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Here’s another mystery set in the South, but with a very different feel. The Space Mission Adventure by Sharon M. Draper is the fourth book in the Clubhouse Mysteries series and is perfect for kids ages 7 to 10.

Ziggy, Rico, Jerome and Rashawn, who call themselves the Black Dinosaurs, set off for Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where they team up with four sixth-graders. Together, the eight kids learn a lot about the space program. But Ziggy is still secretly (and not so secretly) hoping to meet an alien. When he discovers a mysterious, shiny rock, it seems that he might be a step closer to this dream.