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Mystery Books for Ages 8-13

Want to keep kids hooked on a book? Try these page-turning mystery tales.
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by Doug TenNapel Illustrated by Doug TenNapel
Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom.
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Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett Illustrated by Brett Helquist

This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.

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Paperbacks: $6.39

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Dog and His Girl Mysteries, A #1: Play Dead
by Jane B. Mason , Sarah Hines-Stephens

Dodge is an old German shepherd who has put in plenty of time helping the local police force. After he loses his hearing in one ear, he is taken in by the police chief, who gives Dodge to her daughter as a pet. Dodge adores his new owner, a bright young girl named Cassie.

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Chasing the Falconers
Series: On the Run, Book #1
by Gordon Korman

Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope. Aiden and Meg Falconer's parents were wrongly convicted of treason, and are facing life in prison, unless Aidan and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem? Right now they're trapped in a juvenile detention center.

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Capture the Flag
by Kate Messner
Three kids get caught up in an adventure of historic proportions!
Seventh-graders Anna, Jose, and Henry are complete strangers with more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington D.C.
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Paperbacks: $5.59

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Amulet Boxset: Books 1-3
Series: Amulet
by Kazu Kibuishi

The first three books in Kazu Kibuishi's bestselling Amulet series are now available in a boxed set with exclusive artwork!

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Paperback Graphic Novel Boxed Sets: $27.27

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Charlie Bone and the Red Knight
by Jenny Nimmo

The exciting conclusion to The New York Times bestselling Children of the Red King series!

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Skeleton Creek
Series: Skeleton Creek, Book #1
by Patrick Carman

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way.

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Cover image for Flashes
by Tim O'Rourke

Charley has visions . . .

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Hardcovers: $11.89

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