Thursday, March 27, 2008

First Clues: More Mystery Series for Kids

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

We've updated our website by adding three mystery series each of which has a new title being published early next month.

Reynie, Kate, Constance, and Sticky are the Mysterious Benedict Society, a group of gifted children who are recruited by the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (LIVE) to prevent a master criminal from taking over the world.

The first book in the series, aptly titled The Mysterious Benedict Society, was published in March 2007. The second book, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, is being published next month and is available for pre-order.

The are appropriate for readers aged 9 to 12.

Bitsy Burroughs is a 12-year-old tomboy who finds mystery and adventure on the islands off the southeastern coast of the US in the by Vonda Skinner Skelton.

There are currently two books published in the series: Bitsy and the Mystery at Tybee Island and Bitsy and the Mystery at Amelia Island. The third, Bitsy and the Mystery at Hilton Head Island is being published next month and is available for pre-order.

The Bitsy Burroughs mysteries are appropriate for young sleuths aged 8 to 12.

by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue feature high school students Roni Delicata, a reporter for her school's newspaper, and Brian Bain, a science geek. Together they investigate mysteries in their home town of Bloodwater, .

Published in 2006, the first book in the series, Snatched, was nominated for an . The second, Skullduggery, was published last year with the third, Doppelganger, scheduled to for publication next month and available for pre-order. The books in this series are appropriate for readers aged 11 and older.

is also the author of several other books, including the Mary Watkins mystery series.

is pleased to provide information on over 90 mystery series for children and young adults. Each series is conveniently listed under three different age categories (New Sleuth, ages 4 to 7; Future Sleuth, aged 7 to 10; and Sleuth in Training, ages 10 and older). If you have a favorite mystery series you'd like to see added to our site, please contact us.

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