- Staff Picks
- May Titles for Young People
MAY Titles for Young People
Follow the Clues - Mysteries
7 Ate 9: The Untold Story
by Tara Lazar
The title of this book has been a running joke in my family for a long time. It is always sure to signal a groan of "not another dad joke" from one of the kids. This book brings new humor to the punchline and contains new puns to keep readers laughing.
Blood, Bullets, and Bones: the Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA
by Bridget Heos
After viewing our new Criterion Collection DVD of Arsenic and Old Lace I needed a refresher on poison tests and crime-solving forensic techniques. This book has useful history and science for armchair and streaming detectives like me.
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
by Graeme Base
The beautiful illustrations are the key to solving the mystery in this hidden-picture book by celebrated author, Graeme Base.
by Laurent De Brunhoff
While on vacation Babar and his family follow clues to solve a string of thefts that have been plaguing the idyllic Celestville-on-the-Sea.
Inspired by children’s novels, Nancy is an iconic girl detective with a passion for mystery and all things old. She is about to experience a serious case of culture shock as she heads to Hollywood on an extended business trip with her father. Having promised him that she has given up sleuthing in favor of becoming a "normal" teenager, Nancy tries her best to resist the lure of the age-old mystery of famous actress Dehlia Draycott's death. Will living in Dehlia's old mansion full of clues prove too powerful a force for Nancy to resist?
The Night Gardener
by Terry and Eric Fan
A young boy discovers that a tree has been mysteriously changing shape, adding life and color to his dull neighborhood. But who is the elusive gardener tending to the topiaries, and what does this mean for his community?