Lawyer Smarts!

This week I am attending my eldest daughter’s graduation from law school! Here are a couple of young people’s books about the law.

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. I picked this out of the Nancy Drew series because it was one of my favs. But the entire series is classic. Nancy’s dad is a lawyer who is a sage guide balancing out his daughter’s sometimes impulsive zeal for crime investigation. Written over a half century ago, the characters of Nancy Drew’s stories may seem a little dusty to today’s young folk but once you crack the cover, you may be hooked by the irresistible charm of the sleuth and her lawyer dad. For kids 8 and up.

Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail of the U. S. Supreme Court by Peter W. Barnes, illustrated by Cheryl S. Barnes, looks at the mouse Supreme Court where the justices are deciding an important question. Should mice have the right to eat any cheese they please? This is a fun way for kids to learn about the Constitution, laws, court processes and opinions. Pegged for grades K-up.

Share your favorite children’s books about lawyers.

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