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The Egyptian Mirror

by Michael Bedard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: african, mysteries & detective stories, thrillers & suspense, paranormal

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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Poppy and Sam and the Search for Sleep

by Cathon, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: animals, humorous, mysteries & detective stories, bedtime & dreams

The seasons are changing in the garden, and Poppy and Sam are stocking up for a long winter’s nap. There’s just one problem: Poppy can’t sleep! Determined to hibernate like her friends, Poppy and her panda buddy, Sam, go hunting for advice on how to get to sleep.
Other garden creatures are full of ideas on how to nod off. The bees suggest s …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, law & crime, christmas & advent

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 Enola Holmes.

Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is looking forw …

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Wired

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: winter sports, mysteries & detective stories

Keegan Bishop, championship skier, is almost injured by a wire strung across the ski run. Snowboard tracks leading away from the trap are the only clue as to who might be responsible. Keegan teaches himself to snowboard so he can find the culprit on the snowboarding slopes. When Keegan discovers that someone has been stealing snowboards and skis at …

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The Fifth Beethoven

by Melanie Jackson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, homelessness & poverty, humorous stories

Piano-playing Nate loves to rock out Beethoven a in style characterized more by enthusiasm than training. Nate is gazing up at Vancouver's newest luxury building, the Keynote, when a thief in a Beethoven costume mugs him and two other victims.

But the day turns up-tempo when the Keynote's owner, Mike Dante, offers Nate a gig playing piano in the co …

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The Cobra Queen

by Tara Moss, read by Luci Christian
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: paranormal, mysteries & detective stories

In the months since Pandora English left the small town of Gretchenville to live with her mysterious great aunt in a supernatural Manhattan suburb, her whole world has been turned upside down.

Pandora has discovered she is the chosen one, the Seventh Daughter of a Seventh Daughter, and during the impending Revolution of the Dead, she alone will have …

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Sara and the Search for Normal

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

“Readers will appreciate [Sara] as good literary company even as they develop sympathy for her struggles.” —BCCB
“It’s the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara’s internal struggles that readers will remember.” —Booklist
“A must-buy.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
In this prequel to the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, …

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The Case of the Missing Auntie: A Mighty Muskrats Mystery: Book 2

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

The Mighty Muskrats are off to the city to have fun at the Exhibition Fair. But when Chickadee learns about Grandpa's little sister, who was scooped up by the government and adopted out to strangers without her parents' permission many years ago, the Mighty Muskrats have a new mystery to solve. Once in the bright lights of the big city, the cousins …

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