Middle Grade Mystery BooksA good mystery is the ultimate book to enjoy during the lazy days of summer. Intrigue, suspense, and puzzles that must be solved can engross both voracious and reluctant readers. If your young reader devoured books like Encyclopedia Brown , Nancy Drew , and The Hardy Boys, here are nine fantastic mysteries that will keep them reading all summer long. These books all come highly recommended by fourth and fifth graders on Bookopolis. Kids can play Book Scavenger in real life and seek and hide their favorite books around town. Mio, 10, loved Greenglass House by Kate Milford. Escape from Mr.
Mystery Books for 5th Graders
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I love me a good mystery. But long before Agatha Christie and Alan Bradley filled my bookshelves, I was a kid enraptured by spies named Harriet and kids living in boxcars. Mystery books for kids are great because they foster logical thinking and deductive reasoning. Classics like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys still have a healthy readership, but the genre has come a long way. There are so many fantastic mystery series and standalone works out there by a diverse mix of authors and illustrators. The list spans everything from cake theft capers in picture books to art heist novels for middle grade readers.
Print book list. In both stories, a teenage character is stranded in the wilderness following a plane crash. In I Am the Ice Worm , year-old Allison is rescued from the Alaskan wild by an Inupiat trapper, who takes her to his village to stay until she can be reunited with her mother. Find I Am the Ice Worm at your local library. The story is about Brian, 13, and how he manages to survive 54 days in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash. Brian was flying to visit his father when the pilot dies of a heart attack in mid-flight.
5th Grade Featured Books:
The middle grade mystery books on this list are all aimed at kids ages 8 and up. Some of them do involve murder so if that is a concern for you, choose one of the others on the list. Of course there are hundreds of terrific mysteries for kids out there and this book list barely scratches the surface. Many of these titles are the first in a series of books , so they will keep your kids reading for some time. If you have younger kids, try some of the detective novels on my list of Early Chapter Book Mysteries for Kids.