Suggested reading for ages
6-9 and ages
books for kids
Bald Bandit by Ron Roy.
Third-grader Dink and his detective friends hope to receive
a big reward by finding the person whose video recorder picked
up a picture of the local bank robber.
Guys Talk by Barbara
In the dead middle of summer, the Scarface Detectives investigate
their creepiest case yet when a mysterious client sends
them to Oak Hill Cemetery, where Loonie Loraine is buried.
A Wild Willie Mystery.
Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House by
"Daily Tombs" newspaper reporter Dirk Bones, who also happens to
be a skeleton, investigates when a family of ghosts fears that they are being
Brown Finds the Clues by Donald Sobol.
Fifth-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves
ten mysteries and, by putting the solutions at the back of
the book, challenges the reader to do the same.
Rise Private Eyes: The Case of the Missing Monkey by Cynthia Rylant.
While having breakfast at their favorite diner, two detectives,
Bunny and Jack, solve a mystery that is not what it seems.
Horrible Harry Cracks the Code by Suzy Kline.
Harry is determined to uncover the special set of numbers that the school cook uses to award the daily prizes in the cafeteria’s “February fun” program and prove to the class that he is a great detective.
And Moo: The Case Of The Missing Jelly Donut by
While picnicking, Minnie notices that her jelly donut has
disappeared. The cow sleuths deduce that the thief
must be a chicken when they find a chicken feather next
to the empty pastry box - but where did she go?
the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.
Nate the Great gets an urgent call from Annie who has just
painted a picture and can't find it anywhere. Nate plunges
into the new case of the missing picture, and solves another
mystery while he works.
Did the Chicken Cross the Road? by
Jon Agee ... [et al.]
Fourteen illustrators give their own answer to the perplexing
mystery of why the chicken would cross that busy road.
The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett.
Xena Holmes and her brother Xander are playing a favorite game, guessing people's occupation by appearance, in front of their hotel when a strange man delivers a note written in disappearing ink directing them to the Dancing Men Pub. Once there, they’re told that Sherlock Holmes is their great-great grandfather and they are given their inheritance –his "Unsolved Cases" notebook.
the Curtain by Peter
Thirteen-year-old amateur sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill, from
the Rabbit Hole, is back and she seems to be surrounded
by people with secrets.
Case of the Missing Marquess by
Enola, the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes,
stars in her own mystery when her mother disappears. Following “flower clues” she begins searching for her mother who may, or may not have, run away.
newest adventures --The
Case of the Left-Handed Lady and The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets.
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
A plane arrives at an airline gate unnoticed by radar and most personnel. There are no flight attendants, no pilot, in fact no adults at all, but there are 36 passengers--each seat is inhabited by an infant. Thirteen years later, teenage adoptees Jonah and his friend Chip begin receiving ominous messages that lead to a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, trying to repair the fabric of time.
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman.
Brainteasers and tricky puzzles are all part of the Gollywhopper Games, a promotional sweepstakes leading to untold wealth and fame for the lucky contestants.
Moon Investigations by
Fletcher Moon’s first case is finding out who swiped the lock of a pop star's hair that April Devereux, "head of an entire tribe of Barbies," bought on eBay.
Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose by Mary
Jackson and sidekick Reuben agree to become rose rustlers
and steal a clipping of an old rose branch from a cemetery
for their friend Mr.K. When terrible things begin happening,
Reuben is convinced the clipping is cursed.
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.
Salim, a visiting cousin, never emerges from ‘The London Eye’ a huge tourist Ferris wheel. Was he kidnapped, did he run away, or did he spontaneously combust?
Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan.
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice, take a million dollars and walk away, or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue, and begin a very dangerous race.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.
“Are you a gifted child looking for Special Opportunities?" When orphan Reynie answers this strange ad from the newspaper he has no idea that it will lead him to puzzling clues, new friends and a chance to save the world.
Nightmare at the Book Fair by Dan Gutman.
Trip Dinkleman can’t imagine anything more boring than reading a book or going to the library. But Miss Durkin, the media specialist, grabs him on his way to Lacrosse tryouts and asks him to help move some shelving for the book fair. When a heavy shelf conks him on the head, he ends up living in some very interesting and dangerous books.
One: A Mystery or Two by
A shrinking school in a dying town and a face in the window
of an empty house don't seem to be related; but as fifth-grader
Ted Hammond learns, in a very small town, there's no such
thing as an isolated event.
Westing Game by Ellen
The sixteen heirs of magnate Sam Westing are called upon at the reading of his will to unravel the secret behind his untimely demise. The will is in the form of a puzzle, and the heirs must solve the mystery, in order to inherit the fortune.
Wright 3 by Blue Balliett.
Petra, Calder and Tommy are drawn into another art mystery
focusing on Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece,
the Robie House. The sixth graders attempt to save this
landmark from demolition encountering hidden puzzles, coded
messages and eerie sightings.