An Award-Winning Book Club for Kids
Shop Now

Lost And Found Possessions: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best kids books about lost and found possessions?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to lost and found possessions. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about lost and found possessions.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid, and you can also use our table of contents to jump to particular topics you think your kid will enjoy.

When it comes to children’s stories about lost and found possessions, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Lost And Found to popular sellers like The Mitten to some of our favorite hidden gems like Corduroy Lost and Found.

We hope this list of kids books about lost and found possessions can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

Share this list

Top 10 Books About Lost And Found Possessions

#1
Add to list
Corduroy Lost and Found
Written by B.G. Hennessy & illustrated by Jody Wheeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A new adventure for a classic teddy bear! Corduroy the beloved bear slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa. He spies what he thinks is a yellow balloon up in the sky, thinking that would be perfect for her. But when the sun rises, the balloon (really the full moon) disappears. And now Corduroy is lost. Lisa finds him, but not before Corduroy succeeds in getting just the right gift—a lollipop as yellow and round as the moon. Written in the whimsical style of Don Freeman and illustrated in the exact scratchboard technique he used to create Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$15.99
Used $1.51
Prices as of Jan 16
#2
Add to list
Bear in the Air
Written by Susan Meyers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Lost by the child who loves him, a devoted teddy bear begins an amazing seaside journey home that involves an ocean swim, a flight with seagulls and a sailor’s assistance. By the award-winning author of Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!

Buy book
$15.95
Bookshop
$13.56
Amazon
$15.95
Used $1.75
Prices as of Jan 16
#3
Add to list
In a Small Kingdom
Written by Tomie dePaola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This enthralling modern fairy tale from Caldecott and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati celebrates the greatest power of all: love.

In a small kingdom along an ancient road, a bell rings out. The beloved king has died, leaving his magnificent and powerful Imperial Robe to his heir, the young prince.

But when the prince’s jealous older half-brother steals the Imperial Robe, slashing it to bits, the prince can no longer rule—and the small kingdom is in great danger. Now the young prince must find another source of power and of strength—and he finds it in a surprising place.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.92
Used $2.85
Prices as of Jan 16
#4
Add to list
Little Fox and the Missing Moon
Written & illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Help Fox solve another simple mystery in this bedtime companion to Apples for Little Fox! The mystery-loving fox from Apples for Little Fox returns with a new case! When Fox dreams that the moon is missing, he and his friends go on a quest to find it and return it to the sky. Teamwork and companionship are highlighted in this simple, inviting mystery that allows readers to follow along. The muted palette and clean design will calm overstimulated children at the end of their busy days.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Jan 16
#5
Add to list
All Along the River
Written & illustrated by Magnus Weightman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-

"A engaging, rewarding picture book" - Booklist Starred Review!

"This charmer demands and rewards repeat visits, and children will find unexpected pleasures every time." - Kirkus Reviews

Bunny Rabbit has lost her toy duck! So Bunny and her brothers jump in their boat and head down the river in search of Little Duck. Their journey takes them from the mountaintop to the open sea, but there are many other adventures for you to follow along the way. Why are the Speedy Pigs in such a hurry? What will Laura Lamb catch on her fishing line? And what kind of mischief will Sippi Swan get into?

Buy book
$17.95
Bookshop
$15.26
Amazon
$15.99
Used $17.95
Prices as of Jan 16
#6
Add to list
Where Is My Pink Sweater?
Written & illustrated by Nicola Slater
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Follow Rudy as he searches for his favorite pink sweater in this interactive board book.

Rudy is looking for his favorite pink sweater. It’s a little small–he’s growing out of it–yet he can’t help but treasure it! The nine jiving llamas haven’t seen it, and neither have the eight prima pigerinas. Lift the flaps and peek through the die-cuts as Rudy follows a trail of pink yarn from his bedroom to the kitchen to the backyard and everywhere in between. This sweet, adventurous story is filled with bold and humorous illustrations, plus a fun counting element along the way.

Buy book
$8.99
Bookshop
$7.64
Amazon
$8.99
Used $8.99
Prices as of Jan 16
#7
Add to list
Bun Bun Button
Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Paige loves cuddling with Gramma and all of Gramma’s pets in the Old Blue Chair. And when Gramma makes her Bun Bun Button, an adorable homemade stuffed bunny with a button nose, this special time becomes even more cozy. Then a balloon carries the little bunny away. Bun Bun braves honking geese and a wide night sky, until luck - or love - magically brings her back home to the little girl who loves her.

This heartwarming story celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and is perfect for children who imagine their toys have secret adventures when no one’s watching.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Jan 16
#8
Add to list
The Train of Lost Things
Written by Ammi-Joan Paquette
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
A magical story about a boy's love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Perfect for fans of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Lost in the Sun.
Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Jan 16
#9
Add to list
Ben Draws Trouble
Written & illustrated by Matt Davies
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Ben loves to draw and does so in all of his classes, but his drawings of people are so good he is afraid to let his classmates see them, until the day he loses his notebook and his talent is revealed.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$11.21
Used $3.00
Prices as of Jan 16
#10
Add to list
Henry & Leo
Written & illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Leo isn t just a stuffed toy, he is Henry s best friend and brother. He is as real as a tree, a cloud, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the wind. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry sfamily believes Leo is real enough to find his way home. With beautiful mixed-media paintings, the Caldecott Honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski explores the transcendent nature of friendship and love.”

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $1.60
Prices as of Jan 16
Table of Contents
Scroll to books about Lost And Found Possessions and...

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Animals

Add to list
Little Fox and the Missing Moon
Written & illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Help Fox solve another simple mystery in this bedtime companion to Apples for Little Fox! The mystery-loving fox from Apples for Little Fox returns with a new case! When Fox dreams that the moon is missing, he and his friends go on a quest to find it and return it to the sky. Teamwork and companionship are highlighted in this simple, inviting mystery that allows readers to follow along. The muted palette and clean design will calm overstimulated children at the end of their busy days.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
All Along the River
Written & illustrated by Magnus Weightman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-

"A engaging, rewarding picture book" - Booklist Starred Review!

