Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
age 9+
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
age 12+
 
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 7+
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
age 8+
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
age 8+
 
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
age 9+
 
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
age 10+
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 10+
 
Suspenseful installment explores death penalty, immigration.
By John Grisham
(2015)