Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Mystery

Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-

Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippo...

Spencer, Octavia.

Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mothe...

Greenfield, Amy Butler, 1968- author.

In ancient Egypt, the Pharaoh's pampered cat Ra and his scarab-beetle sidekick question the ro...

Balliett, Blue, 1955-

When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappe...

Summy, Barrie, author.

Eighth-grader Raine, a new girl at Yielding Middle School, uses her supernatural ability to see oth...

Carman, Patrick.

Ten-year-old Leo's future and the fate of the extraordinary Whippet Hotel, where his father is...

Johnson, Varian, author.

Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disas...

Eulberg, Elizabeth, author.

Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going ...

Milford, Kate.

At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son,...

Tarpley, Natasha, author.

Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, b...

Averbeck, Jim, author.

When his aunt is kidnapped, an eleven-year-old boy staying at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel i...

Grisham, John.

With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most...

Feinstein, John.

After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cov...

Dowd, Siobhan.

When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings ...

Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.

At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells strugg...

Magaziner, Lauren, author.

Carlos and his friends must uncover who is sending death threats to a wealthy eccentric or Carlos&#...

Johnson, Varian, author.

Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house ...

Weeks, Sarah.

After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, ...

Berry, Julie, 1974-

"Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at th...

Hiaasen, Carl.

Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildli...

Turnage, Sheila.

Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best...

Fitzgerald, Laura Marx.

Her grandfather's dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden p...

Flake, Sharon G, author.

In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded b...

Snicket, Lemony.

Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretiv...

Quinn, Spencer, author.

Bowser is a mutt, just adopted by eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother, but when they al...