"This charmer demands and rewards repeat visits, and children will find unexpected pleasures every time." - Kirkus Reviews

Bunny Rabbit has lost her toy duck! So Bunny and her brothers jump in their boat and head down the river in search of Little Duck. Their journey takes them from the mountaintop to the open sea, but there are many other adventures for you to follow along the way. Why are the Speedy Pigs in such a hurry? What will Laura Lamb catch on her fishing line? And what kind of mischief will Sippi Swan get into?

Buy book
$17.95
Bookshop
$15.26
Amazon
$15.99
Used $17.95
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Where Is My Pink Sweater?
Written & illustrated by Nicola Slater
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Follow Rudy as he searches for his favorite pink sweater in this interactive board book.

Rudy is looking for his favorite pink sweater. It’s a little small–he’s growing out of it–yet he can’t help but treasure it! The nine jiving llamas haven’t seen it, and neither have the eight prima pigerinas. Lift the flaps and peek through the die-cuts as Rudy follows a trail of pink yarn from his bedroom to the kitchen to the backyard and everywhere in between. This sweet, adventurous story is filled with bold and humorous illustrations, plus a fun counting element along the way.

Buy book
$8.99
Bookshop
$7.64
Amazon
$8.99
Used $8.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. The Mitten - The bestselling modern classic, in an oversized board book edition perfect for sharing. When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax. As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on. In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.

  2. We Found a Hat - Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising twist. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.

  3. Henry's Bright Idea - Deep in the shade of a walnut grove stands a tall tree house. A delightful group of friends gathers here. They call themselves the Walnut Animal Society. Their mission is to create and to always remain curious. Henry the Fox is a knowledgeable fellow, known for his unique inventions. Margaux the Kitty’s many books are filled with stories and poems she’s written. Ruthie the Deer loves to dance like the butterflies that flutter outside. The collection of ropes and fishing poles belongs to adventurous Chester the Raccoon. Magnolia the Bunny makes maps of the places she’s explored beyond the walnut grove. And Eleanor the Bear gathers flowers and plants to make tea for her friends. Henry is a founding member of the Walnut Animal Society, an inventor and a tinkerer. Today Henry is not inventing or tinkering. Henry has lost his idea. Follow Henry and his friend Eleanor as they search for Henry’s lost idea and discover much more in this charming picture book, the first in a series of titles, reminiscent of such classics as Winnie the Pooh, and illustrated in a rich, vintage palette.

  4. The Piano - What do you do when a piano shows up in your yard? Take a cat-nap? Use it as a coffee table? What’s a band to do when one of its instruments goes missing? And what does a yellow sock have to do with anything? Join Filippa and friends in a whacky adventure when they wake up to find a piano in the front yard. Kids will love the bright and whimsical artwork in this book as they find out how the piano is returned to the band, new friends are found, and music is made.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Stuffed Animal Friends

Add to list
Bun Bun Button
Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Paige loves cuddling with Gramma and all of Gramma’s pets in the Old Blue Chair. And when Gramma makes her Bun Bun Button, an adorable homemade stuffed bunny with a button nose, this special time becomes even more cozy. Then a balloon carries the little bunny away. Bun Bun braves honking geese and a wide night sky, until luck - or love - magically brings her back home to the little girl who loves her.

This heartwarming story celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and is perfect for children who imagine their toys have secret adventures when no one’s watching.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Have You Seen Duck?
Written by Janet A. Holmes & illustrated by Jonathan Bentley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A beloved stuffed Duck does everything with his boy. So when Duck goes missing, the boy looks everywhere for him. “He won’t know what to do without me,” he says. The boy asks the shopkeeper, the postman, the bus driver, and the dog next door. No one has seen Duck.

Back at home, what’s hiding between the couch cushions? Duck!

Buy book
$8.99
Bookshop
$7.64
Amazon
$8.99
Used $8.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Knuffle Bunny
Written & illustrated by Mo Willems
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind? Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy’s in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$12.59
Used $2.00
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Henry & Leo - Leo isn t just a stuffed toy, he is Henry s best friend and brother. He is as real as a tree, a cloud, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the wind. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry sfamily believes Leo is real enough to find his way home. With beautiful mixed-media paintings, the Caldecott Honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski explores the transcendent nature of friendship and love.”

  2. Mimi and Bear in the Snow - Every day is more fun with a best friend by your side. Wherever Mimi goes, Bear is sure to be there. But what happens when Mimi can’t find Bear? Find out in this adorable board book that is sure to bring a big smile to anyone who has ever lost a beloved toy.

  3. Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear - The second book in a hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker from Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Endling, and Wishtree.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Magic

Add to list
The Train of Lost Things
Written by Ammi-Joan Paquette
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
A magical story about a boy's love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Perfect for fans of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Lost in the Sun.
Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
The Lost Stone
Written by Jordan Quinn & illustrated by Robert McPhillips
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Welcome to the Kingdom of Wrenly—a new chapter book series full of fantasy and adventure.

Meet Lucas, the eight year-old prince, and Clara, the daughter of the queen’s seamstress. Lucas is an only child who longs to make friends and go on adventures. Clara knows the kingdom well, so she and Lucas team up and explore the lands of Wrenly!

In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Gargantis
Written by Thomas Taylor & illustrated by Tom Booth
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
In the second fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbert and Violet team up to solve the mystery of Gargantis -- an ancient creature of the deep with the power to create life-threatening storms.
Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$14.29
Used $9.27
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Prism's Paint - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!
    Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. In Prism's Paint, Ernest the blundering wizard-lizard casts a spell that accidentally alters Princess Prism's power--instead of being able to turn objects different colors, she now makes them clear! The only way to reverse the spell is to find the missing rainbow of the Valley of Light, and the unicorn princesses know who can help them: Cressida! But will Cressida be able to find the rainbow and restore Prism's powers? This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

  2. Isadora Moon Goes Camping - Fans of Vampirina and the Princess in Black series will love Isadora Moon: half-fairy, half-vampire, totally unique--and totally outdoorsy!

  3. Malamander - A quirky, creepy fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea finds a colorful cast of characters in hot pursuit of a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift.

