John Grisham’s Series for Kids: Theodore Boone

Last Updated on August 24, 2022 by ellen

I’m a huge John Grisham fan, and somehow I missed that he had books for kids. Theodore Boone is the name of the series. Check out my review.

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John Grisham's Series for Kids: Theodore Boone

John Grisham’s Series for Kids: Theodore Boone

As of today, there are six books in the series, which is about a 13-year-old who loves to solve mysteries. If you’re not familiar with John Grisham, he’s a bestselling author who writes legal thrillers.

I cannot tell you how many of his books I’ve read. And, now that I know he has another series, I’ll be looking for more of his works. 

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in Strattenburg. He has helped bring a fugitive to justice. But even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide standardized testing.

In the first five books in the series, Theo helped solve a murder mystery and kidnapping, was framed for a crime he did not commit, uncovered political corruption in a hot-button environmental case, and recaptured a fugitive.

In his latest thrilling case, an anonymous tip leads Theodore’s local school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another regional middle school. This thrusts Theo into the middle of a cheating scandal.

With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what’s right in the newest case for clever kid lawyer Theo Boone. But will he be able to choose the right option in time?

a teen reading a book while laying on the couch

My review

I have read the first four books in the Theodore Boone series. I love these books. Theo’s parents are lawyers. 

His friends regularly turn to him for legal advice (unofficially) about topics ranging from their parent’s financial issues, dogs that have been picked up by animal control and older siblings being arrested.

Theo explains the legal system and offers suggestions for where they can go for help. He also gets involved in many mysteries and helps solve them in a way that drew me into the story and kept me eagerly reading to the end.

As much as I love John Grisham’s stories, sometimes the legal jargon is over my head and leaves me a bit confused. The author wrote Theodore Boone for kids/teens. He wrote the stories for those that don’t necessarily understand all of the legal words or how the system works.

This makes the books entertaining and a great introduction to the legal system. I was particularly fascinated by the story about eminent domain and how it impacted his friend’s grandparents.

If you have kids in the 8 to 12 age range (or you’re like me and love kid’s books), you’ll want to start reading this series today. You can buy it here.

22 thoughts on “John Grisham’s Series for Kids: Theodore Boone

  1. I’ve heard of John Grisham but have yet to read any of his books which has been on my to-do list for awhile! I remember hearing something about his children’s series but never really looked that much into it. I’d love to win this because it sounds like a really interesting series!

    Thank you for this awesome chance.

  2. Interesting. I think I had heard of this a while back – I’m a big John Grisham fan as well. If I won, I’d give the books to a blogger friend’s child, probably.

  3. I’d like to win this because, like you, the legal stuff in Grisham’s books are a bit much for me. I love YA books. Currently enjoying Harry Potter (as well as Sandra Brown)

  4. I would like to win for a couple reasons. I love John Grisham and I love reading! A couple years ago I was a passenger in a car accident that left me permanently disabled, so I read a lot more then I used too. And books are expensive, so any time I can win one is super awesome. Plus did I mention I love JOhn Grisham?!

  5. After the 3 boys read them, the books will be donated to the local library as the book budget is sooooooo limited.

  6. This looks like such a great series for children. I love the way that series books encourage children to read one book after another.

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