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The Case of the Burgled Bundle

by Michael Hutchinson, read by Kaniehtiio Horn
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, mysteries & detective stories

 

The Mighty Muskrats, four cousins from the Windy Lake First Nation, are back for another adventure!

The National Assembly of Cree Peoples has gathered together in the Windy Lake First Nation, home to the Mighty Muskrats—cousins Chickadee, Atim, Otter, and Sam. But when the treaty bundle, the center of a four-day-long ceremony, is taken, the four …

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Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z

A Nutty Alphabet Book

by Nancy Rose
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: squirrels, mysteries & detective stories, alphabet

The letter Z is missing! Help little Oakley find it in this charming picture book with photos of real squirrels!

Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z is an alphabet book like no other. In it, we meet Little Oakley as he embarks on a quest to find the letter Z. He searches through an alphabet of human objects—looks beneath the Bed, claws through …

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Alice Fleck's Recipes for Disaster

by Rachelle Delaney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: cooking & food, friendship, mysteries & detective stories

When Alice agreed to appear in a reality cooking show with her father, she had no idea she'd find herself in the middle of a mystery! Will Alice and her new friends be able to save the show? A light-hearted and funny middle grade novel for fans of Rebecca Stead and Linda Mulally Hunt.

Alice Fleck's father is a culinary historian, and for as long as …

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The Traitor's Blade

by Kevin Sands
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher’s homecoming takes a sinister turn when a murderous conspiracy is uncovered in this fifth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher, Tom, and Sally are back in London at last. Everyone is relieved at their return—the plague has ended, and the king, pleased with their service, offers a surprising reward. But troub …

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The Egyptian Mirror

by Michael Bedard
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: thrillers & suspense, paranormal, other, mysteries & detective stories

A darkly fantastic middle-grade mystery with the ominous atmosphere loved by fans of Jonathan Auxier and Jonathan Stroud

Thirteen-year-old Simon’s life has been knocked askew ever since his family moved into his deceased grandfather’s house. First there’s his eccentric neighbor Mr. Hawkins, who is laid up with a broken leg. Simon’s mother be …

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Sara and the Search for Normal

by Wesley King
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, depression & mental illness, friendship

“It’s the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara’s internal struggles that readers will remember.” —Booklist
In this prequel to the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, fan-favorite Sara quests for “normal” and finds something even better along the way.

Sara’s Rules to Be Normal
1. Stop taking your pills
19. Make a friend
137. Don’t put m …

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Anna Analyst

A Novel

by Patti Edgar
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

On the last day of elementary school, eleven-year-old Anna finds a leather-bound book about handwriting analysis. Anna could use help deciphering people. Her best friend has started wearing mascara and plans to spend the summer with a more fashionable classmate. And her parents threaten to give away her tortoises just because she's a little forgetf …

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Lark and the Dessert Disaster

by Natasha Deen, read by Heather Gould
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, chapter books, humorous stories

Lark and Connor are judges for the annual baking contest at the community center. When they arrive, they discover that someone has destroyed a contestant's entry. And not just any contestant’s entry—Sophie's! Sophie is Lark's best friend (she just doesn't know it yet). The twin sleuths can't simply roll with it. To save the contest they'll hav …

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