Under the Egg, by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Under the EggSummary:  Her grandfather’s dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.


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From Norvelt to Nowhere, by Jack Gantos

From Norvelt to NowhereSummary:  After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she pursues the oddest of outlaws.

Farrar Straus Giroux

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Wig in the Window, by Kristen Kittscher

Wig in the WindowSummary: When their game of neighborhood spying takes a dark turn one night, pre-teen sleuths Sophie Young and Grace Yang find themselves caught in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with their bizarre guidance counselor, who may be hiding something sinister.



Tower of the Five Orders, by Deron Hicks

Tower of the Five OrdersSummary: Thirteen-year-old Colophon Letterford and her cousin Julian continue their quest to uncover their family’s treasure as new clues lead them to Oxford, England, seeking to unravel a connection to Christopher Marlowe.


Turn Left at the Cow, by Lisa Bullard

Turn Left at the CowSummary:  Thirteen-year-old Trav feels like a fish out of water in rural Minnesota in this coming-of-age mystery about a boy who discovers his dad may have been a bank robber.


Who Stole New Year’s Eve? By Martha Freeman

Who Stole New Years EveSummary:  Sixth-grader Alex and his friend Yasmeen are on the case when ice sculptures go missing from the local First Night festivities.

Holiday House

The Girl from Felony Bay, by J.E. Thompson

Girl from Felony BaySummary:  When Abbey’s father falls into a coma and is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Abbey sets out to prove his innocence–and repay a century-old debt.

Walden Pond

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Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked, by Jarrett Krosoczka

Frog Who CroakedSummary:  This mystery features platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.   When a call comes in about a crime down at the docks involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag full of illegal fish, Zengo and O’Malley are going to have to learn to set their differences aside if they want to get to the bottom of this.


Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles, by E.S. Farber

Seagulls Dont Eat PicklesFish Finelli #1
Summary: Fish Finelli and his friends set out to find Captain Kidd’s treasure, rumored to be buried on nearby Lyons Island, but it seems like the local library director is looking for it as well–and finding the treasure may be the key to saving the island from developers.

Chronicle Books

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Hold Fast, by Blue Balliett

Hold FastSummary:  On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early’s father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless–and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.


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Nobody’s Secret, by Michaela MacColl

Nobodys SecretSummary: When fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a charming, enigmatic young man who playfully refuses to tell her his name, she is intrigued–so when he is found dead in her family’s pond in Amherst she is determined to discover his secret, no matter how dangerous it may prove to be.

Chronicle Books

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Strike Three You’re Dead, by Josh Berk

Strike Three Youre DeadSummary: Lenny Norbeck and his friends The Mikes set out to investigate the suspicious death of a young pitcher at a Phillies game.


Through the Skylight, by Ian Baucom

Through the SkylightSummary:  Two tantalizing tales, magically intertwined, cross cultures and span centuries as three kids set out to save the lives of three others-who just happen to live in the Middle Ages!


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Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, by Emily Fairlie

Summary:  Two sixth graders solve the 80-year-old mystery of their school, Tuckernuck Hall, in a clue-filled scavenger hunt that leads them to unexpected treasure.

Katherine Tegen Books

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Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave, by Deron Hicks

Summary:  Colophon Letterford has a serious mystery on her hands. Will she discover the link between her family’s literary legacy and Shakespeare’s tomb before it’s too late? Antique paintings, secret passages, locked mausoleums, a four- hundred- year old treasure, and a cast of quirky characters all add up to a fun original adventure.

Houghton Mifflin

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