Children - Mystery

The Lost and Drowned

By Stuart Fryd

It seems strange to call a book about poor orphans and dark magic charming, but that is the first word I thought of when I read The Lost and Drowned by Stuart Fryd. The central characters of the novella are two sisters, Lydia and Sophie....

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The Case of the Missing Poodle

A Detective Ducky Story
By Ben Kubicek

The Case of the Missing Poodle: A Detective Ducky Story is a children’s picture book written by Ben Kubicek. Detective Ducky was poised to dig into a plate of beans -- his favorite food -- when a grief-stricken young girl walked into his office. Her...

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The Adventurer

By Stephen Peeples

The Adventurer by Stephen Peeples is a great action story that plunges kids headlong into the world of reading. Written to encourage kids to pick up books, the story maintains a brisk pace as it follows young hero Owen Spar. A pugnacious little treasure-hunter, Owen...

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving abridged by Fiza Pathan and Michaelangelo Zane

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a classic work of speculative fiction written by Washington Irving and abridged by Fiza Pathan and Michaelangelo Zane, with black and white illustrations by Farzana Cooper. This version is written for children ages 7-12. Sleepy Hollow is a quiet...

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The Medal Muddle

Gummshoes, Mission #2
By E. J. Gore

The Medal Muddle is the second instalment of the Gummshoes children’s book series, written by E.J. Gore. When Devlin Cave – a fourth grader – is bullied at Carson Road School, the Gummshoes take action, rescuing him from the sixth grade Boneheads who thrive on...

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The Secret of Kite Hill

By Bradley Charbonneau

So what happens when you are walking home from school, just like every other day, and your dog’s ball disappears down a strange hole? You can see the ball, but it is just out of reach. Your inner voice tells you that it is not...

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The Secret of Pooks Wood

By Helen Laycock

Twins Ollie and Lily are stranded at Great-Uncle Alfred’s house along with their mother, Stella, at Great Hawkesden Manor during Christmas in The Secret of Pooks Wood by Helen Laycock. The twins find a snow globe outside the house and inside the globe is a...

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The Most Curious Case of the Runaway Spoon

By Tony Flannagan

The Most Curious Case of the Runaway Spoon by Tony Flannagan revolves around Amelia, who is a teenager now, and she wakes up to find a letter behind the little green door. Amelia had always found notes and letters tucked behind the little green door...

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The Deadly Scarab

Crime Cats, Book 3
By Wolfgang Parker

The Deadly Scarab is the third book in the Crime Cats series, both written and illustrated by Wolfgang Parker. After a botched robbery by Corwin Bachert, Clintonville’s young resident superhero, Jonas Shurmann, suddenly finds himself in possession of a mysterious ring. Rumored to have...

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The Mystery of Shadow Hills

Skylar Robbins Book 1
By Carrie Cross

Don’t worry – Skylar Robbins is on the case in Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross, Book 1 in this series. Skylar is a fairly typical 13-year-old who wants nothing more than to be a private detective. With her detective tools...

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