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Mysteries for Kids

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Mystery Mansion : A Look Again Book Cover
Michael Garland
When Tommy goes to visit his Aunt Jeanne at her mansion, he finds a series of notes that are clues to an unnamed puzzle.
E Gar
Sep 2, 2010
Alphabet Mystery Cover
Audrey Wood
Bruce Wood
Little x is missing from Charley's Alphabet, and the other lowercase letters go off to solve the mystery of his disappearance.
E Woo
Sep 2, 2010
Octavius Bloom & the House of Doom Cover
Erik Brooks
The new boy in town uses his detective skills to investigate the scary shed that all the other children are afraid of.
E Bro
Sep 2, 2010
Nate the Great Cover
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Marc Simont
Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.
Ei Sha
Sep 2, 2010
One Nosy Pup Cover
Carol Wallace
Steve Björkman
After moving to a new house, Poky the beagle befriends Charlie the hamster, who was accidentally left behind by the previous owners.
Ei Wal
Sep 2, 2010
Horrible Harry Cracks the Code Cover
Suzy Kline
Frank Remkiewicz
Horrible Harry must defend his reputation as a detective by cracking the secret code of Mrs. Funderburke's lunch prizes.
Ei Kli
Sep 2, 2010
Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game Cover
David A Adler
Susanna Natti
When eight-year-old sleuth Cam Jansen and her friend Eric go to a birthday party, she uses her photographic memory to solve the puzzle of the dinosaur count.
Ei Adl
Sep 2, 2010
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective Cover
Donald J. Sobol
J FIC Sob
Sep 2, 2010
The Falcon's Malteser Cover
Anthony Horowitz
After his older brother, a fledgling private detective, agrees to safeguard a package for a dwarf, Nick scampers to solve the mystery.
J FIC Hor
Sep 2, 2010
The Maze of Bones Cover
Rick Riordan
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues?
J FIC Rio
Sep 2, 2010
Cape Mermaid mystery Cover
Carolyn Keene
Macky Pamintuan
Vacationing at the Jersey shore only to discover that the old inn where they are staying is rumored to be haunted, Nancy Drew and her friends receive a message for help before spotting what might be the rumored of Cape Mermaid ghost
J FIC Kee
Book
May 16, 2012
Escape from Silver Street Farm Cover
Nicola Davies
Katharine McEwen
Gemma, Meera, and Karl are busier than ever preparing for the grand opening at Silver Street Farm. But just when the farm is about to open to the public, the turkeys escape, and the sheep are missing as well. The three friends set out to find the culprits and the escapees.
J FIC Dav
Book
Apr 3, 2013
Framed & dangerous Cover
Kim Harrington
Happily accepting a case from her crush Zane, who has been wrongly accused of stealing money from the school store, Norah and her best friend, Darcy, resolve to prove his innocence in spite of the principal's opinions
J FIC Har
Book
Aug 23, 2012
Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries Cover
Donna Jo Napoli
Robert Furrow
Heather Harms Maione
Sly the Sleuth, also known as Sylvia, solves three mysteries for her friends and neighbors, all involving pets.
J FIC Nap
Sep 2, 2010
The Boxcar Children Cover
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they become The Boxcar Children.
J FIC War
Sep 2, 2010
The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster Cover
James Preller
J FIC Pre
Sep 2, 2010
The curse of the pharaoh Cover
Steve Stevenson
Stefano Turconi
Siobhan Tracey
Maya Gold
Agatha Mistery, a twelve-year-old detective with a photographic memory, travels to Egypt, where rumors of a mysterious tablet unearthed in the Valley of the Kings may be just the clue that she needs to unlock the secret curse of an ancient pharaoh.
J FIC Ste
Book
Feb 14, 2013
The Disappearance of Drover Cover
John R. Erickson
Gerald L. Holmes
Hank and Drover are excited when a quick nap in the back of Slim's pickup turns into a trip to town. But the excitement turns to drama when they find themselves at the livestock show-and Drover decides to take off to visit his mother. Can Hank track down his faithful sidekick before Slim heads back to the ranch?
J FIC Eri
May 21, 2011
The Secret of Robber's Cave Cover
Kristiana Gregory
Patrick Faricy
Lost Island was off limits -- until now. Jeff and David are going to the deserted island to search for clues -- and hidden treasure.
J FIC Gre
Sep 2, 2010
The Tower Treasure Cover
Franklin W Dixon
The robbery of the treasure in the tower proves to be an exciting challenge to Frank and Joe.
J FIC Dix
Sep 2, 2010
13 hangmen Cover
Art Corriveau
Moving to a new home in Boston at the same time he turns thirteen, Tony DiMarco befriends four boys from different time periods who each lived in his attic bedroom and who help him to catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a hidden treasure.
J FIC Cor
Book
Dec 23, 2013
Adventure at Simba Hill Cover
Susan Runholt
When fourteen-year-old best friends Kari and Lucas travel to an archaeological dig in Kenya with Kari's uncle Geoff, they help expose a smuggling ring.
J FIC Run
May 21, 2011
Becoming Holmes Cover
Shane Peacock
With a young Sherlock Holmes immersed in despair, the only thing that can rouse him from this blackness comes when he uncovers a sinister plot unleashed by Malefactor.
J FIC Pea
Book
Oct 19, 2012
Belly up Cover
Stuart Gibbs
Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.
J FIC Gib
Mar 14, 2011
Bone : Out from Boneville Cover
Jeff Smith
J FIC Smi
Sep 2, 2010
Curse of the stone idol Cover
Rita Hsu Syers
Chloe, Maya and Will travel to Montana with Chloe's grandfather, Professor Cooper Wendleton, on an archeological dig. They discover a cave that no human being has entered in more than three thousand years.
J FIC Sye
May 21, 2011
Danger, dynamite! Cover
Anne Capeci
Paul Casale
Ten-year-old Billy, his best friend Finn, and a girl named Dannie, living in a 1920s camp of railroad workers in the Cascade Mountains, follow clues to try to uncover the relationship of a stolen crate of dynamite with gold taken during an 1893 train robbery.
J FIC Cap
Book
Dec 23, 2013
Death cloud Cover
Andrew Lane
In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.
J FIC Lan
Mar 14, 2011
Dragon of seas Cover
Pierdomenico Baccalario
Leah Janeczko
Sheng, Elettra, Harvey, and Mistral meet in Shanghai to find the Pearl of the Sea Dragon relic and complete the pact before Heremit Devil can stop them.
J FIC Bac
Book
Oct 19, 2012
Freaks Cover
Kieran Larwood
In Victorian London, a lonely band of misfits trapped in a sideshow decides to put their extraordinary talents to use to solve the mysteries that no one else cares about, starting with the stealing of poor children from the banks of the Thames.
J FIC Lar
Book
Apr 3, 2013
Girl meets ghost Cover
Lauren Barnholdt
"Seventh-grader Kendall can see dead people. Not only can she see them, she can speak to them and they can speak to her. They want Kendall to be a psychic sleuth and figure out what unresolved issues are keeping them from moving on."--
J FIC Bar
Book
Feb 14, 2013
Horton Halfpott, or, The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor, or, The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset Cover
Tom Angleberger
Horton, an upstanding kitchen boy in a castle in nineteenth-century England, becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding a series of thefts, which is also connected to the pursuit of a very eligible and wealthy young lady's affections
J FIC Ang
Jun 15, 2011
It happened on a train Cover
Mac Barnett
Adam ill Rex
Seventh-grader Steve Brixton finds himself pulled back into sleuthing when, during a train trip down the California coast, he uncovers a mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, an assassin, and a private rail car
J FIC Bar
Book
Oct 15, 2011
Johnny Swanson Cover
Eleanor Updale
In 1929 England, eleven-year-old Johnny Swanson helps his widowed mother by starting a newspaper advertising scam, which leads him to a real-life murder mystery that places his mother in mortal danger
J FIC Upd
May 21, 2011
Missing on Superstition Mountain Cover
Elise Broach
When brothers Simon, Henry, and Jack move with their parents to Arizona, they are irresistably drawn to explore the aptly named Superstition Mountain, in spite of warnings that it is not safe.
J FIC Bro
Jul 16, 2011
Movie mission Cover
Franklin W Dixon
The mission is to discover who is trying to murder Anya Archer, star of the movie Deathstalker.
J FIC Dix
Book
Oct 15, 2011
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Cover
Wendelin Van Draanen
Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street.
J FIC Van
Sep 2, 2010
Secrets and shadows Cover
Bryan Chick
Noah and his friends in the Secret Society join forces with four teens known as the Descenders to try to protect the Secret Zoo hidden below the Clarksville City Zoo from monstrous sasquatches and the evil Shadow Master
J FIC Chi
Feb 16, 2011
Smells like treasure Cover
Suzanne Selfors
Farm boy Homer faces another challenger for his uncle's spot in the society of Legends, Objects, Secrets, and Treasures but Dog's hidden ability to smell treasure guides the duo as clues lead them to fantastic mansions and hidden islands.
J FIC Sel
May 21, 2011
Strike three, you're dead Cover
Josh Berk
"Lenny Norbeck and his friends The Mikes set out to investigate the suspicious death of a young pitcher at a Phillies game"--
J FIC Ber
Book
Apr 3, 2013
The billionaire's curse Cover
Richard Newsome
Jonny Duddle
When thirteen-year-old Gerald finds himself the heir to twenty billion pounds from an aunt he never met, he inherits with it a mystery surrounding his aunt's death and various artifacts in the British Museum
J FIC New
Feb 16, 2011
The bones of the holy Cover
Jennifer Allison
Psychic investigator Gilda Joyce is appalled that her mother plans to remarry, but while they are in St. Augustine, Florida, making wedding arrangements Gilda discovers that the city is full of ghosts and mysteries, including one involving her stepfather-to-be
J FIC All
Jun 15, 2011
The case of the gypsy good-bye Cover
Nancy Springer
After fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes seeks the missing Duquessa Del Campo in the seedy underbelly of nineteenth-century London, she finally reaches an understanding with her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft
J FIC Spr
Feb 16, 2011
The Case of the Missing Marquess Cover
Nancy Springer
Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.
