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The Eagles' Child
By Barbara Ford. 1990
Amy is looking forward to staying in New York City with her godmother, Liz, while her mother's away in Africa…collecting folktales. But Liz cooks strange gourmet food, cleans all the time, and doesn't even own a VCR. Amy's father lives in New York, too, but he's so preoccupied with his paintings of purple trees that it looks as though he'll have no time for her at all. Then, to make things even worse, Liz lets Amy's beloved pet rat run away! Luckily there's Amy's new best friend, Matilda, who teaches her to tap-dance and introduces her to some of the unusual people in Liz's apartment house. Meanwhile Liz and Amy's father seem to be getting interested in each other, and Amy has mixed feelings as she observes the romance develop. When Amy's mother sends her a folktale about a lizard who saves an eagle's child from a crocodile, Amy realizes the tale is like her life in the city. All the same, though, Amy is sure that she will never, ever understand grown-ups. This lively, funny novel will have readers sympathizing with Amy's struggle to get along in the strange world of adults, and cheering for her newfound self-reliance.
Into the Gauntlet: Into The Gauntlet (The 39 Clues #10)
By Margaret Peterson Haddix. 2011
Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill have uncovered history's greatest mysteries and their family's deadliest…secrets. But are they ready to face the truth about the Cahills and the key to their unmatched power? After a whirlwind race that's taken them across five continents, Amy and Dan face the most the difficult challenge yet- a task no Cahill dared to imagine. When faced with a choice that could change the future of the world, can two kids succeed where 500 years worth of famous ancestors failed?
The Kid Who Ran For President (The kid Who Ran For President Ser. #1)
By Dan Gutman. 1996
Just in time for election season, Dan Gutman's hugely popular THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back. Humor, adventure,…and excitement will draw kids into the world of elections and politics. "Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm 12 years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States." So begins this fast-paced, funny, and surprising account of a boy's run for the Oval Office in the year 2000. Under the tutelage of Lane, his brainy friend and self-appointed campaign manager, the affable sixth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, takes on the Democrats and Republicans as a Third Party candidate who can make waves. "Grown-ups have had the last one thousand years to mess up the world," Judd tells a reporter. "Now it's our turn."
The Redcoat Chase: The Redcoat Chase (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #4)
By Clifford Riley. 2012
A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets…are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . With the British marching on Washington under the command of a Vesper General, it's up to a young Madrigal in 1812 to save a treasure hidden in the White House. However, the enemy will stop at nothing to seize the artifact, even if it means burning the city to the ground.
Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #4)
By Roland Smith. 2012
The fourth book in the CAHILLS VS. VESPERS series, the follow up to the worldwide bestseller THE 39 CLUES. After…pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison . . . or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it's too late. Vesper One has developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren't going to wait to see who's next.
The 39 Clues: Operation Trinity (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #1)
By Clifford Riley. 2012
For 500 years, the Cahills have been the most powerful family in the world. For 500 years, they've protected the…source of their power - the 39 Clues. And for 500 years, they've kept their secrets silent. Until now. This extraordinary stand-alone novel cracks open the Cahill vault to tell the story of the most coveted piece of artwork in the world, a masterpiece that has been the target of seven separate theft attempts: Jan van Eycku2019s altarpiece at Ghent. OPERATION TRINITY chronicles the first Vesper attack on the altarpiece in the 1600s, then jumps to WWII and young Grace Cahillu2019s desperate bid to save the masterwork from the Nazis. The final piece of the novel tells the story of Ian and Natalie Kabrau2019s first solo operation and features an 11th hour appearance by Grace Cahill on her final mission. History will never be the same.
The Houdini Escape: The Houdini Escape (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #5)
By Clifford Riley. 2012
A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets…are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . Young Harry Houdini's family is eager for a fresh start in America, but secrets from their past have followed them to New York. When the aspiring magician is kidnapped by a dangerous enemy, the Vespers, Houdini discovers a secret talent: death-defying escapes. Will his rare talent allow him to survive the attack? Or will it get him into deeper trouble than he ever imagined?
The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues #7)
By Peter Lerangis. 2010
The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan's past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times…bestselling series. It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover a devastating secret that changes everything
The Maze of Bones: (the 39 Clues, Book 1) (The 39 Clues #1)
By Rick Riordan. 2008
Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice -…one million dollars or a clue."<P> Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.
Invasion (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire #6)
By Clifford Riley. 2011
The sixth of seven brand new 39 Clues stories leading up to one explosive reveal. Dan Cahill loves hanging out…with his new friend Atticus Rosenbloom a child prodigy whose genius IQ doesn't stop him from playing video games or practicing ninja moves. It's a relief to get to pretend to be a normal kid for once and not worry about finding Clues or looking out for Vespers. But when Atticus's house is attacked by strange intruders Dan has to rely on his Cahill training to keep them out. Are they normal burglars? Or does Atticus's family have a secret of its own?
