Know a middle schooler who’s mad about malice, misdeeds, and other mystifying mayhem? Check out the four clues listed for each book or series below, and solve the riddle of which book will draw your tween or young teen reader in for a most mysterious month of May!
Blackthorn Key Adventure series by Kevin Sands
1600’s London. An orphaned apprentice. Puzzles from a murdered apothecary. Danger abounds.
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
A candy factory. Four kids in a competition. Twists and turns. Everyone has secrets.
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Modern-day middle school. A rigged election. An elaborate con. Can they pull it off?
Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor
Current-day Nigeria. Ancient magic. A criminal underworld. Wrongs to be righted.
Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
Massachusetts. A boy appears in the woods. Baking gone wrong. Why is everyone acting so strange?
Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Victorian England. Feisty heroines. Crimes crop up. Investigation ensues.
Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs
A 13-year-old spy. CIA missions around the world. Laugh-out-loud humor. Just a touch of romance.
The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus
Modern-day Indianapolis. Prankster friends. Unjust accusations. Names to clear.
Wells & Wong Mystery series, by Robin Stevens
A British boarding school. The 1930’s. Best Friends. Murders to solve.
York series, by Laura Ruby
New York. Alternate present-day. Puzzles to ponder. A city to save.
Need a clue to help you find a place that houses all of these marvelous mysteries?
Look In the Bookshelves here. Row After Row is Yours to peruse.
Emily K., Children’s Services Librarian