Book List

Middle-Grade Mysteries

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE UNBELIEVABLE OLIVER AND THE FOUR JOKERS

    MAY 14, 2019

CHILDREN'S

THE UNBELIEVABLE OLIVER AND THE FOUR JOKERS

by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrated by Shane Pangburn

Readers shouldn’t have so much ridiculous fun with a book as they do with this one. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LARK AND THE DESSERT DISASTER

    APRIL 2, 2019

CHILDREN'S

LARK AND THE DESSERT DISASTER

by Natasha Deen ; illustrated by Marcus Cutler

This is a solid and growing detective series for transitioning readers, with a dyslexic multicultural heroine—an inspiring... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    KAZU JONES AND THE DENVER DOGNAPPERS

    APRIL 23, 2019

CHILDREN'S

KAZU JONES AND THE DENVER DOGNAPPERS

by Shauna M. Holyoak

A not-too-scary, diverse mystery for those who love action, dogs, and spunky heroines. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CASE OF THE MISSING AUNTIE

    MARCH 17, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE CASE OF THE MISSING AUNTIE

by Michael Hutchinson

A compelling “urban bush” adventure that offers light and reconciliation to dark truths. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON

    JAN. 14, 2020

CHILDREN'S

FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON

by Janae Marks

An extraordinary, timely, must-read debut about love, family, friendship, and justice. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE THIEF KNOT

    JAN. 14, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE THIEF KNOT

by Kate Milford

A fascinating, intricate tale of friendship and rescue. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HOTEL WHODUNIT

    MARCH 17, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE HOTEL WHODUNIT

by Lilliam Rivera ; illustrated by Elle Power

This biracial, LGBTQ protagonist seamlessly shifts from comics to prose in a winner of a series opener. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY

    MAY 14, 2019

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