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Alice Fleck's Recipes for Disaster

by Rachelle Delaney
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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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Peanut Butter And Chaos

The Mythic Adventures of Samuel Templeton

by Anita Daher
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

When twelve-year-old Sam is struck by a bolt of lightning out of a clear blue sky, he suddenly sees everything in pixels. His life is further upended by Flum, a non-binary being from a parallel world, a missing neighbour, and astonishing powers that may not last long. Science and magic collide as Sam races to solve a mystery and help Flum return ho …

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Bee & Flea and the Compost Caper

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, recycling & green living, insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories

Unlikely bug buddies bring the science of compost heaps to life

Bee is spending another beautiful, boring day pollinating flowers in the backyard when a visitor named Flea gallops onto the scene on a dog’s back. Flea is the one and only agent of the Fenced-in-Area Law Enforcement Agency (the F.L.E.A. for short) and she’s heard about trouble in t …

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The Weird Sisters: A Note, a Goat, and a Casserole

by Mark David Smith, illustrated by Kari Rust
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories, friendship, fantasy & magic

The first book in a mystery series features three sleuthing sisters

One spring evening, three strange visitors arrive in the town of Covenly. Sisters Hildegurp, Yuckmina, and Glubbifer are hoping to start fresh with a new business: a pet store! Their first customer is nine-year-old Jessica Nibley, who has lost her pet goat and hopes the sisters can …

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The Triangle Secret

by David Cole, illustrated by Shannon O'Toole
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, mathematics, friendship

When FBI Special Agent Carlson is kidnapped in Egypt while investigating the plane crash of an eccentric billionaire inventor, Jordan and his friends spring into action. Catherine, The Math Kids must unravel the clues in Howell's mysterious will before it's too late. If they can't figure out the secret of the triangle in time, Howell's money will b …

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Lark Has the Shivers

by Natasha Deen, illustrated by Marcus Cutler
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories, chapter books, pets

The summer is for sleuthing, and Lark and Connor have been served a double helping!

It's time for the annual pet fair and the twins have been hard at work teaching their dog, Max, some new tricks. But on their way to the fairgrounds, they're offered not one, but two intriguing cases.

Pets from the pet show have gone missing and their guardians are b …

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Poppy and Sam and the Mole Mystery

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

Strawberry-sized sleuths Poppy and Sam are back on the case!

It’s a new day in the garden, and Poppy and Sam are paying a visit to their friend Snuggles Molesy. But Snuggles is in a pickle, looking for a lost pair of pretty pink glasses! Sleuths Poppy and Sam begin to investigate: all around the garden, along the shore of the creek, and even insi …

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Lost

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: exploration & discovery, polar regions, mysteries & detective stories

Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic.

They are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic history: the Franklin Expedition. But things on the cruise are not what they seem. When Sam and Annabel make a startling discovery on a small is …

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Le jardinier de la nuit

illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: birds, mysteries & detective stories, art & architecture

 

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L’album s’ouvre sur une illustration monochrome qui dépeint l’atmosphère d’une ville semblable à tant d’autres. Ses habitants sont loin de se douter que le geste d’un seul homme est sur le point de changer leur vie. Cet homme est un artiste qui, à la faveur de la nuit et secrètement, crée avec le …

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