11 Best Mystery Books For 10 Year Olds Update 05/2022

Here are the top 30 best-selling mysteries and detectives books for 10 year olds who like to read. There is a “Read Review” button on Amazon where you can read book reviews. You can also click Find in Library to see if your local library has the book you want. To change the default library if it isn’t the right one, go to Change Library.

Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina Book 2)

There are a series of attacks that make Serafina question her role as Biltmore’s protector. They end with a tragedy that takes her best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, away from her. She runs away because she’s broken. In the woods, she comes face-to-face with the evil that is infecting Biltmore, and she learns that its reach is far greater than she ever thought. All of the people and animals in the Blue Ridge Mountains are in a lot of trouble because of a huge storm. if Serafina wants to stop this new evil from taking over her home, she must look inside herself and accept the destiny that has always been there for her to follow.

Serafina and the Black Cloak

When Serafina goes on a search, she ends up in the very forest that she has been told to be afraid of. She finds a forgotten magic legacy there. If Serafina wants to save the children of Biltmore, she has to face her darkest enemy and figure out who she really is.

The Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Collection: Sleepover Sleuths; Scream for Ice Cream; Pony Problems; The Cinderella Ballet Mystery; Case of the Sneaky Snowman

In this box set, you can get the first five Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew chapter books. They’re great for kids who want to be detectives. It comes with a lot of clues in a box. Sleepover Sleuths Scream for Ice Cream Pony Problems The Mystery of the Cinderella Ballet The Case of the Snowman Who Was Sneaky


People who read this book won both the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award. There’s a new look for this #1 New York Times bestseller about boys who have to dig holes every day. In a curse, Stanley Yelnats is not able to do anything. As a curse that began with his grandfather’s no-good, dirty rotten-pig-stealing grandfather and has been passed down through the Yelnats family for many years. Here, at Camp Green Lake, the boys learn how to be good people by digging holes that are exactly five feet wide and five feet deep all day, every day. At Camp Green Lake, there is no lake. But there are many holes.

Stanley doesn’t have to wait long to figure out that Camp Green Lake isn’t just for kids who want to improve their morals. Their job is to dig holes because the warden wants to find something else. It’s not clear what could be under a dried-up lake. Stanley tries to find out the truth in this darkly funny and inventive story about crime and punishment. Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, and Fuzzy Mud, Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade book for kids, are both included in this book. “A clever jigsaw puzzle of a book.” New York Times

An award winner from the Boston Globe-Holm Book Award. A New York Times book review. A VERY GOOD BOOK FOR KIDS THAT WAS CHOSEN FOR MANY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA AWARDS.

Nate the Great

Nate the Great has another case. Annie lost a picture. His friend is going to look for it. Nate should help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow down the list of suspects so he can figure out what happened to the person. Make sure to look at the Fun Activities page in back of the book! Visit Sludge and Nate the Great! NatetheGreatBooks.com

*Marc Simont has put Sherlock Holmes clothes on Nate the Great, and Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has cut Sam Spade sentences down to size for first graders. Adults won’t mind if you read this to them again and again. They’ll like Nate the Great. They’ll want to read more of his books. — School Library Journal, Best of the Year

The Treasure of the Sea: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Thea Stilton: Special Edition #5)

The mouselets and their friend, Will Mystery, go to the underwater world in search of the magic music. During their mission, they swim through dangerous waters, meet creatures that look like they came from another world, and even solve a long-standing mystery. Mice are having a lot of fun in the water.

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

Notice: The cover of this book may be different but the content is always same. This is important to know.

Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #1)

We can’t wait to see what Nancy will do with George and Bess, her two best friends. In Deirdre’s party, they have been invited to stay over for the night. A pajama fashion show is going to happen, too. Party theme: City Girls dolls. That’s the most exciting part. Each guest has brought their dolls with them.

In the middle of all this, Deirdre’s City Girls doll named Hollywood Heather gets lost. It looks like her sleepover has been ruined now. Or is there a detective in the room who can figure out what this is all about?

The Kingdom of Fantasy (Geronimo Stilton)

I knew from the start that it was not a normal day. I didn’t expect to find a golden staircase in my attic. There was a door on top. The Kingdom of Fantasy was a world I never thought I’d see if I opened the door.

To save the Queen of the Fairies, I went on a journey with a frog named Scribblehopper. Then, on the way, I had to deal with witches, sea serpents, pixies, and many other creatures that I had only heard about in the stories. Oh my gosh, what a journey! Is it possible for me to save both the Queen and myself?

Nate the Great Goes Undercover

They learn about the detective mystery genre in these chapter books for young people. Nate is great for the Common Core because kids can use logical thinking to solve problems with him. Someone has been taking Oliver’s garbage can out of the garbage each night. There are a lot of people Nate needs to figure out. Nate the Great might have to hide under the garbage can lid. Make sure to look at the Fun Activities page in back of the book! Visit Sludge and Nate the Great! NatetheGreatBooks.com

The charcoal and pastel artwork by Marc Simont is a great match for this clever case. — School Library Journal, Best of the Year
People in first grade love the detective who helps Oliver clean up his mess. In short, easy sentences, Sharmat turns them into crisp, tough-guy humor. An Editor’s Choice from Kirkus Reviews

The Secret Series Complete Collection

In this collection, you can keep up with the stories of Cass and Max-Ernest as they go on a trip together. You can buy this boxed set of all five paperback books in the New York Times best-selling Secret Series: The Name of This Book Isn’t Out. A lot of things aren’t good for you: this book isn’t for you; this isn’t what it looks like; and you have to stop this.

They are all so good. Everybody likes pancakes made by Mother Paula. The owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant are the only ones who aren’t. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend get the pancake people to leave town by making them think they aren’t there? Or is the fate of the owls already sealed in pancake batter?

“What a great show.” It says: —The Boston Globe

“A fun, righteous story.” As the Miami Herald puts it:

“Yes, it’s a good time.”

The Washington Post says this: —

This is from the Hardcover edition.

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