Striker Jones is a unique classic kids detective series that teaches children ages 8-12 basic economic concepts. Use it to introduce economic concepts like wants vs. needs or incentives, and enrich your social studies curriculum with fun stories your kids will love.
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This download includes two full-length novels in various e-book forms (pdf, Kindle, ePub).
1) Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives
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Concepts: Supply and Demand, Goods vs. Services, Incentives, Trade-offs, Opportunity Cost, Competition, Risk and Benefits, Barter, Information Asymmetry, Diminishing Marginal Utility, Benefits of Trade, Prices, Profits, Public Choice, Scarcity, Voting
2) Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer
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Award-Winning Finalist of the 2013 USA Book Awards: Children's Fiction Category!
Concepts: Wants vs. Needs, Knowledge in Decision-Making, Complements, Alchian-Allen Effect, Specialization, Tragedy of the Commons, Black Markets, Productive Uses of Resources, Investment
"Striker Jones is an excellent text for older elementary students beginning to grasp more and more complicated economic concepts. Through its easy flowing narrative with lots of conversational dialogue, children will learn to see that economics affect their daily life far more than they realized!" - Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
"'Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer' is the latest title in a middle grade mystery/econ -short story- collection series. Here are ten absolutely riveting chapter mysteries with economics related themes about Striker, Bill, Sheila, and Amy as they throw down an exciting series of mysterious challenges at summer camp. At the end of every action packed chapter, there is a telling question which summarizes the economic and mystery-related implications in the story. In case of brain drain or brain freeze, a handy solution summary follows, with, generally, a happy ending. Once again creative author Maggie Larche proves that middle grade readers (and younger) are up to solving mysteries, analyzing economics, and picking up on clues in a fun and rollicking series that has some heart and group ethics at the core of the story. 'Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer' is a candidate for further awards in its effortless teaching of both excellent cooperation values and basic economics. It is also ideal summer reading for young adults, since the separate but related chapter mysteries stand alone as well as together." - Midwest Book Review