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Dear Killer Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen serial killer faces moral dilemma in gripping read.
By Katherine Ewell
(2014)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
By Jeff Baron
(2014)
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The Secret Box Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
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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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Exposure: Virals, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
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Codename Zero: The Code Name Conspiracy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
By Chris Rylander
(2014)
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Fake ID Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing Book Poster Image
age 10+
Small-town mystery sequel charming but doesn't cut as deep.
By Sheila Turnage
(2014)
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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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The Killing Woods Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
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The Naturals Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens vs. serial killer in implausible, confusing thriller.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2013)
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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
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Confessions: The Private School Murders Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
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The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer
(2013)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things Book Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop Book Poster Image
age 6+
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)
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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
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