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Recommended for Grades 4-6

All books can be found in the Juvenile Mystery, Juvenile Fiction or
Juvenile Paperback section by author’s last name.
*This book is part of a series or trilogy.

Book Cover      Allison, Jennifer
GILDA JOYCE, PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR *
During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.

Book Cover Avi
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
Falsely accused of plotting to overthrow King Claudio, Mangus the magician and his street-smart servant boy, Fabrizio, face deadly consequences unless they can track down the real traitor by the stroke of midnight.

Book Cover Baccalario, Pierdomenico
ULYSSES MOORE: THE DOOR TO TIME *
After moving from London to an old mansion on the English coast, eleven-year-old twins Jason and Julia discover that their new home has twisting tunnels, strange artifacts from around the world, and a mysterious, locked door.

Book Cover Balliet, Blue
THE CALDER GAME
Encountering bizarre mazes while visiting a remote English village, Calder Pillay is strangely drawn to an unpopular sculpture that whisks him away to a mysterious realm from which his friends Petra and Tommy must rescue him.

Book Cover Buckley, Michael
THE SISTERS GRIMM: THE FAIRY-TALE DETECTIVES *
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother whom they have always believed to be dead.

Book Cover Cheshire, Simon
SAXBY SMART, PRIVATE DETECTIVE: THE CURSE OF THE ANCIENT MASK
AND OTHER CASE FILES *

Saxby Smart is no ordinary ten-year-old. He's the best detective in the world, or at least the best one who also happens to be in elementary school.

Book Cover Clements, Andrew
ROOM ONE: A MYSTERY OR TWO
Ted Hammond, the only sixth grader in his small Nebraska town's one-room schoolhouse, searches for clues to the disappearance of a homeless family.

Book Cover Colfer, Eoin
HALF-MOON INVESTIGATIONS
Twleve-year-old private investigator Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half Moon" because of his shortness, must track down a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.

Book Cover Dixon, Franklin W.
HARDY BOYS MYSTERY STORIES: THE TOWER TREASURE *
Joe and Frank discover the location of stolen jewels and papers and help remove suspicion from an innocent man.

Book Cover Duncan, Lois
NEWS FOR DOGS
Andi is excited when the newspaper for dogs that she and her brother Bruce start becomes a big success, but when a group of dognappers appears on the scene, Andi and Bruce work to uncover the culprits and rescue the dogs.

Book Cover Gutman, Dan
MILLION DOLLAR STRIKE
Best friends Ouchie and Squishy, who love bowling and horror movies respectively, meet the eccentric owner of a local bowling alley and try to help him save Bowl-A-Rama from the wrecking ball and a destructive psychotic lunatic.

Book Cover Hale, Bruce
CHET GECKO, PRIVATE EYE: THE POSSUM ALWAYS RINGS TWICE *
Chet Gecko and his partner, Natalie Attired, try to find out who is sending threatening notes to Viola Fuss, candidate for student council president at Emerson Hickey Elementary School.

Book Cover Howe, James
HOWLIDAY INN *
While their family is away, Harold and Chester, a dog and a cat, are boarded at Chateau Bow-Wow where Chester becomes increasingly alarmed by the strange behavior of his fellow guests and the sudden disappearance of one of them.

Book Cover Keane, Dave
JOE SHERLOCK, KID DETECTIVE: THE HAUNTED TOOLSHED *
Strange and unexplained things are happening on Baker Street after dark, and Joe Sherlock must come face-to-face with the things that go bump in the night.

Book Cover Keene, Carolyn
NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES: THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK *
Nancy Drew solves her first mystery when the accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads on an adventurous search for a missing will.

Book Cover Konisburg, E.L.
FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER *
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Book Cover Lawrence, Caroline
THE ROMAN MYSTERIES: THE THIEVES OF OSTIA *
In Rome in 79 A.D., a group of children from different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why.

Book Cover Mack, Tracy
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS: THE FALL OF THE AMAZING ZALINDAS *
The ragamuffin boys known as the Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.

Book Cover Raskin, Ellen
THE WESTING GAME
The death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Book Cover Shearer, Alex
CANNED
Fergal Banfield, an eccentric lad who collects cans, is surprised to find some unexpected things in a few of his treasures, and when he meets Charlotte, another collector, they begin an investigation that leads them to danger.

Book Cover Springer, Nancy
ENOLA HOLMES MYSTERIES: THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE *
In late 19th century London, fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, turns to Florence Nightingale for help when her investigation into the disappearance of a Crimean War widow grows cold.

Book Cover Stewart, Paul
BARNABY GRIMES: THE CURSE OF THE NIGHT WOLF *
Soon after Victorian messenger Barnaby Grimes is attacked by a huge beast while crossing London's rooftops, he becomes entangled in a mystery involving patent medicine, impoverished patients, and very expensive furs.

Book Cover Van Drannen, Wendelin
SAMMY KEYES AND THE COLD HARD CASH *
Thirteen-year-old Sammy meets a mysterious man who dies of a heart attack after telling her to get rid of the large amount of money he is carrying, leading her to investigate who the man was and how he came to be carrying so much cash.


 

Youth Services Librarians, 2010

Last updated: 4/13/2010 11:34:51 AM