Caden Chronicles Series
Can you solve the case?
Complete the “Official Criminal Inquiry” to see if you have the makings of a homicide detective. Readers list suspects, follow clues, question motives, and look for half-truths and lies in alibis.
With questions at the back of the book, you can fill in the answers while you read. When finished, your book report should be thorough enough to catch a crook!
Readers Are Leaders
- Honors family
- Helps readers see how to treat others as they wish to be treated
- Points readers back to the Bible where the truth about evil resides
- A short, fun, fast read for boys and girls
- Award Winning Middle Grade Fiction
- Each story involves a monster—ghost, vampire, zombie, werewolf … or so it seems
- Spiced with humor and illustrations
- Clean, wholesome read without profanity, sensual overtones, or glorification of violence and evil
Why should a boy or girl begin reading the Caden Chronicles?
Novels in the Caden Chronicles are fast, fun, clean teen and tween books. Boys and girls will fall in love with the quirky characters Nick meets, their oddball antics, and the way Nick solves murder cases by watching police and detective shows — all while Nick displays daring confidence, while also finding trouble and danger.
Why should parents pick the Caden Chronicles for their boys and girls?
Parents will appreciate the clean elements and moral values that avoid profanity and suggestive situations. As an imperfect teen sleuth, Nick is troubled by the phoniness he sees around him and the lies of others that pass for facts. Above all, he wants to find the truth. This drives him to act in ways that lead him towards danger. Nick believes his generation needs to seek truth and that can only be found by asking hard questions.
Each book has some romance, but it’s innocent and clean. The girls who help Nick solve the cases are independent, smart, brave, and often see things Nick overlooks.
What age is appropriate for these books?
The Caden Chronicles are appropriate for mature sixth grade readers. Other parents may choose seventh or eighth grade due to the nature of the mysteries.
Because Nick watches old copy and detective TV shows in order to solve crimes, he’ll sometimes think and act like an older teen might.
The Caden Chronicles are also a great, nostalgic read for adults.