Mysteries for Kids of All Ages

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Picture book mysteries
Mystery readers

Picture Book Mysteries

Alexander, Sue. World Famous Muriel and the Magic Mystery. 1990.
JX ALE
Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson is Missing. 1977.
JX ALL
Amoore, Susannah. Motley the Cat. 1997.
JX AMO
Binnamin, Vivian. The Case of the Anteater’s Missing Lunch. 1990.
JX BIN
Binnamin, Vivian. Case of the Mysterious Mermaid. 1990.
JX BIN
Brandt, Keith. Case of the Missing Dinosaur. 1982.
JX BRA
Bunting, Eve. The Bones of Fred McFee. 2002.
JX BUN
Christelow, Eileen. Gertrude, the Bulldog Detective. 1992.
JX CHR
Christelow, Eileen. Where’s the Big Bad Wolf? 2002.
JX CHR
Clement, Rod. Grandpa’s Teeth. 1998.
JX CLE
Cushman, Doug. The ABC Mystery. 1993.
JX CUS
Fazzi, Maura. The Circus of Mystery. 1999.
JX FAZ
Garland, Michael. Mystery Mansion. 2001.
JX GAR
Gibbons, Gail. The Missing Maple Syrup Sap Mystery. 1979.
JX GIB
Hurd, Thatcher. Art Dog. 1996.
JX HUR
Isherwood, Shirley. Something for James. 1996.
JX ISH
Jonas, Ann. The 13th Clue. 1992.
JX JON
Kellogg, Steven. The Mystery of the Magic Green Ball. 1978.
JX KEL
Lass, Bonnie. Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar? 2000.
JX LAS
Mahr, Juli. The Mailbox Mice Mystery. 1999.
JX MAH
Mahy, Margaret. The Boy Who was Followed Home. 1975.
JX MAH
Maisner, Heather. Save Brave Ted. 1996.
JX MAI
Mathews, Judith. An Egg and Seven Socks. 1993.
JX MAT
McClements, George. Jake Gander, Storyville Detective. 2002.
JX MCC
McDonald, Megan. Great Pumpkin Switch. 1992.
JX MCD
Walsh, Ellen Stoll. Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery. 2001.
JX WAL

Mystery Readers

Ada, Alma Flor. Daniel’s Mystery Egg. 2001.
J Reader ADA
Adler, David. Young Cam Jansen (series).
J Reader ADL
Benchley, Nathaniel. The Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck. 1967.
J Reader BEN
Bonsall, Crosby. The Case of the Hungry Stranger. 1963.
J Reader BON
Bonsall, Crosby. The Case of the Scaredy Cats. 1971.
J Reader BON
Cushman, Doug. Inspector Hopper. 2000.
J Reader CUS
Dussling, Jennifer. The Bunny Slipper Mystery. 1997.
J Reader DUS
Grambling, Lois. Miss Hildy’s Missing Cape Caper. 2000.
J Reader GRA
Hanel, Wolfram. Mary and the Mystery Dog. 1999.
J Reader HAN
Lawler, Laurie. The Worst Kid Who Ever Lived On Eighth Avenue. 1998.
J Reader LAW
Lawler, Laurie. Parents’ Night Fright. 1998.
J Reader LEV
Levy, Elizabeth. The Snack Attack Mystery. 1995.
J Reader LEV
Obrist, Jurg. Max and Molly and the Mystery of the Missing Honey. 2000.
J Reader OBR
O’Connor, Jane. Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek. 1992.
J Reader OCO
Osborne, Mary Pope. Pandora’s Box. 1987.
J Reader OSB
Platt, Kin. Big Max in the Mystery of the Missing Moose. 1977.
J Reader PLA
Quackenbush, Robert. Detective Mole and the Seashore Mystery. 1979.
J Reader QUA
Quackenbush, Robert. Sherlock Chick (series).
J Reader QUA
Rocklin, Joanne. The Case of the Backyard Treasure. 1998.
J Reader ROC
Rocklin, Joanne. The Case of the Missing Birthday Party. 1996.
J Reader ROC
Rylant, Cynthia. High-Rise Private Eyes (series).
J Reader RYL
Scary Stories to Read When It’s Dark. 2000.
J Reader SCA
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. Nate the Great (series).
J Reader WEI
Skofield, James. Detective Dinosaur (series).
J Reader SKO
Stevenson, James. The Mud Flat Mystery. 1997.
J Reader STE