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Encyclopedia Brown

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Encyclopedia Brown

Right up there with The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew as one of the all-time greatest kid sleuths is Leroy Brown --- better known as Encyclopedia Brown ---  who has been solving neighborhood mysteries and going against the Meany gang since 1963! 

Links:
Official Website (Educator Materials available)

 

Titles in Order of Publication:
 

  • Book 1, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN: Boy Detective 
  • Book 2, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE SECRET PITCH 
  • Book 3, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN FINDS THE CLUES
  • Book 4, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN GETS HIS MAN 
  • Book 5, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN SOLVES THEM ALL. 
  • Book 6, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN KEEPS THE PEACE
  • Book 7, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN SAVES THE DAY 
  • Book 8, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN TRACKS THEM DOWN
  • Book 9, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN SHOWS THE WAY
  • Book 10, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN TAKES THE CASE  
  • Book 11, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN LENDS A HAND
  • Book 12, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE DEAD EAGLES 
  • Book 13, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE MIDNIGHT VISITOR 
  • Book 14, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN CARRIES ON
  • Book 15, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN SETS THE PACE.
  • Book 16, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS HANDPRINTS
  • Book 17, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE TREASURE HUNT
  • Book 18, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE DISGUSTING SNEAKERS
  • Book 19, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE TWO SPIES
  • Book 20, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF PABLO'S NOSE
  • Book 21, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE SASE OF THE SLEEPING DOG
  • Book 22, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE SLIPPERY SALAMANDER
  • Book 23, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE JUMPING FROGS 
  • Book 24, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN CRACKS THE CASE
  • Book 25, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, SUPER SLEUTH
  • Book 26, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE SECRET UFO
  • Book 27, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE CARNIVAL CRIME
  • Book 28, ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN AND THE CASE OF THE SOCCER SCHEME

Other books by Donald J. Sobol:
 

  • ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN'S BOOK OF STRANGE BUT TRUE CRIMES
  • THE AMAZING POWER OF ASHUR FINE
  • TWO MINUTE MYSTERIES
  • MORE TWO MINUTE MYSTERIES
  • STILL MORE TWO MINUTE MYSTERIES
  • MY NAME IS AMELIA

Encyclopedia Brown

Books in this series

by Donald J. Sobol

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood's 10-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, 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 his most baffling crimes. And with 10 confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well.

by Donald J. Sobol

A cross-eyed baseball pitch...a missing penknife named Excalibur...poems that pack a punch...a kid-lover turned kidnapper...and some tall tales that come up short! These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain.

by Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown is faced with 10 new cases to solve, ranging from a stolen collection of teeth, to a trick to win a contest, to a plot to frame him for kidnapping! Luckily, with help from his partner, Sally Kimball, and his police chief father, Encyclopedia Brown will solve any case.

by Donald J. Sobol

Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves 10 more of his most confounding mysterites, from discovering the cause of an unsettling car accident, to outsmartig twins at a pie-eating contest and more. With clues given in each case, readers will have a chance to solve the mystery themsleves!

by Donald J. Sobol

A clown accused of robbery...a mutt maimed by an armed gardener...a pig-shaped teapot...a Cupid who shoots expensive arrows...and a muscle-building tonic that shrinks your pockets! These are just some of the 10 brian-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. 

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Encyclopedia Brown 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.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A camper who's been bound and gagged...a stolen bike wheel...two kidnapped pigs...a boy with wings...and a foot-warmer inventor who accidentally puts his own foot right in his mouth! These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computer-like brain. Try to crack the cases along with him!

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A top-secret case involving a kidnapped ambassador...two suspicious boxers and missing money...some very bizarre bird behavior...and much more! Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves 10 of his most confounding mysteries. With clues given in each case, readers will have a chance to solves the mystery themselves! Interactive and chock-full of interesting bits of information --- it's classic Encyclopedia Brown!

