The Great Cake Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith
Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective?
This is the story of an African girl who says just that.
Her name is Precious.
a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built
young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced.
She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your
first guess isn't always right. She also learns how to be a detective.
The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens
The Books of Beginning Series, Book 2
It's been six months since Kate, Michael, and Emma confronted the Dire
Magnus, but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold. Then
Michael and Emma find a man who saw them ten years ago--three days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents.