This month Brooklyn Public Librarian Alexandra M Wilder has brought together some great mysteries and detective tales for young people, from old classics to bold new voices. Students can read one, two or all of these recommended books or read even more by checking out the library’s free service, Bklyn BookMatch.
Freddy the Detective By Walter R. Brooks Illustrated by Kurt Wiese
Freddy the Pig reads Sherlock Holmes and is inspired to solve a case on Bean Farm, with the help of Mrs. Wiggins the Cow. But what happens when it looks like Freddy's best friend, Jinx the Cat, is implicated in the crime?!
Cam Jansen: the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds By David A. Adler Illustrated by Joy Allen
This first book in the classic series features Cam Jansen, a fifth-grade detective with a photographic memory, who solves cases with the help of her best friend, Eric.
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective By Donald J. Sobol
Leroy Brown is a ten-year-old detective who has established his own neighborhood detective agency. His dad, chief of the local police department, helps out a bit, and the clues are presented throughout the story for an interactive problem-solving reading experience.
Ink and Ashes By Valynne E. Maetani
On the anniversary of the passing of Claire Takata's father, Claire is drawn into a mystery involving the circumstances of his death, which reveals her father's life to be much more dark and dangerous than she was aware of.
The Wrath and the Dawn By Renée Ahdieh
A modern retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad spins tales to save herself, as well as to solve the murder of her best friend and the other girls who came before her.
The Agency: A Spy in the House By Y.S. Lee
In Victorian London, orphan Mary Quinn attends Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, which is really an all-female investigative organization called the Agency. Scrappy and resourceful, Mary is a delightful heroine and this tale of intrigue will pull the reader in from the first page.
*You can use AmazonSmile to purchase any of these books and 826NYC will get a percentage.*