Summer Sleuths

There’s nothing like a bit of free time to start the mind wandering, which makes summer the perfect time for a mystery. What are the sounds coming from the old house on the corner? Who has been eating all the kale in the community garden? Hone your fact-finding and clue-collecting skills with these juvenile gumshoes and see if you can solve the mystery.

Everything was peaceful and quiet for the animal visitors at The Midnight Library until strange noises started... All of a sudden, it began to rain inside! Finally, a new visitor refused to leave when the closing bell rang. The librarian and her assistants must solve these mysteries before sunrise!

In Chester Keene Cracks the Code, biracial 11-year-old Chester Keene and his partner, Skye, are about to discover that cracking the code isn't all it's cracked up to be in this thrilling scavenger hunt adventure. Unraveling riddles and solving puzzles leads the duo on a high-energy adventure that also highlights the importance of friends and family in their lives.

Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America is a collection of 20 short stories by Chris Grabenstein and a host of other bestselling mystery authors. The authors invite you to keep an open mind and encourage teamwork to solve ciphers, crossword puzzle clues and more. Can you best these bestselling authors and decipher these thrilling, puzzling and hilarious cases?

What is a mystery if not a puzzle? Collaborate with siblings Shen, Shondra and Shontoya as they put their passion for puzzles to good use in developing their own intergalactic game in Maker Comics: Design a Game! by Bree Wolf.

What are some of your favorite mystery books?