to the stories the reader can use their own brains and solve the story themself.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-14 15:21

    Encyclopedia Brown makes me just a little bit closer to that childhood super-sleuth dream of mine. Though by the looks of how I fared in solving the cases, it doesn't seem like I'd have much of a shot after all

  • Timothy McNeil
    2019-05-06 15:50

    It isn't just that Sobol pretty much writes the characters as though he is angry with (or at) all of them. Rather, it is that Encyclopedia Brown's conclusions once again skip reality for conjecture. Seriously flawed and that is more than disappointing.

  • Brendan
    2019-04-18 20:29

    It is great

  • Sharon
    2019-05-19 16:27

    I've not been much of a mystery fan as an adult, but I loved this series, and read the ones in our library several times.

  • Briana Mendez
    2019-05-03 18:34

    This was my favorite book for years!

  • Caleb
    2019-04-24 20:23

    good book i liked it

  • Cws
    2019-04-28 18:27

    JMAR4-Sob

  • Alicia
    2019-04-18 15:21

    Fun series of little solve your own mysteries. Tried reading the book aloud a while back but didn't interest. Now have been listening to stories on CD and they love it. Will try books again soon.

  • Doc-mok
    2019-04-27 18:43

    A perennial favorite; and this time, I couldn't always solve them! ;)

  • Dan
    2019-04-28 18:44

    One of my first!

  • Monique
    2019-05-03 18:41

    Classic!!

  • Kar
    2019-05-14 18:33

    this is a review of the series as a whole.these books taught me that reading didn't have to be a chore. less predictable and formulaic than your typical scooby-doo episode.

  • Eric
    2019-04-29 18:23

    My Dad turned me on to Encyclopedia Brown. He read these books when he was a kid, too. For some reason I found him more readable than The Hardy Boys, who I never did end up liking at all.

  • Timothy Boyd
    2019-05-11 17:48

    These are fantastic books. I loved them as a kid. You can solve the mysteries along with Encyclopedia Brown, all the clues are in the story. They make you think. Very recommended for young readers