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Mystery books for fifth graders

From art heists to airships: fifth graders can explore these thrilling mysteries.

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Chasing Vermeer

Chasing Vermeer

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (Scholastic, 2004). $7.99.
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Mysterious letters, picture puzzles called "pentominoes" and a stolen painting by the Dutch artist Vermeer unite unlikely friends, Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay, in an effort to solve a mystery. 254 pages.

— Krisha Roach

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