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Suggested Mystery Books for First Grade


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

One by one, three brave little bears have second thoughts about exploring the interior of a spooky old tree.

While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears, and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest is over.

Kayla calls upon the members of the Pet Club to catch a thief when she discovers something has been eating her cat Daisy's food.

Jealous of Peter Pan's new friend Wendy, who can tell stories, Tinkerbell tries to find Peter's lost shadow.

Dumpling the hamster came to a dusty end inside a vacuum cleaner. He suspects that his owner Oliver's parents never admitted to their son that they were to blame for Dumpling's demise. Now the hamster needs Joe's help to reveal the truth - but there's a furry surprise awaiting them at Oliver's house.

The rookie Blue Jay by David A. Kelly

Through the window of their hotel room in the Toronto Blue Jays baseball stadium, cousins Mike and Kate spot strange blue lights flashing across the bullpen and decide to investigate.

When Aunt Molly takes Cam and her friend Eric to the circus, their box of caramel popcorn mysteriously disappears.