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The Island of Monsters (Spirit Hunters, Bk. 2)
Harper Raine faces new challenges ahead when her parents take the whole family to a remote tropical island for vacation. As Harper starts to have visions of the resort’s history of disappearances and discovers more about the island’s dark and fabled past, she must use her newly acquired spirit hunting talents to save everyone on the island from murderous spirits on the attack.
The Long-Lost Home (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Bk. 6)
Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons - who, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise location on the family tree is still a mystery - from their accursèd fate.Her daring scheme to escape sends her on a wildly unexpected journey. But time is running out, and the not-really-dead Edward Ashton is still on the loose. His mad obsession with the wolfish curse on the Ashtons puts Penelope and the Incorrigibles in dire peril. As Penelope fights her way back to her beloved pupils, the three brave Incorrigibles endure their gloomy new tutor and worriedly prepare for the arrival of Lady Constance’s baby. Little do they know the danger they’re in!In this action-packed conclusion to the acclaimed series, mysteries are solved and long-lost answers are found. Only one question remains: Will Penelope and the Incorrigibles find a way to undo the family curse in time, or will the next full moon be their last?
Two's a Crowd (The Real McCoys, Bk. 2)
The second book in the critically acclaimed, illustrated middle-grade series, The Real McCoys, in which a precocious detective solves mysteries with her super-smart little brother.When a baffling mystery strikes Tiddlywhump Elementary, sibling detectives and absolute opposites Moxie and Milton McCoy are on the case. She's the doer. He's the thinker. She's the heart. He's her heartburn.Moxie's friend Emily has received a suspicious letter signed with nothing but a sinister purple squiggle. Then more letters arrive - along with more questions. Who sent them? What do they mean? Is the world on the brink of collapse?Milton and Moxie are the perfect problem-solving team...if only they could get along. When their partnership falls apart, Moxie races to identify the mysterious Squiggler first - while learning the hard way that two McCoys really are better than one.With energetic illustrations on every page, Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr's The Real McCoys: Two's a Crowd is a vivaciously funny and irresistibly heartfelt mystery for young readers.
Wonder Undercover (The Real McCoys, Bk. 3)
In the third book in the critically acclaimed middle-grade series about mystery-solving siblings, Moxie McCoy, fourth grade detective, goes undercover.Moxie joins the Wonder Scouts to investigate a suspected saboteur in the badge competition. She’s never liked the Wonder Scouts, but once she joins the group, Moxie becomes enchanted with earning badges herself!Meanwhile, someone has broken into Tiddlywhump’s Local House of History, and it’s up to Moxie’s little brother, Milton, to begin his own investigation.Can this irrepressible detective duo crack two different cases?Richly illustrated and laugh-out-loud funny Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr’s Wonder Undercover is a must-have for young readers.
Vanished! (Framed! Bk. 2)
Florian Bates - the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists - must uncover the truth behind a series of middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States in this hilarious second novel in the T.O.A.S.T. Mystery series.Middle school is hard. Solving cases for the FBI is even harder. Doing both at the same time - well that’s just crazy. But that doesn’t stop Florian Bates!After helping the FBI solve an art theft at the National Gallery and uncovering a DC spy ring, Florian’s finding life at Alice Deal Middle School a little boring. But that’s all about to change! His FBI handler, Marcus, has a job for him! Is it a bank robbery? Counterfeit ring? International espionage? Actually it’s middle school pranks . . . Sounds pretty ordinary except that the pranks are happening at a prestigious private school attended by the President’s daughter who may - or may not - be involved. So Florian and Margaret are going undercover to see if they can use their TOAST skills to figure out what’s going on before the media gets hold of the story.However, once the crime-solving pair arrive at the school, they discover that there’s a lot more than a few pranks going on and the conspiracy of silence reaches all the way to the top. Then a student vanishes in the middle of a concert at the Kennedy Center and things take a sinister turn!Can Florian and Margaret save the day? Or are they about to get toasted?
The Disappearance (Hardy Boys Adventures, Bk. 18)
Dixon, Franklin W.
The Hardy brothers and Frank’s new girlfriend, Jones, are attending a local comic book convention on the shore. They meet up with Jones’s friend Harper, a fellow comics super fan, on the boardwalk outside the convention. The four of them spend hours running from booth to booth and end the perfect day with pizza at Harper’s short-term rental apartment.Things don’t stay so perfect, though. On the way home, Jones realizes she switched phones with Harper by accident and she is getting some really scary texts. When they show up at the apartment the next day, they find it totally destroyed and Harper is missing. Frank and Joe start digging into their new friend’s life, hoping to find out where she might have gone, but the more they find out about her, the more mysterious she becomes. Can Frank and Joe find this secretive character? Or has she disappeared forever?
