Books in Spanish

For Independent Reading


VERY EASY

El misterio de la casa encantada (The Mystery of the Haunted House)
by David A. Adler
Cam Jansen puts her photographic memory to work at an amusement park to solve the case of her aunt's missing wallet.
Mi tía Tita y los ladrones de cerezas (My Aunt Tita and the Cherry Thieves)
by Braulio Llamero
Aunt Tita and her neighbors are surprised when they discover who has been stealing cherries.

EASY

Felipe Marlot investiga (Felipe Marlot Investigates)
by Joaquín Carbó
The adventures and misadventures of a most unusual detective.

AVERAGE

El caso del forastero hambriento (The Case of the Hungry Stranger)
by Crosby Bonsall
(Multicultural)
Harper Arco Iris
The Private Eyes Club-Wizard, Tubby, Skinny, and Snitch-search for a missing blueberry pie.
Nuevos casos de los detectives López y Baldosillo (New Cases for the Detectives Lopez and Baldosillo)
by Pedro Soria Fernández Mayoralas
In their new cases, the two detectives who kidnapped a famous surgeon and who stole an Egyptian mummy.
El truco más difícil (The Most Difficult Trick)
by Fernando Lalana
Ernesto wants to learn magic from his grandfather, but his grandfather has mysteriously disappeared.
El habitante de la nada (The Resident of Nowhere)
by Joles Senell
Mrs. Puigdengolastern hires a detective when her husband and valuable objects from their home disappear.

CHALLENGING

El verdadero ladrón (The Real Thief)
by William Steig
Farrar Mirasol
Gawain, a goose who guards the royal treasury, must prove that he is not a thief.
Las verdaderas aventuras de Hank, el Perro Vaquero (Hank, the Cowdog)
by John Erickson
Hank is forced to resign his position as Head of Ranch Security. See others in this series.
Un secuestro de película (The Picture-Perfect Kidnapping)
by Enrique Páez
The two-way intercom in their baby sister's room sends strange messages of a kidnapping to Esther and Juanco.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Ali Baba y los cuarenta ladrones (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves)
translated by Antoine Galland
In this classic, Ali Baba discovers a cave filled with stolen treasure and, with the aid of his servant, defeats the thieves who come to claim the treasure.
El Pampinoplas (The Pampinoplas)
by Consuelo Armijo
While visiting his grandfather in the country, Poliche solves the mystery of who has been stealing the townspeople's possessions.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For Shared or Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery
by Doug Cushman
Harper paper
Aunt Eater-an anteater-solves mysteries in four short stories.
Emily Eyefinger, Secret Agent
by Duncan Ball
Simon
The only girl with an eye on her finger helps her friends solve mysteries.
Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the Copycat Crime
by Mary Blount Christian
Macmillan
Canine detective Sebastian (Super Sleuth) comes to the aid of his human partner to solve a mystery.

EASY

Sally Ann and the Mystery Picnic
by Terrance Dicks
Simon
Sally Ann, the talking rag doll, helps find a girl who disappears from the nursery school picnic.
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Delacorte
In his latest caper, Nate the Great must find out who is eating the flowers from his garden.
Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Mystery
by David A. Adler
Viking
Cam Jansen's fifteenth adventure finds her trying to discover what happened to a music store's CDs by her favorite group, the Triceratops Pops.

AVERAGE/CHALLENGING

Piggins
by Jane Yolen
Harcourt
Piggens the butler takes charge when Mrs. Reynard's diamond necklace is stolen during a dinner party.
The Mystery of the Hidden Beach
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
(Multicultural)
Whitman paper
The Boxcar Children and their new cousin Soo Lee solve an ecological mystery in Florida. See others in the Boxcar Children series.
The Mystery of the Eagle Feather
by Elspeth Campbell Murphy
(Multicultural)
Bethany
With his two cousins, Timothy gets to go to a powwow to meet his pen pal Anthony Two-Trees and help solve the mystery of the disappearing eagle feathers.
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
by Donald J. Sobol
Bantam
Introduces Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown who helps his police-chief father solve cases.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?
by Avi
Random paper
Becky and her twin brother must find out who stole a rare book from the library.
Spider Kane and the Mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawlers
by Mary Pope Osborne
Knopf paper
Spider Kane solves mysteries in the bug world.
Culpepper Adventures: Prince Amos
by Gary Paulsen
Dell
On a class trip to Washington, Dunc and Amos see a kid who looks just like Amos: Prince Gustav of Muldavia.