J FIC Spr
Sep 2, 2010
The Fairy-tale Detectives Cover
Michael Buckley
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
J FIC Buc
Sep 2, 2010
The great hamster massacre Cover
Katie Davies
Harry Shaw
After a long pestering campaign, nine-year-old Anna and her younger brother Tom finally get a pair of hamsters, but when the pets are found mysteriously dead, the siblings and neighbor Suzanne launch an investigation throughout their neighborhood.
J FIC Dav
May 21, 2011
The lost treasure of Tuckernuck Cover
Emily Fairlie
"Sixth graders Laurie and Bud attempt to solve an eighty-year-old mystery at their historic school before the building is torn down to make way for a MegaMart".
J FIC Fai
Book
Oct 19, 2012
The mistaken masterpiece Cover
Michael D Beil
Sophie and her friends, who call themselves The Red Blazer Girls, embark on solving a case involving mistaken identities, switched paintings, and some priceless family heirlooms
J FIC Bei
Jul 16, 2011
The silver guitar Cover
Kathryn Reiss
Sergio Giovine
While trying to find a way for her elementary school to help fund the seabird rescue following an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay, Julie investigates the theft of rare guitar. Includes a "Looking Back" essay about benefit concerts in the 1970s
J FIC Rei
Mar 14, 2011
Treasure on Superstition Mountain Cover
Elise Broach
Antonio Javier Caparó
Returning to Superstition Mountain, the Barker brothers, along with their friend Delilah, soon find themselves entangled in more danger and mystery as they uncover a treasure
J FIC Bro
Book
Feb 14, 2013
We hold these truths Cover
Andrew Clements
Adam Stower
School protectors Ben, Jill, and Robert leap at a final chance to save their school from being torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park, a demolition that is supported by dastardly janitors Lyman and Wally.
J FIC Cle
Book
Dec 23, 2013
Wilma Tenderfoot : the case of the frozen hearts Cover
Emma Kennedy
Wilma Tenderfoot, a ten-year-old orphan who lives at Cooper Island's Lowside Institute for Woeful Children, dreams of escape and of becoming the apprentice of the world-famous detective Theodore P. Goodman, whose every case she follows devotedly in the newspaper.
J FIC Ken
Book
Oct 13, 2011
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Michael Garland
E Gar
Anne Capeci
Paul Casale
J FIC Cap
Audrey Wood
Bruce Wood
E Woo
Andrew Lane
J FIC Lan
Erik Brooks
E Bro
Pierdomenico Baccalario
Leah Janeczko
J FIC Bac
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Marc Simont
Ei Sha
Kieran Larwood
J FIC Lar
Carol Wallace
Steve Björkman
Ei Wal
Lauren Barnholdt
J FIC Bar
Suzy Kline
Frank Remkiewicz
Ei Kli
Tom Angleberger
J FIC Ang
David A Adler
Susanna Natti
Ei Adl
Mac Barnett
Adam ill Rex
J FIC Bar
Donald J. Sobol
J FIC Sob
Eleanor Updale
J FIC Upd
Anthony Horowitz
J FIC Hor
Elise Broach
J FIC Bro
Rick Riordan
J FIC Rio
Franklin W Dixon
J FIC Dix
Carolyn Keene
Macky Pamintuan
J FIC Kee
Wendelin Van Draanen
J FIC Van
Nicola Davies
Katharine McEwen
J FIC Dav
Bryan Chick
J FIC Chi
Kim Harrington
J FIC Har
Suzanne Selfors
J FIC Sel
Donna Jo Napoli
Robert Furrow
Heather Harms Maione
J FIC Nap
Josh Berk
J FIC Ber
Gertrude Chandler Warner
J FIC War
Richard Newsome
Jonny Duddle
J FIC New
James Preller
J FIC Pre
Jennifer Allison
J FIC All
Steve Stevenson
Stefano Turconi
Siobhan Tracey
Maya Gold
J FIC Ste
Nancy Springer
J FIC Spr
John R. Erickson
Gerald L. Holmes
J FIC Eri
Nancy Springer
J FIC Spr
Kristiana Gregory
Patrick Faricy
J FIC Gre
Michael Buckley
J FIC Buc
Franklin W Dixon
J FIC Dix
Katie Davies
Harry Shaw
J FIC Dav
Art Corriveau
J FIC Cor
Emily Fairlie
J FIC Fai
Susan Runholt
J FIC Run
Michael D Beil
J FIC Bei
Shane Peacock
J FIC Pea
Kathryn Reiss
Sergio Giovine
J FIC Rei
Stuart Gibbs
J FIC Gib
Elise Broach
Antonio Javier Caparó
J FIC Bro
Jeff Smith
J FIC Smi
Andrew Clements
Adam Stower
J FIC Cle
Rita Hsu Syers
J FIC Sye
Emma Kennedy
J FIC Ken