Dungeons & Detectives (Hardy Boys Adventures, Bk. 19)
Dixon, Franklin W.
Brother detectives Frank and Joe search a hidden castle for clues to help them find a missing comic book in the nineteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.Frank and Joe have been hanging out at Sir Robert’s Comic Kingdom, the local comic and gaming shop, and got the exclusive invite to this year’s Halloween costume ball at Bayport’s one and only castle. Sir Robert plans to use the big event to unveil his most prized possession, a super rare comic that is rumored to contain a map to buried treasure.Sir Robert agrees to show his store regulars - who now include Frank and Joe - a sneak preview of the comic before the party. But when he goes to unlock the fireproof casing, he finds the book is gone.It will take all of Frank and Joe’s recently acquired LARPing skills to solve this case. Anything can happen in a castle full of dungeons and deception. Can the Hardy boys keep up?
Jaclyn Hyde is almost perfect. Whether she’s baking cookies for her classmates, building a replica Mt. Vesuvius for the science fair, or practicing her lines for Fog Island: The Musical, she almost never makes mistakes.But when she discovers the last batch of perfection potion in an abandoned laboratory, Jaclyn decides that being almost perfect isn’t perfect enough anymore.But instead she finds out that trying to be perfectly perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it’s downright horrifying. The potion turns Jaclyn into Jackie, a goblin-like monster who’ll do anything to make sure Jaclyn comes out on top.Suddenly, she’s wreaking havoc on the school play, stealing someone else’s brownies to pass off as her own, and even destroying someone’s painting to get herself crowned "Artist of the Week." And that’s just the beginning. Jackie will stop at nothing to make sure everyone knows just how perfect Jaclyn really is.So now, if Jaclyn wants to save her school, her friends, and herself from her perfectly horrifying alter-ego, she’s going to have to screw up her courage and risk it all - even if that means admitting that she never was as perfect as she seemed.
The Drone Pursuit (Tom Swift Inventors' Academy, Bk. 1)
When your dad funds the Swift Academy of Science and Technology, you’re bound to have a bunch of tech at your disposal. So no one bats an eye when Tom and his best friend, Noah, test their new virtual reality drone before class. At the academy, once class starts and the drone is parked, their brainiac friends then launch into farfetched discussions about the curriculum. And when they watch a documentary about the FBI’s most wanted hackers from the eighties, they quickly start speculating that the academy custodian is one of them.At first, Tom dismisses the idea as another one of his friends’ conspiracy theories. But using their new drone, he spies the custodian acting suspiciously around school. As Tom and his friends search for evidence that the custodian is the missing hacker, the signs become impossible to ignore when Tom gets threatening messages that warn him away from investigating. And when someone releases a virus in the school servers, all bets are off as the adjoining servers at tech giant Swift Enterprises come under fire. Can Tom and his friends uncover the true culprit before it’s too late?
The Game Masters of Garden Place
A quirky Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adventure that will appeal to gamers and readers of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series.What if your favorite fantasy game characters showed up on your doorstep IRL?Sixth graders Ralph, Jojo, Noel, Persephone, and Cammi are hooked on fantasy tabletop role-playing games. When they somehow manage to summon their characters to Ralph's house, things take a truly magical turn!The five are soon racing around town on a wild adventure that tests their both their RPG skills and their friendship. Will Ralph and crew be able to keep their characters out of trouble? Trying to convince a sticky-fingered halfling rogue not to pickpocket or a six-foot-five barbarian woman that you don't always have to solve conflicts with a two-handed broadsword is hard enough. How will they ever send the adventurers back to their mystical realm?"An epic adventure...for young fans of Stranger Things."--SLJHonors and Praise for Denis Markell's CLICK HERE TO START:A Junior Library Guild Selection"Humor, believable characters, and adventure . . . [keep] readers in suspense to the end. A winner for mystery enthusiasts." --Kirkus Reviews"In this clever debut, Markell takes readers on a clue-filled adventure . . . [and] maintains an energetic, entertaining balance of character-driven narrative and tricky challenges." --Publishers Weekly"Markell's highly entertaining debut novel . . . is a well-paced read with fully realized and likable characters . . . [and] should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game-based stories, and reluctant readers." --School Library Journal
Shadows On The Sea
Harlow, Joan Hiatt
The U.S. is at war with Germany. Fourteen-year-old Jill Winter's mother is traveling to Newfoundland and must pass through the treacherous North Atlantic, where German submarines - U-boats - stalk like wolves. Jill's father, a famous pop singer, is on tour, so Jill is sent to Winter Haven, Maine, to stay with Nana. Quarry, a local boy, says that "gossip ain't never been so good," and Jill soon discovers he's right - Winter Haven is full of secrets and rumors. It seems everyone has something to hide - even Nana! Jill doesn't know whom to trust, and she's worried for her mother's safety. And things get even worse when she finds a wounded carrier pigeon with a coded message attached to its leg. Jill is determined to get to the bottom of all these mysteries, but when she uncovers the biggest secret of all, she finds herself in grave danger - and must run for her life!