Legacy (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire #1)
By Clifford Riley, Scholastic Multi-Platform. 2011
The first of seven brand new 39 Clues stories, leading up to one explosive reveal. Time is running out for…Grace Cahill as she struggles to make the most important choice of her life: a decision that will shape the future of the Cahill family . . . and the world at large. After spending centuries lurking the shadows, the Cahills' enemy - the Vespers - are planning an attack, and sending Amy and Dan on a dangerous hunt for The 39 Clues might be the only way to stop them.
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues #4)
By Jude Watson. 2009
Bestselling author Jude Watson takes Amy and Dan on a thrill-packed ride for the 4th installment of The 39 Clues…series. Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, fourteen-year old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for 39 Clues that lead to a source of unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected - a message from their dead grandmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans . . . ore are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayal of them all?
Fireworks (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire #7)
By Clifford Riley. 2011
The last of seven brand new 39 Clues stories with an explosive secret revealed! The holidays can be hard for…any family but they're particularly tough for the Cahills. Amy Cahill is exhausted from her training. Dan can't forget the tragedies he witnessed on the Clue hunt. Ian and Natalie Kabra are trying to enjoy the London festivities but it's hard without their parents. Even superstar Jonah Wizard is having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. Amy knows there's danger on the horizon but there's no reason they shouldn't enjoy themselves while they can. Taking advantage of their new fortune Amy and Dan book a private plane and jet off to fetch the other Cahills for a New Years none of them will ever forget.
In Too Deep (The 39 Clues #6)
By Jude Watson. 2009
Could Amy and Dan's biggest enemy be . . . a friend? The 39 Clues Book 6 challenges everything you…thought you knew about the Clue race. The 39 Clues gets treacherous. Book 6 takes Amy and Dan across oceans on the trail of a famous aviator, but they find more than they're looking for. Their enemies are becoming more vicious, and the truths they discover more crushing than ever.
The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues #3)
By Peter Lerangis. 2011
Kid-favorite Peter Lerangis takes on Book 3 in the high-octane 39 Clues series, and it might be the most thrill-packed…yet! JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN! ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance? Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
Day of Doom: 6 (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #6)
By David Baldacci. 2013
The Ultimate Sacrifice. It started with a kidnapping. A shadowy organization known only as the Vespers snatched seven members of…the Cahill family and demanded a series of bizarre ransoms from around the world. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister Amy began a global treasure hunt, determined to bring back whatever Vesper One needed, so long as it kept the hostages safe. But when they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One's terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm millions of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One . . . before the whole world goes BOOM.
Crushed (The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire #4)
By Clifford Riley. 2011
The fourth of seven brand new 39 Clues stories, leading up to one explosive reveal. Ian Kabra has an embarrassing…secret. It's not that he once accidentally ate at Burger King. It's not that he still has his childhood teddy bear, Mr. Buttons. It's that he can't stop thinking about a certain grubby American orphan. But just when he's about to take action, a dangerous person from his past stages a dramatic midnight break-in, forcing Ian to accept that there's something worse than an embarrassing crush---a secret that won't stay buried.
The Emperor's Code: The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues #8)
By Gordon Korman. 2011
Tensions run high in the explosive 8th book of 39 Clues, the #1 New York Times bestselling series.<P> As the…race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must explore an ancient culture and steal a Clue guarded by thousands of the world's best-trained soldiers. It's the most dangerous Clue search yet. As their enemies crowd in, Amy and Dan find themselves separated for the first time ever. The choice lies before them - find the next Clue, or find their way back to each other.
The Medusa Plot (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #1)
By Gordon Korman. 2011
Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled…card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action.<P> Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.<P> One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues... the world will be their next hostage.
Mission Hindenburg (The 39 Clues: Doublecross #2)
By C. Alexander London. 2015
Never turn your back on the Cahills . . . The most powerful family history has ever known returns with…a vengeance in The 39 Clues: Doublecross! The Cahills are the world's most powerful family, but their strength is being tested. A sinister man calling himself "The Outcast" has targeted the family and set them an impossible test. He's recreating four of history's worst disasters and challenging the young Cahills to find and stop the tragedies before it's too late. Now, with one disaster behind them, siblings Dan and Amy Cahill and their friends have just days to discover what the Outcast's next move will be. Their frantic search seems to be pointing toward a terrifying air disaster, the explosion of the Hindenburg airship. But no one travels by airship anymore -- what do the Outcast's cryptic messages mean? The young Cahills must split up and take to the skies to try to find the answer . . . before their whole world comes crashing down.