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Meranda and the Legend of the Lake

by Meagan Mahoney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, mermaids, multigenerational, special needs

Anne of Green Gables meets Song for a Whale with a touch of Nancy Drew in this debut middle-grade mystery

"Mahoney’s debut novel combines the fantastical and contemporary to create an accessible story for young readers ... An intriguing mystery set in the mythical backdrop of a coastal Canadian town, starring an unstoppable girl driven by curiosi …

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Shadow

by Mere Joyce
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, special needs, film

Fourteen-year-old Preston Craft is organizing a film festival for his school's film club. When one of the films goes missing two days before the festival begins, Preston is convinced it was stolen and is determined to get it back. The only indication of the theft is a suspicious shadow that Preston noticed right before he discovered the film was go …

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Alibi

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which allows Christine to meet all the visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the rash of recent thef …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Dead Man in the Garden

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, european, law & crime

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, a spa stay becomes a lot more thrilling when TWO dead bodies are found in this third book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Enola Holmes.

Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is ready …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, christmas & advent, law & crime

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency.

Aspiring writer Aggi …

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Alien Road

by M.J. McIsaac
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: paranormal, mysteries & detective stories, alien contact

Ridge isn't thrilled about the idea of spending his whole Spring Break with his mom, but when they get an invitation from his mom’s billionaire friend to join him on his private yacht for a Caribbean cruise, how can he say no? Karl, the billionaire’s son, is less excited. He knows where they are headed—right into the middle of the Bermuda Tri …

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Adventures on the Circle Star Ranch

by Jackie Cameron, illustrated by Wendi Nordell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: farm & ranch life, country life, mysteries & detective stories

It’s a prairie mystery... Cattle have been disappearing from neighbouring ranches, and it’s up to Ben and Sarah to figure out what’s going on!

The brother and sister—and their fearless dog, Scruffy—have the adventure of their lives racing through blizzards, rescuing a calf, encountering wild animals, riding along on a cattle drive, and sol …

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Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief

by Cathon
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, manners & etiquette, mystery & detective, humorous

A duo of strawberry-sized sleuths cracks a case in this cute and lively picture book with graphic novel touches -- the first in the Poppy & Sam series.

It’s a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her panda friend, Sam, hear a commotion. Their friend Basil—who has always been known for his elegance—is in tears, because somebody nibbled …

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Mr. Beagle and the Georgestown Mystery

by Lori Doody
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dogs, friendship, mysteries & detective stories

When he decides to visit his cousin George, Mr. Beagle is not looking for a new mystery to solve—but he finds one none the less. Books have been going missing in the neighbourhood, and not just any books...storybooks. Of course, Mr. Beagle's keen nose and sharp eyes help him find the answer. In this delightful picture book, Lori Doody has her qui …

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