  4. Binny Bewitched - When Binny finds some money left behind at an ATM—and then loses it—she unleashes an adventure full of “funny, poignant chaos” (The Wall Street Journal).Binny Cornwallis is not a thief. Or is she? In one greedy moment, she snatches some bills left behind at an ATM. After all it’s her mother’s birthday, and just think of what she could do with some cash in her never-quite-enough-money household. But of course she has to hide the money—she can’t explain it. And in her tiny house, every hiding place is in danger of discovery. After a few tries, Binny hides it so well she can’t find it again, even after she decides to give it back!Now, Binny must team up with her best enemy Gareth, who sets out to play detective and figure out who might have taken the money. Meanwhile the next-door neighbor is doing odd things like presenting Binny with a little doll that looks just like her—with her hand in her pocket, just as Binny’s was when she pocketed the cash. Is the witchy neighbor woman putting a spell on Binny?There’s plenty more going on, as Binny’s older sister Clem has a secret of her own, and her little brother James is having a kung fu clash with his best friend. Mayhem,love, and laughter run wild in this new hilarious Binny adventure.

Want to see books about magic?

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Feelings And Emotions

Add to list
Brave Molly
Written & illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

What do you do when no one can see your monsters but you? At first, Molly runs from them. But they follow her down the sidewalk, getting in the way when she tries to make a new friend, popping up unexpectedly out of shadows, and multiplying. Until finally…Molly faces her fears. Author-illustrator Brooke Boynton-Hughes delivers a modern classic in this moving adventure that honors everyday acts of bravery and the power of friendship to banish the monsters that haunt us.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$11.39
Used $3.98
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Lizzy McTizzy and the Busy Dizzy Day
Written by Sarah Weeks & illustrated by Lee Wildish
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Lizzy McTizzy can’t find her shoe! She’s late for the party, but what can she do? Lizzy will stop at nothing to find her missing shoe! Whether she’s swinging from the chandelier or looking under the cat, Lizzy is determined to find it in time for the party. After all, she needs two matching shoes . . . or does she? Join Lizzy as she learns that being yourself is the best accessory of all!

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark
Written by Deborah Diesen & illustrated by Dan Hanna
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though he’s fast as a sailfish, as smart as dolphin, and as strong as a shark, Mr. Fish has a secret: he’s scared of the dark! Very young children will swim along with Mr. Fish as he journeys deep into the ocean to new and mysterious places. They will discover, as Mr. Fish does, the power of friendship to light the way through the big-big dark.

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$7.99
Used $7.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Penny and Her Marble - Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s award-winning Penny returns in the third easy-to-read story about a sweet and curious mouse, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum. When Penny spots a marble in Mrs. Goodwin’s front yard, she picks it up, puts it in her pocket, and takes it home. It’s a beautiful marble—it’s big, shiny, blue, smooth, and fast, and Penny loves it. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Penny and Her Marble was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association. This annual award, given to the most distinguished books for beginning readers, is named for the world-renowned children’s author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge. Don’t miss Penny’s newest adventures in Penny and Her Sled, coming this fall!

  2. The Troublemaker - Bored and restless on a summer day, a little boy steals his sister’s bunny and sends it on an adventure. He is well satisfied with the results—until his own stuffed animal disappears. Could it be that he is not the only troublemaker around . . . ? A case of sibling rivalry is neatly resolved with the “assistance” of a hilarious raccoon in Lauren Castillo’s warm, simple text and gorgeous classic illustrations.

  3. Sam and Jump - Sam and his stuffed bunny, Jump, are best friends, and they do everything together. One day, on a trip to the beach, Sam meets Thomas. Sam and Thomas play together all day and promise to do the same the next day. But when Sam gets home he realizes Jump is still at the beach! It’s too late and too dark to go find him, and Sam worries all night. What if Jump is nowhere to be found? Can Sam brave the world without his best friend? Little ones with their own cherished toys will be drawn to this reassuring story about losing something dear only to gain something even better.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Social Themes

Add to list
In a Small Kingdom
Written by Tomie dePaola
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This enthralling modern fairy tale from Caldecott and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati celebrates the greatest power of all: love.

In a small kingdom along an ancient road, a bell rings out. The beloved king has died, leaving his magnificent and powerful Imperial Robe to his heir, the young prince.

But when the prince’s jealous older half-brother steals the Imperial Robe, slashing it to bits, the prince can no longer rule—and the small kingdom is in great danger. Now the young prince must find another source of power and of strength—and he finds it in a surprising place.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.92
Used $2.85
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Hooray for Books!
Written & illustrated by Brian Won
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Turtle has looked everywhere for his favorite book, but it’s nowhere to be found! Maybe his book was borrowed by Zebra, Owl, Giraffe, Elephant, or Lion. As Turtle searches, his friends offer to share their own favorite stories, but other books just won’t do. Or is it time for Turtle to try something different? A tribute to books, reading, and the joy of sharing stories with others from Brian Won, the author/illustrator of Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today!.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$12.07
Used $1.27
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Jamaica's Find
Written by & illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Jamaica finds a stuffed dog at the playground and after taking him home discovers her conscience as well. “Children Jamaica’s age, struggling with the concepts of right and wrong, will undoubtedly find Jamaica’s moral dilemma of great interest.” – Publishers Weekly

Buy book
$7.99
Bookshop
$6.79
Amazon
$6.95
Used $0.25
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Nate the Great and the Wandering Word - WHAT DOES A STRANGE, LONG, MADE-UP WORD SOUND LIKE? Esmeralda came up with the perfect name for Rosamond’s pet concert. But she lost the pink paper where she wrote the word–and she can’t remember what it is. Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, take on the unusual case, and they are soon braving pink papers and barking, oinking, and talking pets. Will Nate and Sludge find the word in time for the show to go on?

  2. Lost. Found. - On a wintry day, a bear loses his soft red scarf. The wind carries it whoosh to a pair of raccoons who use it to play tug-o-war. When they run off, a beaver dons the scarf as the perfect winter hat…until it gets tangled on a tree branch. The scarf is lost and found by a series of animals, including a fox and a couple of rascally squirrels, who use it as everything from a swing to a trampoline. When all the animals lay claim to the scarf at once, calamity ensues that can only be fixed by a bear, a little patience, and friendship, in this nearly wordless, clever picture book.

