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This comic mystery set in the elite zip codes of Manhattan will leave you breathless . . . literally What could be more fun for a freelance copy editor than work- ing on a juicy tell-all about one of Manhattan's most enigmatic society doyennes? But when Miranda "Rannie" Bookman arrives at Ret Sullivan's tony Upper East Side apartment, she finds more than the final draft of the reclusive author's manuscript waiting for her--there's also the half-naked body of Ret herself, tied to her bed and strangled with an Hermès scarf. Was this merely a case, as the police believe, of rough sex that got a little too rough? Or was Ret murdered because someone wanted to make absolutely sure she didn't meet her deadline? Once again, Rannie must prove that her mind is just as sharp as her Col-Erase blue pencils--or risk getting rubbed out too.
Popular in her Brownies troop because she is always so much fun, Amy worries that she will lose her popularity when she gets sick on a camp-out and can't participate in any of the activities.
A lonely new student finds friends and adventures after joining a Brownie Girl Scout troop.
Miranda "Rannie" Bookman--43, divorced mother of two, with a recent love life consisting of a long string of embarrassingly brief encounters--is beginning to feel like a dangling participle: connected to nothing. Her career as a copyeditor is down the toilet (she makes one little slip--a missing "l" from the last word in the title of the Nancy Drew classic The Secret of the Old Clock--and suddenly she's Publishing Enemy #1!), so she's been forced to take any gig she can get. And that means giving tours at the Chapel School, the ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive, private academy that her children attend. Certainly not the most interesting of employments . . . at least until someone stumbles across the dead body of the Director of College Admissions. Investigating a murder was never in her job description, but with her soon-to-be-college-bound boy Nate a prime suspect, Rannie has little choice. Besides, who better to dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t"s than a self-proclaimed "language cop"? Her diligence might even lead her to a brand-new love. Or to a killer. Or to another corpse--hopefully not her own.
All the kids in Robby's class have lost teeth and he doesn't want his picture taken on Picture Day with all of his teeth. So he writes to the tooth fairy: Dear Tooth Fairy, I have not lost any baby teeth. I do not have a loose tooth. Can you hurry things up? Sincerely yours, Robby
A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night.
Ages 4-8. With the 100th day of school just around the corner, Nancy finds herself utterly stumped. She can't think of anything exciting, special, or imaginative enough to bring in to class to commemorate the day. Just as Nancy begins to lose hope, she finds inspiration from an unexpected source--and learns that even sad events can bring with them a glimmer of beauty.
There's a new boy in school, and he's from Paris. Nancy cannot believe her luck. But this Parisian may not be as fancy as Nancy expects!
Ages 4-8. Nancy has been having a little trouble paying attention in class--but when it's time to get ready for the school bake sale, she is all ears. With Mom's help, Nancy remembers to follow all of the directions for a delectable batch of cupcakes . . . except for one very important detail! Young readers will laugh out loud at Nancy's cupcake calamity in this funny I Can Read story!
Grand opening! Welcome to Fancy Nancy's Fabulous Fashion Boutique! Here you can find the fanciest almost-new outfits, accessories, jewelry, and lots more. There's even a necklace with real rhinestones for sale. Ooh la la! The fashion boutique is a huge success, but it's also Nancy's little sister's birthday. And when it starts to rain, her birthday party might be ruined! Nancy knows she has to come up with an idea--a brilliant one--and fast. In this très chic story from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy shows once again that sometimes all you need is a little improvising to turn a fiasco into something fancy. Image descriptions present.
Ooh la la! Nancy is utterly fascinated by movie stars--and everybody knows that movie stars don't go to bed early!
Fancy Nancy has many talents, but running is not one of them. So when she is chosen for the Field Day relay team, she gets worried about letting her team down.
Ages 4-7 Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids--and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight? From bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Tiny fans will shout "Encore!" Picture descriptions present.
Ages 4-7. Fancy Nancy is back! And when her family decides to get a dog, she's certain she can be fancier than ever. After all, a papillon--a small, delicate, fluffy dog--is the ultimate accessory. But her family wants a large, plain dog. How unglamorous! With Fancy Nancy's trademark humor and warmth, Nancy discovers that real fanciness does not depend simply on appearance but more on a genuine joie de vivre, which is a fancy phrase for having lots of fun.
Nancy is tremendously excited about her new babysitter coming over. She has their whole evening planned out, from playing with Marabelle to dressing up in fancy ensembles. But things don't turn out quite as Nancy had planned!
Nancy is about to lose her first tooth, but if she can prevent it from falling out until she arrives at school she will get a special necklace from the nurse.
It's spring vacation and Fancy Nancy is feeling glum because her best friend Bree, is out of town. Luckily, it's Nancy's mom to the rescue! She brings home a brand new set of glitter markers. Nancy puts her trademark flair to tres creative use and devotes herself to becoming a serious artist (or artiste, as the French say). After all, everything about being an aspiring artist is fancy, fancy, fancy--especially when inspiration strikes!
Nancy's class is going on a trip to the museum, and Nancy wants to be extra fancy for the occasion. After a bumpy bus ride, she doesn't feel very well. Luckily for Nancy, her teacher, Ms. Glass, has a few fancy tricks of her own. Nothing can keep Nancy from making this trip magnifique! (That's a fancy French word for great!)
Nancy thinks butterflies are simply exquisite. And that is why she can't wait for her friend Bree's Butterfly Birthday. It's going to be the fanciest birthday party ever! But when Nancy finds out she can't go because her grandparents' fiftieth anniversary party is the same day, she is furious. (Mad is way too plain for how she feels.) Will Nancy be able to overcome her disappointment? In this magical new story from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, everybody's favorite fancy girl gets a surprise lesson in fancy from her grandparents. Looks like fancy runs in the family after all!
Nancy is determined to make the cover of her very first book report as fancy as she can, but she spends so much time on it that she has no time to write about the book.
Being green is important to Nancy--so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!
For the fanciest girl around, the outdoors are out of this world! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club.<P><P> With recipes for pinecone bird feeders and extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird, and an exclusive map of the territory, Fancy Nancy is one Explorer Extraordinaire! Take a look at Nancy's very own enlightening discoveries and find out just how fancy the outdoors can be!
Is Nancy's Favorite Doll Ruined Forever? Fancy Nancy's sister, JoJo, can really be a pest sometimes... like when she put Easter-egg dye in the kiddie pool and dunked Frenchy in it! But this time she's done something really bad, and Nancy is livid--that's fancy for très angry and upset. JoJo drew a tattoo on Nancy's precious doll, Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier! Even worse, it's in permanent marker... that means it will never come out! When Mom suggests a fancy doll party to make Nancy feel better, Nancy is excited to accept. But what if the doll drama isn't over? From bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a story about the love little girls feel for their favorite dolls . . . and their favorite sisters! Image descriptions present.
After a gloomy week stuck inside at school, Nancy comes up with a great idea to cheer up her friends: Fancy Day! Everyone begins preparations right away, planning posh outfits and practicing their most sophisticated manners. But on the day of the party, Ms. Glass runs in late . . . looking quite plain.
Nancy has an exciting Halloween party to attend with her friend. Nancy gets fancy in a very special costume for the big event, in this new storybook that comes with a full page of glamorous stickers and a punch-out door sign.
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