Book Reviews

age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
age 10+
Brilliant writing for brilliant kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2007)
age 9+
Newbery Honor-ed tale not for scaredy cats.
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1986)
age 9+
Gripping mystery told by kid with Asperger's.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic seeking his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
age 9+
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
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age 9+
Third in the series is the weakest of all.
By Blue Balliett
(2008)
age 7+
Mouse-authored series engages young readers.
By Geronimo Stilton
(2007)
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age 15+
Disturbing mystery tale with many mature themes.
By Christina Meldrum
(2008)
age 9+
Suspenseful, high-stakes contest of puzzles.
By Jody Feldman
(2008)
age 15+
British murder mystery is full of adult content.
By Kevin Brooks
(2008)
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age 9+
Unlikely but pleasant mystery with noir overtones.
By Tony Abbott
(2008)
age 9+
Playfully spooky, cool, and full of imagination.
By Christopher Lincoln
(2008)
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(2008)
age 10+
Fun series start, but violence makes it best for older kids.
By Paul Stewart
(2008)
age 15+
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
By Judy Blundell
(2008)
age 12+
Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist.
By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Hegamin
(2008)
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age 10+
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
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age 11+
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
By Patrick Carman
(2009)
age 7+
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
By Lemony Snicket
(2009)

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