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Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

David A. Adler
Format: Paperback

No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory! Can Cam help catch the diamond thief? Cam and her friend Eric are sitting at the mall when the jewelry store is robbed. Cam sees the thief, but the police arrest the wrong person. Now it's up to Cam to catch...
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Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook

Mary Amato · Holiday House
Format: Kindle Edition

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green We know about kidnapping, and dognapping has been the theme of 101 Dalmatians and a slew of other stories. But fishnapping? This may be the first in all of children's literature....
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Inspector Flytrap

Tom Angleberger · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo, comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap....
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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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The Zoo With the Empty Cage (Field Trip Mysteries)

Steve Brezenoff · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 81
Format: Library Binding

Edward G. Garrison, better known as Egg, is pretty excited about the Science Club's field trip to the zoo. They'll get to see a rare display of Island Foxes, an endangered species. But when the club arrives, they learn that the foxes have been nabbed! Can Egg and his friends find...
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The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy

Dori Hillestad Butler · Albert Whitman & Co.
Pages: 123
Format: Print book

"My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective."King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing....
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The Haunted Library #1

Dori Hillestad Butler · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Hardcover

A brand-new young chapter book series from Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler! When ghost boy Kaz's haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special...
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King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth

Dori Hillestad Butler · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla lost a tooth -- but now it's missing. Where did it go? King and Kayla must gather the clues to find Kayla's tooth.
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The Spy on Third Base

Matt Christopher · Norwood House Press
Format: Book

A third baseman is sick with anxiety about whether or not to help his team by using his knack for knowing where the batter is going to hit the ball. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Harvey's Mystifying Raccoon Mix-up

Eth Clifford
Format: Hardcover

Join Harvey and his cousin Nora, as they try to catch a couple of local criminals in this fast-paced mystery -- the duo's fourth adventure.
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The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

Kevin Cornell · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Book

They're darling. They're daring. They know their shapes! They're chicks on a mission - and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical...

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Who Stole Uncle Sam?

Martha Freeman · Holiday House
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

Two eleven-year-old sleuths crack a case about the disappearance of a baseball coach in this humourous and offbeat middle-grade mystery, third in Martha Freeman's popular series. After their last success, Alex and Yasmeen made a pact to stop solving mysteries. However, when Alex's...
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Big Bad Detective Agency

Bruce Hale · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

From the comic genius behind CHET GECKO comes a new kind of fairy tale hero -- and a big, bad, crime-solving adventure!The houses of all Three (not-so-) Little Pigs were broken into and ransacked, and the Pigs are squealing for justice. So Prince Tyrone, ruler of Fairylandia, drags in the obvious...
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Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-up

David A. Kelly · Random House Books for Young Readers; A Stepping Stone Book edition
Format: Paperback

Now leading off the line-upmdashbook in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark Thanks to Kates mom a sports reporter cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park...
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The Mysterious Moonstone

Eric Luper · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 128
Format: Book

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A PRICELESS DIAMOND...STOLEN! When Cleo and Evan go undercover to help a rookie...

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The Half-Court Hero

Mike Lupica · Philomel Books
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica begins an exciting new chapter book series, perfect for fans of Cam Jansen, featuring his trademark sports action and heart, and a lovable twin brother-sister duo who solve sports-related mysteries.There's nothing eight-year-old twins Zach and Zoe Walker...
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West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

Liam O'Donnell · Owlkids
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Meet Myron: a third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries. He does not love new things. Unfortunately, everything is new this year: Myron has a new baby sister, his family has moved across town, and now he's starting his first day at a new school. But when the school...
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Max & Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery

Alexander McCall Smith
Format: Book

Max and Maddy Twist have a flair for solving crimes. You might even say it's in their blood. That's because their parents once ran a thriving detective agency -- until the notorious Professor Claude Sardine shut them down. But now Max and Maddy are ready to pick up where their

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Stolen Bases

Jake Maddox · Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

Every summer, Eva and Becca play softball. But this year, something strange is going on. One day at practice, the bag of equipment is missing. The next day, its been returned. When the bag goes missing again, Eva and Becca decide to try to catch the crook. But the person they find is not at all what...
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The Case of the Stinky Socks

Lewis B. Montgomery · Kane Press
Pages: 94
Format: Paperback

The high school's star pitcher is missing his lucky socks, and his pitching is going to pieces! Can detective duo Milo and Jazz find the thief -- before the big game?
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A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Robin Newman · Creston Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

When food goes missing on Ed's farm, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold do what it takes to track down the thieves. In this case, Miss Rabbit's carrot cake has disappeared. Has it been stolen? Or eaten? Or both? Who dunnit?
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Detective Gordon: The First Case

Ulf Nilsson · Gecko Press
Pages: 96
Format: Book

Someone's stealing nuts from the forest, and it's up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief! Unfortunately, solving this crime means standing in the snow and waiting for a long time... If only he had an assistant?someone small, fast, and clever?to help solve this terrible case....

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The Yellow Yacht

Ron Roy · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite...

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Nina, The Pinta, And The Vanishing Treasure

Jill Santopolo · Orchard Books
Format: Hardcover

4th grader Alec Flint is practicing to be a super sleuth. He's even got a pair of super sleuth pants with lots of pockets to hide his detective tools and a sidekick, Gina, who's a bit bossy, but a really great sleuth and friend. When his dad, a local police officer, tells Alec the Christopher...
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Snoop Troop: It Came from Beneath the Playground

Kirk Scroggs · Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Pages: 176
Format: Book

Every newly independent reader will be rolling on the floor--and has a chance to solve the mystery--in this wildly wacky mash-up of chapter book and graphic novel, with art on every page, interactive seek-and-find elements, and more! SEQUEL: Attack of the Ninja...

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Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues

Donald J. Sobol · Puffin Books
Format: Paperback

Ten brief cases allow the reader to match wits with ten-year-old crime-buster, Encyclopedia Brown, as he recovers a client's missing tooth collection, finds a sneaky thief, and more. Solutions are included at the back of the book.
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The Spaghetti Detectives

Andreas Steinh√∂fel · Chicken House; 1 edition
Format: Print book

1 String of Spaghetti 2 Friends A Noodle-Cooking, Crime-Solving Adventure!Sometimes Rico acts a bit odd -- his mom calls him a proddity -- but hes GENIUS at noticing little things nobody else does. Like a string of spaghetti stuck to the sidewalk. Or the big buckteeth of that boy in the blue...
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The Case of the Gasping Garbage

Michele Torrey · Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition
Format: Print book

In this clever chapter book, the first in a new series, real science is seamlessly woven into four separate mysteries solved by Science Detectives Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey. No case is too big or too small for this dynamic duo, who never miss an opportunity to decipher anonymous love...
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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Wendelin Van Draanen · Knopf
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

With this debut book of a new mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen establishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, actually, the book opens with Sammy watching...a crime in progress. And when the man with the wad of cash in one hand and the open purse in the other catches...
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