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Laundry Themed Books for School Age Kids

Mysteries, Poems and Fun


When your children pass the age of read-to-me books about laundry, there are still some fun mystery and poetry books with a "laundry theme" that they'll enjoy. Catch them now before they need the teenage lesson on how to do laundry!

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1. The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

My boys loved this book and all of the details in the illustrations. Jimmy's boa has finds itself in moving around the farm ignoring the tasty chickens and eating the wash. You'll enjoy the "twist" at the end!

2. Dirty Laundry Pile - Poems in Different Voices

For grades 3 through 6, these well-chosen poems represent an object or animal like Bobbi Katz's washing machine that sings its washing songs "Blub-blub-a-dubba". Great introduction of poetry to kids.

3. Hank the Cowdog: Secret Laundry Monster Files

Hank the Cowdog has been solving mysteries for years. This time, things start to heat up when a strange flapping noise leads to a midnight investigation and his greatest enemy - the laundry monster. Great for ages 9 to 12.

4. The Lamb In The Laundry

For grades 4 through 6, Lamb in the Laundry is part of the Animal Ark series of books. While not really about laundry, it does teach compassion and fighting for a cause.

5. Al Capone Does My Shirts

Set in 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan's family lives on Alcatraz Island where his father works at the prison. Imagine his adventures especially knowing that mobster Al Capone helps do the family laundry!

6. The Hung Laundry Has A Stain


Kids in grades 4 to 6 will love it when the Defective Amish Detective heads back to Lancaster County to solve a mystery of how clean laundry became stained while hanging on the line. He decides this one calls for a disguise. Under cover, complete with matching sandals over his socks, G meets up with the Amish blacksmith. Together, there is nothing that can stop them, so discovering the cause of the unusual stains and finding the culprit.


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