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5 great mystery books for kids

Thrilling but not too frightening, here are 5 children's mysteries that are great for younger readers.

2. 'Horton Halfpott,' by Tom Angleberger

Bestselling author and newspaper columnist Tom Angleberger creates an unlikely hero in his new novel "Horton Halfpott." Horton is a kitchen boy who is mistreated but soon finds himself thrust into the spotlight when his wealthy employer decides to throw a ball for her nephew – and a diamond goes missing.

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