Book Reviews

The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
Nooks & Crannies Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
Book Scavenger Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
Three Times Lucky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
Hold Fast Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
The Wig in the Window Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
Spy Camp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
The Killing Woods Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)

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