Best Mysteries & Detectives Books for 11 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 mysteries & detectives books for 11 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. Chase For Home: Chase Manning Mystery #2 (Chase Manning Mystery Series) (Volume 2)

by: Steve Reifman
Release date: Nov 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 148
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Riding high in fifth grade, Chase Manning joins the Apple Valley baseball team, and his clutch hitting leads the squad to within two victories of the school’s first league championship. Confidence is high–until Chase’s lucky batting glove turns up missing the day of the semifinal game. Unsure whether the theft represents a personal attack or an attempt to derail the entire baseball team, Chase must track down the culprit and find the glove before the team boards the bus at 3 o’clock. Surprising and suspense-filled plot twists fill the pages of this single-day, real-time mystery thriller.

About the Chase Manning Mystery Series

Encyclopedia Brown and Jack Bauer have passed the torch to Chase Manning.

The Chase Manning Mystery Series features single-day, real-time thrillers that occur on an elementary school campus. Written for readers 8-12 years of age by National Board Certified Teacher Steve Reifman, the series launched with the award-winning Chase Against Time, in which fifth grader Chase Manning must investigate the mysterious disappearance of the cello that the school plans to auction off to save its prestigious music program. Chase Against Time has enjoyed rave reviews from children, parents, and teachers. Young readers love the book’s fast-paced, action-packed format while parents and teachers appreciate the book’s kid-friendly tone and content. Chase is now back in the eagerly anticipated sequel, Chase for Home.

Note for Elementary School Teachers and Parents

Chase Against Time and Chase for Home are Level Q on the Fountas & Pinnell scale. Both books are ideally suited to be used as read alouds and mentor texts during Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop units on mystery and “edge-of-seat” fiction because they include numerous examples of end-of-chapter cliffhangers, red herrings, suspects, motives, and other important mystery elements. If you are interested in teaching children how to craft their own mysteries, check out Steve’s e-book, The Ultimate Mystery Writing Guide for Kids.

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2. Anna Brown and The Missing Uniforms: A Wheelchair Basketball Mystery (Volume 1)

by: Annie Beth Donahue
Release date: Mar 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 84
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When a package containing the Rollin’ Hornets’ new uniforms mysteriously disappears from the coach’s front door, the wheelchair basketball team is faced with forfeiting all their games in the big Atlanta tournament. Eleven year old team member, Anna Brown, is determined to find the uniforms and save the team from being thrown into automatic last place. But will Anna succeed when it looks like the uniforms may have been stolen, or even worse- destroyed?
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3. The Fairy Swarm (The Imaginary Veterinary)

by: Suzanne SelforsDan Santat
Release date: Oct 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
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Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. Together, they’ve encountered all sorts of magical beasts–a sasquatch, a lake monster, a dragon, a unicorn, a griffin, and even a leprechaun!

When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Pearl and Ben are tasked with catching the mischievous creatures. But with know-it-all Victoria getting in the way, the quest will prove difficult. Can Ben and Pearl protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele?
In this thrilling finale to the Imaginary Veterinary series, Suzanne Selfors delivers an incredible adventure, filled with twists, turns, and tons of fun that is anything but imaginary!
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Fairy Swarm. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
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4. The Spirit of Chatsworth Mansion

by: Alice Scovell Coleman
Release date: Nov 29, 2006
Number of Pages: 176
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Tim Ross has moved a lot in his fourteen years. As he is about to enter ninth grade, Tim must move again, this time to Saratoga Springs, New York. The house his parents have rented, sight unseen, is the former home of Victorian author Charles Chatsworth. Chatsworth Mansion turns out to be a monstrosity, right out of a horror movie, with a reputation to match. From past experience, Tim knows that being the new kid in town is tough, especially if you are short and brainy. But in Saratoga, he is more than just the new kid: he is the freak who lives in the freak house. Bored and lonely, Tim becomes obsessed with finding the key to the attic. He does not know what he will find up there, but he feels certain it will make his life more exciting. He is right.
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5. The Adventures of the Black Hand Gang