  3. Lost Book - A rabbit who prefers real-life adventures to stories finds a lost book that takes him on an exciting journey in this charming picture book about the power of tales to inspire children and bring them together. Everyone in Rabbit Town loves to read. Well, everyone except for Henry, who would much prefer to play outside. Then Henry finds a lost book, and when he tries to track down the owner, he stumbles into the human world. There, the adults are all absorbed in their phones and tablets, and everyone ignores Henry until he befriends a young girl. They have so much fun together that Henry gives her the lost book, knowing it will be in good hands. Henry learns that books can contain adventures all their own, and when he returns to Rabbit Town, for the first time it is Henry who tells the bedtime story.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Bears

Add to list
I Want My Hat Back
Written & illustrated by Jon Klassen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor — and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011!

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$14.32
Used $1.97
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Bear in the Air
Written by Susan Meyers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Lost by the child who loves him, a devoted teddy bear begins an amazing seaside journey home that involves an ocean swim, a flight with seagulls and a sailor’s assistance. By the award-winning author of Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!

Buy book
$15.95
Bookshop
$13.56
Amazon
$15.95
Used $1.75
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Lost and Found Perl
Written by Erica S Perl & illustrated by Chris Chatterton
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Unlikely best friends Arnold and Louise–a big bear and a chatty chipmunk–are back in this easy-to-read chapter book series! When Louise borrows Arnold’s newly found treasure, he’s sure he’ll never see it again. After all, she loses just about everything he lends her. Louise swears she hasn’t lost it, but to get it back, she sends Arnold on a treasure hunt of her own–or is it a wild goose chase?

Buy book
$15.99
Bookshop
$13.59
Amazon
$15.99
Used $15.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Looking for Smile - In this sweet and gentle picture book, Bear wakes one day to find his Smile gone and enlists his friends to help him find it.

  2. Found - One day, Bear found something in the forest. When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home! But as Bear diligently searches for the bunny’s owner, posting notices high and low, he begins to grow attached to his newfound friend. What will happen when the bunny’s owner finally comes forward? Was Bear meant to find Bunny all along? Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating love and friendship in many forms, reminding us that nothing is lost that is not meant to be found.

  3. Willa and the Bear - More than anything, Willa adores her ragdoll, Rosie, made just for her by Grandma. But one day, on a bumpy sleigh ride to Grandma’s birthday dinner, Rosie falls into the snow and disappears. Willa is inconsolable–until, mysteriously, Rosie reappears at Grandma’s door. Can Willa find a way to thank the special friend who returned her doll? This picture book will warm the heart of every child who has ever had a favorite toy.

  4. Polar Bear's Underwear - Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There’s only one thing to do: Remove the book’s underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear’s underwear? No, it’s Zebra’s–see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies. This laugh-out-loud, one-of-a-kind novelty book from Japanese design talents tupera tupera will surprise and amuse children and their parents, all while affirming the importance of putting on your underwear.

Want to see books about bears?

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and School

Add to list
Ben Draws Trouble
Written & illustrated by Matt Davies
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Ben loves to draw and does so in all of his classes, but his drawings of people are so good he is afraid to let his classmates see them, until the day he loses his notebook and his talent is revealed.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$11.21
Used $3.00
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Electric Boogerloo: I am Fartacus
Written & illustrated by Mark Maciejewski
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-13

Chub and his group of misfit friends—including some new recruits—try to track down the school’s missing mascot in the hilarious and heartwarming sequel to I Am Fartacus.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $17.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Freya and the Magic Jewel
Written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

From the authors of the Goddess Girls series comes the first book in a brand-new series steeped in Norse mythology, magic, adventure, and friendship.

“Gold and Gullveig I cannot see. But here is a vision that comes to me; Adventure for you is about to start. Near Asgard you must find the heart. A Secret world there hides away, which holds the power to stop doomsday!”

When eleven-year-old Freya hears that prophecy from her magical jewel, she isn’t sure what to make of it. Doomsday? She will find the key? Mere seconds after that prediction, she receives a mysterious invitation to Asgard Academy from the powerful Odin, who commands her to “bring her magic” to Asgard.

With encouragement from her twin, Frey, Freya reluctantly heads out on their new adventure. And Freya’s first challenge begins before she even steps foot in Asgard. While trying to navigate the treacherous Bifrost Bridge, she drops her magical jewel off the bridge, and a sneaky pair of dwarves take her jewel down to the world of Midgard!

Without that jewel, Freya thinks she is powerless. But with the help of her pod-mates at Asgard, Freya discovers a world that is bigger and more mysterious that she ever imagined! There, she learns the true terror that Ragnarok—the doomsday her jewel warned her about—could mean for Asgard Academy if she and her new friends, the Thunder Girls, don’t stop it!

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$7.99
Used $3.49
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Echo's Lucky Charm - Pearl and her friends Echo, Splash, and Flip are preparing for their first test at dolphin school! It’s in Magic class, which is Echo’s best subject, so she’s helping them study.<br></br><br></br>But then Echo loses her lucky shell necklace. She’s very upset – and, even worse, she’s barely able to do any magic! Can Pearl and her friends help Echo find her necklace and regain her skills before their big test?

  2. The Missing Pot of Gold - In the second book of The Isle of Misfits series, Gibbon the gargoyle and his new mythical creature friends go on their first mission! <p/>Gibbon is new to an island full of mythical creatures with a school that is training students to go on missions to protect creatures in trouble. He and his new friends, a dragon, a fairy, a griffin, and a yeti, are all excited when they are chosen for their first mission to help another creature. Declan the leprechaun has lost his gold, and even though all the other leprechauns think he’s just scatterbrained, Declan is convinced that someone has taken it! <p/>Will the misfits be able to complete their mission help him find it?

  3. Mystery Club - Another charming and funny adventure in the Mr. Wolf's Class series!

  4. Chameleon Wore Chartreuse - Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee–stinkbug pie.<br> So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet expects the case to be as easy a pie. But Billy’s disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman. If Chet doesn’t solve the case fast, the entire school could be humiliated. Worst of all, Chet might not get his fee. And Chet’s hungry. . . .<br>

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Being Lost

Add to list
Lost And Found
Written & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely.

A poignant, funny, and child-friendly story about friendship lost . . . and then found again.

Buy book
$18.99
Bookshop
$16.14
Amazon
$14.59
Used $2.06
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
The Little Kitten
Written & illustrated by Nicola Killen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From beloved author-illustrator Nicola Killen comes a charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home, lovingly told and illustrated in limited color with lovely foil and interactive die cut pages.

