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 Buried Bones Mystery
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
The Case of the Missing Moonstone
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken
Detective Gordon: A Case in any Case
Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery
Detective Gordon: The First Case
Fabio, the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo
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 Meerkat Hill
The Mystery of the Painted Dragon
Ages 10 and up: