Bestselling Mysteries & Detectives Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling mysteries & detectives books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Zootopia Little Golden Book (Disney Zootopia)

by: Heather KnowlesRH Disney
Release date: Jan 19, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book based on Disney Zootopia, in theaters on March 4, 2016.
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Children’s Books > Animals

2. A Woodland Wedding: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #3)

by: Rebecca Elliott
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Eva’s teacher, Miss Featherbottom, is getting married. All of her students have been invited to the wedding. And Eva starts a Secret Wedding Planners Club! But before Miss Featherbottom walks down the aisle, her necklace goes missing. Eva wants to help! She quickly turns her Wedding Planners Club into a Detectives Club. Can Eva track down the missing necklace before Miss Featherbottom’s wedding is ruined?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

3. The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, Book 3)

by: Peter Lerangis
Release date: Mar 03, 2009
Number of Pages: 160
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Book 3 in the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series may just be the most thrill-packed yet!

ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance?

Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

4. Liz’s Night at the Museum (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyTracy Bishop
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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In the fifteenth book of The Critter Club series, Liz is excited for her sleepover at the museum…until she hears some spooky noises!

Liz can’t wait for her sleepover at the Santa Vista Art & History Museum! After all, it’s been her dream to stay overnight at a museum. But when the lights go out, Liz starts to hear noises: a flutter here, a rustle there. Where are the noises coming from, and what is making them? Will this museum sleepover actually turn into a nightmare?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals

5. The Mystery of the Hairy Tomatoes

by: George E. StanleySalvatore Murdocca
Release date: Apr 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 80
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Hair, Hair, Everywhere
Someone’s been digging up Mrs. Ruston’s tomatoes. She thinks it’s Noelle’s dog, Rover, and unless Noelle can find the real thief, Rover’s in big trouble.
It’s the hairiest case yet for Mr. Merlin’s Third-Grade Detectives. Hair in Mrs. Ruston’s tomato patch, hair in Amber Lee’s hamburger — can Noelle and Todd comb through the evidence and solve the mystery?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

6. Who What Where?

by: Olivier Tallec
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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In this charming follow-up to 2015’s hit Who Done It?, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread. Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary. There’s only one right answer, and it’s not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup. It’s a book for all audiences: the seek-and-find call to action of every page makes Who What Where? a wonderful lap or parent read, while the whimsical art, distinctive horizontal format, and hip exposed board ensures this book will be equally appealing as coffee table décor.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

7. Ellie the Flower Girl (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyTracy Bishop
Release date: Aug 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Ellie’s dream of being a flower girl comes true in the fourteenth book of The Critter Club series!

When Ellie learns that her cousin is getting married, she’s really excited! She has always wanted to go to a wedding. But then she gets even better news when her cousin asks her to be a flower girl! Then the Critter Club gets the cutest guest Ellie has ever seen: a little French bulldog. Ellie works hard to find a home for the puppy, but she’s worried she won’t be able to. Suddenly she has an idea that will guarantee that the puppy lives happily ever after!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

8. Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar (Pipsie, Nature Detective Series)

by: Rick DeDonatoTracy Bishop
Release date: Mar 31, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Pipsie loves everything wild—from dragonflies to oceans to tall, tall trees. She also loves solving mysteries. That’s why she’s a nature detective! When she and her turtle, Alfred, notice that their new friend, Frannie the caterpillar, has vanished, Pipsie is on the case. She grabs her magnifying glass, goes to her tree-house headquarters, and begins to search for clues. It’s time to make this mystery history!

Bursting with personality, this engaging story introduces a spunky new girl detective, a scooter-driving turtle who loves to eat, and a string of simple scientific clues that will keep kids turning the pages until the mystery is solved. Two pages of nature fun facts at the end of the story offer even more information for young nature detectives.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Turtles

9. Ellie and the Good-Luck Pig (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: Feb 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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The Critter Club cares for a precocious pig that might just be giving Ellie good luck in the tenth book of the Critter Club series.

When The Critter Club takes in an abandoned pig named Plum, the girls are really excited. They’ve never had a pig at the club before! They love learning how to take care of Plum. And they especially love watching Ms. Sullivan’s dog, Rufus, interact with the pig. But no one is happier about the club’s guest than Ellie.

