Book Reviews

The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
Theodore Boone: The Accused Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
"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)
The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
Belly Up: FunJungle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
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)
"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)
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)
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
Knightley & Son Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
"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)
Greenglass House Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
K-9: Knightley & Son, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Sweetest Heist in History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
Theodore Boone: The Fugitive Book Poster Image
age 10+
Suspenseful installment explores death penalty, immigration.
By John Grisham
(2015)
"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)
Big Game: FunJungle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart and funny sequel grapples with ethics of hunting.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)

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