I have not read Millicent Min, Girl Genius yet but it sounds funny. It won the Sid Fleischman Humor award for 2004. The author has written a sequel but it has not been released yet. Be on the lookout for:
Here are some books to read that have bits of history, mystery, or adventure. Hopefully, you will find them to be exciting, interesting reads!
The ghost of Lizard Light / by Elvira Woodruff
Moving from Iowa to a lighthouse cottage in Maine, ten-year-old Jack
struggles to live up to his father's high standards and encounters a
young ghost who presents Jack with a 150-year-old unsolved sea mystery.
Journey to the river sea / Eva Ibbotson
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in
If you like Ida B. by Karen Miller, you may like these titles:
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather begins faltering and her best friend (and running partner) becomes distant.
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Here are some suggestions for books that are either mysteries or funny or both!
The book you like, Trouble Is My Beeswax, is number 8 in the Chet Gecko Mystery series by Bruce Hale. There are many more titles you might like to read in this humorous detective series, including the first two, which are The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse and The Mystery of Mr. Nice.
Other books you might enjoy include the following: