If You Like Boarding Schools, Then Read… (Part Three)

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If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.

Ms. Rapscott’s Girls by Elise Primavera

At the Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents, Headmistress Rapscott believes firmly in the motto of Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself.  Thus her new boarders suddenly find themselves Getting Lost on Purpose and learning how to fly through the sky and skim through the ocean, as well as write thank-you notes and groom themselves.  Their greatest adventure of all, however, will be to find missing pupil Dahlia Thistle.

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

When the headmistress of St. Ethedreda’s School for Girls and her younger brother are poisoned at Sunday dinner, the seven boarders know just what to do.  Hide the bodies; convince the town that Headmistress Plackett is alive and well; and continue to live at the school as independent women.  But can the girls identify the murderer before he or she attempts to strike a second time?

Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have started their own secret detective agency at Deepdean school, but their most exciting case yet has been the case of Lavinia’s missing tie.  Then Hazel discovers their science teacher dead on the gym floor–and minutes later it has disappeared!  Clearly murder is afoot at Deepdean, but is one of the other teachers truly capable of disposing of a colleague?  Published as Murder Most Unladylike in the U.K.

the Grimmtastic Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Long ago the Grimm brothers collected characters from various fairy tales, folk tales, and nursery rhymes, and placed them in Grimmlandia, where they can live in safety.  But now villainous forces are threatening to steal magical objects from Grimm Academy so they can break the border that separates Grimmlandia from the outside world.  Can the students stop the villains in time?  Or will classwork get in the way?

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