Top 5 Best Mystery Books for 5-year-olds

From animal adventures to grisly ghost stories, children will love these thrilling tales. See below for the best mystery books for 5-year-olds, including much-loved bestsellers from Lewis Carroll and Andrew Cope.

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1. Spy Dog

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Andrew Cope

Lara is a spy with a difference... she's a dog! In this exciting tale, Lara must go undercover as a 'normal' family dog, but can she keep it up? This enthralling and funny adventure is perfect for building the confidence of newly-independent readers and will captivate even reluctant readers.







2. The Secret Garden

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Frances Hodgson Burnett

This beloved classic novel has been reissued for younger readers and will delight young mystery fans. Spoilt orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live at the isolated Misselthwaite Manor, but she will find more magic, mystery and adventure there than she could have possibly imagined when she discovers a secret garden beyond a locked garden door. Can she bring this enchanting place back to life, and what will happen if she does? Her destiny is sure to be changed forever.


3. Usborne Illustrated Ghost Stories

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Jose Emroca Flores

What could be more mysterious than some seriously spooky ghost stories? This ghoulishly-illustrated book contains an assortment of traditional spine-tingling tales and hair-raising retellings, all presented in an appealing hardback format.





4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll

Kids can immerse themselves in a strange and dreamlike world with this enthralling book. Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and tumble into a world where all your normal worries disappear, and you must instead contend with the grinning Cheshire Cat, the nonsensical Mad Hatter and the cruel Queen of Hearts. Full of wonderful wordplay and perplexing puzzles, children will love this riveting read.



5. Puppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief

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Gill Lewis

Scout is excited about the day ahead at the Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy. Today, she's taking her Care in the Community badge, an important milestone for an ambitious pup who dreams of becoming a police dog. But when a good deed goes wrong, Scout ends up alone whilst her friends go to take the tests. Will she be able to put things right and redeem herself? Plus, there's a mysterious sausage thief at large in Little Barking - and Scout is determined to catch him...