Soon after Plum arrives, Ellie starts having some unusually good luck. She does really well on a test for her least favorite subject; she aces an audition for a play at a local theater; and she wins a prize at school! Ellie is sure that Plum is bringing her good luck. So when the rest of the girls tell Ellie that they’ve found someone to adopt the pig, Ellie knows she should be excited…but she’s not. Will Ellie’s good luck turn bad once Plum leaves?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

10. Liz and the Sand Castle Contest (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: Jun 02, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Liz deals with some unfriendly competition at the beach and tries to rescue a baby octopus in the eleventh book of The Critter Club series.

Liz and her family are at the beach! Liz loves building sand sculptures, so when she sees a flyer for a sand castle competition, of course she enters. She thinks she’s found a new friend when she meets her neighbor Tommy, who is also competing, but Tommy’s not so nice. He teases Liz about the castle she’s building and he laughs when one of the pieces caves in. Then Liz’s castle gets ruined overnight! It’s the day of the contest judging, and Liz no longer has anything to enter. Did Tommy destroy Liz’s sand castle? Plus, Liz finds a baby octopus that needs help! Will she be able to get the octopus back in the ocean and swimming again?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals

11. Amy and the Missing Puppy (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Introducing The Critter Club! Amy and her friends solve a canine caper in this start to a pet-friendly illustrated chapter book series.

It’s Spring Break in Santa Vista, and everyone has big plans…everyone except for Amy, that is! As her best friends head out of town on exciting adventures, Amy resigns herself to helping out at her mom’s vet clinic. At least she’ll be around cute animals! But when Santa Vista’s cold and elusive millionaire, Marge Sullivan, brings her puppy Rufus for a check-up, Amy encounters an unexpected mystery. After her friends return home, the girls get to the bottom of what happened to Rufus—and discover a way to help other lost and lonely animals in their town.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

12. Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble At the Yard Sale

by: William KotzwinkleGlenn MurrayAudrey Colman
Release date: May 04, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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Walter’s family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, fartingcontentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a clown. Walter figures he will help the clown bring joy to children on their birthdays. But the clown has a dastardly plot: he will use Walter’s gas to inflate balloons and then pop them to stun guards during bank robberies. Will Walter turn to the dark side? Of course not! He comes out a hero and is reunited with his family by doing what he does best.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

13. Amy Is a Little Bit Chicken (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyTracy Bishop
Release date: Dec 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Amy and her friends care for some chickens and prepare for the Santa Vista Quiz Bowl in the thirteenth book of The Critter Club series!

Amy has never liked being in the spotlight. When all of her friends decide to form a team for the Santa Vista Quiz Bowl, Amy isn’t so sure it’s a good idea. She knows she can answer the quiz questions…but can she do it in front of hundreds of people?

Meanwhile, the Critter Club is caring for a few chickens that need a home. And as the day of the Quiz Bowl gets closer, Amy starts to feel a little bit chicken herself! Will she get over her stage fright and help her team win?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pets

14. Squirrels on Skis (Beginner Books(R))

by: J. Hamilton RayPascal Lemaître
Release date: Sep 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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This new Beginner Book about manic skiing squirrels—by J. Hamilton Ray with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre—has the feeling of an old classic read-aloud. “Nobody knew how the mania grew. First there was one, and then there were two. Three more came gliding from under the trees. LOOK! On the hill. Those are squirrels on skis! Below lay the town, snow-covered and still. Not a sound could be heard. All was silent, until . . . Swwwishhhh swooped the skiers, all dressed for play. Eighty-five squirrels and more on the way!” As you can imagine, the townsfolk are NOT amused. Can intrepid reporter Sally Sue Breeze find out where the squirrels are getting their skis-and make them stop skiing long enough to eat lunch-before pest-control guy Stanley Powers sucks them up in his vacuum device? (Don’t worry—Sally triumphs in a most unexpected way.) With delightfully understated, funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is the perfect book for beginning readers to curl up and chill out with on a snow day—or any day!

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

15. Marion Takes Charge (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: Sep 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Marion finally gets to babysit her little sister Gabby in the twelfth book of The Critter Club series!

Marion has always wanted to babysit her sister—but her parents have said she is too young! When they finally ask Marion to watch Gabby during a party at their house, Marion can’t wait! But she quickly finds out that babysitting isn’t as easy as it looks. Gabby won’t listen to Marion at all. After getting upset about losing a board game, she makes a total mess and even draws on the table! When Marion gets called to the Critter Club to help out with a run-away cat, Gabby tags along and causes even more trouble! Maybe being a sister is better than being a sitter

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pets

16. The Greetings from Somewhere Collection: Mysteries Around the World: The Mystery of the Gold Coin; The Mystery of the Mosaic; The Mystery of the Stolen Painting; The Mystery in the Forbidden City

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 512
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Join Ethan and Ella as they travel all around the world in the first four books of the Greetings from Somewhere series, filled with mystery, travel, and adventure.