Ollie and her cat Pumpkin are out frolicking on a beautiful fall day when they come upon a tiny kitten shivering in a pile of fallen leaves. Ollie warms the kitten up and the three become fast friends, but when Ollie sees “Lost Kitten” posters hanging on the trees in the forest, she knows she has to help her new friend get home. As Halloween draws nearer, magic is afoot, and Ollie’s good deed is rewarded in an unexpected way.

Prices as of Apr 15
Add to list
Bobo the Sailor Man!
Written by Eileen Rosenthal & illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Willie finds all sorts of interesting things while he and Bobo the stuffed monkey are exploring, including a bucket that would be a perfect boat for Bobo, but before he knows it, Bobo and the “boat” have disappeared.

Buy book
$15.99
Bookshop
$13.59
Amazon
$15.99
Used $15.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Teddy's Favorite Toy - “Teddy’s favorite toy has the best manners, and the sickest fighting skills, and the ability to pull off a number of fierce looks. But when his toy goes missing, it turns out there’s another woman around who’s pretty fierce–it’s Teddy’s mom, and she will stop at nothing to reunite Teddy with his favorite toy”–

  2. Mrs. Mole, I'm Home! - Poor Morris Mole has had a very long day, and all he wants is to get home to Mrs. Mole and their children. But Morris has misplaced his glasses! He starts burrowing his way home anyway, trusting in his memory to guide him. When Morris gets there he calls out, “Mrs. Mole, I’m hooome!” but he doesn’t exactly get the response he expected. “I’m not your wife!” says Mrs. Bunny. Oh, dear! So Morris sets off again in the direction of home. He’ll end up in the right spot eventually . . . won’t he? Young readers will be rooting for Morris and giggling at every wrong turn — while taking comfort in the fact that, sooner or later, you’ll always find your way home.

  3. The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo - Is there anything more fun than a class trip to the zoo? The Gingerbread Man and his classmates don’t think so, and they get to solve riddles on a WILD scavenger hunt. They meet giraffes, monkeys, and even a fox (especially scary for a Gingerbread Man!). But a zoo full of critters is a tricky place for a tasty cookie—even a very fast one—and the Gingerbread Man ends up separated from his friends. He needs to solve all of the riddles to catch up with his class and help someone else who is lost. I’ll be a detective. I know that I can! I’ll solve all these clues. I’m the Gingerbread Man! Animals galore and a trail of clues make the Gingerbread Man’s latest adventure his wildest one yet.

  4. Lost Property Office - A little girl and her mother are on the train, going to visit Grandpa. It’s very busy–hold on tight! But when they arrive at their destination and get off the train they realize something is wrong: the little girl’s beloved teddy bear has gone missing! Just when it looks like she’ll never see Teddy again, Grandpa has an idea! And suddenly the little girl is off on a magical journey to rescue her favorite stuffed friend. Have you ever wondered where your lost objects go? With charming and stylish illustrations, this book is perfect for curious minds.

Want to see books about being lost?

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Dogs

Add to list
Spot & Dot
Written & illustrated by Henry Cole
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From beloved author-illustrator Henry Cole comes the stunning follow-up to Spot, the Cat. In this beautiful wordless picture book, Spot the cat finds a dog named Dot who’s off on her own adventure through the city! In Henry Cole’s vivid wordless picture book Spot, the Cat, readers joined Spot on a journey through a city that began with him following a bird outside his window. This time, a dog named Dot draws Spot from his window. As we follow Spot and Dot on their wordless journey, we quickly realize that it’s Dot the dog who is missing this time, and Spot is trying to get her back home. We follow these two on a different journey through the city as they weave in and out of a bakery, a library, a busy park, and more. And with a surprise twist at the end, we realize that “home” for both cat and dog was never very far away. With detailed black-and-white illustrations, readers will love following Spot and Dot on their adventure and cheering for the sweet reunion at the end.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$10.79
Used $6.21
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
A Dog Wearing Shoes
Written & illustrated by Sangmi Ko
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Mini finds a dog in the park wearing shoes but no collar and begs to keep him, but soon she realizes that whoever put the shoes on him loves the dog, as well.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $1.14
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten
Written by Anica Mrose Rissi & illustrated by Meg Park
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Anna and Banana rescue a stray kitten in the fifth book of this “fast-paced, fun, and funny” (Megan McDonald, bestselling author of the Judy Moody series) illustrated chapter book series about the joys and challenges of elementary school friendships.

Anna and Banana have found a kitten!

But when Banana accidentally scares the kitten away during their afternoon walk, Anna enlists her two best friends, Sadie and Isabel, for OPERATION CATCH THE KITTEN. Anna can’t image such a tiny kitten living outside all by himself, and she’s determined to find him a good home.

But catching a kitten is trickier than Anna thought—kittens are easily scared and very stealthy. Then there’s the problem of finding him a good home. Sadie’s mom has a “No Pets” rule, Isabel’s cat, Mewsic, does not play well with other animals, and Anna’s dad is allergic to cats!

Anna and her friends desperately want to help, but will they be able to find the kitten a good home?

Buy book
$6.99
Bookshop
$5.94
Amazon
$6.99
Used $6.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats - A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla made peanut butter treats for Jillian’s new puppy Thor. But now the treats are missing. What does Kayla know? ―There are three treats missing. King was in the kitchen. King’s breath doesn’t smell like peanut butter. What does King know? ―There’s an intruder in the house. How will they solve the mystery?

  2. Ada Lace, on the Case - Ada Lace—third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire—has discovered something awful: her neighbor’s beloved Yorkie has been dognapped! With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina (who is convinced an alien took the doggie) and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer. As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract.

  3. King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth - A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla lost a tooth, but now it’s missing! What does Kayla know? ―Her tooth is not inside the tooth fairy pillow. It’s not inside her backpack. It’s not inside the car. What does King know? ―Mason’s hand smells like the tooth fairy pillow. How will they solve the mystery?

Want to see books about dogs?

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Pets

Add to list
Little Kitten
Written & illustrated by Nicola Killen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

From beloved author-illustrator Nicola Killen comes a charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home, lovingly told and illustrated in limited color with lovely foil and interactive die cut pages.

