Harriet is an astute and spunky little girl who goes around scribbling thoughts and observations in a notebook. When she misplaces that notebook, it ends up in the wrong hands. Soon the contents some hurtful, though true make their way to her friends…awkward! She just really, really loves the truth.
The Name of this Book is Secret is the first of five books in The Secret Series and is most certainly not about a couple of eleven-year-olds chasing a missing magician. Nope, no adventurous pursuit of villains here, folks. Nothing to see at all. Beatrix Lee is going through some stuff. Her best friend has ghosted her right at the start of seventh grade and a new baby is about to end her reign as an only child. Feeling isolated, Bea finds comfort in the haiku she crafts in invisible ink, poems she hides in a secret hiding spot.
She sets out to try and figure out who her secret pen pal might be and finds her way back to herself in the process. The secret poem pen pal and a mysterious labyrinth give it a mystery vibe though. The Explorer series is comprised of three volumes to date, all edited by Kazu Kibuishi. Each volume is a collection of seven graphic stories from seven different comics creators around a central theme. Explorer: The Mystery Boxes is a creative, clever collection of stories about boxes of mysterious origin, but the stories could not be more different both in written content and artistic style.
In one story, a young girl hears a tapping noise under her bed and discovers a box with a cryptic note; inside she finds a wax doll who seems sweet at first but…Another story follows a Japanese girl whose grandmother is convinced that spirits are stealing butter from the kitchen. Thing is, Obaasan miiiight not be wrong. So fun! Set in Hyde Park, this art mystery opens with a mysterious letter sent to three unknown recipients from an anonymous sender.
A mysterious book brings them together and they soon find themselves wrapped up in an international art scandal. The four are introduced to Mr. To do this, they must go undercover to penetrate a shady org called the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. Things go from bad to worse when she witnesses a burglary at the hotel across the street, and now the thief is after her. Follow her adventures in the 17 other books in this series. It is just so good!
She bamboozles her little brother into going along for the ride and pulls off her master plan. The two end up stumbling upon a headline-making mystery in the process. And except for the mysterious business with the glue.
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I would have been all over these books as a kid, both because how can you not love the name Smashie McPerter and because the plot is just so Ramona-esquely relatable. Listen up, parental figures: these books are the best of both worlds. Each one is a really fun, keep-you-guessing detective story AND a math lesson! Four sixth graders have banded together to form a detective agency.
In The Case of the Claymore Diamond , the foursome hear about the burglary of a local jewelry store. You should read these books because there are three talking cats in the series. Yes please! In The Shadows , eleven-year-old Olive and her parents move into a crumbling mansion filled with all sorts of weird and interesting paintings.
Olive finds a dusty pair of glasses in some abandoned drawer and makes a startling discovery. It seems she can travel inside the paintings to a creepily silent place called Elsewhere! And did I mention that there are talking cats?? There are five sub-series that make up one big series and each sub-series contains multiple volumes. The first book, The Maze of Bones , introduces us to Amy and Dan Cahill, a brother and sister duo who learn that their family is the most influential in all of history.
Bonus: readers can get their hands on collectors cards that correspond to each book. Yes, I am sneaking in one final Sherlock book but hear me out! A fun, feminist branch-off with six books in the series. Good, right? Jin decides she has to know more about this mysterious girl and pairs up with her for a class project. The three form an unlikely friendship as they join forces to find his attacker. When the three of them are forced to move into a shelter, Early starts asking questions. What are your favorite mystery books for kids?
Me, not so much but….
The narrator, a strong, quirky voice, warns us of the bloody things to come. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab I liked this plot-driven, spooky story! Creepy and compelling. Very creepy. Aliens are taking over corpses and reanimating them. He convinces the Undertakers group to stop being defensive but to be more aggressive and determine how to kill the corpses.
I liked this book a lot!! Free on Kindle Unlimited. Lockwood and Co. ONLY read at your own risk. Popular Ghost Stories for Kids.
There, Charlie begins to have horrible nightmares that become real. Charlie follows. He and his friends must learn to face their fears to save Charlie and the world. Featuring a Snow Angel sugar cookie recipe you and your child can make together. Kindle Are these books no longer free? You Are Kind by Michael Gordon: This fun picture book about kindness is an invaluable tool for starting a discussion with your child.
Kindle Nook Kobo Apple Are these books no longer free? The whole story is written in rhyme and it is easy to read. The children will be delighted with the funny obstacles that Sue faces.
The story has a strong lesson — not to give up our dreams. This book is suitable for all ages and edifying even for grown-ups.
Kindle How to Save the Dragon by Madeleine Matthews: The untapped secret to approaching tantrum, breaking the cycle of toddler life chaos: a bite-size science-based, uniquely powerful approach to anger management for kids. First, he meets an amazing coon hound. Then he explores a ruined mill. He unscrambles old cipher-clues and he puzzles over the Bible verse he decoded. Silver Pines Inn needs something wonderful to happen — and so does he. Kindle Adventures Of A Mad Scientist by Mike Bloemer: Two young teens join forces with their mad scientist uncle to save the world from an army of evil robots.
A thrilling read for kids featuring a diverse cast. Furness: Go on dangerous missions and battle vicious beasts with Fayth and her friends — in a future ice age. Discover the orgo in this gripping, action-packed story full of adventure and fantastic creatures! For children aged 7 and over. How is hail formed? What about snow, light, and mountains? This book introduces young readers to basic concepts in the world of science, technology, space, medicine, engineering, history, and much more.
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Kindle Flame And Sparkles: A Different Kind of Magic by Isaac Bowers: A heartwarming and colorfully illustrated tale about unlikely friends, new lessons, and creative solutions inspires us to see the magic in our lives, our world, one another, and our own hearts. An inspiring read that encourages children to look beyond differences, to believe in themselves and one another, and to see the magic in their experience. But after the accident, the family was forced to move to the isolated Mesmer Island — a mysterious place filled with superstitious people and legends of monsters, the most frightening being the Witch of the Woods.