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Education Trade Books for Fiction: Critical Thinking

This page lists fiction books related to content areas to help teachers or teacher candidates.

Mystery/Critical Thinking

  • *Cooper Kids Adventure Series by Frank Peretti (8 books in series, Christian, middle school)
  • *The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (NH, middle school)
  • *The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia Defelice (TBA, middle school)
  • *Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti (Christian)
  • *One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox (NH)
  • *Playing for Keeps by Joan Lowery Nixon
  • *The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
  • *Sammy Keyes and the search for Snake Eyes (softball, middle school)
  • *The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  • *The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (N)
  • Last shot: a Final Four mystery by John Feinstein (basketball, journalism)
  • Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate Klise (middle school)
  • Regarding the Sink: Where, oh Where, did Waters Go? by Kate Klise (middle school)
  • Sammy Keyes and the art of deception by Wendelin Van Draanen (art, middle school)