Books for 3rd - 4th Grade
Mysteries for 3rd & 4th Graders
Adler, David A. - Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the
Cam, the girl with the photographic memory, and her sidekick
Eric investigate the appearance of a U.F.O. Try the many other
Cam Jansen titles. 58p.
Bailey, Linda - What's
a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse?
Stevie Diamond and her friend
Jessie try to catch an unusual criminal called "The Prankster" who is responsible
for stealing the Prime Minister's underwear, locking
up a basketball player during an important game, and dognapping.
Try other titles in the Stevie Diamond series. 185p.
Bunting, Eve - Coffin on a Case
Henry Coffin, the son of a private investigator, helps a gorgeous
high school girl in her dangerous attempt to find her kidnapped
Byars, Betsy - The Dark Stairs
The intrepid Herculeah Jones helps her mother, a private investigator,
solve a puzzling and frightening case. Try other titles in
the Herculeah Jones series. 130p.
Christopher, Matt - Soccer Scoop
The life of Mac Williams, star goalie for the Cougars, seems
great until he becomes the target of unflattering cartoons
that appear in the school paper. What in the world is going
Coleman, Evelyn - Mystery of the Dark Tower
1928, Bessie's father takes her from her mother in
North Carolina to live with aunts in Harlem. She finds herself
trapped in a strange place, especially after her father mysteriously
disappears. Try others in the History Mysteries series. 149p.
Hildick, E.W. - The Case of the Wiggling Wig
Even though McGurk is stuck in his bedroom with a broken leg,
he directs the other kids in his detective organization as
they try to stop a robbery scheme before it happens. Try other
titles in the McGurk series. 154p.
Hildick, E.W. - The Purloined Corn Popper
Tim is worried when a popcorn popper containing a wad of money
is stolen from his kitchen and his friend Freddie is suspected
of the crime. 158p.
Joosse, Barbara M. - Ghost Trap: A Wild Willie Mystery
Wild Willie's best friend Kyle moves back to the
neighborhood, the boys suspect that Kyle's new house
is haunted. 66p.
Kehret, Peg - Don't
Go Near Mrs. Tallie
trying to find a new home for Mrs. Tallie's cat,
Care Club members Rosie and Kayo discover that their elderly
neighbor may be the victim of a horrifying plot to do her harm.
Try others in the Frightmares series. 131p.
Keller, Holly - Angela's
Top-Secret Computer Club
Someone has caused havoc by breaking into the
computer system. It's up to Angela and the members of
the Top-Secret Computer Club to expose the student hackers
and set things right. 60p.
Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.
Basil E. Frankweiler
After running away from home and secretly living in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Claudia and Jamie investigate an art mystery
they discover at the museum. 162p.
Lee, Marie G. - Night of the Chupacabras
Mi-Sun and her younger brother spend the summer in Mexico with
their friend Lupe, they become convinced that there is
a mysterious vampire-like monster killing Tio Hector's
Levy, Elizabeth - School Spirit Sabotage
Brian and Penny try to catch the culprit who has been sabotaging
School Spirit Week. Try the two other titles in the Brian and
Pea Brain series. 87p.
Monsell, Mary Elise - The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin
Mr. Pin, a rock-hopper penguin, leaves his home at the South
Pole to be a detective in the city of Chicago. Try other titles
in the Mr. Pin series. 53p.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - The Treasure of Bessledorf
Bernie, whose father runs the Besseldorf Hotel, uncovers a
treasure map and searches for the lost treasure of Peg Leg
the Pirate. Try other titles in the Bessledorf Hotel series.
Roberts, Willo Davis - The
Absolutely True Story…How
I Visited Yellowstone Park with the Terrible Rupes
What they thought would be a dream vacation turns into a nightmare
for Lewis and his twin sister Alison, when they accompany their
irresponsible new neighbors on a trip to Yellowstone Park and
are chased by two mysterious men. 154p.
Skurzynski, Gloria - Cliff-Hanger
Ashley's trip to Mesa Verde National Park is
upset by a deadly cougar on the prowl and a mystery involving
their new foster sister. Try other titles in the National Parks
Mystery series. 147p.
Stolz, Mary - Casebook
of a Private (Cat's) Eye
feline detective Eileen O'Kelly crack the case that
has left the Boston police baffled and wringing their paws?
Will she be able to track down the murderer who did away with
the celebrated Chef, Madame Jewel? 118p.
Strickland, Paul - The
Specter from the Magician's
There are spooky happenings galore as Lewis and Uncle Jonathan,
who happens to be a sorcerer, discover that a member of an
ancient Egyptian cult is working dirty tricks. There are many
titles in the Johnny Dixon series in J/F/STRICKLAND and J/F/BELLAIRS.
Wallace, Barbara Brooks - The Twin in the Tavern
A young orphan, afraid of being sent to the workhouse, finds
himself at the mercy of the unsavory owner of a tavern while
he tries to solve the mystery surrounding his past and a missing
Wallace, Bill - Trapped in Death Cave
letter referring to buried treasure convinces Gary that his
grandfather did not die a natural death and,
with his friend Brian, he sets out to find both the treasure
and his grandfather's killer. 170p.
Wright, Betty Ren - A Ghost in the Family
vacationing at an eccentric aunt's boarding house,
Jeannie and Chad try to solve the mystery of a stolen diamond
bracelet, but are disturbed by ghostly happenings. 92p.
Yep, Lawrence - The Case of the Goblin Pearls
and her aunt, a movie actress, try to solve the theft of some
priceless pearls and close down a sweatshop in San
Francisco's Chinatown. Also try the two other titles
in The Chinatown Mystery series. 179p.
Prepared by MG, SP, September 2000