by: Hans Jurgen Press
Release date: Mar 01, 1983
Number of Pages: 128
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Four mysteries are solved by a group of children known as the Black Hand Gang.
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6. Face The Music (Music City Murders Book 2)

by: Ken Vanderpool
Release date: Jul 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 310
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Inside a multi-million dollar mansion in the quiet well-to-do Belle Meade area of Nashville, a sixty-something widow is murdered. Unsolved after eight years, no one has the nerve to call this one a cold case, at least not in the presence of the victim’s brother, Music City Mayor Harrison Rowe.
Still frustrated by the lack of evidence and convinced he knows who the killer is; Mayor Rowe pulls rank and calls in veteran Nashville homicide detective, Sergeant Mike Neal. Rowe is familiar with Sergeant Neal’s unique past and he’s certain this investigator will have no trouble relating to the case.
The mayor’s appeal is motivated by his knowledge of Sergeant Neal’s most recent assignment. A young attorney was murdered near his home in Brentwood. The early stages of Sergeant Neal’s investigation have produced a person of interest, Nashville financial advisor Barrett Stone, who was the son of Mayor Rowe’s sister’s fiance and the man Rowe is convinced killed his sister.
The morning following Sergeant Neal’s initial interview with Barrett Stone, the offices of Stone Asset Management, as well as all client investment accounts, are found empty. Initial investigations uncover reliable evidence that Barrett Stone has left the country with a new identity and forty-five million dollars.
Mayor Rowe, guided by this knowledge and desiring revenge even more than justice, charges Sergeant Neal with one solitary assignment. Find Barrett Stone, and bring him back to Nashville to FACE THE MUSIC.
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7. The Uninvited Visitors (Starfoot and Brown Books) (Volume 2)

by: Rhoda Canter
Release date: Mar 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 288
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5 Stars-an IndieReader Best Book of 2014.

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Back on mysterious Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a teenage girl and eleven-year-old boy are in trouble, and Chihuahua detectives Starfoot and Brown are on the case.
Isabel is a gifted, fifteen-year-old saxophone player, whose scientist father is in danger on the other side of the world. He texts Isabel a frightening message that sends her into hiding on Bald Head Island.
Jordy is a boy unlike other boys. On a school trip to the island, he follows his curiosity into the woods and finds himself separated from the rest of his class.
Fate comes to fruition when Isabel and Jordy meet and instantly strike up a friendship. But Starfoot and Brown smell danger in the air, and it’s blowing straight toward these two talented young people. The detectives must use every bit of their cunning and creativity to help their new friends find safety.
What follows is a frolicking adventure of mystery, friendship, and growing up, decorated with plenty of laughs to make the journey truly enjoyable.
Author Rhoda Canter’s follow-up to The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown is a touching, and harrowing, tale of fear of the unknown, coming-of-age, and the desire for a fresh start at life.
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8. The Traitor King (Colorado Book Award Finalist)

by: Todd Mitchell
Release date: Apr 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 368
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Darren and Jackie Mannahan thought they lived in an ordinarily unhappy family, where some things were never discussed. But an unexpected, shadowy visitor suddenly propels them into a mystery they didn’t even know existed — the mystery of where exactly their family came from, and why it’s now in ruins. After tracking down many clues and signs, Darren and Jackie discover an alternate world where their family used to rule — and was banished in disgrace. Can they redeem the family name … and discover whether their lineage is truly evil, or if there’s more to the story than that?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

9. Secrets of a Ghost’s Diary

by: Dawn Marie Clifton
Release date: Apr 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Keeping a secret is like having an active volcano inside. It’s only a matter of time. Every summer Carson settles into the island routine at his grandparents’ lighthouse, but this summer is different. Lured by a rumor that the lighthouse is haunted, Carson begins an investigation with his friend Levi and cousin Emma. Soon, they encounter the ghost. Hand-picked by the ghost to guard a diary from the 1800s, the trio begins investigating the old entries. Along the way, every uncovered secret produces more questions. But they aren’t the only ones on a quest for answers. After the final diary entry is stolen, they learn it contains the answer to why the ghost has been haunting them. What if it’s too late? What will the trio risk to reclaim the secret to their destiny? Author and Novelist Dawn Marie Clifton, has created a fresh style in the mystery genre for kids and tweens. Readers who enjoy a range from laughing to thrilling suspense, are in for a treat!
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10. Chase Under Pressure (Chase Manning Mystery Series) (Volume 3)