Ollie and her cat Pumpkin are out frolicking on a beautiful fall day when they come upon a tiny kitten shivering in a pile of fallen leaves. Ollie warms the kitten up and the three become fast friends, but when Ollie sees “Lost Kitten” posters hanging on the trees in the forest, she knows she has to help her new friend get home. As Halloween draws nearer, magic is afoot, and Ollie’s good deed is rewarded in an unexpected way.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Add to list
Baxter Is Missing
Written & illustrated by Rebecca Elliott
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7
Eva's pet bat, Baxter, is missing!
Buy book
$4.99
Bookshop
$4.24
Amazon
$3.74
Used $-0.37
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets
Written by Alex T. Smith
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Meet Mr. Penguin—Adventurer (And Penguin!)

When Mr. Penguin and Colin crash-land on a snowy mountain, they discover strange noises coming from an old, ruined fortress. Might it be connected to the mystery of missing pets? Why are there shadowy figures lurking about? And will Mr. Penguin conquer his fear of flying?

This second installment in the humorous, page-turning series from Alex T. Smith, the author-illustrator of the popular Claude series, is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure.

Buy book
$16.95
Bookshop
$14.41
Amazon
$12.99
Used $8.49
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Marion and the Secret Letter - Taking a turn caring for the class pet hamster, Marion is devastated when the hamster goes missing and she receives an anonymous letter in her locker with clues leading to a mysterious scavenger hunt.

  2. Found - A wordless picture book about what we lose, what we find, and what we give back. Jenn’s beloved dog was lost sometime ago. Long enough that she has given up the search. But she still misses her friend. One day she finds a lost dog. She takes him in and despite a rocky start, she grows to love him. Until she spots his picture on a missing poster. His name is Roscoe, and he’s someone else’s best friend. Jenn knows she should return Roscoe, but she really doesn’t want to. Will Jenn do the right thing? Or will she keep this new dog she’s grown to love so much?

  3. For the Love of Autumn - Tender and sweet: A love story from Polacco. <p> Miss Parks just loves her new home, her new teaching job, and all her new students. But most of all, she loves Autumn, her perfect little kitten. Then one night, during a terrible storm, Autumn runs away. Miss Parks? students band together to search for Autumn?with no luck. Hope is lost until Autumn turns up at Miss Parks? front door with a brand new collar and a bandage on her tail. Someone has been taking care of Autumn! <p> With the help of her students, Miss Parks unravels the mystery of Autumn’s disappearance and finds true love along the way, Polacco style. <p/></p></p>

  4. Mission Lost Cat - Beatrice “Bumble B.” Flinn wants to help find her friend Rosa’s lost cat, Charley, and she decides the best way is to make a flyer with a drawing and, with the help of her father, hand them out in the neighborhood–but most of them blow away, and Rosa is upset and blames Bumble B and her flyer for the lack of results.

Want to see books about pets?

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Cats

Add to list
Bits & Pieces
Written & illustrated by Judy Schachner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

New York Times bestseller and fan favorite Judy Schachner presents a warmly affectionate portrait of a family’s devotion to their beloved cat.

Tink has everything he ever wanted – delicious treats, hugs and kisses, and even a kitten to raise. The only thing missing is wild outdoor adventure. So when the opportunity arises, Tink sneaks out – and becomes an outdoor cat for one unforgettable night.

Like cozy favorites such as Clare Turlay Newberry’s Marshmallow and Mo Willems’ City Dog, Country Frog, and with soft, meltingly tender illustrations that match the poignant tale, Judy Schachner proves what a superlative storyteller she is with this loving family story.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $1.27
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Spot, the Cat
Written & illustrated by Henry Cole
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In this wordless picture book, a cat named Spot ventures out an open window and through a city on a journey, while his owner tries to find him.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$14.05
Used $6.65
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Clementine, Friend of the Week (a Clementine Book)
Written by Sara Pennypacker & illustrated by Marla Frazee
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9
This New York Times bestselling chapter book series has been keeping readers engaged and laughing for more than a decade with over one million copies sold!
Buy book
$5.99
Bookshop
$5.09
Amazon
$5.99
Used $5.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Friends for Calico! - Calico is searching high and searching low, but where did her beloved teddy bear go? Join Calico and her friends, Scruff and Puff, as their quest to find her teddy bear teaches everyone an important lesson about friendship and teamwork. Children and parents are sure to enjoy this sweet, first-experience story from Karma Wilson!

  2. Pete the Kitty and Baby Animals - This groovy series from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator James Dean introduces Pete the Cat before he was Pete the Cat...when he was little Pete the Kitty!

  3. Looking for Luna - We’re after a cat, a soft-stepping cat I’m walking with Dad and we’re after a cat. With me out in front and him close behind, There’s a wandering kitty we need to find. When Luna is lost, it’s up to a little girl and her father to search for their feline friend. Quiet illustrations rendered digitally by Mike Reed follow the narrative as father and daughter meet many cats along the way.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Girls And Women

Add to list
The Dress and the Girl
Written by Camille Andros & illustrated by Julie Morstad
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A little girl and her favorite dress have extraordinary adventures together, but when the girl emigrates from Greece to the United States they are separated, and the dress travels the world searching for her.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.79
Used $7.66
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
Written by Jane O'Connor & illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

For young readers who grew up with the bestselling Fancy Nancy picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!

Buy book
$5.99
Bookshop
$5.09
Amazon
$4.99
Used $0.25
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Amelia Six
Written by Kristin L. Gray
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
"A cozy whodunit that cheerfully affirms girls' and women's contributions to aerospace." --Kirkus Reviews
Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$14.49
Used $10.40
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere - A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

  2. The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane - Azaleah can’t wait for her class field trip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C., especially when her teacher announces the chance to earn extra credit. But when Azaleah gets home, she quickly realizes extra credit isn’t as easy as she thought. Azaleah’s younger sister Tiana can’t find Greenie, her stuffed animal, and she’s sure he’s been stolen. With Mama at the restaurant and Daddy at work on a big case, it seems Azaleah is the only one available to track down the stolen stuffie. Can Azaleah get to the bottom of the mystery in time to finish her extra credit?

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Friendship

Add to list
Lucky Me, Lucy McGee
Written by Mary Amato & illustrated by Jessica Meserve
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Fourth grader Lucy McGee’s ukulele is missing–and if she doesn’t find it soon, she’ll be kicked out of the Songwriting Club!

