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Suggested Mystery Books for Third Grade


Put on your detective cap and get sleuthing with one of these mystery stories.  Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Edward "Egg" Garrison and his friends are on a field trip to watch the local minor league baseball team, but a theft at the concession stand is delaying the game, so the four sixth-grade detectives decide to investigate.

Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

Hunter Moran hangs out by Patricia Reilly Giff

When neighbor Sarah Yulefski tells Zack and Hunter that she overheard someone talking about plans to kidnap someone in their town, the twins use the last four days of summer vacation to investigate.

The jazzman's trumpet : a Kit mystery by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Excited to cover a jazz concert for the paper, Kit instead finds herself playing detective once pranks threaten to cancel the show, a trumpet goes missing, and she is accused of theft.

The mystery of the missing pop idol by Gertrude Chandler Warner

During auditions for the show "Pop Star Sensation" at the local mall, one of the judges, a famous pop star, disappears, and the Aldens must find out where she went.

When her class's pet hamster goes missing, Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, begin an investigation, but as chaos erupts with everyone accusing others of the theft, Smashie and Dontel are forced to the limits of their detecting skills.

Triple take by Kenny Abdo

On a fourth-grade trip to a local battle site park, Jon Gummyshoes, fourth-grade detective, learns that sometimes history should rest in peace when he and Mac investigate a tale of ghosts and lost gold.

A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.

An enemy from Mr. Stink's past is targeting his new suburban family, and the international cat of mystery must discover the identity of his nemesis and defeat him.