by: Steve Reifman
Release date: Apr 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 154
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With huge prizes on the line at the state hamster race, the Apple Valley Elementary science team has been working overtime to prepare. Dash, the school’s little speedster, is in the best shape of her life, and confidence is high–until the hamster turns up missing the morning of the event. Fifth-grader Chase Manning must overcome an unsupportive principal, the visiting members of a rival school, and even his own teammates to identify the thief and find Dash before the competition begins. Expect the unexpected on the pages of this single-day, real-time mystery thriller.

About the Chase Manning Mystery Series

Encyclopedia Brown and Jack Bauer have passed the torch to Chase Manning.

The Chase Manning Mystery Series features single-day, real-time thrillers that occur on an elementary school campus. Written for readers 8-12 years of age by National Board Certified Teacher Steve Reifman, the series launched with the award-winning Chase Against Time, in which fifth grader Chase Manning must investigate the mysterious disappearance of the cello that the school plans to auction off to save its prestigious music program. Its sequel, Chase for Home, was released in 2014. Both Chase Against Time and Chase for Home have enjoyed rave reviews from children, parents, and teachers. Young readers love the books’ fast-paced, action-packed format while parents and teachers appreciate the kid-friendly tone and content. Chase is now back in the eagerly anticipated third installment, Chase Under Pressure.

Note for Elementary School Teachers and Parents

Chase Against Time, Chase for Home, and Chase Under Pressure are Level Q on the Fountas & Pinnell scale. All three books are ideally suited to be used as read alouds and mentor texts during Reading Workshop units on mystery and “edge-of-seat” fiction because they include numerous examples of end-of-chapter cliffhangers, red herrings, suspects, motives, and other important mystery elements. If you are interested in teaching children how to craft their own mysteries, check out Steve’s e-book, The Ultimate Mystery Writing Guide for Kids.

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11. Mystery on Mansion Hill (Katie Karr Mystery Series) (Book 1)

by: Sandy Rosinbaum
Release date: Jul 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 78
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It’s midnight as Katie Karr and her new friend, Tyler, pedal their bikes through the dark streets of Golden Falls. They are on their way to explore Stockwell Mansion – an abandoned Victorian-era mansion set on a hilltop above the town. Katie, new in town, is fascinated by the old mansion, and though she’s been told to stay away, she is determined to find the source of a mysterious light she’s seen shining from the heights of the “mansion on the hill.” Sneaking into the mansion, Katie and Tyler explore each room, each dark corner, and discover more than they ever expected.
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12. Native Tongue (The Specialists Book 4)

by: Shannon Greenland
Release date: Jul 31, 2008
Number of Pages: 260
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[The Specialists, book 4. An award winning spy series.]

Lovable GiGi is pairing up with expert linguist Darren, aka Parrot, on a mission to South America. When a centuries-old vase is found in a cave full of hieroglyphics, it is discovered that this vase was important to at least fifteen different North American and South American Indian tribes. And now all fifteen nations want it back. They are meeting in Rutina, South America, to “decide” who gets the vase.

Enter the Specialists, and Parrot who will go as the official translator. And when no one can decode the ancient cave writings, not even the elders of each nation, GiGi comes to the rescue. Of course there’s a hitch. One of the tribal chiefs attending the meeting in Rutina is connected to Parrot’s past–in a very bad way.

The question is, will Parrot be able to face his past and complete the mission, or will the vase–and the fate of the Native American nation–fall into the wrong hands?

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13. Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Thea Stilton #22)

by: Thea Stilton
Release date: Nov 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 176
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Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters on an adventure packed with mystery and friendship!

