Hot tip – get your kids reading mystery stories these holidays!

Did you know that creative thinking and problem solving are in the top 3 for what will be the most in demand job skills by 2020?

Getting kids engaged in creative problem solving scenarios is an important, not to mention awesome, pastime. The easiest way to do this? Get them reading and/or writing mystery and detective stories.  

Mystery stories will get their brains firing as they work through the clues and challenge their powers of deduction. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love to try and solve a mystery before the detective does? 

Here are our top 5 picks:

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Ruby Redfort

The 39 CLues

Friday Barnes Girl Detective

Rose Raventhorpe Investigates