Mini Mysteries
4 Books

Various

2004 - Ongoing

A younger mystery series aimed at younger females.

Mini Mysteries

Author Rick Walton, in addition to several of contributors, deliver a selection of puzzles to solve in this serious (often uncredited on the cover) aimed at younger female audience.

The mysteries are often simpler and tamer than most ("Who stole the hoes during gardening time" etc) but include some great illustrations with a distinct style than spans across the series. These are a great intro to mysteries for a young reader.

Books in this series
1
Mini Mysteries 1
Rick Walton
Trula Magruder (Illustrator)
2004

Girls who love to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and crack cases will love Mini Mysteries. Along with Marie and her best friend, Noelle, girls must figure out which clues in the story will help solve the mystery and which ones are red herrings those false leads that can send a reader in the wrong direction. A repeating cast of characters and real-life girl situations allow readers to connect with the stories they're reading. Once the reader solves the mystery, she can tear open a case folder in the back of the book to check her answer!

Goodreads
4.01
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
80 pages
ISBN 9781584858713
2
Mini Mysteries 2
Rick Walton
Lauren Scheuer (Illustrator)
2006

Based on the popular American Girl book Mini Mysteries, girls who love to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and crack cases will love Mini Mysteries 2. Along with Marie and her best friend, Noelle, girls must figure out which clues in the story will help solve the mystery and which ones are red herrings--"those false leads that can send a reader in the wrong direction. A repeating cast of characters and real-life girl situations allow readers to connect with the stories they're reading. Once the reader solves a mystery, she can tear open a case folder in the back of the book to check her answer.

Goodreads
4.12
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
87 pages
ISBN 9781593691080
3
Mini Mysteries 3
Rick Walton
Lauren Scheuer (Illustrator)
2007

Marie, Noelle, and all their friends are back to solve more mysteries---big and small. This year, the girls struggle all year long to earn enough money to travel to Hawaii where their biggest mystery ever awaits them.

These popular books appeal to girls who love to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and crack cases! Along with Marie and her best friend, Noelle, girls must figure out which clues in the story will help solve the mystery and which ones are red herrings--those false leads that can send a reader in the wrong direction. A repeating cast of characters and real-life girl situations allow readers to connect with the stories they're reading. Once the reader solves a mystery, she can tear open a case folder in the back of the book to check her answer

Goodreads
3.95
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
80 pages
ISBN 9781593692810
A Year of Mini Mysteries
Kathy Passero
Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
2017

Do you like to crack cases? Uncover clues? Identify suspects? If so, look inside this book! You'll find an all-new collection of mini mysteries waiting for a super sleuth like you. Team up with BFFs Brooklyn, Alex, and Charlotte for four seasons of fun, figuring out whodunit or what happened. But beware of "red herrings"--those false leads that can pull you in the wrong direction. Once you think you've found the solution, check your "undercover" skills inside the front and back covers of the book. Happy sleuthing!

Goodreads
4
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
128 pages
ISBN 9781683370192