Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation by Mark Teague
While on vacation, Mrs. LaRue receives letters from her dog Ike who has been falsely accused of harming the neighbor's cats and is trying to clear his name.
The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Tuffy the pet cat tries to defend himself against accusations of terrifying other animals and murdering the neighbor's rabbit.
In the Garden: Who's Been Here by Lindsay B. George
As Jeremy and Christina pick vegetables for their mother, they see evidence of animals and insects that have been in the garden before them.
Max's Words by Kate Banks
When Max cuts out words from magazines and newspapers, collecting them the way his brothers collect stamps and coins, they all learn about words, sentences, and storytelling.
Minnie and Moo Wanted Dead or Alive by Denys Cazet
Trying to help Mr. Farmer with his finances, Minnie and Moo go to the bank to ask for money and are mistaken for the Bazooka sisters,dangerous outlaws.
Miss Smith Reads Again by Michael Garland
In her out-of-the-ordinary reading class, Miss Smith uses her incredible storybook to transport her students to Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," where they have an adventure with dinosaurs.
Mystery at the Club Sandwich by Doug Cushman
When Lola, famous singer at the Club Sandwich, loses her lucky marbles, elephant detective Nick Trunk, lover of peanut butter,takes the case.
Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective by Marjorie Sharmat
Nate the Great goes to San Francisco to solve a mystery with his cousin, Olivia Sharp, who is also a detective.
The Web Files by Margie Palatini
Ducktective Web and his partner try to quack the case of the pilfered peck of perfect purple almost-pickled peppers.
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? By Steve Jenkins
Young readers can explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes,mouths, noses, and feet, in a beautifully illustrated,interactive guessing book.
For Older Readers:
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe
Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their new pet bunny must be a vampire.
Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery by David Adler
When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric uncover a mystery while selling fudge door-to-door to raise money for the local library, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime.
Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
Using her psychic abilities and detective skills, Gilda Joyce uncovers the secrets of the boarded up tower in her cousin's haunted mansion.
Demon in the Teahouse by Dorothy Hoobler
In eighteenth-century Japan, fourteen-year-old Seikei, a merchant's son in training to be a samurai, helps his patron investigate a series of murders and arson in the capital city of Edo, each of which is associated in some way with a popular geisha.
Disappearing Acts by Betsy Byars
Herculeah Jones stumbles onto the trail of her friend Meat's long-lost father while she and Meat are investigating the disappearance of a dead body from the men's room of a comedy club.
Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer.
Twleve-year-old private investigator Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half Moon" because of his shortness, must track down a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.