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Extreme Danger


Franklin W. Dixon - 2005
    LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Top extreme athletes in the country. Thousands of spectators. SUSPECTS: There may be a group of extremists working together. There may be just one.

The Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files


Simon Cheshire - 2007
     Saxby Smart is no ordinary ten-year-old. He's the best detective in the world, or at least the best one who also happens to be in elementary school. In this brand new series--with three cases in each book--the reader solves the mystery alongside Saxby, getting peeks at pages of his casebook as the crimes unfold, and searching for clues rather than letting the main character do all the work and have all the fun.

The Mystery of the Whistling Caves


Helen Moss - 2011
    But then they meet Emily Wild and her loveable dog, Drift. Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle - and the amazing whistling caves. Legend has it that when the caves stop whistling the castle will be attacked - and that's exactly what happens! Priceless treasures are stolen and Emily and the boys are determined to investigate. But how was the treasure smuggled out of the castle? Why did the caves stop whistling? And can the friends solve the mystery in time to catch the thief? The first in an exciting new adventure series - with five more gripping mysteries to come!

Clue by Clue


Catherine Hapka - 2019
    Inspired by the Netflix animated series.Carmen Sandiego and crew are off on a thrilling treasure hunt in this original story inspired by the Netflix animated series. When the secrets of a centuries' old treasure map are uncovered, it's up to Carmen to puzzle out the pirate's code and track down a long lost treasure. From the cobblestone streets of London to a sunken city in the Caribbean, Carmen must stay one step ahead on a trail of clues in order to beat her nemeses to the buried treasure! Using the book's special built-in decoder, readers can help Carmen unlock the map's clues--and make sure this pirate's booty finally makes its way into the right hands.

The Case of the Stinky Socks


Lewis B. Montgomery - 2008
    The high school's star pitcher is missing his lucky socks, and his pitching is going to pieces! Can detective duo Milo and Jazz find the thief--before the big game?

Rory Branagan (Detective)


Andrew Clover - 2018
    Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. First in a hilarious seven-book, comedy-crime series for readers of 8+Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am actually a detective.People always say, ‘How do you become a detective?’And I say, ‘Ahhhh… you don’t just FIND YOURSELF suddenly sneaking up on baddies, or diving out of the way as they shoot, or hurtling from an open plane towards the ground! You have to want it.’And what made ME want it? I needed to find out whathappened to my dad…There are seven books in the RORY BRANGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the first, in which you meet Rory and his accomplice Cassidy as they investigate the poisoning of Rory’s next door neighbour. Rory’s adventures are all highly illustrated so you can see everything he gets up to in glorious black and white.

Is That A Dead Dog In Your Locker?


Todd Strasser - 2006
    When their friend Daisy brings her neighbor's old dog Wheezy to school, the boys have to help her hide him. Not only does the school have a no-furry-animals-allowed policy, but the class crybaby, Fibby Mandible, is horribly allergic to animal fur. Barton is trying everything to uncover Wheezy's hiding place and get the boys in hot water. It will take the ingenious work of the Tardy Boys to outsmart him, with some hilarious results.

Baby-sitters' Haunted House


Ann M. Martin - 1995
    Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Dawn are off to Maine to help take care of Karen and Andrew and the four Menders kids, whose parents stand to inherit the huge seaside house where the whole group will be staying.

The Buried Bones Mystery


Sharon M. Draper - 1994
    Then Ziggy has a brilliant idea (Ziggy is always getting brilliant ideas) they can start a club, with secret meetings and code words and special treasures.And so the four friends become the Black Dinosaurs, with a terrific clubhouse they build in Ziggy's backyard. But when the boys try to hide their treasures, they're swept up in a mystery more intriguing -- and scary -- than anything they could have imagined. Who could have buried a box of bones behind their clubhouse? And why is old Mr. Greene lurking around late at night, singing "Dem bones gonna rise again"? Trust Ziggy to come up with a daring plan to find some answers....DON'T MISS ANY OF THE EXCITING ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK DINOSAURS

The Curse of the Pharaoh


Sir Steve Stevenson - 2010
    The first mystery in this series sees young detective Agatha Mistery traveling to Egypt. Rumors of a mysterious tablet unearthed in the Valley of the Kings may be just the clue that Agatha needs to unlock the secret curse of an ancient Pharaoh.

The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin


M. Masters - 1983
    They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the “Can You Solve the Mystery” series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin; The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds; The Mystery of the Helpful Professor; The Case of the Daisy Dispute; The Case of the Bouncing Check; The Mystery of the Hardware Heist; The Case of Lucy's Lost Lemonade; The Mystery of the Missing Money; The Case of the Bashed Boss; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 1: The Black Cave

The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure


Jill Santopolo - 2008
    He's even got a pair of super sleuth pants with lots of pockets to hide his detective tools and a sidekick, Gina, who's a bit bossy, but a really great sleuth and friend. When his dad, a local police officer, tells Alec the Christopher Columbus exhibit has gone missing from the town museum, Alec is on the case!

Elvis & Olive


Stephanie Watson - 2008
    What begins as a game turns serious when their findings are revealed to the neighborhood, and when the girls discover unexpected things about each other. While the girls learn that it's sometimes helpful to reveal secrets, they also learn a lesson about the importance of privacy.

Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths


Megan McDonald - 2012
    "The Great Class Heist" is just one of the whodunits tackled by Judy Drewdy and agents Dills Pickle (aka Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink), who need readers’ help in cracking these addition to six solve-it-yourself missions, kids can get in the mood to: Create a detective kitSketch suspectsTest powers of observationPuzzle through ridonkulus logic puzzlesWrite super-sneaky codesAnd more!

Field Trip Trouble


Meredith Badger - 2006
    With school camp coming up, will she be forced to choose between her new bestie and her old bestie?