The Door in the Alley (The Explorers, Bk. 1)
Knock once if you can find it - but only members are allowed inside.This is one of those stories that starts with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.)This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story is filled with adventure and danger. There are missing persons, hired thugs, a mysterious box, a hidden key, famous explorers, a risk-averse boy, and a girl on a rescue mission. Not to mention secrets that are not meant for the faint of heart. But if you are feeling bold, or maybe even a little italic, and if you enjoy derring-dos (and doing dares), this just might be the story for you!
The Reckless Rescue (The Explorers, Bk. 2)
More mystery, more bravery, more danger, and one amazingly reckless rescue await in the second book in the Explorers series! The perfect read for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society!Reader! Your attention is greatly needed. We have left things unresolved! What began as your average story of a boy stumbling upon a pig in a teeny hat and a secret international explorers society has turned into an adventure of epic proportions.* The bad news: The boy (Sebastian) has been kidnapped by a trio of troublesome thugs.* The good news: His new friend Evie has promised to rescue him!* The bad news: Sebastian has been taken halfway around the world.* The good news: Evie has famous explorer and former Filipendulous Five member Catherine Lind at her side!* The bad news: There's still the whole matter of Evie's grandfather (and the leader of the Filipendulous Five) somewhere out there in grave danger.* The good news: Pursuing Sebastian will lead Evie and Catherine to another member of the Filipendulous Five, who might be able to help!This missive is a call to action and an invitation to join in mystery, bravery, and danger. There will be new people to meet, new places to see, and some dancing along the way. And one amazingly reckless rescue.
Island of the Unknowns
For one small town, the summer is about to get really twisted . . . Folsom Adjacent is a nothing kind of place, full of hundreds of beat-up mobile homes next to a power plant. It's so dull that it doesn't even have its own name. (Adjacent means nearby or next to . . . ) Nothing exciting ever happens there. That is, until one week in July, when people begin to vanish . . .Typical Adjacent - no one has any idea what's going on, or seems to care. It will take two clever outcasts, Lady Di Smith and Tom Jones, to figure out the truth behind the strange disappearances, and they'll do it using the weirdest method of all: math.This gripping mystery, spiked with clues to decode, will have readers "swept up in the fast talk and exciting action." (Booklist)
The Ethan I Was Before
Ethan had been many things. He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey. But that was before. Before the accident that took Kacey from him. Before his family moved from Boston to the small town of Palm Knot, Georgia.Palm Knot may be tiny, but it’s the home of possibility and second chances. It’s also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories. Coralee may be just the friend Ethan needs, except Ethan isn’t the only one with secrets. Coralee’s are catching up with her, and what she’s hiding might be putting both their lives at risk. The Ethan I Was Before is a story of love and loss, wonder and adventure, and ultimately of hope.
William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle (Bk. 1)
Twelve-year-old William Wenton is a puzzle-solving genius. He lives with his family in a quiet Norwegian town. They used to live in England, but eight years ago his family suddenly packed up, moved away, and even changed their last name! Neither of his parents will offer an explanation or tell William why he has to keep his talent for solving codes and puzzles a secret. But then a special exhibit comes to the local museum: the Impossible Puzzle. The experts say it is unsolvable, but William’s sure that he can crack it if he gets a chance.However, when he does, everything begins to go wrong. Suddenly William is whisked off to a strange school filled with robots and kids whose skills are almost as good as his own. But what’s really going on? And what’s the secret involving William’s grandfather? And is there anyone he can trust?
Spindrift and the Orchid
When a man walks into her grandfather’s curiosity shop and asks about a black orchid, Spindrift turns him away. She’s never seen such a thing.Until one night it appears. Spindrift, an orphan, has one keepsake from her parents…a clear glass orb. Except it’s not quite clear anymore. She watches as a black orchid forms inside the crystal. Then the flower blooms into a towering woman in a dress of midnight silk and air, a woman with the power to grant wishes.It’s fun, at first.But having everything you want is hard to hide. And soon, Spindrift—and her orchid—are being hunted.Left running for her life, Spindrift must ask herself who her parents really were, and whether a wish is really just a curse in disguise.
