Tag Archives : Mystery

Silliness Abounds in This Whodunit


Silliness abounds in this whodunit!  The author takes us back to when he was a kid and the Queen of England enlisted him to find some missing jewels.  Really it was all in a days work for this talented author who was actually able to pass himself off as a small adult.  Will wonders never cease! Don’t forget to follow…

Mystery with Truths About the Past


Today I have a book that is a mystery with truths about the past.  The main plot is a hunt for a treasure, but intertwined is the story about a black family from the 1950s who are suffering at the hands of racism,  The author has created a compelling story that also examines what it was like to be black…

Powerful Mystery That Includes STEM


Today I have a powerful mystery that includes STEM.  And by powerful I mean it is literally about the power shutting off.  Readers will learn all about the grid that delivers electricity while being caught up in a who dun it. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…

Great Caper for Kids


Today I have a great caper for kids.  Think Sherlock Holmes meets the younger set.  While mysteries for kids can often times be a disappointment, this one was spot on and had me trying to figure out the “who” and “why” until the very end. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so…

Book Where Mystery and Puzzles Abound


Today I have a book where mystery and puzzles abound.  Set in a fictionalized New York City, three kids are trying to solve one of the most complex puzzles and save their home.  Will they be able to triumph where all others have failed? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

Let the Con Games Begin


Let the con games begin in this delicious new novel from e. lockhart.  If your kids read We Were Liars this summer liked I recommended, they will be pumped and primed for the newest offering from this talented author.  Things are never quite as they seem, and that’s the best part! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Great Summer Read for Teens


Ok, this one is a great summer read for teens/tweens.  It came out a few years ago but it’s a great beach read for any kids that need to be completely swept away in a story.  I was reminded of it as I read the author’s newest offering last week.  The new book is another fabulous ride and my review…

Brilliant Mystery for Kids


Today I have a brilliant mystery for kids.  It shows the reader how the main character is able to discover clues about a scene and make accurate forecasts about what transpired.  The best part is that your child will learn the tools to make those same observations themselves.  Now your kids will have the ability to become keen detectives. Don’t forget to follow One…

Engaging Mystery for Kids


Today I have an engaging mystery for kids.  Mysteries are tough because they have to help lead kids to the who done it, but they can’t be too obvious or it takes all the fun out of the mystery.  Not an easy task.  The book I am profiling has jus the right amount of clues without giving too much away,…

Quirky Book for Kids


Today I am going a little funky with my book choice.  This one is eccentric and won’t appeal to every kid, but it you get the right kid, this one will be a hit.  If you think it may be close, give it a try.  It has fun written all over it, and by fun I mean mystery and mayhem,…