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Picture Book Mysteries
Old 02-04-2018, 01:10 PM
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Picture book mysteries are a great way to teach the class mini lessons on this genre and the traits of a mystery. Here are some that I have used with my students in the past as read aloud lessons.

Grandpa's Teeth by Clement (This was is funny and very entertaining.)

Mystery on the Docks by Thatcher Hurd

Piggins by Jane Yolen

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg (This one is also a cautionary tale about watching too much television )

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick collected by Chris Van Allsburg (These are just pictures with captions. Allsbur wrote the captions. You can use them as writing prompts so your students can write their own mystery. This is also fun to use around Halloween)

The Web Files by Margie Palatini (very short and simple)

Private I Guana by Nina laden(This one is my favorite. Unfortunately it is out of print and hard to find. If your school is older there may be a copy for you to use. It is a mystery and also is filled with many play on words which makes it fun and more challenging as a read aloud. You can listen to it on Storylineonline)

Mystery at the Club Sandwich by Doug Cushman
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