Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 9+
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 9+
 
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 9+
 
Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
By Chris Rylander
(2014)
age 9+
 
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 9+
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
age 9+
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
age 9+
 
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
age 9+
 
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
By John Feinstein
(2009)
age 9+
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
age 9+
 
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
By Michael D. Bell
(2009)

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