Kids Books - Detectives Books

Wonderstruck

By Brian Selznick
72 ratings81 reviews
  • teacher_2466
    I am loving this book! It is so unique in that there are two stories being told simultaneously. I enjoy how one is with words and the other with pictures. This book is really making me think and use all of the reading strategies we've learned this year. I can't wait to finish and see if our t...

Write This Book: A Do-It-Yourself Mystery (The Secret Series)

By Pseudonymous Bosch
15 ratings28 reviews
  • 512121
    5121215 stars
    i absolutely love the secret series! pb is awesome!! i could not wait until i got write this book. my friend still has not gotten it yet and is super jealous!! anyway, i just wanted to say, write this book is by far, the best book in the series. i think it goes along with the contest. the book is...

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

By Stephan Pastis
48 ratings80 reviews
  • xxpish
    xxpish5 stars
    Timmy Failure is a detective. He runs Total Failure, Inc. with his pet polar bear. He takes all sorts of cases, and charges 5 cents a day, hoping that it will all add up one day so he can become rich – he already has his eye on a place in town. He uses his mom’s segway to get from case to case, b...

Bernie Magruder & the Bats in the Belfry

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1 ratings1 reviews
  • maddyp18
    maddyp185 stars
    I loved this book so so so so so so much!!!!!! It is a great realistic fiction story. It is about a kid named bernie who's dad works in a hotel and then the word about indian aztec bats in the neighborhood. A indian aztec is a bat that with one bite, you could die. Bernie and his friends try to f...

Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done

By Stephan Pastis
19 ratings23 reviews
  • smileyguy246
    "When you lose hope, find it." —Timmy Failure He doesn’t like to pull rank. To reveal that he’s this guy: Timmy Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, perhaps the nation. But he is. And he’s about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school...

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

By Jane O'Connor
31 ratings39 reviews
  • carlynicole
    Nancy has everything to solve a mystery, from her trench coat to her top-secret code. Kids who loved Nancy Drew will be ready for a chapter book about Nancy’s new adventures as a “super sleuth.” I read this to my younger sister and she absolutely loved it! My sister enjoyed this book so much beca...

Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
14 ratings15 reviews
  • smileyguy246
    When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented yo...

The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series)

By Jacqueline Davies
71 ratings144 reviews
  • ifeelbookish
    The fourth book in the Lemonade Wars series follows the life of Evan, a fourth grader who wrestles with a secret crush, Valentines Day arts and crafts, and discovering his true self. His younger sister, Jessie is trying to make Evan's fourth grade year as miserable as possible. The precocious jou...

Knightley and Son

By Rohan Gavin
8 ratings11 reviews
  • smileyguy246
    The once highly in-demand detective Alan Knightley has just woken up after an unexplained incident kept him asleep for four years. While he was out cold, his son, Darkus, took it upon himself to read of all his dad's old cases, and he's learned a lot about the art of detection. It's a good thing ...

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

By Chris Grabenstein
13 ratings15 reviews
  • maddyp18
    maddyp185 stars
    I loved this book so so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a great realistic fiction story!!!!!!!!!!! It is about some kids who go to Mr. Lemoncello's Library and have a fun time finding out about everything that happens in the library. I think this book is for both boys and girls because there are ...

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