Top 7 Best Mystery Books for 7-year-olds

Children can immerse themselves in these exciting, spooky and adventure-filled mystery tales. Featuring much-loved books from authors including Enid Blyton and Michael Morpurgo, see below for the best mystery books for 7-year-olds.

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1. The Famous Five

The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Join the intrepid Famous Five - Dick, Anne, Julian, George and Timmy the dog - on all of their exciting escapades, in caves, castles, secret passageways and more! The gang must outsmart thieves, hunt for hidden treasure, and unravel all sorts of mysteries in these riveting classic tales.



2. 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.


3. Mariella Mystery Stories

Mariella Mystery Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781510103818 - Kate Pankhurst
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Kate Pankhurst

Mariella is just 9 years old, but she's already a talented super sleuth who's prepared for any mystery that comes her way. In these enthralling books, she must work out where the Bad Hair Day Fog is coming from, find out if a ghostly guinea pig is really on the loose, and figure out who's sabotaging the Puddleford Baking contest. Presented in an engaging journal style complete with fun illustrations, these exciting tales are sure to engross young readers.


4. The Fox and the Ghost King

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Michael Morpurgo

This spellbinding tale combines two incredible events that have recently occurred in Leicester: the discovery of Richard III's remains in a car park, and the football team's extraordinary Premier League victory. A leash of football-loving foxes is fed up with watching their team lose. But then Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried under a car park. The king is desperate to be free, and says that if the fox can release him, the king will grant his greatest wish. Will things improve for the football-mad foxes? Mystery, history and football fans alike will love this book.


5. Goosebumps Series

R.L. Stine's Goosebumps Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407179896 - R.L. Stine
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R. L. Stine

Dare your kids to read these heart-pounding books from R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series, in which children must face all sorts of supernatural terrors. These spine-chilling books feature twisted, funny and gritty adventures that will enthral children. Discover ghouls, ghosts, vampires and more in these spectacularly spooky books.



6. Skulduggery Pleasant

  • £4.49

Derek Landy

12-year-old Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a horror fiction writer. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, she discovers that whilst he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. As evil forces pursue her, determined to recover a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source: Skulduggery Pleasant, the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. Will this unlikely duo stop bickering for long enough to save the day? This magical adventure is full of jokes and witty dialogue, and is guaranteed to enthral young readers.


7. Usborne Illustrated Ghost Stories

  • £11.29

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.