Category Archives: Mystery

Read Right Now! Mysteries

Read Right Now! Mysteries
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Watch The Mystery of the Missing Dictionary – You all know that Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley. He’s got a mystery in his classroom that needs clearing up. Can Greg help, or will he just make it worse? You be the judge

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Watch Private I Guana – Leon the chameleon is missing! But Ace Detective Private I. Guana is on the case. This engaging adventure will tickle your funny bone.

  • MysteryNet; A-Z Mysteries Mini mysteries to read and solve yourself.

Easy Mystery eBooks:

The Nystery of the Blue Ring The Fenway Foul Up Who Cloned the President?
The Case of the Lost Boy The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport The Absent Author
January Joker The Great Cake Mystery The Boxcar Children
The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds The Chameleon wore Chartreuse Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Easy Mystery eAudiobooks:

A to Z Mysteries Vol. 1 Calendar Mysteries Vol. 1 The Boxcar Children Collection
The Great Cake Mystery Geronimo Stilton, vol. 1 The Bunnicula Collection
Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries, Vol. 1

Easy Mystery Books:

The Absent Author January Joker The Great Cake Mystery The Boxcar Children The Absent Author
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Bunnicula Howliday Inn
The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster Scooby Doo! And the Groovy Ghost Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme

Chapter Book Mysteries:

Rescuing Seneca Crane Shakespreare's Secret Found The Mysterious Benedict Society
Half Moon Investigations The Dead Drop The Pickle King The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye
The Vanishing Girl When You Reach Me The Name of this Book is Secret The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy
Scat The Danger Box The London Eye Mystery Joey Fly Private Eye

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable Books:

HalfMoonBook ThisHour Chameleon SkullIsland
DollhouseMurders DangerBox RunawayRacehorse TVDog
PabloNose JeffersonMansion AirportMystery SchoolhouseMystery
BrokenLocket EnolaGypsy EnolaMissing EyeCrow

Downloadable Audiobooks:

HalfMoonAudio GhostSecret SherlockSecret SherlockBeast
TimeForgot SherlockAdventures MysteriesAC MysteriesDG
MysteriesHJ MysteryKN MysteriesOR MysteriesSV


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Staff Pick: The Secret of the Ginger Mice

Staff Pick: The Secret of the Ginger Mice

The Secret of the Ginger Mice

Alex, Alice and Alistair think they are just three ordinary mice, until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family: a secret which means Alistair’s life is in danger – unless Alex and Alice can find him first. So begins a hair-raising journey. Author: Frances Watts

Alistair, with his ginger fur, might not look like Alex and Alice, but these mice triplets stick together.  When Alistair mysteriously disappears, his siblings are determined to find their brother and rescue him.  As the story alternates between the siblings’ journeys, they discover secrets about their parents and who they really are that could put them in harm’s way.  Their journey brings them into contact with a variety of characters as they stumble into a secret resistance movement.  Can Alistair, Alex, and Alice make wise decisions about who to trust?  And will they uncover the truth about ginger-furred mice?

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection

More Staff Picks

More stories about adventuring mice:
The Tale of Despereaux Redwall Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Stuart Little
The Cricket in Times Square Tumtum & Nutmeg The Wind in the Willows
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Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril

Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril

Lunch Lady and the Picture Day PerilIt is picture day and Hector, Terrence and Dee aren’t very excited about it. Especially Terrence who has had a zit breakout and is seriously thinking about coughing up $15 to have his picture airbrushed to perfection.

The school photographer is more than happy to collect the extra money from Terrence and a whole bunch of other kids who suddenly have more blemishes than they’ve ever had before.

Lunch lady knows her kids and when she notices all the blemishes and some odd behavior by the hot shot photographer she decides to find out what the crispy crackers is going on. Oh my goulash, it’s another case for the Lunch Lady, her exploding chicken nuggets and her gadget making sidekick Bett. They are still committed to keeping order in the cafeteria…and in the world. Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

#1 Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
#2 Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians
#3 Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta
#4 Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown
#5 Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit
#6 Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco
#7 Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes
#8 Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril

Is the Lunch Lady ready for more? “You bet your ketchup!” And if you like these common folk superheroes here are three more to make you cheer for more:
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians The Adventures of Captain Underpants Amelia Superheroes Horace Sprattley the Cupcaked Crusader
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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

Liar and Spy

Georges has a lot going on. His Dad lost his job and his Mom has started working extra shifts at the hospital. His family had to sell their house and move into an apartment. New apartment. New School. New friends. (If he can find any.)

When Georges and his Dad see a note in the basement laundry room that says, “Spy Club Meeting — TODAY,” they laugh. How dumb. What good does it do you if don’t know the TIME of the meeting?

So Georges’ Dad writes underneath “What time?” Later, when Georges returns to the basement to get rid of some boxes he sees that someone has written “1:30?,” so Georges adds “OK.”

This mysterious conversation with unknown persons is the beginning of an unusual friendship between Georges and two kids who live in his building: Safer and his sister Candy. Safer is the eyes and ears of the apartment building. He knows stuff. Like how weird Mr. X is and how the Spy Club needs to find out exactly what he’s up to.

Why does Safer suspect Mr. X and how does he know so much about what goes on in the building? Georges is about to find out. As Safer reveals more and more about his techniques Georges has a diffiult time figuring out when what they are doing is real, or a game. Poking around in people’s business can be tricky, and awkward….and dangerous! And sometimes the REAL mystery isn’t what you were investigating at all. Author: Rebecca Stead

Also by Rebecca Stead, the Newbery Award winning When You Reach Me. Also try some of these other books about kids digging around, solving mysteries right in their own life. You don’t have to go far to find a mystery to solve:

When You Reach Me Harriet the Spy The Westing Game
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Encyclopedia Brown

Encyclopedia Brown

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy DetectiveDonald Sobol, the author of the Encyclopedia Brown books, died July 11th. He was 87.

If you like mysteries you should give Encyclopedia Brown a try. His real name is Leroy Brown. He is 10 years old and he is a detective in his hometown of Idaville, Florida. His partner is Sally Kimble, who is tough and brave, which is a nice kind of partner to have.

I always liked these books because the solution to the mystery is at the back of the book, so you can try to follow the clues and figure it out, just like Encyclopedia Brown.

There are a bunch of them…and one more…in honor of the 50th anniversary of the series, and now, to honor Mr. Sobol, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme, will come out in October, 2012.

New York Times: Donald Sobol, Creator of Encyclopedia Brown, Dies at 87

  1. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
  2. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch
  3. Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues
  4. Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man
  5. Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All
  6. Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace
  7. Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day
  8. Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down
  9. Encyclopedia Brown Shows the Way
  10. Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case
  11. Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand
  12. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles
  13. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor
  14. Encyclopedia Brown Carries On
  15. Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace
  16. Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake
  17. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprint
  18. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Treasure Hunt
  19. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers
  20. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Two Spies
  21. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablo’s Nose
  22. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sleeping Dog
  23. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander
  24. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs
  25. Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case
  26. Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth
  27. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFO
  28. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime
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