The Amelia Six

Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 978-1534418851

Cover illustration by Celia Krampien

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” -Amelia Earhart

Eleven-year-old Amelia Ashford–“Millie” to her friends (if she had any that is)– doesn’t realize just how much adventure awaits her when she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to spend the night in Amelia Earhart’s childhood home with five other girls. But Millie’s mom is a pilot like the famous Amelia, and Millie would love to have something to write to her about . . . if only she had her address.

Once at Amelia’s house in Atchison, Kansas, Millie stumbles upon a display of Amelia’s famous flight goggles. She can’t believe her good luck, since they’re about to be relocated to a fancy museum in Washington DC. But her luck changes when the goggles disappear, and Millie was the last to see them. Soon, fingers are pointing in all directions, and someone falls strangely ill. Suddenly, a fun night of scavenger hunts and sweets takes a nosedive, and the girls aren’t sure who to trust. With a blizzard raging outside and a house full of suspects, the girls have no choice but to band together. It’s up to the Amelia Six to find the culprit and return the goggles to their rightful place. Or the next body to collapse could be one of theirs.

An Amazon Editors’ Pick of the Month

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Horned Toad Tales Reading List

2020 OWL Award Shortlist

Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title

2021 State Library of Kansas Notable Book

Sunshine State Young Readers Award List, Grades 3-5

William Allen White Children’s Book Award List, Grades 3-5


“A cozy whodunit that cheerfully affirms girls’ and women’s contributions to aerospace.” —Kirkus

“Comparisons with Nancy Drew and Sammy Keyes come to mind, but this satisfying mystery seems more like the works of Ellen Raskin, E.L. Konigsburg, and Gennifer Choldenko.” —School Library Connection

“Gray weaves Amelia Earhart tidbits seamlessly into the larger plot . . . a wonderful tribute to a woman who herself came to embody mystery.” —Booklist