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By Sherri Winston. 2022
Could a friend really have taken Wednesday’s brother’s prized possession? Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, take the case in…the second book of this full-color early chapter book series about the best detectives in the Midwest!Detective Tip #2 Don’t forget to use your eyes, ears, and even your nose. Wednesday’s brother’s drone went missing in their own backyard. And that can mean only one thing—the thief is one of their friends! Can the neighborhood’s newest service dog help Wednesday and Woof sniff out the bandit? Or will the case of the missing drone be a doggone disaster?HarperChapters build confident readers one chapter at a time! With short, fast-paced books, art on every page, and milestone markers at the end of every chapter, they're the perfect next step for fans of I Can Read!
By Sherri Winston. 2022
Can Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, sniff out Mrs. Winter’s missing cat before her big trip? This is the…first book of a fun full-color early chapter book series about the best detectives in the Midwest!Detective Tip #1 Try not to jump to conclusions. Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, are the best detectives in the whole world—or at least their neighborhood. But can they find Mrs. Winters’s missing cat before her big trip? Or will the case of the cat-napped kitty be their first unsolved mystery? HarperChapters build confident readers one chapter at a time! With short, fast-paced books, art on every page, and milestone markers at the end of every chapter, they're the perfect next step for fans of I Can Read!
By James Ponti. 2022
In this third installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group…of spies help a fellow agent in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. <p><p> After taking down a mole within their organization, the City Spies are ready for their next mission—once again using their unique skills and ability to infiltrate places adults can’t. The sinister Umbra has their sights set on recruiting a North Korean nuclear physicist by any means necessary, and the City Spies plan to keep an eye on his son by sending Paris to the chess prodigy’s tournaments in Moscow and Beijing. Meanwhile, Sydney’s embedded as a junior reporter for a teen lifestyle site as she follows the daughter of a British billionaire on tour with the biggest act on her father’s music label to uncover what links both the band and the billionaire have to a recent threat from an old Soviet missile base. <p><p> From a daring break-in at one of London’s most exclusive homes to a dangerous undercover mission to a desperate search and rescue operation on the streets of Beijing, the City Spies have their work cut out for them on their most dangerous mission yet.
By Dori Hillestad Butler. 2017
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.King…and Kayla receive a mysterious letter written in code. Mason received an almost identical letter. How can they crack the code? Kayla notices that there aren't any vowels in most of the words; you can't write words without vowels. When she compares her letter to Mason's, only one word is different. Sensitive King notices that the letter smells like Jillian. Why would Jillian write them letters in code?With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
By Lauren Magaziner. 2022
Pick-your-own path and puzzle-packed mystery collide in the fourth book in Lauren Magaziner’s hilarious and interactive middle grade series as…Las Pistas Detective Agency gets its first international case at an archaeological dig in Greece. In this wildly entertaining and interactive adventure, YOU pick which suspects to interview, which questions to ask, and which clues to follow. You pick the path—you crack the case!Carlos and Eliza may be going on separate paths, but their end goal is the same—keep the booby traps from taking their detective agency out! But with tricky puzzles and dozens of impossible choices, they need your help! Can you help Carlos and his friend find the lost treasure . . . and can you protect it from the culprit trying to steal it?Can you help Carlos and his friends unravel the mystery before it’s too late? Or will it be case closed?Middle grade readers will enjoy all four books in this favorite series: Mystery in the Mansion (#1), Stolen from the Studio (#2), Haunting at the Hotel (#3), and Danger on the Dig (#4)!