Twins Ethan and Ella are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime, travelling all around the world. But along the way, mysterious things start to happen. Before they hit the road, Ethan’s special gold coin goes missing. And on their first stop in Venice, Italy, they meet a man whose boat has been stolen. It’s up to Ethan and Ella to find it! In Paris, France, a precious painting is taken from a museum and the twins follow the clues to try and catch the thief. In Beijing, China, the kids get lost in the Forbidden City and must use an ancient map to find their way out! Join Ethan and Ella on their journey around the world as they solve one mystery after another!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. This boxed set includes The Mystery of the Gold Coin, The Mystery of the Mosaic, The Mystery of the Stolen Painting, and The Mystery in the Forbidden City.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

17. Alphabet Mystery

by: Audrey WoodBruce Wood
Release date: Sep 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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Engaging alphabet books are perennial bestsellers with unlimited demand. As in their previous collaboration, the Woods bring lower-case letters to life in a fun adventure. Little x has left, upset he’s hardly used, and the other letters set out to find him. They find x playing the castle xylophone for the mysterious Master, capital M, who threatens to turn them into alphabet soup! Some quick thinking by Little x saves the day, and soon they are all on their way home–just in time to make Mom’s birthday surprise: a cake with Little x all over. He’s the only one who stands for kisses!

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

18. World of Reading: Minnie The Case of the Missing Sparkle-izer: Level Pre-1

by: Disney Book GroupBill ScollonDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Oct 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Who’s been using Minnie’s new-fangled Sparkle-izer? When Minnie needs it to decorate her customers’ bows, the Super Sparkle-izer turns up missing! It’s up to Millie and Melody to solve the mystifying mystery! Minnie’s nieces are on the fun, wacky case busily turning the Bow-tique upside-down! In this Level Pre-1 Reader with picture reading, word repetition and short, simple sentences, children will enjoy this Minnie and friends story on their own.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life

19. The Mystery of the Lion’s Tail (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Sep 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Ethan and Ella search for lions on a safari in Kenya in the fifth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan, Ella, and their parents travel to the Maasai Mara in Kenya where they stay in a cabin and venture out on safaris every day in search of The Big Five game animals—the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, the rhinoceros, and, of course, the lion. The kids are so excited when they see four of the five animals within the first few days, but where are the lions? Both Ethan and Ella could swear they’ve seen a lion’s tail poking out from behind a tree, but they cannot seem to find the animal itself!

Then, the twins talk to a boy and girl who live in the Maasai Mara. The locals give Ethan and Ella some clues about spotting lions. With a little help and some good detective work, the twins discover a whole lion family on their last day in Kenya!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

20. Liz Learns a Lesson (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: May 07, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Liz is excited for a fun summer with The Critter Club, but will summer school ruin her plans?

It’s almost time for summer vacation, and Liz is looking forward to sleeping in, taking an art class, and spending plenty of time with her friends at The Critter Club! Between fun summer plans and busy petsitting schedules, the girls are going to have their hands full. But on the last day of school, Liz gets the unexpected news that her math grades aren’t where they need to be. Though she’s not thrilled to be stuck in summer school, Liz works hard—and learns a lesson even more important than fractions.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Animals

21. The Mystery Across the Secret Bridge (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Mar 31, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Ethan and Ella find a mystery atop Machu Picchu in the seventh book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

The Briar family is off to Peru! They explore small towns within the Sacred Valley, go horseback riding up into ancient salt mines, help weave alpaca wool into blankets, and then travel to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” While Ethan and Ella are exploring the incredible site, they come across a wooden bridge that leads them to a mysterious stone structure. What is it, why haven’t they heard about it—and why does it seem to look like a snake, a bird, and a puma at the same time?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

22. The Mystery at the Coral Reef (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Ethan and Ella are on the trail of an Australian coral thief in the eighth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan and Ella are in Australia, home to beautiful beaches and some of the most famous coral reefs in the world—plus tons of cool fish and other underwater creatures! And not only that, Australia is home to Ethan and Ella’s aunt, uncle, and cousin. The twins dive right into the water for some snorkeling at their cousin’s beach house, and while they’re exploring, they come across a watch that’s still ticking. Whose is it? Then they hear reports of fishermen illegally taking coral from the reefs nearby. Could Ethan and Ella be on the trail of a coral thief?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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23. Ellie’s Lovely Idea (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: Dec 03, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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It’s Valentine’s Day, and The Critter Club is singing telegrams for charity—but will Ellie receive some of the love she is giving?