While the Thea Sisters are on a tropical vacation in the Bahamas, they stumble upon an old pirate map! It’s related to a local legend. Could it lead to treasure?! The five mice venture onto the sparkling Caribbean Sea to follow the map… but someone else is trying to find the treasure first. It’s a dazzling adventure!

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14. Murder in the Middle Pasture (Hank the Cowdog)

by: John R. EricksonGerald L Holmes
Release date: Oct 15, 2011
Number of Pages: 120
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Hank faces a baffling new mystery which begins with the death of a calf on the ranch. Hank goes on a very dangerous mission to spy on the coyote village and arrest the murderer. A pack of wild dogs also complicates the plot. It takes all of Hank’s deductive powers to solve this one!
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15. Dani and the Mall Caper (A Dani P. Mystery Book 2)

by: K. Lamb
Release date: Feb 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 132
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No Time To Shop

After solving her first big case, Dani earns the title of being the best almost-eight-year-old detective in the world. Can she live up to her reputation?

Join Dani as she sets out to prove that she can keep the citizens of Shady Hollow safe. There is only one problem: How does she stop a thief? With the help of her best friend, Chloe Marshall, she’ll have to figure it out soon before the local mall becomes the next target!

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16. The Team That Couldn’t Lose: Who is Sending the Plays That Make the Team Unstoppable? (Matt Christopher Sports Classics)

by: Matt ChristopherThe #1 Sports Writer for Kids
Release date: Sep 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 96
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A young, inexperienced football team discovers its beginner’s luck is due to a series of mysterious but successful plays anonymously sent to the coach.
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17. The Case of Mister Wallingsworth: Samantha Post, Private Eye

by: Denniger Bolton
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 36
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10 Year Old Private Eye

Meet Samantha Post. Sam to friends and family. A girl who likes everybody. She’s smart and has already decided she wants to be a private eye when she grows up. Actually, she’s already gotten her first case, to find Mister Wallingsworth who has simply disappeared from Miss Brickstone’s apartment. Using techniques she’s learned from reading the entire works of Sherlock Holmes, she takes on her first case.

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18. FreeK Show: Where Nothing Is as It Appears (FreeKs Book 2)

by: Steve BurtJolyn Joslin
Release date: Nov 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 270
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2012 Mom’s Choice Award Winner for excellence in family-friendly literature, plus London, Paris, NY, Hollywood, Halloween, and New England Book Festival Awards.
When This Camp’s In Session, It’s Not Just Fun & Games. Sometimes, It’s Murder.
The FreeKs are back so, naturally, trouble’s not far behind. Several of the kids have returned – a year older and more adept with their paranormal skills. There’s also a hot new guy, Damon. When he sees Atlanta, with her streaked hair and body piercings, you don’t have to be psychic to feel the electricity. Just as the group gathers, a body is discovered under bizarre circumstances. It looks like suicide, but when the ghosts from last year show up with a strange ethereal companion, the FreeKs and their adult mentors have to conclude it’s a murder. And they’re being drawn into it. It’s out of the frying pan into the fire when the murderer targets two at FreeK Camp for abduction and murder. But why these two? As the victims are taken, new talents and an assist from an unexpected ally all come into play. But the sun is coming up and time is running out. This is the second in a series of three (FreeK Week is #3 in the series and has been named Grand Prize Winner at the 2015 Florida Book Festival). Now available in print, ebook, and audio book read by actress Melissa Epp.
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19. Meg Mackintosh Mysteries Set: Books 5-8 (Meg Mackintosh Mystery series)

by: Lucinda Landon
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 192
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A solve-it-yourself series of suspense and interaction! Children search the pictures for key clues. The reader is challenged to solve the current clue BEFORE they turn the page to see what Meg discovered. 4 books inspire even reluctant readers.
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20. The Rascals Of Stafford Street: Laughing and Losing during the remarkable Summer of ’62

