Mystery Reads for 2nd–5th Grade

Nick and Teslas secret agent gadget battleNick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle: a mystery with spy cameras, code wheels, and other gadgets you can build yourself
by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Nick and Tesla spend summers with their uncle where they build crazy contraptions and all sorts of machines that help them fight off the local villains and stop crime. Follow the instructions and build all the secret gadgets, spy cameras, and contraptions yourself so that you too can fight off villains. 






Max Finder CaseBooksMax Finder Mystery: Collected Casebook Series 
by Liam O'Donnell, Craig Battle, Ramón Pérez

Max Finder and his junior high team of mystery solvers are on the case! In Volume 5 “Who took the Halloween costume?” and “What happened to the test answer key?” are two of the ten short mysteries that they solve. In this comic graphic mystery casebook each case is four pages long with the solution on the fifth page. See if you can figure out whodunit before you turn the page. All the clues are there.






Encyclopedia BrownEncyclopedia Brown 
by Donald J. Sobol

If you liked Max Finder, you’ll love the original kid detective, Encyclopedia Brown, AKA Leroy Brown, famous in his town for his encyclopedic memory and his ability to solve puzzles and crimes in five pages or less. Answers are provided at the end of each mystery.







The Secret of the Skeleton KeyThe Code Busters Club Case #1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key 
by Penny Warner

Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. are part of the Code Busters Club. When they notice their neighbor sending coded messages they try to solve the mystery, help their neighbor, and find the treasure before it is too late. Help them decode the messages by using Morse code, Sign Language and other secret codes, but if you get stuck the answer key is at the back of the book.






Top Secret Handbook of Codes

Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing
by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Jenna LaReau

Do you know about the Navajo Codetalkers who helped the United States communicate top secret information during World War II? Learn the importance of codes throughout history and how to write in code. This book even has a short history of famous codemakers and codebreakers.

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