Book Reviews

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)
The Westing Game Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
"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)
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trivia, puzzles, and books galore in zany library sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
Never Trust a Dead Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)
Chasing Vermeer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
By Blue Balliett
(2004)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
Children Just Like Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
A Deadly Game of Magic Book Poster Image
age 11+
A unique and truly suspenseful story.
By Joan Lowery Nixon
(1983)
Madeline in London Book Poster Image
age 4+
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn Book Poster Image
age 9+
Historical details add depth to gripping mystery.
By Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
(2006)
Half-Moon Investigations Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey Book Poster Image
age 9+
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
The London Eye Mystery Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping mystery told by kid with Asperger's.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
The Witches of Worm Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
The Egypt Game Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)

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