by: John Quick
Release date: Sep 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 82
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This short novel is loosely based on the lives of six actual children growing up during the summer of ’62 in a small southern town. An edited version of this book is now included as Part 1 in the recently published,”The Rascals of Stafford Street:The Neighbor We Never Knew.” The story is mostly a comedy wrapped around a thread of darkness which the kids attempt to unravel. The rascals, (myself, two sisters and two cousins, and my best friend), embrace humor every step of the way and savor each hour as a life and death mystery unfolds in their midst. More than anything, the story re-creates a unique place and time which no longer exists except in the collective mind of those of us who were blessed to enjoy such real togetherness and never ending laughter.
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21. It’s Elementary, My Dear Winifred

by: Miss MaeMiss Mae
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 158
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Do bizarre and unusual mysteries only occur in imaginary tales?

Amateur sleuth Winifred Merryweather, along with dashing newspaper hound Remington Hawthorne, find themselves in the throes of a real life mystery when they’re plunged in the bowels of a dark and ancient castle. Booby-traps abound with disappearing floors, hidden sliding panels, and spider-webbed shadowy corridors.

Danger threatens to steal Winifred’s very breath — or is that the annoying allure of Remington’s flirtatious charms?

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22. Mitzy Ruskowsky, Book 1: The Cloudy High Treasure Hunt: Mitzy Ruskowsky, Book 1: The Cloudy High Treasure Hunt (Volume 1)

by: Nancy HalseideRyan Haight
Release date: Mar 14, 2014
Number of Pages: 134
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Mitzy and her best friends, Everett and Penny (also known as the Linder twins), have just started their sophomore year at Cloudy High. Principal Lanthrop announces a surprise at assembly on Monday morning: a school-wide treasure hunt. The whole town of Pinkerton is big on treasure hunts, and Mitzy and her friends are especially interested in winning because the grand prize is none other than a rare and rather pricey Zoom Zoom skateboard. (How on earth did Cloudy High get its hands on a Zoom Zoom?) Coin finding is exciting at first, but then some typically odd Pinkerton events occur (the town is a little strange…things tend to vanish without explanation), plus Mitzy finds herself the target of a saboteur. Cloudy High is usually a pretty peaceful place, but things are starting to get out of hand! And why would someone target Mitzy? In her opinion, she is a pretty average sherbet punch lover, yoga enthusiast and amateur botanist with no special qualities except for rapidly growing hair. Ever since her mom disappeared three years ago as strangely and as suddenly as Mr. Norman’s American elm tree, she isn’t too big on surprises or attention. Enjoy this semi-mystery full of quirky characters. A perfect story for middle-grade readers.
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23. Proper Suda

by: Mike Whicker
Release date: Jun 23, 2003
Number of Pages: 164
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The year is 1921. In Evansville, Indiana, a teenage girl from England keeps a diary of her new life in America. Suda Mae Jackson is a “proper girl from Hucknall” and life in a new land is often humorous, occasionally somber, and never boring. Suda meets a young man, Tommy O’Donnell, and enjoys a normal teenage life in the “Roaring Twenties.” But trouble brews. One day Suda finds herself in a conflict with the powerful leader of the local Ku Klux Klan. The conflict swells until Tommy, while trying to protect Suda, is accused of murder. Fast forward to 2002. Joe Rocker, captain of his high school football team, is popular with classmates and teachers. His future is bright and Joe is content with life. But life is about to change. One day, while working with his father on an old house, Joe stumbles upon a hidden diary. It is the diary of a young English girl and her story captivates Joe. Some mysterious missing pages leave Joe with a mystery he must solve.”By interweaving a present-day high school senior’s adventures with a well-researched account of an immigrant girl’s experiences with the 1920s KKK in Evansville, Indiana, this suspenseful and fast-paced novel will intrigue young adult and mature audiences alike.”-Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw, Associate Professor of English, University of Southern Indiana.
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24. The Secret of the Crooked Cat #13 (Three Investigators Classics)

by: William ArdenRobert Arthur
Release date: Jul 12, 1985
Number of Pages: 168
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Using a clue provided by an unusual stuffed cat, three young detectives investigate the mysterious troubles of an accident-prone carnival.
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25. Abby and the Notorious Neighbor (The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries #35)