Lucy McGee is determined to track down her beloved instrument, but she can’t let anyone catch on–even best friend Phillip. When Lucy learns that YouTube songwriting stars Ben & Bee are playing a show on Saturday and they’re giving away a free ukulele, it seems like the perfect solution. If only it wasn’t the most in-demand, expensive concert ever.

Soon frenemy Scarlett announces that she has an extra ticket to the show, prompting everyone in the Songwriting Club to try to win her over. Lucy McGee will have to get extra creative to find out what happened to her uke and to charm the always-scheming Scarlett in this humorous but heartfelt chapter book.

The third book in Mary Amato’s charming Lucy McGee series features artwork on every page as well as song lyrics for aspiring musicians to try out on their own.

Buy book
$15.99
Bookshop
$13.59
Amazon
$13.31
Used $11.50
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Pippa's Passover Plate
Written by Vivian Kirkfield & illustrated by Jill Weber
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A gentle Passover story about a mouse whose search for her Seder plate ends with a group of unexpected but welcome holiday guests. Sundown is near and with it will come the beginning of Passover. Pippa mouse is missing her Seder plate which she will need for the Passover celebration. To find her plate she must muster enough courage to ask animals that frighten her for help. To her surprise not only are the animals helpful in helping her trace her plate to the pond, they become her Passover Seder guests.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.29
Used $1.95
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Lost Stone (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
Written by Jordan Quinn & illustrated by Robert McPhillips
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Welcome to the Kingdom of Wrenly–a new chapter book series full of fantasy and adventure. <BR>Meet Lucas, the eight year-old prince, and Clara, the daughter of the queen’s seamstress. Lucas is an only child who longs to make friends and go on adventures. Clara knows the kingdom well, so she and Lucas team up and explore the lands of Wrenly! <BR>In “The Lost Stone,” Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it! <BR>With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Buy book
$16.00
Bookshop
$13.60
Amazon
$16.00
Used $3.64
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Have You Seen My Blankie? - Princess Alice has lost her very precious blankie, and she must find it before bedtime! But her brother doesn’t have it, and neither do the giant or the witch. Finally Alice discovers her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon. But he looks so sad when she takes it back that she knows she must find something just as cozy, soft, and warm for him to cuddle. But what could that be?

  2. The Farmer and the Monkey - The farmer has another unexpected visitor from the nearby circus in this humorous and tender follow-up to The Farmer and the Clown by two-time Caldecott Honor-winning Marla Frazee.

  3. Duck for a Day - When Abby’s class gets a pet duck named Max, she is eager to take it home overnight, especially since her parents will not let her have a pet.

  4. Baby Bear's Book of Tiny Tales - Great for fans of the Little Bear series, this collection of four sweet stories of friendship and discovery makes a perfect new baby gift. This collection of simple, short, and irresistibly sweet stories about Baby Bear finding things–and figuring out what to do with them–includes “Baby Bear Finds a Book,” “Baby Bear Finds a Flower,” “Baby Bear Finds a Baby Bird,” and “Baby Bear Finds a Friend.” Charmingly written and illustrated by celebrated artist David McPhail, the impeccably classic feel of the text and art will take readers back to Sendak’s Little Bear and Lobel’s Frog and Toad books.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Multicultural

Add to list
Arno and His Horse
Written by Jane Godwin & illustrated by Felicita Sala
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Arno and his Horse is a beautifully written rhyming text, matched with exquisite illustrations, that explores love, memory, loss and the power objects can hold.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Sam the Man & the Secret Detective Club Plan
Written by Frances O’Roark Dowell & illustrated by Amy June Bates
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Sam Graham is a mystery man. But when there are no mysteries to solve, Sam comes up with a plan to find one in this hilarious fourth chapter book in the Sam the Man series from Frances O’Roark Dowell. Sam Graham loves solving mysteries. After successfully solving the mystery of Annabelle’s lost sock, Sam decides to make mystery-solving his main hobby (after tending the chickens, of course). He recruits his best friend Gavin and a couple of their classmates for a detective club, and together they’re ready for any mystery that comes their way. There’s a problem though…there are no cases to solve! So, Sam comes up with a plan: They’ll take the most interesting things in the lost and found and try to find out who lost what. But who could a locked box, a very long stuffed snake, and a red jacket belong to? And how will Sam and his friends find them? And…why does that jacket smell so bad?!?

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$16.99
Used $16.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion
Written by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he’s not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he’s totally blown away when Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice inherits an old house from ice-cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. But something’s not quite right . . . Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antiques–which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house’s upkeep–have gone missing. If they can’t find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever. It will take all of Iggy’s knowledge of architecture and the help of the other Questioneers–Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Sofia Valdez–to solve the mystery and find the treasure!

Buy book
$12.99
Bookshop
$11.04
Amazon
$11.49
Used $6.87
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Sanity & Tallulah - Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn’t long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it’s too late?<br>Readers will be over the moon for this rollicking space adventure by debut author Molly Brooks.

  2. Cody and the Rules of Life - Doing the right thing can be hard! When prized possessions start going missing, Cody gets a crash course in the most important rules of all — the rules of life. In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not. If only she had Gremlin to talk to! Surely Pearl wouldn’t mind if she secretly traded back . . . it’s not stealing if it belonged to you in the first place, right?

  3. Boo, Katie Woo! - Disappointed that her monster costume does not frighten anyone, Katie Woo still finds a way to have a happy Halloween.

  4. Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: The Case of the Disappearing Doll - It's time for a tea party, but Nancy's doll, Marabelle, is nowhere to be found! Nancy and Bree will have to be sleuths (which is a fancy way of saying people who solve mysteries!) to crack the case of the disappearing doll.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Imagination And Play

Add to list
Float
Written & illustrated by Daniel Miyares
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

“Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain”–

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$11.49
Used $3.49
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Llama Llama Hide & Seek: A Lift-The-Flap Book
Written by Anna Dewdney
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-4
Have fun playing hide and seek with Llama Llama in this sturdy board book featuring flaps and a mirror for only $12.99.
Buy book
$12.99
Bookshop
$11.04
Amazon
$6.55
Used $6.48
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Lali's Feather
Written by Farhana Zia & illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This endearing story of identification and values shows the rewards in looking closely and thinking imaginatively.

