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Mystery books for third graders

Pig detectives? Bully exposés? Start sleuthing in these three mystery books for kids.

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Freddy the Detective

Freddy the Detective by Walter Brooks, illustrated by Kurt Wiese (Puffin, 2001). $9.99.
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Originally published in 1932, Freddy the Detective is an overlooked classic. Freddy is a pig who finds his true calling when he finds a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the barn one day. The witty and still very fresh vocabulary in which Freddy expresses himself is just delightful! 272 pages.

— Krisha Roach