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A ripped-off rattlesnake...a guard dog that has a nervous breakdown...a pickpocket with a pet kangaroo...and a red-haired red herring! These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Who would believe that the mastermind behind Idaville's spotless police record is a fifth grader? Whenever Mr. Brown, who is the chief of police, comes up against a case that no one on the force can solve, he knows what to do. He goes home and eats dinner. Usually, his son, Encyclopedia Brown, solves the case before the main course is served. Sometimes, however, it takes until dessert.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A huge footprint in the soft earth...counterfeit money in a bird's nest...a threatening letter...an exploding toilet...a missing silver dollar...and a stolen newspaper clipping that could be valuable! These are the only traces left at the scene of 10 brain-twisting crimes that Encyclopedia Brown must solve!

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

As Idaville's 10-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.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

An unexpected midnight quest...a holdup at the First City Bank...a stolen tennis racket...gerbils who paint in pairs...and fifty mosquitoes netted at the Oddball Olympics! These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Once again America's 10-year-old Sherlock Holmes in sneakers is called upon to help his police-chief father and the neighborhood children solve 10 mysteries.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Match wits with Encyclopedia Brown and see if you can solve these mysteries before he does! A valuable painting is stolen, and almost everyone in the neighborhood is a suspect...who really won the bubblegum-blowing contest, and who cheated?...someone in town claims that they invented a machine that can make roosters crow. Is this story just a lot of cock-a-doodle-doo?...and more!

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A stolen watermelon...dueling kites...a blond wig left at the scene of the crime...and a smashed wristwatch whose time has run out! These are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mythology

Suspects who are identical twins...a leaking tent...magical worm pills...a zebra's portrait...and a sheet of toilet paper from Spain that's been swiped! These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A stolen teacup...an extra set of footprints...four very strange words...a pirate's treasure...and a race to find a cheater in Idaville's annual disgusting sneaker contest! These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

The young sneaker-clad super sleuth saves the day again in a collection of 10 short mysteries that invite readers to puzzle out the solutions before consulting the answers in the back of the book.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Encyclopedia Brown, the secret weapon in Idaville's war on crime, is back --- with 10 all-new mysteries to solve. Bugs Meany and his tricky Tigers are back, too. And Wilford Wiggins, lazy as a bedpost, is still dreaming up ways to part little kids from their allowances. But with the help of Sally Kimball, the prettiest (and the toughest) girl in the fifth grade, Encyclopedia can solve any case, from Pablo's missing nose to racing reptiles that become snake snacks.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Will Wilford Wiggins finally part the kids of Idaville from their hard-earned allowances? Can Encyclopedia stop Sally from belting Bugs Meany into the next millennium? What happens when performance art comes to Idaville? To find the answers --- and to solve the mysteries of the sleepy beagle and the shower singers --- read the continuing adventures of the world's most famous boy detective!

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

A slippery salamander, a banana burglar, a judge who's run away and a presidential toothbrush...these are just some of the clues that the world's greatest young detective must use to solve 10 all-new mysteries.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Encyclopedia is back with 10 all-new mysteries to solve, along with the help of his partner, Sally Kimball, the prettiest and toughest girl in the fifth grade. They'll have to face Bugs Meany, who's up to his old tricks, and Wilford Wiggins, who's still dreaming up new schemes to trick the kids of Idaville out of their money. Plus there's lots of new characters too!

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves 10 of his newest and most confounding mysteries, including a case of a missing butterfly brooch, some stolen Confederate stamps, a forgetful jewel thief and more.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Join Encyclopedia Brown as he solves 10 new and even more confounding mysteries, including a case of a stolen watch, disappearing money, a headless ghost and more

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Join Encyclopedia Brown here as he solves 10 new and mysterious conundrums, including a case of stolen medallions, the secret of an old diary, a case of a shipwreck, and many more

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Following the classic Encyclopedia Brown formula, this installment presents 10 mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the boy detective. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he takes on cases of giant diamonds, lazy lions, a country singer and of course a trip to the carnival.

by Donald J. Sobol - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

The boy detective is back with ten new exciting adventures  Following the classic formula, this new installment presents 10 new mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the boy detective. Join Encyclopedia as he takes on cases of an African killifish, a library book vandal, and a nail-biting soccer game.