by: Ann M. Martin
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 129
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Stuck at home sick, Abby passes the time at her window snooping on the neighbors with her binoculars. It pays off when she spots a criminal just profiled on the “Mystery Trackers” TV show!
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26. Dangerous Games (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Super Mysteries #4)

by: Carolyn Keene
Release date: Aug 01, 1989
Number of Pages: 224
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This is a typical used book. When a visitor picks it up and looks it over it will look as if you’ve read it even if you have not gotten to it yet.
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27. FreeK Week (Florida Book Festival Grand Prize, Mom’s Choice gold) (FreeKs 3)

by: Steve BurtJolyn Joslin
Release date: Jul 18, 2014
Number of Pages: 288
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Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Florida Book Festival Award, 2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Award, 2014 New England Book Festival Best Young Adult Book, and 2014 Mom’s Choice Award for Young Adults.
SPRING BREAK IN FLORIDA IS A BLAST—
FOR THE FREEKS IT’S A KILLER

Five of the psychic teens are going to Florida over spring break. They can stay with fellow FreeK Caroline and their mentors Bando, Rose, and Twait. But somebody wants them to stay home and will use fire, rattlesnakes, and more to keep them away. As they prepare to leave New England, Charlie has one of his dreams—a murder and kidnapping—only it’s happening in real time in the Sunshine State. The dead man is a midget who worked with Twait, Bando, and Rose in their sideshow days. And that’s just the first murder.

The trail will take the FreeKs from Cassadaga (psychic medium capital of the world) to Gibsonton (Freaktown USA, America’s Weirdest Town)—with side trips to The Villages (Florida’s Friendliest Hometown unless somebody’s out to kill you) and Ocala (Horse Capital of the World)—and finally to the capital, Tallahassee. What the teens will remember about FreeK Week won’t be their visit to Daytona Beach or the airboat ride in the gator swamps—it’ll be sharing their gifts, working together, and fighting to survive. Winner of 2014 Mom’s Choice Award gold medal for young adult fiction, Grand Prize WInner 2015 Florida Book Festival, and Best Y.A. Book at the New England Book Festival.

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28. Wagons West (Hank the Cowdog (Hardcover))

by: John R EricksonGerald L Holmes
Release date: Mar 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 120
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It’s early springtime on the ranch, and Hank is going through the usual motions of making sure that a warm spring arrives safely: singing songs about it, barking faithfully each morning, and helping the cowboys with their work around the ranch. However, in the midst of a particularly hard day’s nap, he
receives a report that his little birdy friend, Madame Moonshine, is in danger of being eaten by Pete the Barncat! Naturally, Hank springs into action to save her, but a misstep brings the wrath of Sally May down on his head, and Hank must flee the scene of the rescue and travel west on the Oregon Trail with Little Alfred. Later, when a freak storm causes the creek to rise, stranding Little Alfred far from the house, Hank must rely on his instincts
and clever witsand perhaps a little help from Madame Mooshineto keep them both safe and get Alfred back to his mother!
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29. Les Aventures de Tintin: L’Ile Noire (French Edition of The Black Island)

by: Herge
Release date: Sep 15, 2000
Number of Pages: 61
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The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Herge the pen name of Georges Remi (1907 1983). The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtieme, a children’s supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtieme Siecle on 10 January 1929. Set in a painstakingly researched world closely mirroring our own, Herge’s Tintin series continues to be a favorite of readers and critics alike 80 years later.
The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the bright but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other colorful supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupond et Dupont). Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character; as do his assistants in some instances.
The success of the series saw the serialized strips collected into a series of albums (24 in all), spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.
The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Herge’s signature ligne claire style. Engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humor, accompanied in later albums by sophisticated satire, and political and cultural commentary.
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30. The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #100) (Boxcar Children (Quality))

by: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 128
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The Aldens’ boxcar is the perfect place for games, picnics, sleepovers, and fun. But is it also the perfect place for ghosts? When strange things start happening there, Benny is convinced that the boxcar is haunted.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Spine-Chilling Horror

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