Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
age 10+
 
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Manga, art, and life lessons in topnotch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
age 8+
 
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2011)
age 7+
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
By Tim Tharp
(2013)
age 8+
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)

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