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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Paperback
  • 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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Agent Angus

by K.L. Denman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, friendship, humorous stories

Angus and his best buddy, Shahid, share a love of science and their robot, Gordon. But recently, the artistic Ella Eckles has had a peculiar effect on Angus. When a stink bomb at the school provides a chance for him to talk to her, Angus claims to share her interest in reading facial expressions and declares his ambition to become a crime-solving m …

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Truth

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, violence, mysteries & detective stories

When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a class …

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Overdrive

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, death & dying

Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake find …

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Blood Sport

by Tash McAdam
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: lgbt, law & crime, siblings

? “This book checks all the boxes of a hi-lo text. It has an exciting hook, a modern teen worldview, and is at a lower reading level...A must-buy for libraries looking for diverse and compelling hi-lo books.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Jason is sure his sister, Becca, was murdered, but he’s the only one who thinks so. After fi …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body under the Piano

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

A smart and charming middle-grade mystery series starring young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, inspired by the imagined life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot.

Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn't got much …

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Back

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, violence, city & town life

Jojo's back, released from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if his friends will start showing up again. They wonder if they'll be walking down the street one day and they'll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Jojo's friends have a way of making it hard--really hard--on …

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Pigboy

by Vicki Grant
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: law & crime, humorous stories

Dan is not sure he'll survive the boring field trip to a remote heritage farm. How could a place with no running water, telephone or electricity be anything but dull? The farmer knows nothing about farming and seems angry about having to conduct the tour. And what's with his tattoo? The teacher requests a private word with the farmer and then myst …

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Out of Season

by Kari Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: marine life, law & crime

Fourteen-year-old Maya sneaks out in her kayak before breakfast every morning to check on a family of sea otters living in the nearby bay. It's hard being an animal lover in a fishing family. The animals Maya loves threaten her family's main source of income, and Maya doesn't know if she can trust her family not to hurt them. She is determined to p …

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