These exciting, mysterious tales are sure to captivate the minds of young readers. Here are our top picks for the best mystery books for 10-year-olds.

#1 The Case Of The Mona Lisa (The Amulet Of Amser)

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The Case of the Mona Lisa is an exciting take on Art History at a level older children will understand. Wen is going to spend the whole summer with his Grandfather, who explains to him that his first name means traveler and he has the ability to travel back in time and re-write history. 

The famous Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 and it is Wen's job to go back to that date and retrieve it. With the help of an immortal dog named Mindy, he uses an amulet to travel back in time and start his mission. We love it because this mystery uses factual information to teach children art history in a way that keeps them entertained and well engaged!

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Contributor: Eevi Jones from Children's Book University

#2 Feyi Fay and the Case of the Mysterious Madam Koi Koi

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It's a unique mystery book with lots of twists and turns, and of course a little magic. It will have the reader engaged till the last minute. This chapter book has a bunch of cool illustrations to help further engage the imagination and is perfect for any 10 year old. 

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Contributor: Omobola Imoisili from Feyi Fay

#3 Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs

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A story of a 13-year-old spy who has a mission to complete. As he suspected, nothing goes according to plan. The mission turns deadly. He doesn’t have much time to stop the villains and find out what they’re truly up to. 

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Contributor: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

#4 The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

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A story of a street magician who runs away. He ends up finding friends in a small town. Things change instantly, just like any good magic trick. Full of humor and twists and turns, it’s sure to hook any young reader. 

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Contributor: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

#5 The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

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The main character finds a watch that has a secret power. At first, he’s thrilled but soon becomes torn between his honest nature and pull to be a true hero. The story follows him on a dangerous adventure in which he has to solve a mystery before the time runs out. 

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Contributor: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

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Written by Taegan Lion