The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Adventure Stories, Fantasy, Mysteries | Posted on March 18, 2012

If you know what’s good for you, you WILL NOT read this book.

No. I mean it.

Don’t read this book.

You won’t enjoy it all.

Not one bit. I’m serious.

You will be in grave danger if you read this book!

Fine. Read it.

But don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Click on the book cover for more mysterious fun)

 

And make sure that you also DO NOT read the sequels: #2 If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, #3 This Book is not Good For You, #4 This Isn’t What it Looks Like, and #5 You Have to Stop This.

 

Who is Pseudonymous Bosch? Watch the video to find out.

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Family Stories, Mysteries, People with Disabilities, Uncategorized | Posted on October 12, 2011

Looking for a good mystery in a great setting with genuine characters? Then you will love The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally read it. But better late than never.

Ted and Kat live in London and their cousin, Salim, visits. On the day that they visit the London Eye, Salim gets into the sealed pod without Ted & Kat but he never comes out. Vanished! Disappeared! Gone.

What I loved most about this book was the fact that Ted has Aspberger’s Syndrome but that wasn’t what this book was about. Sure, Ted’s ability to see things differently helped him to solve the mystery of his disappearing cousin but it wasn’t the main focus of the story.

I highly recommend listening to the audio version to hear the characters’s British accents which adds to the flavor of the London setting.

If you liked The London Eye Mystery, you may also enjoy the The Case of the Missing Marqess (book one of the Enola Holmes mysteries) by Nancy Springer or The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Here’s a pretty darn good book trailer created by michyamamoto on YouTube. Hope the creator doesn’t mind my sharing!

 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret–Book Trailer by Garrett

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Award Winners, Fifth Grade Book Trailers, Historical Fiction, Mysteries | Posted on June 17, 2011

The Magic Thief–Book Trailer by Ethan

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Fantasy, Fifth Grade Book Trailers, Mysteries, Orphans | Posted on June 17, 2011

Sequel Alert! Sequel Alert!

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Adventure Stories, Fantasy, Mysteries, Mythology, Sequels | Posted on May 11, 2011

Just in case you were wondering if the sequel to your favorite book has come out yet . . . look no further. I’ve got the info here:

lastpharaohTheodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R.L. Lafevers (book four in the Theodosia series)

When eleven-year-old Theodosia and her cat, Isis, travel to Egypt to return the Orb of Ra and the Emerald Tablet, she hopes to learn more about her origins but finds, instead, the Serpents of Chaos and a precious treasure that suddenly appears and disappears.

The Orphan of Destiny: Book 3 in The Youngest Templar series by Michael Spradlinorphandestiny

Young Squire Tristan, Robard, Maryam and Angel make one last desperate push to deliver the Holy Grail to safety in 1191 Scotland, but the way is full of danger as new enemies are met and Sir Hugh attempts to thwart them at every turn.

hiddengalleryThe Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood

Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a governess trained at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, takes the three Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place to London, England, and learns they are under a curse.

Dandelion Fire: Book 2 in the 100 Cupboards series

Presents the continuing adventures of Henry York, who has been living in Kansas with his cousins, where he discovers doorways leading to other worlds and becomes involved in a multi-world struggle between good and evil.

The Chestnut King: Book 3 in the 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilsondandelionfirechestnutking

Twelve-year-old Henry York, finally reunited with his family, works with them and the Chestnut King, the long-deposed and mythic leader of the faeren people, to destroy Nimiane and her forces of evil.

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Fantasy, Massachusetts Children's Book Awards 2011, Mysteries | Posted on January 25, 2011

100cupboardsNominated for the 2011 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.

Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Family Stories, Massachusetts Children's Book Awards 2011, Mysteries, Realistic Fiction | Posted on January 25, 2011

elevenNominated for the 2011 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

When Sam, who can barely read, discovers an old newspaper clipping just before his eleventh birthday, it brings forth memories from his past, and, with the help of a new friend at school and the castle they are building for a school project, his questions are eventually answered.

The Calder Game by Blue Balliett

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Massachusetts Children's Book Awards 2011, Mysteries | Posted on January 25, 2011

caldergameNominated for the 2011 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village–along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn–his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him.

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen: The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Massachusetts Children's Book Awards 2011, Mysteries, School Stories | Posted on January 20, 2011

potatochipNominated for the 2011 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

Winston and his friends enter an all-day puzzle contest to win fifty-thousand dollars for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.

Murder at Midnight

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Posted by Mrs. D'Elia | Posted in Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers | Posted on December 28, 2010

murdermidnightMurder at Midnight by Avi

Ooooo . . . I just love a good murder mystery, especially one that takes place in medieval times. There’s plenty of mystery, thrills, adventure, and suspense. I’m not a big Avi fan but he does write enjoyable books–this one is no exception.

A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio, Italy. Mangus the Magician has been marked as an easy scapegoat for the traitor lurking within the king’s court. Against all odds, his faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio, sets out to solve the mystery and prove his master’s innocence before the stroke of midnight in order to save him from certain death!–library catalogcrispinbooknowords

Some other Avi books that I have enjoyed reading with the same medieval flare are The Book Without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic and Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Newbery winner of 2003)