Do your children love good mystery series but have outgrown such favorites as the Boxcar Children, The Hardy Boys and A to Z Mysteries? Check out these mystery series for 5th-8th graders that are sure to please.
When the chief of police can't solve a mystery, where does he turn? To his 10 year old son, of course. Nicknamed Encyclopedia, the boy genius needs only hear the details of the case in order to solve the mystery... and all over the dinner table.
Each mystery is told in 6-12 pages, with several mysteries per book. At the end of each story, readers are invited to solve the mystery and then turn to the answer page when they think they've got it. Due to length, subject matter and audience participation, these books are perfect for reluctant readers.
Abandoned by her mother on her 14th birthday, Enola Holmes, younger sister to the famous Sherlock Holmes, sets off alone to London to become the "World's First Scientific Perditorian." In her role as a private inquiry agent, she's able to locate several missing persons while trying to stay one step ahead of her brother.
In the first of three mysteries, sixth grade classmates Petra and Calder must work together to catch the thief who's stealing valuable Vermeer paintings.
Illustrator Brent Helquist also left hidden messages in the books illustrations for observant readers and sleuths.
Written by several well-known children's authors such as Rick Riordan and Margaret Peterson Haddix, siblings Amy and Dan Cahill travel the world in search of the 39 clues which will make them the most powerful and influential people on Earth.
Written as an interactive book, children may go online for further clues, play the interactive games and decipher clues found in the books and game cards.
Featuring Ian Fleming's infamous character, we meet the young James Bond as he beings Eton during just prior to World War II.
*Readers of Young James Bond may also enjoy Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.
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