It’s National Mystery Series Week, and we’re celebrating by reading some whodunits from Scholastic. Check out the list below of some thrilling series for young readers!
Key Hunters: The Mysterious Moonstone (Ages 7–10) by Eric Luper: Key Hunters is an exciting chapter book series full of action and mayhem in which each book takes readers into a different genre of storytelling. In The Mysterious Moonstone, a priceless diamond is stolen, and it’s up to Cleo and Evan to crack the case! Nothing is as it seems as Cleo and Evan go undercover to help a rookie detective interview a mansion full of suspects. They must catch the crook—and find the right key—or Cleo and Evan could be trapped inside this mystery forever.
Shadow House: The Gathering (Ages 8–12) by Dan Poblocki: Five children—Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi—each think they’ve been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there’s nothing innocent about Shadow House. Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing—and nobody—can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear. And the way out? That’s disappeared, too…Be on the lookout for Shadow House #2: You Can’t Hide, out December 27, 2016.
Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Ages 8–12) by Kirby Larson: Audacity Jones has been stuck at Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls since her parents were lost at sea, but she longs to be a swashbuckling hero, like those in her favorite novels. When Commodore Crutchfield arrives at the orphanage needing a girl assistant for a secret assignment, Audie doesn’t hesitate to join him, though her senses say something’s not quite right. Audie sets off for Washington, DC, on the journey of a lifetime, but soon realizes she may be a pawn in a sinister plot. With help from her friends, including a gang of mysterious circus folk and a clever cat named Miniver, will Audie save not only the day but also rescue President Taft’s kidnapped niece? The adventures continue in Audacity Jones #2: Audacity Jones Steals the Show, out January 31, 2017.
The Girl with the Glass Bird (Ages 8–12) by Esme Kerr: When feisty Edie is sent to a remote school to spy on fragile Anastasia, she never imagines that they'll become best friends instead—and discover an ominous plot that puts both their lives in danger! Inside the walls of the isolated estate, is there anyone they can trust? Follow up with this boarding school mystery by reading Mischief at Midnight.