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The Dark Lady

Irene Adler · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock's friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good...
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Precious Bones

Mika Ashley-Hollinger · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Kindle Edition

Meet ten-year-old Bones, whose playground is the Florida swamps, brimming with mystical witches, black bears, alligators and bobcats. Bones father, Nolay, a Miccosukee Indian, is smart and mischievous. Her Mama, practical as corn bread, can see straight into Bones soul.Its summer, and Bones...
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The 100-Year-Old Secret

Tracy Barrett · Henry Holt
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Xena and Xander Holmes have just discovered they're related to Sherlock Holmes and have inherited his unsolved casebook! The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn't, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart...
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Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits

Michael D. Beil · Random House Children's Books
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

"An atmospheric late-1930s adventure with old-time cinematic appeal. Fans of fast-paced, far-fetched action will lap it up as enthusiastically as Sam swallows his favorite brand of sardines." - Kirkus Reviews Lantern Sam is the wise-cracking, sarcastic, talking cat (for those...
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Summer at Forsaken Lake

Michael D. Beil · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Library Binding

With their father en route to Africa for Doctors Without Borders, city-kids Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at his house on Forsaken Lake. Despite some initial doubts, Nicholas is right at home in the country he learns...
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Madhattan Mystery

John J. Bonk · Walker Childrens; 1 edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

All set to spend their summer in New York City with their aunt while their father is honeymooning with his new wife, Lexi and her younger brother Kevin’s snoozy summer plans turn into high-stakes adventure when Lexi overhears a plot to steal Cleopatra’s famous jewels from the Metropolitan...
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Skeleton Creek

Patrick Carman · Scholastic Press
Pages: 185
Format: Hardcover

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way.Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden...
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Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14 Day Mystery

Erin Dionne · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 252
Format: Book

Edgar Award Finalist

For fans of The Westing Game and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler comes a clever, treasure-hunt mystery based on a real-life art heist.

 

Moxie Fleece knows the rules and follows them--that is, until the day she opens...

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The Great Shelby Holmes

Elizabeth Eulberg · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.

Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She's nine years old,...

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Into the Lion's Den

Linda A Fairstein · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Watch out, Nancy Drew - Devlin Quick is smart, strong, and she will DEFINITELY close the case in this thrilling new mystery series for girls and boys from New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein

Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library....
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Skeleton Creek

Patrick Carman · Scholastic Press
Pages: 185
Format: Hardcover

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way.

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound...
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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

N. Griffin · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Who stole the hamster from Room 11? A once-happy class is set on edge in this humorous, highly relatable mystery perfect for middle-grade readers.The day the hamster disappears from Smashie McPerters class begins like any other. Well, except for the fact that the teacher is out sick and Smashies...
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Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying

Amanda Hosch · Capstone Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A young spy gets entangled in an action-filled, whodunit mystery! When Mabel's parents leave town without warning, she isn't worried. They're spies, after all. But when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested for leading a smuggling ring, then her obnoxious Uncle Frank and Aunt Stella show...
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Dangerous Deception

Peg Kehret · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Peg Kehret includes humor, animal rescue, and heart-pounding suspense in this story about good intentions gone wrong. Sixth-grader Emmy Rushford decides to provide food for a needy family, but the project turns perilous when Emmy must deal with a car crash, a cat thrown into a Dumpster,...
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The Parker Inheritance

Varian Johnson · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A clever puzzle, a hidden treasure, and a couple of kids you'll wish were your friends...Dive in!" - Sara Pennypacker, author of Pax

The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller.

When...
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Charlie and Frog

Karen Kane · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

All Charlie Tickler wants is for his parents to listen.Charlie's parents have left him (again) . This time they are off to South Africa to help giant golden moles. And Charlie? He's been dumped with his TV-obsessed grandparents. Lonely and curious, Charlie heads into the village...
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Wilma Tenderfoot: The Case of the Frozen Hearts

Emma Kennedy · Dial; First Edition, First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Nothing and nobody stops Wilma Tenderfoot! If she does say so herself. Wilma Tenderfoot, a tiny, brash, and determined ten-year-old orphan, dreams of becoming a worldfamous detective so she can find out who her parents are. Wilma discovers that her new next-door neighbor is the renowned...
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Nooks & Crannies

Jessica Lawson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets - and maybe money - in this humorous mystery with heart.Sweet, shy Tabitha Crum, the neglected only child of two parents straight out of a Roald Dahl book, doesn't have a friend in the world...
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The Sixty-Eight Rooms

Marianne Malone · Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children's Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style...
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Greenglass House

Kate Milford · Clarion Books
Pages: 376
Format: Book

National Book Award Nominee
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
Nebula/Andre Norton Award Nominee
New York Times Bestseller

It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo,...
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Billionaire's Curse, The

Richard Newsome · WaldenPond; 1 edition
Format: Book

Gerald Wilkins never considered himself a particularly exceptional thirteen-year-old. But that was before he inherited twenty billion pounds, a Caribbean island, a yacht, and three estates from a great-aunt he never knew. With this fortune, however, comes a letter. One from his great-aunt...

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Who Killed Darius Drake?: A Mystery

W R Philbrick · The Blue Sky Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In award-winner Philbrick's new page-turning mystery, Arthur "Bash Man" is the school thug, paid with candy to bully and threaten other students. When genius orphan Darius Drake employs Arthur to help him discover the origin of a suspicious threat, written in blood, they uncover...
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Woof

Spencer Quinn · Scholastic Press
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times Bestselling Mystery

There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp -- Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the sweat on humans when they're lying.

Birdie...
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Westing Game: Anniversary Edition

Ellen Raskin · Dutton Books for Young Readers; Anniversary edition
Format: Hardcover

For twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite and is now being reissued with a brand-new jacket by Kevin Hawkes and an introduction by Ann Durell. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading...
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Finding Fortune

Delia Ray · Margaret Ferguson Books , 2015.
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Angry with her mother, twelve-year-old runaway Ren finds an unusual boarding house in a nearby ghost town, Fortune, where she meets some interesting people and learns of a forgotten treasure from when the town was famous for buttons made of Mississippi River shells.
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Mysteries in Our National Parks: Wolf Stalker: A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

Gloria Skurzynski
Format: Paperback

In this fast-paced adventure, the Landons trail a wounded wolf in Yellowstone National Park. The park is abuzz with rumors of a wolf attack. Meanwhile, a killer stalks the woods. Unaware of the danger, Jack and Ashley are more concerned about rebellious teenage foster child, Troy
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?"

Lemony Snicket · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldnt have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that...
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Friday Barnes, Girl Detective

R A Spratt · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

"A must-have series for middle-grade readers." -- BOOKLIST

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2017

Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!

When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward...

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The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

Octavia Spencer · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 214
Format: Hardcover

Meet Randi Rhodes, the world's first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder's Day Festival. But the festival's...
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The Real McCoys

Matthew Swanson · Imprint
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Her name's Moxie. Moxie McCoy.

Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world's greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps beloved school mascot Eddie the Owl, Moxie is on the case -- but she's forced to fly solo now that her best...

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Three Times Lucky

Sheila Turnage · Dial Books
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Newbery honor winner, New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award Finalist, and E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book.

A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing,...
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

Marcia Wells · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Art, mystery, fun and friendship, combine in this illustrated middle grade series debut. Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename "Eddie Red," has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes...

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