October Titles for Young People

Holly’s Pick

Etiquette & Espionage: Book the First
by Gail Carriger
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia and her finishing school (which is really a spy training school for fine young ladies of quality) classmates must solve the mystery of a mysterious weapon, who stole it, and why. This is not part of their finishing lessons, of course, but one that the precocious Sophronia stumbles upon. The story takes place in an alternate-reality of Steampunk, 1851 England, and is full of technological wonders and delights. The young teen ladies and their antiques, and worry of finding a suitable husband when they graduate, are a hoot. Mysteries are much more fun when adventure and hilarious tart explosions happen!

Kortney’s Pick

Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
by Coreen Cronin
A group of sleuths may have stumbled across an intergalactic mystery as they attempt to solve the identity of an object never before seen on the farm. This series of books is a great collection for kids first chapter books. The characters, situations, and solutions are humorous and unexpected.  Plus, the illustrations fit the text perfectly while adding a new level of fun to reading the books. 

Laura’s Pick

The Throne of Glass
by Sarah J Maas
This book is a medieval fantasy and mystery thriller all rolled into one. Trained assassin Celaena Sardothien is hired by the king to participate in a competition of duels to become the next Champion. However, participants in the competition begin to disappear one by one, and Celaena is caught up in tracking down and catching the mystery killer.

Nancy’s Pick

The Case of the Poached Egg : A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery
by Robin Newman; illustrated by Deborah Zemke
Two hard-boiled detectives crack the case, but not until they’ve interviewed every animal in the barnyard, and used every goofy pun and egg joke possible.

Sarah’s Pick

Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween?
Jerry Pallotta
A little girl is overwhelmed by trick-or-treaters that stop by her house on Halloween night. Skeletons, dinosaurs, zombies, and bats to name a few. 

Sharon’s Pick

Flat Stanley and the Missing Pumpkins 
by Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley goes to visit his uncle's farm. During his visit, pumpkins start disappearing. Flat Stanley helps catch the thieves by taking the place of the scarecrow at night. The thieves have a good motive. It has something to do with the upcoming county fair.