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Finding good books for kids can be challenging. However, there’s no mystery here! These mystery books for preschoolers are sure to keep them entertained!
This collection of picture books is perfect for little ones. They’ll love following along as new clues are revealed throughout each story. Can they solve the mystery before the story ends?
Mystery Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of good mystery books for kids that will engage your preschoolers as they try to solve each mystery.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Murilla Gorilla Jungle Detective – Murilla Gorilla, the jungle detective, is woken up by a new case: Ms. Chimpanzee’s muffins were stolen. But who did it?
The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey – Papa Bear’s favorite blackberry honey disappears, and the Bear Detectives set out to find the culprit.
Detective Dinosaur – First, Detective Dinosaur solves the mystery of the missing hat. Then he cracks the case of the squeaky shoe. Then he goes on night patrol, and spots a scary shadow in a dark alley. Can it be a monster? Help Detective Dinosaur follow the clues and find out!
Big Max – “The world’s greatest detective” follows the clues that lead to the King of Pooka Pooka’s missing prize elephant.
The Great Pie Robbery – Meet Sam Cat and Dudley Pig, detectives: They find fingerprints and search for clues. They catch robbers.
The Deductive Detective – Someone stole a cake from the cake contest who could it be? Twelve animal bakers are potential suspects but Detective Duck uses his deductive reasoning skills to quack the case.
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery – At a pizza parlor, Cam Jansen’s jacket disappears. Could someone have taken it? Where could it be?
The Case of the Missing Monkey – When a glass monkey is stolen, High-Rise Private Eyes Bunny Brown and Jack Jones are on the job! But will this be one case that’s too tough to crack?
Nate the Great – Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.
Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation – As if obedience school wasn’t bad enough, Ike now finds himself in jail–wrongly accused (of course!) of terrorizing the Hibbins’ cats & stealing their cat treats. Once again, he pleads his case to Mrs LaRue, who’s vacationing in France, but to no avail. When a string of canary burglaries stalls the Snort City Police force’s investigation–and reveals their crime-solving ineptitude–Ike flees custody and takes matters into his own paws.
Missing Mittens – Every animal on Farmer Bill’s farm is missing one mitten. Readers can investigate odd and even numbers as they unravel this mitten mystery!
The Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten – Annie searches the neighborhood for her red mitten, the fifth she’s lost this winter.
The Missing Mitten Mystery – Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a busy day playing in the snow. Somehow Annie’s red mitten has disappeared in all the fun.
Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty? – Break-in at the Three Bears family home? It could only be one dame. Wicked witch gone missing from her candied cottage? Hansel and Gretel claim it was self-defense. Did Humpty Dumpty really just fall off that wall, or was he pushed? Here are five fairy-tale stories with a twist, all told from the point of view of a streetwise police officer called Binky, who just happens to be a toad in a suit and a fedora.
What Really Happened to Humpty? – Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Or–as his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinks–was he pushed? This case isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
I hope you’ve discovered some new mystery books for young readers! Leave a comment and let me know which book is your favorite!