New Economics Mystery Novel that Teaches Econ to Kids (Striker Jones Sequel)

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5 Ratings
Econ for Kids
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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50 pages
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-- Award-Winning Finalist in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards: Children's Fiction --

Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer is the sequel to Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives, the fun detective story that teaches children economics through engaging mysteries. In this novel, Striker Jones and his friends go to summer camp.

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This book is great for social studies enrichment. With its ten mini-mysteries format, it is also easy to break across several lessons. Please see all my positive feedback for the first novel in this series.

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Students will learn the following concepts through the stories:

- Wants vs. Needs
- Supply and Demand
- Entrepreneurism
- Scarcity
- Knowledge in Decision-Making
- Buying Behaviors
- Complements and Substitutes
- Specialization
- Tragedy of the Commons
- Black Markets
- Resources
- Investment

Professional Reviews

"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
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