Who says mystery reads are only for adults? This is the perfect opportunity for kids to step into the detective role and help solve these strange mysteries.
There’s nothing like a good thriller that can be felt right in the gut. Brimming with plucky protagonists, nail-biting mysteries and wicked villains – these stories serve up mysteries in a child-friendly way with plenty of humour.
Here are our picks for children’s thrillers that are guaranteed to give you goose bumps and make you laugh-out-loud.
Full of danger and adventure, this is a thrilling tale which will charm all age groups.
Set in Alaska, young cousins Lucille and Marian are spending the winter working as a schoolteacher and an artist respectively. However, when a mysterious and important letter arrives, the girls have an adventure ahead of them as they must ensure it gets to the right person and doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
The writer of ‘The wonderful Land of Oz’ brings you another children’s classic.
The story follows the adventures of twins Phil and Phoebe Daring, the eldest of five children in a once wealthy family. Following the failure of their father’s business and his subsequent death, the children are now penniless and find themselves living with their elderly grandfather. To help make ends meet Phil finds work in a bank – where he is wrongfully accused of stealing, and now it’s up to the plucky Phoebe to prove his innocence.
Barbie – Sisters Mystery Club 1 – The Beach Bandit by Mattel
Narrated by Kristen King
Come on an amazing adventure with Barbie and all her friends! Solve mysteries with secret doors, sea monsters and messages in a bottle.
One morning, on what seems like an ordinary beach day, Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea, and their loyal puppies are faced with a major mystery – Raquelle’s missing jewelry!
Is it a thief, a seagull or something else entirely? Luckily the super sleuthing sisters are on the case, as no secret is safe from the Sisters Mystery Club!
The fourth book in the series of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn attempts to solve a mysterious murder which takes them onboard a steamboat back to Arkansas, and gets them tangled up with diamond thieves and the ghost of a missing burglar. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again.
Join the Rocket Brothers and dive into an international mystery.
A mysterious airplane lands in airport on the central part of Denmark. A break-in shakes a nearby castle. The Rocket Brothers Christopher Dam and his older brother Jonathan find themselves involved in an international criminal smuggler case – and as if that wasn’t enough Christopher discovers that he can talk to ghosts. On a school trip to London, he ends up far too close to the headquarters of the thieves, and suddenly he must give all he has to help the police stop the thief from Baker Street.
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Ideal for younger listeners, these mysterious and sweetly spooky stories are sure to appeal to all My Little Pony fans.
Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders in the third book of the Ponyville Mysteries series as they solve the mystery of the Rusty Horseshoe!
Scootaloo, Apple Bloom and Sweetie Bell have been spending a lot of time with their new friend at the spooky house on Horseshoe Hill. One night, Scootaloo actually sees the ghostly Olden Pony. Scotaloo worries that every pony will think she’s just a scaredy-pony, but she’s too frightened to sleep. She needs the help of her friends to figure out the mystery of the Olden Pony and her Rusty Horseshoe!