LAPL / Kids Path

Mystery

YOUNGER READERS

Adler, David A.
Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery. Il. by Barbara Johansen Newman. xz IR (series)
A bus is a big thing to lose, but Jeffrey Bones is an expert at looking for clues.

Auchs, Mary Jane.
Eggs Mark the Spot. xz
Pauline foils the art gallery heist by capturing the thief not on film, but on eggshell!

Beaumont, Karen.
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? Il. by Eugene Yelchin. xz
Kanga can’t figure it out, but the answer is very, very close to her.

Cazet, Denys.
Minnie and Moo: the Case of the Missing Jelly Donut. xz IR
Was it a blue chicken, the fox or someone else who stole Minnie the cow’s jelly donut – you’re in for a big surprise!

Christelow, Eileen.
Where’s the Big Bad Wolf? xz
Detective Doggedly wishes that no-good rascally wolf would stay out of trouble for once.

Clement, Rod.
Grandpa’s Teeth. xz
Grandpa’s teeth have disappeared, but Officer Rate is on the case.

Cushman,  Doug.
Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery. xz IR (series)
Aunt Eater imagines mysteries are going on all around her.  Suddenly, she’s right!

Falconer, Ian.
Olivia and the Missing Toy. xz
Olivia is determined to find out who took her very best toy.

Geisert, Arthur.
Mystery. xz
Who cut out pieces of paintings at the museum?  An art-loving pig solves the mystery.

Hoban, Lillian.
Case of the Two Masked Robbers. xz IR
Who stole Mrs. Turtle’s eggs?  Twins Arabella and Albert are on the case.

Hood, Susan.
Pup and Hound Catch a Thief. Il. by Linda Hendry. xz IR
Someone has stolen the farmer’s jewelry – good thing Pup and Hound are on the case!

Kellogg, Steven.
Missing Mitten Mystery. xz
Annie and her dog Oscar imagine all the adventures her missing mitten is having without her.

Kitamura, Satoshi.
Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing. xz
When wolves steal their wool coats, three sheep turn to Detective Elliott Baa for help.

Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Gus & Gertie and the Missing Pearl. xy
Gertie’s valuable deep-sea pearl is missing, and a member of the Bad Guys Club did the dirty deed.

Ricci, Christine.
Dora’s Mystery of the Missing Shoes. xz IR
Everyone is missing just one shoe – until Dora the Explorer solves the mystery.

Rylant, Cynthia.
The Case of the Missing Monkey.  xz IR (series)
The High-Rise Private Eyes solve a mystery that is not what it seems.

Sharmat, Marjorie.
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise.  Il. by Marc Simont. xz IR (series)
Nate’s dog Sludge sniffs out the clues in this tale of a flower-eating turtle.

Teague, Mark.
Detective LaRue: Letters from the investigation.. xz folio
Is the disappearance of two cats related to a string of canary thefts? Ike the dog thinks so!

Wisniewski, David.
Tough Cookie. xz
He’s a tough cookie, but even he can’t hide from Fingers.

Wood, Audrey.
Alphabet Mystery. Il. by Bruce Wood. xz
Little x has disappeared, so the rest of the alphabet goes in search of him.

 

OLDER READERS

Adler, David A.
Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery. x (series)
Cam foils a crime at the mall using her photographic memory.

Avi.
Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? x
When 6th-grader Becky is accused of stealing five rare books, she and her twin brother solve several puzzles in order to clear her name.

Balliett, Blue.
Chasing Vermeer. x M
Can two 11-year-olds solve a missing painting mystery that has even the FBI baffled?

Bosch, Pseudonymous.
The Name of this Book is Secret. x
Can Cass and Max-Ernest solve the riddles left by a vanished magician before it’s too late?

Byars, Betsy.
The Dark Stairs. x (Herculeah Jones series)
Herculeah Jones means to help solve the murder at Dead Oaks even if it kills her.

Clements, Andrew.
Room One: a Mystery or Two. x M
Ted knows every other kid in his school – all eight of them – so who is the girl in the abandoned farmhouse?

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money. x
Flint’s Famous Detective Agency tries to find out if Mr. Chickee’s funny money is real.

Dixon, Franklin W.
Hardy Boys. x M (series)
Expect cliff-hanging suspense, adventure and mystery when Frank and Joe Hardy team up to bring criminals to justice.

Freeman, Martha.
Who Stole Halloween? x M
In the week before Halloween, cats are disappearing, and some people say a ghost is to blame.

Hale, Bruce.
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse. x M (Chet Gecko series)
Fourth grade is tough, but Chet Gecko, Private Eye, is even tougher.

Keene, Carolyn.
Nancy Drew. x M (series)
Nancy proves that a teenage girl is usually the best person to solve the case.

Konigsburg, E.L.
Silent to the Bone. x
Only Branwell knows what really happened to his baby sister and he won’t (or can’t) talk about it.

Lennon, Joan.
There’s a Kangaroo in my Soup. x
Can Cynthia the Kangaroo, Mistress of a Thousand Disguises, help Kevin figure out who is stealing his parents’ inventions?

Raskin, Ellen.
Westing Game. x
16 heirs are given $10,000 and clues to puzzles they must solve in order to inherit the fortune.

Roberts, Willo Davis.
View From the Cherry Tree. x
Rob accidentally witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him – except the murderer!

Roy, Ron.
The Absent Author. x M (A to Z Mysteries series)
When their favorite author disappears, bookish Dink, nosy Ruth Rose and comical Josh uncover clues and solve the case.

Sobol, Donald.
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective. x M (series)
This “Sherlock Holmes in sneakers” always solves his case.

Springer, Nancy.
Case of the Missing Marquess. x M (Enola Holmes series)
Sherlock Holmes’ much younger sister Enola is an even better detective than he is.

Stewart, Trenton Lee.
Mysterious Benedict Society. x
Four uniquely talented kids go undercover to save the world.

Van Draanen, Wendelin.
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. x M (series)
Sammy gets into even more trouble than usual when she witnesses a robbery at the hotel across the street.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler.
Mike’s Mystery. x M (Boxcar Children series)
The Boxcar Children know their friend Mike didn’t start the fire – so who did?

Wright, Betty Ren.
Dollhouse Murders. x
Aunt Clare knows more than she’s telling about the grisly murder in the dollhouse.

Yep, Laurence.
Case of the Goblin Pearls. x (Chinatown Mystery series)
Famous action heroine Tiger Lil decides to catch the tricky thief herself, no matter how dangerous it will be.


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