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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
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When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
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The Phantom Tollbooth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
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Desert Angel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
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Tokyo Heist Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
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Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(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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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(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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Space Case: Moon Base Alpha, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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"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)
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The Doubt Factory Book Poster Image
age 14+
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)
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Greenglass House Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
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There Will Be Lies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
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Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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Nooks & Crannies Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
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