Welcome to the Northwood School Reading Page! This page includes information about the school's literacy events, the RtI framework, and recommended games, books, and other reading resources.

If you have specific questions about reading, please email reading specialist Jessica Carloni at jcarloni@northwood.k12.nh.us.


March Mystery Challenge!

All Northwood students are invited to read a mystery in the month of March, fill out a case file, and win a mystery prize! Interested students should pick up a case file in Room 135 or at the library front desk.


Below are some recommendations for mysteries at different grade levels. All children are different, so these are just general guidelines and should be followed with parent discretion. Also, these books are just a few of the many wonderful mysteries out there--ask a librarian for some more ideas!

Grades K-1

Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery by Doug Cushman

Young Cam Jansen series by David Adler

Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden

Mystery by Arthur Geisert

Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass

Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood

The Case of the Hungry Stranger by Crosby Bonsall

What Really Happened to Humpty?: From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective by Jeanie Franz Ransom


Grades 2-3

Cam Jansen series by David Adler

A-Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy

Hank the Cowdog series by John Erickson

The High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant

Third Grade Detectives series by George Stanley

Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Buddy Files by Dori Hillestad Butler

Grades 3-5

The Boxcar Children mysteries by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol

Hardy Boys Secret Files series by Franklin Dixon

Jigsaw Jones mysteries by James Preller

Grades 5-6

The Herculeah Jones Mysteries by Betsy Byar

Sammy Keyes series by Wendelin Van Draanen

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman

The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher

Grades 6-8

Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Eddie Red Undercover by Marcia Wells

Poison Is Not Polite by Robin Stevens

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

The Undertaker's Gone Bananas by Paul Zindel

Any books by Agatha Christie