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Suggested Mystery Books for Second Grade


Put on your detective cap and get sleuthing with one of these mystery stories.  Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

While visiting Aunt Molly at a fancy downtown hotel, Cam uses her photographic memory to help one of the guests find her stolen luggage and pet cat, and to catch the thief.

The case of the buried bones by Lewis B Montgomery

When a puzzling note and a skeleton are found in place of the town's time capsule, sleuths-in-training Milo and Jazz race with Gordy Fletcher to solve a seventy-five-year-old mystery.

The High-Rise Private Eyes, animal detectives, try to find the cat who stole their neighbor's binoculars.

When objects go missing in a kindergarten classroom, the Goofballs go undercover as teachers to crack the case.

Fizz, an undead goldfish that was flushed down the toilet, pesters Joe into helping him discover who his killer was before any of his fellow fish meet a similar fate.

After a rare Blue Morpho goes missing from the new butterfly museum, Nancy and her friends try to bring the valuable creature back to safety.

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When a famous illusionist makes the courthouse in River Heights disappear and evidence from a jewel heist goes missing at the same time, Nancy must find the magician and recover the evidence.

Nate the Great and the hungry book club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate and his dog Sludge help Rosamond discover who has been tearing pages out of her books.

Scooby-Doo and his friends volunteer at an animal shelter, and when one of the dogs appears to be a werewolf, Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne try to get to the bottom of it.