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I have four boys – three of whom are old enough to read – and they have loved reading this series. You can read any of the books on their own, but why not start with this first, original story? The books are entertaining, and it’s fun to try to solve the mystery as you read. I believe the newer additions may be divided into chapters, but originally these books were not. Either way, they are perfect for kids who have started reading on their own and are wanting to read a "chapter book. " To me, this book is the perfect segue from picture books to chapter books. It’s short enough to finish in a few days (early readers) or even just an hour or so (stronger readers). These books gave my kids a great sense of accomplishment in being able to read the whole thing all by themselves. I think that is priceless in boosting their confidence and interest in reading. I should also mention that while my boys loved these books, they would be great for girls also. Check it out!
Review Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review “A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist “Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly “Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews “They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post
Nate the Great Goes Undercover Paperback – February 15, 1978 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (Author) Review
I had used this book years ago for a 2nd grade book group at my childrens’ school (for 7 years). That group was mostly advanced readers who chose to use their free period to go to a monthly book group. They loved the book and the solve a mystery activity that we did. I am now volunteering with 2nd graders who have reading problems (many whose parents are not literate or don’t speak English) and I read with a 2nd grader once a week. He loved this book and loved the treasure hunt activity we did with it. I gave it to another volunteer and she said it was the first book that the 2nd grade boy that she reads with would read out loud-for the previous few months, she read aloud to him. Before we read the book, we previewed vocabulary (made some cards) for the "detective words" (in the back of the book in new editions) and words that might be challenging. -Read Reviews-
I liked this, but I’m 40. Its got a dry sense of humor to the writing that I enjoy. My 7 year old didn’t find it remotely funny and was bored of it pretty quickly. He asked me not to get any more of the books in this series. 🙁
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