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August 26, 2013 - Amy Phelps
Two more kids' books add mystery to the mix!
In "The Wig in the Window" by Kristen Kittscher, Sophie and her friend Grace are determined to be spies. Sneaking around their neighborhood with binoculars and walkie talkies, they stakeout their strange middle school counselor's house one evening. But they think they witness a crime one evening and call the cops! Now they are in trouble for raising a false alarm - but did they really? As the two do some investigating, the strain of the case also gets to their friendship. Will they remain friends? And is their counselor guilty?
Young mystery fans will enjoy these two sleuths and reading about cracking the case!
"The Wig in the Window" is published by Harper. It is $16.99 and is for ages 8 to 12.
A gamemaker creates an elaborate puzzle in "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein.
Kyle Keeley's "thing" is games, in his family with a jock older brother and a super smart older brother. He's determined to prove his worth as a game player by scoring an invitation to the lock-in at the town's new library - designed by a famous game maker. Contest winners will get to partake in the evening and Kyle soon finds himself on the list. But he will have to rely on his game-playing skills and a healthy knowledge of literature to solve the puzzles contained within the library walls!
A bit of a mix of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" with libraries, this mystery will thrill bookworms.
"Esape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library" is published by Random House. It is $16.99.
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