Nancy and her friends are off on an apple-picking adventure! They are headed to the Kids Apple Festival, where they will pick apples, go on a hayride, and work their way through a cornstalk maze. Bess is excited about the applesauce-eating contest--after all, apples are her favorite food! And the winner gets a whole basket of River Heights Reds, a brand new type of apple! But when the basket--and all the apples in it-- vanishes, Nancy knows she has to get to the core of this mystery. Can she figure out who the bad apple is, or is this festival on the verge of an apple emergency?
Nancy's class is performing Alice in Wonderland, and everyone is busy practicing for the big day. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the Mad Hatter, pesky Orson Wong, discovers that his "magic" hat has vanished. How will the Mad Hatter remember his lines without it? Sounds like a case for Nancy Drew. But Nancy's not so sure she wants to solve this one--Orson is such a pest! Even worse, Orson wants to help Nancy solve his own case, and Nancy's friends won't even investigate the case if he's around. Will a new partner mean saying good-bye to old friends? And can Nancy and Orson uncover the Hatter's hat before curtain time?
Nancy's friends are sad because the class hamster has gone missing. Poor Nibbles. But then Katie brings in a bunny named Bun Franklin to be the new class pet! Everyone is thrilled, and now they can began preparing for the Spring Fair. But soon enough someone starts wrecking the class's Spring Fair projects, and everyone thinks it must be Bun Franklin! Mrs. Reynolds is afraid he can't stay. But Nancy is sure it's not Bun--how can she prove it? It takes a lot of clue hunting and sleuthing for Nancy to realize that what she's uncovered just may solve two mysteries at once!
SUGAR, COCOA, CARAMEL, CHOCOLATE -- A MISSING CANDY FORMULA MAKES A STICKY MESS! What could be sweeter than a visit to Zuckerman's Zonked Candy Factory? Nancy and her class will see how their favorite candy is made, and even get free samples. Mr. Zuckerman himself gives the grand tour past the sparkling machines that spit out Sticky Gummy Goo, Karamel Krunchettes, Frostee Jewels, and more. Then Mr. Zuckerman tells the kids he has dreamed up the perfect candy. He even shows them the paper with the secret recipe. But when the visit is over, the recipe has disappeared and no one can find it! Is the greatest candy lost for good?
Nancy, Bess, and George are having a blast at the River Heights Carnival, sampling yummy snacks and trying to win prizes. Most of all, the girls can't wait for their favorite local singing star, Isabelle Santoro, to perform. But Isabelle may cancel if she finds out that someone's ruining all the fun with really annoying pranks. Snooty Brenda Carlton, annoying Orson Wong, and Chloe "Cruncher" Mondesky, the pie-contest queen, all make good suspects. Nancy's clue book is filling up, and she's got to solve this puzzle fast--so the fun, and the show, can go on!
NANCY'S FAVORITE MYSTERY WRITER NEEDS A DETECTIVE -- TO FIND HIS OWN BOOK! Morton Sandback is coming to River Heights to read from his new mystery at his daughter's bookstore. Then she's going to surprise him with a rare copy of his very first book. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait for the fun -- but when Mr. Sandback opens the box, the book is gone! The bookstore is in a very old house full of creepy nooks and hiding places. But Nancy's not afraid, and soon she has some interesting suspects. This time she's solving a real-life mystery -- and it's a page-turning adventure!
It's volunteer week at Carl Sandburg Elementary School, and Nancy is very excited about her job. She will be walking Mrs. Rutledge's dog, Baby. Mrs. Rutledge owns the biggest, fanciest house in River Heights. And she also owns the smallest one--a beautiful antique dollhouse. Nancy loves the tiny furniture and little windows of the dollhouse almost as much as she loves walking Baby. But one day, five pieces of doll furniture are missing, and Mrs. Rutledge thinks Nancy took them! But Nancy is a detective, not a thief...right? Nancy must use her very best detective skills to get herself out of trouble!
For a class project Nancy and her friends must interview a neighbor with an interesting hobby. So they pick Terry Smith, who takes stray cats and kittens into her barn and finds them new homes. The girls have fun visiting with the cats, and Bess falls in love with two kittens, Cottonball and Coco. But when Bess's new furry friends go missing, she is devastated. Nancy must discover who let these cats out of the bag before Bess's heart is broken!
