After meeting Marjorie Sharmat this past November, I had a renewed interest in the series. They were books I read with my boys when they were new readers and they are as good as I remembered. This series has a lovable cast of characters including pets. There are humorous exchanges and important cases are solved by Nate in each book. There are also activities included at the end of the book teaching kids about science, cooking and more. Sure to be loved by boys, girls and their adults.