Q. How do i search mystery books for and 11 year old?



Thanks for contacting us. I apologize if you haven't heard back, our youth services manager has been out.

There are a few tools you can use to search for mysteries for children. 

If you want to search within children's books only, you can limit the search field to the children's collection. To do this, go to Find Books and More from the left side of our home page which will take you to  http://nell.flatironslibrary.org

Then use the drop down menu to select BOULDER CHILDREN'S COLLECTION. You are now searching only the children's materials and you can enter here your keyword searches. Or you can browse the mystery selection by choosing Subject instead of Keyword from the drop down menu and entering "Mystery Fiction". This gives you a link in the results page called, "Mystery Fiction."  You can now browse the children's mystery fiction

If you are interested in seeing recommendations and more in depth information about children's mysteries, we have a Reader's recommendation tool called Novelist K-8 which is specifically tailored for children, parents and teachers. You can find this by going to the Kids link from home page (left side navigation pane), then click on Research Tools for Kids and select Novelist K-8 Plus.

You'll be asked to enter your library card number if you aren't logged in.  Along the left navigation of this page you will see a link to mysteries -- selecting this gives you a browsable listing of titles, from this page you can read reviews, ratings, and link back to the catalog to request a title. It's a very powerful resource that you can filter in many different ways including by reading (lexile) level, age, etc. 

I'm hopeful I've answered your question without inundating you with extraneous information. I've included the different links should you want to bookmark any of them in your browser.

Thank you for contacting us. Let me know if you have additional questions.  If you are referring to searching the Overdrive Frontrange Downloadable library, you can also search Mysteries and Suspense collection for kids.

Sincerely, Gina Reference Dept 303-441-3194

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