Lali finds a little feather in the field. Is it lost? Lali sets out to find feather a home, but one bird after another rejects it. The feather is too small for Rooster, too slow for Crow, and too plain for Peacock. Once Lali decides to keep the little feather and discovers all the things she can do with it, the other birds begin to recognize its value.

Farhana Zia’s charming tale employs an inventive circular structure that reveals the importance of looking beyond first impressions. Illustrator Stephanie Fizer Coleman brings this delightful story of imagination and inspiration to life.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$16.63
Used $6.41
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
  1. The Boy and the Airplane - A wordless picture book in which a boy comes up with an inventive solution for getting his toy airplane down from the roof.

  2. Finders Keepers - Fans of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will love this new preschool gem from beloved storyteller Keiko Kasza A hat is not just a hat in these woods! From tree branch to stream to flower patch—wherever the hat lands, someone knows exactly what to do with it and exclaims, “Finders, keepers!” But this red hat doesn’t stay in one place for long, and everyone will be surprised by what happens to it in the end. Youngsters will be delighted by the silly scenes and clever twists and turns in this charming circular story.

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Detectives

Add to list
Hamster Holmes, A Bit Stumped
Written by Albin Sadar & illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Hamster Holmes and his firefly sidekick, Dr. Watt, solve a colorful new mystery in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story perfect for beginning readers!

Hamster Holmes and his firefly sidekick, Dr. Watt, have a new case…and for the first time, Hamster Holmes is stumped. It all began when an owl named Rufus Feathers started to design a new tile patio for his house, and the yellow tiles went missing. The hardest part of this case? There is only one clue! Will this be the case that finally stumps Hamster Holmes and Dr. Watt?

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.75
Used $1.98
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Lost in Hollywood
Written & illustrated by Cindy Callaghan
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-13

When Ginger Carlson’s aunt finds herself in financial trouble, Ginger’s entire family and her best friend head to Hollywood to help find the missing money.

Buy book
$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$17.99
Used $2.54
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Nate the Great
Written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & illustrated by Marc Simont
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Natethe Great got an urgent call from Annie.<P>”I lost a picture, “ said Annie. “Can you help me find it?”<P>”Of course, “ said Nate. “I have found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens. Even a lost goldfish. Now I, Nate the Great, will find a lost picture.”<P>”Oh, good, “ Annie said.<P>Nate, with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade, immediately plunges into his new and baffling case. Gatting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects. Nate, the boy detective who “likes to work alone, “ solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit. In the process he also discovers the whereabouts of Super Hex, the missing cat.

Buy book
$5.99
Bookshop
$5.09
Amazon
$5.99
Used $5.99
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Lock and Key: The Initiation - "Will leave you dying to know more."--Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

  2. Zack and the Turkey Attack! - A boy must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry in this feel-good middle grade novel from the Newbery Award–winning author of the Shiloh series. Zack has a problem. A turkey problem. A TOM turkey to be exact. Every weekend Zack goes to his grandparents’ farm with his father. As soon as he and his dad pull up in the truck, that ol’ Tom turkey’s right there, waiting, ready to peck, peck, peck at Zack’s legs. Now, Zack isn’t usually a scaredy-cat but this is different. The bird is flat out mean, and has clearly got it out for Zack. His best friend Matthew thinks he’s exaggerating, so one weekend Zack brings him along and sure enough the turkey is laying in wait…this time for them both! The boys realize they need something to turn the tables, so they decide to build—in Rube Goldberg style—a giant LOUD contraption to scare the turkey away for good. What the boys don’t count on is the seemingly know-it-all neighbor Josie’s news that there’s a mysterious robber prowling around the neighborhood. Bracelets, necklaces, and coins have gone missing, and the odd thing is that the robber leaves V-shaped footprints…

Books About Lost And Found Possessions and Sleuthing

Add to list
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?
Written by Karen Beaumont & illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Kanga and her friends try to discover who ate all of her cookie dough.

Buy book
$18.99
Bookshop
$16.14
Amazon
$16.79
Used $1.59
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Worth a Thousand Words
Written by Brigit Young
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Ever since Tillie Green’s car accident left her with a severe limp, she’s kept herself hidden behind her camera. Through the lens, she watches her family and classmates, spotting the small details and secret glances that tell a much bigger story than what people usually see. Students call her “Lost and Found,” because her camera knows when you last had your headphones. Tillie is good at finding things, but she isn’t prepared for Jake’s request: to find his father. In a matter of days, Tillie goes from silent observer to one half of a detective duo, searching the college-town community for clues to explain Jake’s dad’s disappearance. When the truth isn’t what Jake wants it to be, and taking photographs starts exposing people’s secrets, Tillie has to decide what (and who) is truly important to her.

Buy book
$16.99
Bookshop
$14.44
Amazon
$7.49
Used $0.90
Prices as of Jan 16
Add to list
Nancy Drew 41: The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
Written by Carolyn Keene
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Warnings not to go to Scotland can’t stop Nancy Drew from setting out on a thrill-packed mystery adventure. Undaunted by the vicious threats, the young detective – with her father and her two close friends – goes to visit her great-grandmother at an imposing estate in the Scottish Highlands, and to solve the mystery of a missing family heirloom. And there is another mystery to be solved: the fate of flocks of stolen sheep. Baffling clues challenge Nancy’s powers of deduction: a note written in the ancient Gaelic language, a deserted houseboat on Loch Lomond, a sinister red-bearded stranger in Edinburgh, eerie whistling noises in the Highlands. Startling discoveries in an old castle and in the ruins of a prehistoric fortress, lead Nancy closer to finding the solution to both mysteries.

Buy book
$8.99
Bookshop
$7.64
Amazon
$8.99
Used $1.25
Prices as of Jan 16
Honorable Mentions
Add to list
Add to list
  1. Hermelin the Detective Mouse - A mouse with typewriting skills secretly helps the people of Offley Street find lost items, and eventually saves the day.

  2. The Mystery of Cabin Island #8 - The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies! Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won’t want to miss! In The Mystery of Cabin Island, the eighth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy encounter several dangerous setbacks as they search for Johnny Jefferson and some antique stolen medals. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who’s new to the series!

Want to see books about sleuthing?

Suggested Links