Restricted Access (Tom Swift Inventors' Academy, Bk. 3)
Tom and his friends are trapped in a quarantine lockdown in this third novel in Tom Swift Inventors’ Academy—perfect for fans of The Hardy Boys or Alex Rider.Tom has always tried to play down his pseudo celebrity status at the academy. So, the last thing he wants is for a reporter’s son to follow him around for an article on the school. When this extends to one of the biggest field trips of the year - an overnight lock-in at Swift Enterprises - Tom couldn’t be less pleased.With his new shadow in tow, Tom expects the night to be uneventful at best. But when the facility suddenly goes into quarantine mode, the overnight lock-in turns into a building-wide lockdown. Tom and his friends are left trapped in their respective rooms, with no way to communicate the outside world. As they make their way through the facility using methods that are a little more…creative…than normal, Tom and his friends start realizing that there is more to this quarantine than meets the eye. But with no way to call for help, it’s up to them to not only escape, but also find out what - or who - is behind the lockdown.
If You Find This
Nicholas is a music and math genius, but he's never had to solve a problem like this before. His father has lost his job, and they'll have to sell their house, which holds the only memory Nicholas has of his younger brother. Then, Nicholas's ancient grandfather arrives in the nick of time with tales of a priceless treasure hidden in town - but where? Will Nicholas be able to find treasure in time to save his home?
William Wenton and the Secret Portal (Bk. 2)
William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but now he faces a new threat - one that’s lurking inside him - in the second book in the William Wenton series that School Library Journal calls "part Alex Rider, part Da Vinci Code for kids, and part Artemis Fowl."After William starts to suffer from mysterious fits that leave him unable to control his body - let alone crack codes - he worries that the metal inside him is acting up. There’s only one place he can go for answers: the Institute for Post-Human Research.But nothing at the Institute is the same. His room is more like a cell, and outside the window, huge searchlights sweep the skies and robot vehicles roam the grounds. William’s old teachers won’t tell him what’s going on although it’s obvious that everyone is frightened of something - or someone.When his friend Iscia finally arrives, William thinks he may have found an ally, but she’s hiding things as well. As more secrets are revealed, William realizes that no one has been telling him the truth and that he may not be able to trust anyone. He’s going to have to rely on his wits and his abilities to solve the mystery of what is behind the strange events at the Institute and what it all means for him.
Kat Wolfe Takes the Case (Wolfe and Lamb Mysteries, Bk. 2)
St John, Lauren
Join brave Kat Wolfe and her animal sidekicks in this second mysterious adventure filled with friendship, freedom and a fierce wild cat!When a landslide on the Jurassic Coast reveals a rare ‘dragon’ dinosaur, best friends Kat Wolfe and Harper Lamb are thrilled, especially when stars and scientists come flocking to sleepy Bluebell Bay.But after they begin investigating a suspicious death, events spiral quickly out of control for detectives Wolfe and Lamb. Worse still, Kat’s wild cat is in trouble. Can they solve the mystery – and save the cat's life – before it’s too late?
The Case of the Ghostly Note & Other Solve-It-Yourself Whodunits
Can you solve these whodunits faster than the Mystery Brothers? Thirteen-year-old Logan and his shy little brother, Thad, always seem to figure out who stole the bake sale money or broke into the middle school. The Case of the Ghostly Note & Other Solve-It-Yourself Whodunits features fifteen original mystery stories. You'll get to find clues and take notes as you read along, and see if you can guess "whodunit" before the brothers do.Reason it out and then check the answers at the back of the book (which are in the form of the continued story). Follow along as the two brothers investigate foul play, stolen goods, lying, and even a case or two from their police officer uncle, and see if you're as super at sleuthing as these guys are.
Worth a Thousand Words
Ever since a car accident left Tillie Green with lasting painful injuries, she's hidden behind her camera. She watches her family and classmates through the lens, tracking down misplaced items and spotting the small details that tell a much bigger story than people usually see. But she isn’t prepared for class clown Jake Hausmann’s request: to find his father.In a matter of days, Tillie goes from silent observer to one half of a detective duo, searching for clues to the mystery of Jake’s dad’s disappearance. When the truth isn’t what Jake wants it to be, and the photographs start exposing people’s secrets, Tillie has to decide what - and who - is truly important to her.
The Final Step (Lock and Key, Bk. 3)
The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the thrilling conclusion to the Lock and Key trilogy.Before James Moriarty and his sister Moria enrolled in Baskerville Academy, they were inseparable - as close to best friends as a brother and sister could be. But since setting foot on the boarding school’s campus, James has been different.At Baskerville, he’s become cunning, deceptive, ruthless, sometimes reckless. And now that his roommate Sherlock Holmes has been expelled, there’s no one left to help Moira figure out what’s going on with her brother or to uncover the connection between a recent string of deaths.To Moria, it seems obvious that someone has it out for the Moriarty family. First their father and then their family driver and now their legal guardian - clearly something is afoot. But to get the answers they need, they’ll first have to deal with an incriminating photograph, secret safe houses, and powerful enemies.It’s a highly original and satisfying take on the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.”
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