Mysteries Kids Will Love: The Best Books to Keep Them Guessing

If you’re looking for a book that will keep your kids entertained and engaged, you can’t go wrong with a mystery. Check out this list of the best mystery books for kids!

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a beautifully written, captivating story that is perfect for younger readers. When a baby girl is left in the forest of Wonders, she is found by a kindly witch who decides to raise her as her own. The witch, known as Xan, has a magical power that she must never use: she can make moonlight solid to use in her potions. But one day, she accidentally gives the baby girl too much moonlight and the child begins to grow at an alarming rate. Frightened that she will be discovered, Xan decides to take the baby girl to the city of Luminara and leave her there with the hope that someone will find her and take care of her. But when Luminara’s cherished annual festival of lights is about to begin, no one knows what to do with the strange little girl who has appeared in their midst. Can they find a place for her before it’s too late? Told with magic, humor, and heart, The Girl Who Drank the Moon is an unforgettable story that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

The Unadoptables

The Unadoptables is a heartwarming, fast-paced adventure about thirteen orphans who band together to solve a series of mysteries — and maybe find a place to call home.

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This book has it all: mystery, humor, and a lovable cast of characters. Perfect for young readers who are looking for a fun, easy-to-read mystery.

The House with Chicken Legs

The House with Chicken Legs is a perfect mystery for kids who love a good ghost story. When her grandmother dies, Sophie is sent to live with her grandparents in a house with chicken legs. Sophie quickly learns that the house is alive and has the ability to walk around. With the help of her new friend, Nick, Sophie sets out to solve the mystery of the house with chicken legs.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

In this tale, a young girl named September sets off on an adventure to save Fairyland from the Marquess. Along the way, she befriends a wyvern, defeats a dragon, and outsmarts evil fairies. This book is perfect for kids who love fantasy and adventure stories.

The Girl from Everywhere

The Girl from Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig, is a fast-paced, time-traveling adventure perfect for kids who can’t get enough of mysteries. Nix has spent her whole life traveling with her dad, a mapmaker, to places both real and imagined. But when he acquires a map that could take them back to Nix’s mother’s home island of Hawai‘i, Nix is suddenly torn between two worlds. Can she find a way to travel to the past and save her mom?

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