Sunday, October 25, 2009

First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles for November 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 November, 2009.

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The Hungry Book Club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat

The Hungry Book Club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat


Who’s ruining Rosamond’s books in this 26th mystery of the series?

Rosamond has started a book club called Rosamond’s Ready Readers. But she claims there’s an evil page monster on the loose. This monster has ripped and ruined a page of the cookbook Rosamond uses to make treats for the club.

Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, go to the next meeting of the book club ... as undercover detectives. All the members are there. They are reading a book when one of Rosamond’s Ready Readers discovers that a page is missing. Has the evil page monster struck again?

Nate and Sludge know they have a real case. Their search for evidence takes them to Rosamond’s kitchen and to a school book sale where a librarian gives them important clues. Can the pancake-eating detective and his bonemunching partner solve their hungriest case yet?

The Nate the Great books are recommended for early readers.

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Superstar Watch by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Superstar Watch by Gertrude Chandler Warner


A big Hollywood agent wants Watch to appear in a commercial for a new kind of dog food! Even though Watch seems to love the food on-camera, he won't touch it at home. Someone at the studio has been switching the brand and the Aldens must find out the truth behind the cover-up. Should Watch still do the commercial even though he doesn't like the product?

The 121st book in this series.

The Boxcar Children books are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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The Basketball Mystery by David A. Adler

The Basketball Mystery by David A. Adler


Cam and her friend Eric are having fun at a local basketball game. They watch the team’s retiring coach receive a basketball signed by his former players, including the governor. But after the game the ball is gone. Was it stolen?

In the 29th book of this bestselling early chapter book series, Cam uses her photographic memory to investigate this hometown mystery.

The Cam Jansen mystery series is recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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The Coliseum Con by

The Coliseum Con by "Geronimo Stilton"


The Pirate Cats are up to no good again! This time, Bonzo and company travel to Rome, Italy in the year 80 AD to the opening of the Colosseum, Rome’s largest amphitheater. The evil felines want the world to think it was they who designed the Coliseum, and infiltrate the Senate by posing as nobility. Geronimo and friends must hop into their speedy time machine and expose the cats’ wily plot, all the while taking in historical landmarks and breathtaking moments of history.

The 3rd graphic novel in this series.

The Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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In Too Deep by Jude Watson

In Too Deep by Jude Watson


A hint from their parents’ past puts Amy and Dan on the trail of secrets their grandmother Grace would NEVER have wanted them to know. Awful memories begin to crowd in on Amy, just as her enemies circle closer. How far would she go to protect Dan? How much of a Cahill is she prepared to be?

Perhaps Grace was right – some secrets are better left buried.

The 6th book in this adventure series.

The 39 Clues books are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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In Search of Watson by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin

In Search of Watson by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin


In this third book of the series, Sherlock Holmes's trusted assistants, a band of loyal street urchins called the Baker Street Irregulars, are back for their most puzzling mystery yet, in a case that involves murder, abduction, and the hunt for a lost treasure.

As Holmes and the BSI begin their investigations into a gruesome murder, all at once the detectives find themselves in danger. When a personal associate of the master detective disappears, Ozzie, Wiggins, and the gang know that they must uncover the truth -- and quickly! Yet there is deception within their ranks. Who is a friend? Who is a traitor? Who can they trust?

The Sherlock Holmes and BSI mysteries are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Grk Smells a Rat by Joshua Doder

Grk Smells a Rat by Joshua Doder


Tim Malt, his parents, his dog Grk, and his friends Natascha and Max Raffifi have just arrived in India. They are all set to see the famous sights and watch Max compete in a tennis tournament. But after meeting a boy named Krishnan, they learn about the Blue Rat Gang, a group that enslaves children. Krishnan needs help to rescue his sister from a cruel life of forced labor, and Tim and Grk are up to the challenge.

Racing against time, Tim and Grk are chased through dark alleys only to find themselves face-to-face with the infamous leader inside the Blue Rats’ headquarters. Can they foil his evil plans before it’s too late?

The 4th book in this mystery adventure series.

The Grk books are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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