Mystery books for kids: Walls Within Walls


Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended mystery books for kids. Melissa Young explains why:

What You Need to Know:

• Walls Within Walls is a fabulous middle grade mystery by a debut author.
• A full-bodied, multi-character story with appropriate content for the age group it is written for, hooray!
• There is nothing too scary in this book but if your youngster is feeling a bit timid, you might want to wait
on this one until he is a bit less fearful. That said, it will not scare a child without issues.


The Smithfork kids are moving on up, moving on up, to the east side of New York City (that was for you Jeffersons fan out there). Their dad has hit it big with his video game business and they are leaving warm and cozy Brooklyn for the wilds of Fifth Ave. With their new home comes a nanny, busier parents, less family time and a vast mystery hidden inside the walls of the new apartment. Years and years ago when the pre-war apartment building was being built, the puzzle-loving builder, Mr. Post, hid a series of clues there so that his survivors could find his enormous fortune on the occasion of his death. But his children were never able to solve the puzzle and find the fortune. Years passed, and with the stipulation in Mr. Post’s will that the walls never be touched by construction, the puzzle survived, albeit hidden behind new walls.

What a wonderful read. The story is so fast paced and compelling, I couldn’t put this book down!”
Have your children read Walls Within Walls? What did they think of the book?

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