The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
The Westing Game is a mystery masterpiece. It has a twisting plot and many characters. Most of the characters live in Sunset Towers. The key to the game (the story) is who is the Westing Heir. The characters work in pairs to use clues from Samuel Westing's will to try to find out if he or she is the Westing heir. The characters' jobs or interests help them with the game. You will be surprised how good this story is! See if you can beat The Westing Game.
Tuesday, by David Wiesner
This is a picture book and a mystery. You have to decide whether the frogs are given the power to fly, or could it be the lily pads? The last picture is guaranteed to keep you guessing!
Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg
This is a collection of pictures and captions related to mysterious events. These pictures are great to get you started on writing your own mysteries.
Tarot Says Beware, by Betsy Byars
This is one in a series of mysteries. Herculeah Jones is a daughter of a policeman and loves to become involved in his mysteries. In this specific book she finds her friend dead, and becomes very involved in solving this crime against her parent's will.
The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
This story is quite puzzling as the main character, Janie, discovers her own face (younger) on the milk carton in her home. To her dismay, she is listed as missing. In this story she must find out who she really is and who her real family is.
The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Albert Whitman & Co.
This is a series of books about some orphan siblings. They must survive through all kinds of events to make it to their home.
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, by Deborah Howe (contributor), James Howe, Alan Daniel (illustrator)
The story starts with the Monroes going to see Dracula and finding a bunny they named, Bunnicula. You must decide whether this bunny is a vampire or not. Bunnicula acts in ways that may lead you to think he is a vampire, such as sucking the juice out of vegetables. Also, the story is told from the point of view of Harold the dog, which adds humor to this mystery.
Mrs. Jeepers' Secret Cave (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Special, No 3), by Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thorton Jones, John Steven Gurney
This book involves kids exploring the caverns of Ruby Mt. With Mrs. Jeepers. These caves are filled with all kinds of creatures sure to creep out the bravest soul!
Interstellar Pig, by William Sleator
This story begins with Barney having a boring vacation. Then after he meets his extraterrestrial neighbors, his vacation becomes a mission to save Earth from these aliens.
Nancy Drew Mysteries, by Carolyn Keene
Nancy Works with her two best friends to solve mysteries her dad (detective/lawyer) comes upon. Each book leads you through a different mystery and adventure.