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If you liked "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett...

Since you liked Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, you might also enjoy
the following books, which have some combination of action, adventure,
or mystery:

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of
running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO
somewhere, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And so,
after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped
-- right into a mystery that made headlines!

The House of Dies Drear, by Virginia Hamilton
A family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding
place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events and discoveries
of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

The Mystery of Drear House: The Conclusion of the Dies Drear Chronicle,
by Virginia Hamilton
A black family living in the house of long-dead abolitionist Dies Drear
must decide what to do with his stupendous treasure, hidden for one
hundred years in a cavern near their home.

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception, by Wendelin Van Draanen
Seventh-grade sleuth Sammy Keyes investigates mysterious happenings at a
local art gallery.

The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an
unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his
death before they can claim their inheritance.

If you want to put any of these books on request for yourself, you can
go to our online library catalog (http://ipac.librarypoint.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=remote#focus).
Also you might want to take a look at some of the online booklists for
more reading suggestions.

Pat Farr, Children's Librarian, Headquarters Library