A word on my age designations:
— I list no upper age limits because well-written books appeal to readers far beyond ages typically listed for children’s books.
— Children vary enormously in what they enjoy, appreciate, and are able to digest. Use your judgement and check my reviews for more specific recommendations.
Hint: Many of these books have sequels by now. If you like one, check your library for more by the same author.
Ages 7 and up:
The Alligator Case
Basil of Baker Street
The Big Six
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
The Case of the Missing Moonstone
Detective Gordon: A Case in any Case
Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery
Detective Gordon: The First Case
Freddy the Detective series
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case
Horten’s Miraculous Mechanism: Magic, Mystery & A Very Strange Adventure
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
The Mystery of the Jeweled Moth
The Mystery of the Painted Dragon
Ages 10 and up: