- First Kids Mystery Series published by Holiday House
- Written by: Martha Freeman
- We recommend this book for kids ages 9 and up
What It Is
First Kids Mystery books are a four volume series starring two sisters who live in the White House. In a fun twist, they are the daughters of the very first female president. Imagine that! The girls try to lead normal lives, but that’s not easy when you live at the most famous address in the country. The President’s daughters also have a knack for solving small mysteries, which apparently happen quite frequently at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Is It Fun?
Many of us wonder what it would be like to grow up in the White House and these books help kids explore that fantasy. The mysteries are fun and lead to some wacky adventures and humorous happenings. The characters are also enjoyable, both the good ones and the pests. Readers will also learn some behind-the-scenes fun facts about life in the White House.
Who It’s For
The publisher recommends the series for ages 7 to 12. However, the plots can be complex and there are many characters of which to keep track. As such, children on the younger end of the recommended age range may not be ready to tackle this series just yet. Either way, First Kids Mysteries are a great series to check out at the library.
What To Be Aware Of
There are no illustrations, which is a big miss. Visuals of the life inside the White House would have been a fun addition!