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Get a Clue!

Get a Clue!

Think you can crack the case? Check out these kid-friendly mysteries.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: kids audience: middle grade topic: mystery topic: dectective audience: tweens audience: families

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Chasing Vermeer

By Blue Balliett
Narrated by: Ellen Reilly
Length: 4 hours 46 minutes

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee & Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal. As... Read more »

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

Mysterious Benedict Society: Book #1

By Trenton Lee Stewart
Narrated by: Del Roy
Length: 13 hours 15 minutes

ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD Looking for special opportunities?

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret... Read more »

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The Westing Game

By Ellen Raskin
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 6 hours 59 minutes

A Newbery Medal Winner

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review

 

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible... Read more »

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A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

A to Z Mysteries: Book #1

By Ron Roy
Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 54 minutes

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!
 
A is for Author . . . A...

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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

By Donald J. Sobol
Narrated by: Jason Harris
Length: 1 hours 4 minutes

A Civil War sword...

A watermelon stabbing...

Missing roller skates...

A trapeze artist's inheritance...

And an eyewitness who's legally blind!

Theses are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him--the answer to all the mysteries are... Read more »

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When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead
Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post
 
This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall...

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From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

By E.L. Konigsburg
Narrated by: Jill Clayburgh
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia... Read more »

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Nate the Great Collected Stories: Volume 1

Nate the Great

By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Narrated by: John Lavelle
Length: 1 hours 48 minutes

Nate the Great
When Nate gets an urgent call from Annie about a lost picture, he immediately plunges into his new and baffling case with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade. Getting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects, Nate, the boy detective who “likes to work alone,” solves the mystery and tracks down the... Read more »

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Vol. 1 the Shadows

The Books of Elsewhere: Book #1

By Jacqueline West
Narrated by: Lexy Fridell
Length: 5 hours 25 minutes

For fans of Small SpacesCoraline, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and James Howe's Bunnicula classics comes the first book in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series.

This house is keeping secrets . . .

When eleven-year-old Olive and her parents move into the crumbling mansion on Linden Street and find it filled... Read more »

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Three Times Lucky

Mo & Dale Mysteries

By Sheila Turnage
Narrated by: Michal Friedman
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes

A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes... Read more »

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Harriet the Spy

By Louise Fitzhugh
Narrated by: Anne Bobby
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

It's no secret that Harriet the Spy is a timeless classic that kids will love! Every day can be an adventure if you just look carefully enough!

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends... Read more »

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Greenglass House

Greenglass House: Book #1

By Kate Milford
Narrated by: Chris Henry Coffey
Length: 11 hours 41 minutes

It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive... Read more »

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Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger: Book #1

By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival,... Read more »

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