Lemony Snicket Books

Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) made his mark with A Series of Unfortunate Events, a gothic series about the besieged Baudelaire orphans, in which Snicket is both the narrator and an adult character working for a secret organization. His noir mystery-style All the Wrong Questions series features the 12-year-old Snicket as an apprentice in that organization, investigating suspicious goings-on in the strange town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. He's also published several fun picture books. This list includes the first three Unfortunate Events books and all the other Snicket books we've reviewed. For other captivating reads, check out Mystery Books and Picture Books.

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The Dark

age 3+

Clever story of a boy who conquers his fear of the dark.

By: Lemony Snicket (2013)
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Goldfish Ghost

age 3+

Lonely ghost fish finds a friend in charming seaside tale.

By: Lemony Snicket (2017)
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The Bad Mood and the Stick

age 5+

Quirky, whimsical, insightful look at passing moods.

By: Lemony Snicket (2017)
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29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy

age 7+

Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.

By: Lemony Snicket (2014)
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The Composer Is Dead

age 7+

Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.

By: Lemony Snicket (2009)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1

age 9+

A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.

By: Lemony Snicket (1999)
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The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2

age 9+

A clever, suspenseful mystery in series.

By: Lemony Snicket (1999)
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The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 3

age 9+

The least subtle book thus far in the series.

By: Lemony Snicket (1999)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1

age 9+

Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.

By: Lemony Snicket (2012)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2

age 9+

More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.

By: Lemony Snicket (2013)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

age 9+

Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.

By: Lemony Snicket (2014)
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"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3

age 9+

Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.

By: Lemony Snicket (2014)
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