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Mystery books for fourth graders

Can a young monster-movie buff solve a real-life mystery? Find out in one of these 3 tomes.

By GreatSchools Staff

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The Boy of a Thousand Faces

Boy of a Thousand Faces

The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick (Harper, 2000). $6.99.
Amazon / IndieBound / Powell's.

Ten-year-old Alonzo King is an expert about monster movies. He spends hours with Scotch tape and makeup trying to master his beloved monster faces in the mirror. When a mysterious beast is rumored to be stomping on flower beds and scratching up cars, Alonzo is called on for his monster expertise. 48 pages.

— Krisha Roach