Friday, June 26, 2009

First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles for July 2009

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

, your source for information on over 100 mystery series for children and young adults where each series is conveniently listed under four different age categories (New Sleuths, ages 4 to 6; Future Sleuths, ages 7 to 9; Sleuths in Training, ages 10 to 12, and Apprentice Sleuths, ages 13 and older), is pleased to announce a selection of new mystery books (including series books) scheduled for publication during July, 2009.

Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler

Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School Mystery
by David A. Adler


It's the 100th day of school and Cam and her classmates are celebrating. They are supposed to have pretzels, popcorn, pineapple juice, and pizza at their party--but someone has pilfered the pizza! Will Cam find the pizzas before the thief eats them? The 15th book in this series.

The Young Cam Jansen Mysteries are recommended for readers aged 4 to 6. For older readers, please also see also by David A. Adler.

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business by David Biedrzycki

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business
by David Biedrzycki


When Scratch Murphy's flea bag full of dough goes missing, Ace Lacwing is on the case. With friends Xerces and Zito at his side, Ace searches Six Legs Park for clues. From the Termite Tower of Terror to Queenie Bee's Hive Rise Honey Stand, the place is crawling with suspects. This 2nd book in the series is a hilarious, witty tribute to the classic detective story.

The Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective Series are recommended for readers aged 4 to 6.

The Man from Pomegranate Street by Caroline Lawrence

The Man from Pomegranate Street
by Caroline Lawrence


September AD 81. Returning from Ephesus to Rome, Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detectives investigate this mystery, they little dream how much their lives—as well as the future of Italia—will be changed as a result. At last, many of the questions Roman Mysteries fans have been burning to have answered are revealed in this 17th, and final, book of the series.

The Roman Mysteries are recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman

And Then Everything Unraveled
by Jennifer Sturman


Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels. Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - excpet Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts -- a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen. And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother. As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy ... and that some secrets -- especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled. Read our review of And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman at Mysterious Reviews.

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