Introducing The Famous Five to younger readers with this NEWLY-CREATED story for children aged 5 and up!While helping to clear…up the beach, the Five find a dog's collar by the sea and are soon searching for the missing dog. And when they come to the new bakery, it's not just the smell of cinnamon buns that catches Timmy's attention ...Set in the world of Enid Blyton's best-loved series, this newly created story follows Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on a special new adventure. The story is broken down into short chapters with vibrant, full-colour illustrations on every page - perfect for shared reading or for newly confident readers to enjoy independently.Also look out for: The Birthday Adventure, Five to the Rescue! and Timmy and the Treasure, illustrated by Becka Moor.Enid Blyton's eight original short stories about the Famous Five are also available as early readers illustrated by Jamie Littler. Collect them all!A Lazy AfternoonGeorge's Hair Is Too LongWell Done, Famous FiveFive and a Half-Term AdventureWhen Timmy Chased the CatFive Have a Puzzling TimeGood Old TimmyHappy Christmas, Five!***The Famous Five®, Enid Blyton® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
By James Patterson. 2021
<P><P>Alex Cross’s son Ali is an accomplished mystery-solver and #1 bestseller. A crime at a concert near his school sparks…his newest investigation, and it gets dangerous fast. <P><P>Sometimes it’s good to have a father in the detective business. <br>ALEX CROSS is a genius detective. <br> ALI CROSS is following in his father's footsteps. <P><P>When Ali sees a friend get hurt, he’s the best person to find out who did it. Even if he's only a kid. After all, he’s Alex Cross's son. Solving crimes runs in the family. <P><P><b>A New York Times Best Seller</b>
By Elise Broach. 2022
A musically gifted bird, a piano-playing boy, and a real-life mystery involving three artistic geniusesWelcome to the world of Mirabelle,…a young goldfinch who loves to sing and dreams of becoming a musical star. She lives with her family in the backyard of a piano teacher, and she is quickly intrigued by Mr. Starek's newest pupil. Michael Jin is an eleven-year-old keyboard sensation, but lesson after lesson, he refuses to play. With the prestigious Chopin Festival looming at summer&’s end, how will he be ready in time? Mirabelle is responsible for Michael&’s breakthrough—to her own astonishment, she sings the Chopin piece he is beginning to play at the piano. It is their first duet.Thus begins a secret adventure that will take Mirabelle and Michael further than they ever imagined—in music, in friendship, and in solving the mystery of a lost piano that could be worth millions. A house full of treasures holds the clues. There, Mirabelle, Michael, and their friend Emily will make an important discovery that links the great composer Frederic Chopin, the trailblazing author George Sand, and the French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix.A fast-paced, history-rich mystery will have young readers hooked as they root for boy and bird in this beautifully told novel, full of emotion and suspense.
By Kevin Emerson. 2022
From the acclaimed author of the Chronicle of the Dark Star comes a riveting mystery, perfect for fans of Stranger…Things, about a girl who sets out to find her missing best friend—and discovers her small town is hiding a dark, centuries-old secret.Jovie is adrift. She’d been feeling alone ever since her best friend, Micah, left her behind for a new group of friends—but when Micah went missing last fall, Jovie felt truly lost.Now, months later, the search parties have been called off, and the news alerts have dried up. There’s only Jovie, biking around Far Haven, Washington, putting up posters with Micah’s face on them, feeling like she’s the only one who remembers her friend at all.This feeling may be far closer to the truth than Jovie knows. As strange storms beset Far Haven, she is shocked to discover that Micah isn’t just missing—she’s been forgotten completely by everyone in town. And Micah isn’t the only one: there are others, roaming the beaches, camped in the old bunkers, who have somehow been lost from the world. When Jovie and her new friend Sylvan dig deeper, they learn that the town’s history is far stranger and more deadly than anyone knows. Something disastrous is heading for Far Haven, and Jovie and Sylvan soon realize that it is up to them to save not only Micah, but everyone else who has been lost to the world and set adrift—now, in the past, and in the future.
