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Literature: Mystery Books by James Howe

These sites include study guides, enrichment activities and games to learn James Howe’s mystery books such as “Bunnicula” and “The Celery Stalks at Midnight”. A writing activity called Mystery Cube teaches students how authors create mysteries. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Literature: Mystery Books and Writing: Mysteries.


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Students ask James Howe questions and receive interesting answers.
Use this link from Simon and Schuster to read about James Howe and synopses of all of his books.
Have students read this review of "Bunnicula" from the Spaghetti Book Club. This club features artwork and reviews by children.
This site includes enrichment activities to help students learn more about James Howe's book "Bunnicula: a Rabbit Tale of Mystery". NOTE: This site includes ads.
Use this interactive activity from ReadWriteThink with students to learn how an author creates a mystery.
Play this game to test your knowledge about the book "Bunnicula".
Here is a sample lesson plan to teach "Bunnicula: a Rabbit Tale of Mystery".
This is a mini-movie to introduce you to the life and work of one of the most influential mystery writers of the twentieth century, Agatha Christie. Learn about two of her most popular novels as well as some of the ideas dealt with in her stories. Get a free trial or log in if you are a member.
Read all about different mystery books and their authors. Books include "Who Stole the Wizard of Oz," "Encyclopedia Brown," the "Cam Jensen Mystery" series, "Nancy Drew", and "Bunniculla." Includes classroom activity ideas and some interactive quizzes.
These sites are about the genre of mysteries. Includes activities for writing mystery stories and samples of stories written by students. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on mystery books.

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