Adventure is brewing at Scarytales, a creepy old house where storybook villains like the Big Bad Wolf, Captain Hook, and the mean stepsisters from "Cinderella" come to life. So when Nancy, Bess, George, Katie Zaleski, and her parrot, Lester, go to their friend Amara's Scarytales sleepover party, they're sure to have a great time. But the fun really turns scary when strange things start to happen and Lester disappears from his cage. Even the villains of Scarytales are spooked! Could the troublemaker be Amara's pesky little cousin Ernest, or the grouchy troll with a plan up his sleeve, or the wicked witch who threatens to pop Lester into her bubbling brew? Can Nancy solve this creepy case before Amara's birthday is ruined?
Rumor has it that the woods in River Heights Park are haunted! There have been eerie noises and unexplained lights coming from there lately. At first Nancy doesn't believe it, but when some girls from school, and even her own puppy, Chocolate Chip, start acting strangely, Nancy knows she has some investigating to do. What's worse is that while Nancy struggles to figure out this puzzle, Bess is terrified! Will Nancy get to the bottom of this case before they are all spooked out?
Nancy and her friends can't wait to enter the singing contest being held in the park--they'll call themselves the Spy Girlz! They decide to wear their coolest clothes, and Riley has even let them borrow a pair of sunglasses that once belonged to teen idol Eric Stanley! But when the glasses go missing, Nancy worries that the Spy Girlz are ruined before they even perform!
"SUGAR IS SWEET, SNOW IS NICE. TURN THIS PESTY DOG INTO ICE!" Nancy's friend Rebecca Ramirez wants to be an actress when she grows up. Now that she has the part of the Snow Queen in a play, she claims that with a wave of her magic wand she really can turn things into ice. Bess and George believe her, but Nancy doesn't. Then a dog that put his muddy paws on Rebecca's white coat vanishes, and in his place is a snow statue that looks exactly like him. Then three bratty boys from school disappear, and in their place are three snowmen -- wearing the boys' hats! Could Rebecca really be a snow queen after all?
Nancy, George, and Bess can't believe the out-of-this-world contest McCormick's grocery store is having--the kid who guess the number of jelly beans in the jar wins a trip to a space camp! Nancy is superexcited because she has been studying the stars and planets with her brand-new telescope, and space camp would be just the thing to test her new skills. But then the jelly-bean jar goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to space camp. Who would steal a jelly-bean jar? Nancy must use her star-power detective skills to find out!
Nancy, George, and Bess love Hamburger Herbie's--after all, they know a good hamburger when they taste one! But when Regal Burger opens across the street with its games and flashy giveaways, Herbie is scared that his business will be ruined. Nancy, George, and Bess know they can't let Herbie's close down. They have to do something, but what? The girls decide to make goodie bags that Herbie can give away at his restaurant. But when someone fills the bags with stinky cheese, Nancy smells trouble! She knows someone is up to no good, and Herbie is counting on her to sniff out the clues. Can Nancy crack the case and save Herbie's?
Nancy, George, and Bess join a junior baseball team, and Bess discovers she's an amazing batter. She attributes her newfound talent to her lucky bat she calls Magic Bill. But when Magic Bill goes missing right before a big game, can Nancy find it in time? Picture descriptions present.
It's the week before Thanksgiving in River Heights--time for turkey! But this year it looks less like turkey time and more like turkey trouble! When new girl Riley MacArthur brings a real live turkey in for show-and-tell, Nancy's class is excited. Nancy has never seen a live turkey before--and she's never heard of one named Martin. But when Martin ends up missing, Riley needs Nancy to track him down. Who would steal a turkey? And will Nancy be able to catch the turkey-snatcher with no clues--or feathers--in sight?
Nancy and her friends are on a class trip to the zoo. Everyone brought a camera and is excited because their teacher has announced a Best Photo contest. Whoever takes the best picture at the zoo wins a prize! The trip is going great--until a flowerbed outside the monkey cage is wrecked and Nancy's class is blamed! The zookeeper is mad and says they might have to leave the zoo if someone doesn't come forward. Nancy is upset. Is one of Nancy's classmates a crook, or is someone else digging up trouble?