By Chris Grabenstein. 2022
Before Mr. Lemoncello became everyone&’s favorite game maker, he was a kid who liked to roll the dice . .…. Discover the origins of what James Patterson calls &“the coolest library in the world&” in this PREQUEL to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello&’s Library.Go back to the START and meet thirteen-year-old, PUZZLE-obsessed Luigi Lemoncello! Luigi has a knack for games and puzzles. But sometimes it feels like the cards are stacked against him. UNTIL a carnival arrives in town and Luigi gets the CHANCE OF A LIFETIME—the opportunity to work for the world famous Professor Marvelmous--a dazzling, banana-hat-wearing barker who puts the SHOW in SHOWMAN! When the carnival closes, Professor Marvelmous leaves behind a mysterious puzzle box along with a clue. A clue that will lead Luigi and his friends on a fantastical treasure hunt to a prize beyond anything they could imagine--if they can find it! Can Luigi crack the codes and unlock the box's secrets? Will there be puzzles? Of course! Balloons? You bet! Will it be fun? Hello! It&’s a Lemon-cello! BONUS! Can YOU crack the hidden puzzle inside?! * "A worthy successor to . . . Willy Wonka." —Booklist, starred review of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
By Jennifer Swender, Paul DuBois Jacobs. 2022
Mack Rhino searches for the school&’s missing lost and found in this fourth mystery of this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX…chapter book series that&’s perfect for emerging readers!It&’s Career Day at Coral Cove Elementary School! Mack and his assistant Redd Oxpeck have been invited to participate and Mack is extra excited to be this year&’s honorary speaker. But soon after Mack and Redd arrive, they discover that the school&’s Lost-and-Found is…lost! Luckily Mack and Redd are on the job.
By Anne Capeci. 2004
This third book in the Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries series, based on a page from American history, follows a trio…of mischievous and determined young crime solvers.It is 1926 in the remote camp town of Scenic, Washington, and Billy, Dannie, and Finn have more on their minds than the upcoming Fourth of July pageant. When Billy finds a mysterious burlap sack containing a threatening note, he and his best friends have a brand new case to solve.The trail leads the trio to a planned railroad heist of a special train carrying raw silk worth millions from the Seattle shipyards to the East Coast textile mills. But time is running out as the three friends frantically search for clues to the identity of the robber before the targeted "ghost train" passes through Scenic.Anne Capeci's fast-paced historical series offers young readers a satisfying mystery, well-drawn characters, and an authentic portrait of the rough and tumble life of a western camp town in the 1920s.
By Sneed B. Collard. 2009
Mike and Kyle must outrun both a hurricane and thieves who will do anything to get their hands on a…fortune in Confederate gold!The year is 1862. The Skink, a Confederate ship, is attacked by Union forces and sinks off the Alabama coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the ship was rumored to be carrying newly minted gold coins, no trace of the wreck and not even a single piece of Confederate gold is ever found. Fast forward to 1973. Mike is prepared for another routine summer in Pensacola with his marine biologist father. But plans suddenly change and Mike finds himself on Shipwreck Island—right near the site where the Skink went down. Mike and his new friend Kyle are intrigued by a salvage ship anchored just offshore. Some say it was brought in by fortune hunters, but when the boys scale a fence at the fort on the island, they realize that the fortune hunters may be looking in the wrong place. There in the sand-covered floor of an abandoned chamber they spot something shiny: an old double-eagle gold coin. Mike and Kyle agree to keep their discovery a secret and start their own investigation into the shipwreck and the missing gold. Award-winning author Sneed B. Collard III blends history and mystery to create a dramatic, page-turning story featuring a strong friendship and plenty of action.
By Alex T. Smith. 2019
Dashing detective Mr. Penguin and his Adventuring gang are in for a wild ride when they board a luxury cruise…ship. From Alex T. Smith's delightfully illustrated, mystery-detective series.Mr. Penguin and his kung fu spider sidekick, Colin, are ready for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! Or they would be, if threatening notes hadn't appeared and the ship's crew wasn't whispering secrets. After befriending a young stowaway, Mr. Penguin discovers someone is planning on endangering the lives of the rich and famous on board to chase after the Fountain of Youth. Can Mr. Penguin foil this perilous plot and get home in time for a fish finger sandwich? Alex T. Smith's Mr. Penguin is a page-turning, illustrated middle grade series that is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure and major laughs. Two color illustrations throughout.
