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:
Little Wolf : forest detective / Ian Whybrow
Since you liked Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, you might also enjoy
the following books, which have some combination of action, adventure,
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
I'm glad you liked The Grizzly Sisters by Cathy Bellows.
Cathy Bellows has also written another picture book entitled Four Fat
Rats. I'm including that in the following list of other picture books I think you'll enjoy.
Four Fat Rats by Cathy Bellows
Four fat sassy rats leave home and eat a wide swathe through the world,
alienating everybody on the way.
Epossumondas by Coleen Salley
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum
continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.
It's nice that your daughter likes a variety of things to read. I'll
try to suggest a number of titles that she might enjoy in each category
you mentioned. Most of them can be found in the Beginner Reader or
Juvenile Fiction sections of our library. In addition, traditional
fairy tales can be found in the Dewey Decimal numbers 398's.
KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS
Good Night, Good Knight / by Shelley Moore Thomas
A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting