Mysteries for Children

Recommended mysteries for children.

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100 Cupboards
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wilson, Nathan D.
Call Number:
JF Wilson
Description:

Henry loves his new life in Kansas, and then he discovers something strange about the wall of his attic room. 

Book Scavenger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss
Call Number:
JF Bertman
Description:

Twelve-year-old Emily teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find.

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howe, Deborah
Call Number:
JF Howe
Description:

Bunnicula looks sweet, but he's really a vampire bunny.  Lock up the vegetables!

Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A
Call Number:
JF Adler
Description:

Cam joins Eric in solving the mystery of a Valentine's Day robbery in a hospital waiting room.

The Case of the Missing Hippo
Artist/Author/Cast:
James, Laura
Call Number:
JF James
Description:

Flamingo detective Fabio and his giraffe associate, Gilbert, investigate when a singing hippopotamus disappears during auditions for a talent show.

Chasing Vermeer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Balliett, Blue
Call Number:
JF Balliett
Description:

When a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

Detective Dinosaur Undercover
Artist/Author/Cast:
Skofield, James
Call Number:
JER Skofield
Description:

Big-hearted Detective Dinosaur learns about doing undercover work, gets chased by strange blobs and finds rain on a sunny day.

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Farmer, Nancy
Call Number:
JF/YP F Farmer
Description:

Got a mystery to solve?  Call in Africa's superhuman detectives: the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm!

The Egypt Game
Artist/Author/Cast:
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley (Author, Introduction by); Raible, Alton (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Snyder
Description:

Everyone thinks it's just a game, until they have to find a murderer.

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sobol, Donald J.; Shortall, Leonard W. (Illustrator); Brandi, Lillian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Sobol
Description:

Fifth-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves mysteries and challenges the reader to puzzle out the cases along with him.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grabenstein, Chris
Call Number:
JF Grabenstein
Description:

Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new library, but he must solve puzzles in order to escape.

The Forbidden Stone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Abbott, Tony
Call Number:
JF Abbott
Description:

Four friends wind up on a dangerous quest to unlock an ancient, guarded secret that could destroy the world.

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoobler, Dorothy; Hoobler, Thomas
Call Number:
JF Hoobler
Description:

Seikei sees a ghost steal a jewel that belongs to a great samurai, and he must help catch the thief.

The Half-a-Moon Inn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, Paul; Jacobi, Kathryn (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Fleischman
Description:
Adventure and danger await Aaron, a boy who cannot talk, when his mother disappears and he goes to seek her.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bowling, Dusti
Call Number:
JF Bowling
Description:

New friends and a mystery help Aden, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park.

King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Butler, Dori Hillestad
Call Number:
JER Butler
Description:

When King's favorite blue ball goes missing, he and Kayla must put together clues to figure out where it went.

Murilla Gorilla:  Jungle Detective
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lloyd, Jennifer
Call Number:
JER Lloyd
Description:

Murilla Gorilla is a lovable jungle detective who solves mysteries for her friends.

The Mystery of the Missing Lion
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Call Number:
JF McCall Smith
Description:

Precious and her new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.

Nate the Great and Me: The Case of the Fleeing Fang
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman; Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Sharmat
Description:

Annie’s dog, Fang, is missing!  Help detective Nate the Great uncover the clues and find Fang.

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Erickson, John R.; Holmes, Gerald L. (Illustrator); Erickson, John R.
Call Number:
JF Erickson
Description:

In this funny mystery, Hank, Head of Ranch Security, becomes the first suspect in a murder case he is investigating.

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