Book Reviews

The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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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)
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Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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Three Times Lucky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
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Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(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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Hold Fast Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
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The Wig in the Window Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
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Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
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Spy Camp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(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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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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Buzz Kill Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
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As Red as Blood Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(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 Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
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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)
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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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