Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Mystery Novels for 4th-6th

Spencer, Octavia.

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

Tarpley, Natasha, author.

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

Greenfield, Amy Butler, 1968- author.

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

Johnson, Varian, author.

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

Johnson, Varian, author.

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

Magaziner, Lauren, author.

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

Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-

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

Balliett, Blue, 1955-

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

Summy, Barrie, author.

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

Carman, Patrick.

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

Eulberg, Elizabeth, author.

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

Milford, Kate.

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

Averbeck, Jim, author.

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

Grisham, John.

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

Feinstein, John.

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

Dowd, Siobhan.

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

Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.

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

Weeks, Sarah.

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

Berry, Julie, 1974-

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

Hiaasen, Carl.

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

Turnage, Sheila.

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

Fitzgerald, Laura Marx.

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

Flake, Sharon G, author.

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

Snicket, Lemony.

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

Quinn, Spencer, author.

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