By Dori Hillestad Butler. 2017
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.Kayla…made peanut butter treats for Thor, Jillian's new puppy. But now the treats are missing, and King is under suspicion. Analytical Kayla notices that King's breath doesn't smell like peanut butter, so he didn't eat them. Sensitive King detects the presence of an intruder in their house. Is it Jillian's little brother Adam? Or someone else? Who took the missing dog treats?With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
By Henry Cole. 2021
A homing pigeon teams up with a parrot and their human owners to investigate an animal crime spree in this…action-packed, illustrated detective story from Henry Cole.Homing pigeon Homer and realizes something is afoul when he witnesses four-legged criminals stealing valuables from both animal and human members of his community. Having learned how to read, Homer models himself on his favorite newspaper comic detective, Dick Tracy—he's on the case! With the help of new friend Lulu, a parrot who can speak, Homer tries to figure out how to communicate with humans about the threat in their midst. Can Homer and Lulu solve the case and capture the perpetrators?New York Times-best-selling author-illustrator Henry Cole offers a middle grade mystery that will keep readers guessing.
By Dori Hillestad Butler. 2018
King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.King…and Kayla are playing fetch with Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws King's favorite ball too hard, and it goes over the fence and into the neighbor's yard. The ball she brings back isn't King's. Where is King's favorite ball? Analytical Kayla creates a list of possible explanations to investigate. Sensitive King puts aside his worries and questions the cat hiding under the porch, who claims a mouse did it. How could a mouse take King's ball?With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
By Sylvia Bishop. 2017
Despite growing up in the bookstore she was abandoned in, eleven-year-old Property Jones cannot read...and she's been keeping that hidden…for years.Little does Property know the skills she's developed in place of reading could save her adoptive family from a dastardly plot that's set to cheat them out of everything. You see, the Joneses have just won a contest for ownership of another bookstore, the Great Montgomery Book Emporium—and it's every booklover's dream! The pull of a lever calls forth rooms full of marvelous wonders―from the Room of Space Adventures with its rocket ship to the Room of Ocean Tales with its aquarium ceiling.But there is more to the Emporium than its thousands of books in extravagant displays. In fact, the previous owner, Mr. Montgomery, has not paid a very greedy man for a very expensive book. A book which the Joneses discover Mr. Montgomery damaged. While her family worries about losing the Emporium altogether, Property begins to notice strange things about this book. Things which can only be smelled or touched...Sylvia Bishop's fantastical middle grade mystery debut is an entertaining tale filled with whimsy, mechanical wonder, and memorably quirky characters.
By Anne Capeci. 2003
Danger: Dynamite! is the first book in a mystery series based on a page from American history, featuring a trio…of mischievous and determined young crime solvers.Everyone in the isolated town of Scenic knows that railway workers are using dynamite to blast an eight-mile train tunnel through the Cascade Mountains. A case of dynamite is found near the schoolhouse, even though explosives aren't allowed inside the camp town where the workers and their families live. Before the source can be found, the crate disappears! Ten-year-old Billy and his best friend Finn want to find out who stole the dynamite and what they plan to do with it.The boys' search leads them back to a thirty-year-old gold robbery—and face to face with a dangerous outlaw who will stop at nothing to retrieve his treasure.This fast-paced historical series offers young readers a satisfying mystery, well-drawn characters, and an authentic portrait of the rough and tumble life of a western camp town in the 1920s.
By Anne Capeci. 2005
This fourth book in the Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries series, based on a page from American history, follows a trio…of mischievous and determined young crime solvers.It is 1926 in the remote camp town of Scenic, Washington, and ten-year-old Billy Cole is excited about the upcoming Fall Fish Fry fishing tournament and a visit from his cousin, Mim. But his enthusiasm is dampened by news that someone in the camp is a thief. Food, money, an overcoat, and a pair of binoculars have all been stolen. Now Billy, Mim, and Billy's best friends Dannie and Finn decide it is up to them to catch the thief!Anne Capeci's conclusion to this fast-paced historical series offers young readers a satisfying mystery, well-drawn characters, and an authentic portrait of the rough and tumble life of a western camp town in the 1920s.