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and to raise money for a charity called Puppy Love, Ellie suggests that she and The Critter Club girls sell singing telegrams. The girls have a lot of fun writing and performing the songs, but all the holiday spirit makes Ellie wish someone would send her a singing telegram! Will Ellie get her wish?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Animals

24. The Mystery of the Icy Paw Prints (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Ethan and Ella follow some icy paw prints that lead to a brand-new mystery in the ninth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan and Ella are back in the USA, though they’re still far from home. While visiting Alaska, the twins see glaciers and grizzlies, kayak through fjords, and learn about polar bears! They also meet some native people who tell them that lately their food supplies have been going missing. And when Ethan and Ella spot some nearby paw prints, they wonder who the paws belong to…and if they might belong to the thief responsible for stealing all the food!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

25. Super Spies (Disney/Pixar Cars 2) (Step into Reading)

by: RH DisneyRH Disney
Release date: May 17, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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All the world’s a racetrack as superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in Disney/Pixar Cars 2. This Step 2 film retelling is sure to be a hit with boys ages 4 to 6.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

26. The Mystery of the Gold Coin (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Jan 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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In the first book of this new chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure, twins Ethan and Ella must find a missing coin before they move away from their hometown!

When Ethan and Ella learn that their mother has accepted the position of travel writer for The Brookeston Times, they are not happy. Move away from Brookeston? Say good-bye to all their friends? What could be worse? Their mom and dad promise them that this will be a great experience, but that doesn’t make the kids feel any better.

The day before they are set to leave, their beloved Grandpa Harry stops by. As a gift, he gives Ella a pretty journal since he knows she loves to write, and he gives Ethan a gold coin that Ethan decides he will always keep in his pocket. But the morning of their departure, Ethan realizes he’s lost the coin! Together, he and Ella must retrace their steps from the day before. Will they solve the mystery of the missing coin before it’s time to head to the airport?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Moving

27. The Mystery of the Suspicious Spices (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Dec 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Ethan and Ella discover some suspicious spices in a market in Mumbai, India, in the sixth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan and Ella venture into the bustling markets of Mumbai, India, where there are tons of beautiful sights and smells—from silky fabrics to bread being baked to jars of spices. When one of the spice sellers starts getting complaints about his saffron, he is beside himself. His spices have always been known to be the purest in the market. Ethan and Ella are on the case—and they soon discover that someone has been meddling with the spices!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

28. Liz at Marigold Lake (The Critter Club)

by: Callie BarkleyMarsha Riti
Release date: Apr 29, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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The Critter Club is going camping—but are they really ready for a weekend in the wilderness?

When Liz invites the Critter Club girls to her house at Marigold Lake for the weekend, they are really excited for their camping adventure—especially because Marigold Lake is known for having lots of wildlife! While the girls are there, they plan to do stuff like swim and canoe in the lake, go on a nature walk, and camp out.

But with every activity, something seems to go horribly wrong. Amy accidentally tips over the canoe when the girls are out on the lake; Ellie gets spooked by what she thinks is a snake on their walk; and Marion is not pleased about sleeping outside in a tent. Liz thinks her friends aren’t having fun, and she starts to feel awful. Will the great weekend she planned turn out to be a disaster?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Animals

29. The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

by: Graeme BaseGraeme Base
Release date: Sep 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 40
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When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates instyle by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast. The rhyming text and lavish, detailed illustrations each provide clues, and it’s up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit!”The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, ingenious verses.” — Publishers WeeklyGraeme Base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Animalia (Puffin), The Sign of the Seahorse, and most recently, The Discovery of Dragons.
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Children’s Books > Mysteries & Detectives

30. The Mystery of the Secret Society (Greetings from Somewhere)

by: Harper ParisMarcos Calo
Release date: Mar 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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Ethan and Ella discover a secret society in Greece in the tenth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan and Ella have never been anywhere as cool—or as old—as Athens, Greece. Surrounded by crumbling buildings and ancient sculptures, the twins are excited to follow in their Grandpa Harry’s footsteps and explore the ruins. While they’re exploring, they stumble upon a mysterious painting on an underground wall. What is it? And what in the world is the Society of Apollo?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

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