A to Z Mysteries are the perfect bridge to the mystery genre. Young readers who love Nate the Great and his adventures are ready for the many mysteries this terrific trio will solve. These books do not have to be read in any specific order; however, it is always good to read the first of the series - in this case, The Absent Author - together as a class before tackling the rest, so students will be familiar with the format of the stories. The activities in this guide can be used with any of the books in the series. Each book corresponds to a letter in the alphabet, so teachers can have their mystery buffs read them on their own, assign partners for buddy reading, or assign groups and read different titles in literature circles.
Ron Roy is the author of the popular A to Z Mysteries series, as well as the Capital Mysteries series, and several picture books.