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Fifth Grade Mystery Suggestions

Fifth Grade

Unsolved extraterrestrial mysteries by David Southwell and Sean Twist

Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator by Jennifer Allison

The dark lady by Irene Adler ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno

Moonshadow: rise of the ninja by Simon Higgins

STORM: the Black Sphere by E.L. Young

Third Grade Mystery Suggestions

Third Grade

The trouble with chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Annie's adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ; with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted ; illustrated by Lisa K. Weber

The ballgame with no one at bat by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo

Hunter Moran hangs out by Patricia Reilly Giff

Bunnicula: a rabbit tale of mystery by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel

Second Grade Mystery Suggestions

Second Grade

Nate the Great and the hungry book club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Jody Wheeler in the style of Marc Simont

Cam Jansen: the catnapping mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Scooby-Doo! on werewolf watch by written by Sonia Sander ; illustrated by Duendes del Sur

The case of the climbing cat by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas

Minnie and Moo: the case of the missing jelly donut by Denys Cazet

First Grade Mystery Suggestions

First Grade

Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley

Peter Pan: lost and found by Susan Hill ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; inspired by J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan

The cat food mystery: a Pet Club story by Gwendolyn Hooks ; illustrated by Mike Byrne

The Berenstain Bears and the spooky old tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Kindergarten Mystery Suggestions


Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell

Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems

The doghouse by Jan Thomas

Murder Will Out: June 2015

Looking for a good mystery and a way to earn the Connect Your Summer 2015 Super Bookworm: My Mitten badge?  Check out this selection of mysteries set in Michigan.

Detroit is our beat: tales of the four horsemen by Loren D. Estleman

Mountains of the misbegotten by Joseph Heywood

The chocolate clown corpse by JoAnna Carl

Let it burn by Steve Hamilton

Love in a nutshell by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly

South of Hell by P.J. Parrish

Color of justice: a novel of suspense by Gary Hardwick

Cool Off with these Chilly Audiobook Mysteries

Cool Off with these Chilly eAudiobook Mysteries

Teen Detectives on the Page

The girl is murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

The adventures of Tintin. Vol. 5 by Herge ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]

Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price

Endangered by Lamar Giles

Jackaby by William Ritter

Detective Manga

Death note. Vol. 1, Boredom by story by Tsugumi Ohba ; art by Takeshi Obata ; [translation & adaptation, Pookie Rolf ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc]

Case closed. Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama

Arisa. Vol. 1 by Natsumi Ando ; translated and adapted by Andria Cheng ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics

Lizzie Newton: Victorian mysteries, Vol. 1 by story, Hey-jin Jeon ; art, Ki-ha Lee ; [translation, Lauren Na ; adaptation, Janet Houck ; lettering & design, Nicky Lim]

Audie Award-Winning Audiobooks

Middle School Mysteries

These great middle school mysteries are available as audiobooks or printed copies. Listen to them for the Sleuth It: eLectrified badge, or read them for the Sleuth It: Super Bookworm Badge.

Hold fast [sound recording] by Blue Balliett —  On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father

Also available in print.

Books Made Into Movies

The Da Vinci code: a novel by Dan Brown

The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The pursuit of happyness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe

The help by Kathryn Stockett

If You Like Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Through the Years

Sherlock Holmes [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Silver Pictures production in association with Wigram Productions, a Guy Ritchie film

Sherlock Holmes [videodisc]: the great detective by a Satel Documentary production for A&E Television Networks

Sherlock Holmes. The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Disc 1 [videodisc] by produced by Granada Television ; WGBH Boston

International Mysteries

The beige man by Helene Tursten ; translation by Marlaine Delargy


The Rome prophecy by Sam Christer


The Andalucian friend: a novel by Alexander Söderberg


Anonymous sources by Mary Louise Kelly


Jar city by Arnaldur Indriason ; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder


The shape of water by Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli


The fifth heart by Dan Simmons

Michigan Mysteries

Check out these great mysteries for kids, written by authors from right here in Michigan!

Mike's mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis

The baseball mystery by [Carole Marsh]

The vengeance of the witch-finder by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland ; frontispiece by Edward Gorey

Blue Bay mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis

Mystery explosion! by Johnnie Tuitel and Sharon Lamson

Secret Codes & Ciphers: Can You Solve It?

The black book of buried secrets by [written by Mallory Kass] ; introduction by Rick Riordan

Sly the sleuth and the code mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione

Secrets of Greymoor by Clara Gillow Clark

Teen Detectives

Nancy Drew [videodisc] by Jerry Weintraub Productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Virtual Studios

Scooby-Doo's original mysteries [videodisc] by Hanna- Barbera Productions ; based on characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera ; produced by Joseph Barbera

The Hardy Boys [videodisc]: season one by Universal ; produced in association with Glen Larson Productions

The adventures of Tintin [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures present ; in association with Hemisphere Media Capital ; an Amblin Entertainment Wingnut Films Kennedy/Marshall production ; directed by Steven Spielberf ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy ; screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish