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A little boy assembles the clues to the mysterious prowler: he has a round nose, he rides a bicycle with a patched tire, and he squeaks instead of talks.
Kleep and Till befriend a stranger who is seeking a way to free his people enslaved by Thrugg's magic power.
The Nic-Nacs are a band of lively nine-year-olds who, during vacation, decide to write a neighborhood newspaper 'The Nic-Nac News'. With their first issue of the paper, the innovative crew helps unravel a mystery concerning a box.
A container of lifelike dolls, a gift from the planet Urd, seems to be tied with a mysterious warning that the planet Durth will be invaded.
When she visits her great-uncle, at his fortress-like home on Catalina Island, fifteen-year-old Samantha becomes involved in his manipulative game that leads to murder.
In 1765, twelve-year-old Nancy worries about the effect of the British Stamp Act on her father's silversmith business in Williamsburg and about how to get along with her new stepmother.
Susan and Mike use their detective skills to figure out what happened to the missing ingredients for their New Year's party refreshments.
Emily has never fit in her overachieving family. Instead of getting straight As, she sits in the back row and hides behind her hair. As a result, her parents have enrolled her at Camp Excel--an academic camp for underachievers--for the summer. Emily doesn't want to go, and not just because she feels it isn't necessary. She's been plagued by a recurring nightmare since she was a child. And there's something about this camp that feels familiar--has she been there before? Why can't she remember? With the help of two new friends, Emily discovers that her nightmare is not just in her head. Someone at Camp Excel has a secret--and will do anything, even murder, to keep Emily from uncovering the truth. From the Hardcover edition.
Furious at her father for breaking up their family, Abbie Thompson acted without thinking and got arrested for malicious mischief. Now the judge has assigned her to volunteer in a program that matches teens with the elderly. But Abbie doesn't get just any elderly person. She gets Edna Merkel: a cranky, difficult woman who's a member of the town's crime prevention group. In fact, Mrs. Merkel is too active a member, and after she brags that she's onto something big, she's attacked and ends up hospitalized. Suddenly the private investigator game is real, and only Abbie -- with the help of Mrs. Merkel's indecipherable notebook -- can figure out who did it. But will Abbie get to the assailant before the assailant gets to her?
Stacy wakes up in a room that's not hers, in a body she doesn't recognize, to discover she's been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead--murdered--and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness to her mother's murder.She can recall only a shadowy face, so far. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity...From the Paperback edition.
Sixteen-year-old Cassie, daughter of a famous comedienne, wishes she could spend more time with her sought-after mother and at the same time be recognized as a separate identity.
Dr. Mundy, his face dark red with anger, struggled to stay in control. He raised his voice and said firmly, "No need to shove or shout. If you're not happy, I'll refund your money. Folks know my good reputation wherever I go." "Not in New York," Danny said. "Your tonic killed a man there." "A lie! The boy is lying!" Dr. Mundy shouted, glaring at Danny. "I am not lying," Danny said. "You aren't a real doctor, either." "The man's a crook!" someone yelled. "A cheat! Give back our money!" A woman screamed as the crowd pushed toward the wagon. Dr. Mundy handed back coins as fast as he could, tossed bottles of pills and tonic helter-skelter into the wagon, and scrambled to lift and lock the wagon's gate. He paused in front of Danny, grabbing the collar of his coat and poking his face close to Danny's. "I won't forget you, brat!" he said. "I'll get you for this." Danny Kelly and his other five brothers and sisters are sent west from New York to Find new Homes. Danny and his younger sister Peg feel lucky to be adopted by kind Alfrid and Olga Swenson in St. Joseph, Missouri. But when Olga dies suddenly, the children fear they will lose their wonderful new family. Danny comes up with an ingenious plan so they won't be separated, and which might even bring his real family back together. Then Danny runs into a phony doctor he knew from New York City, who recognizes him. Can Danny protect himself and those he loves from the evil doctor and still make his plan work?
Rosie can't believe her good luck. Her grandmother, Glory, needs a last-minute roommate for a cruise to the Caribbean. Glory doesn't really need a companion-she's eager for Rosie to meet her friend's grandson, Neil, a brainy guy full of facts about baseball. Once Rosie is aboard the ship, though, someone else catches her eye-a boy her own age, who introduces himself as Ricky Diago. But after the ship sails, Rosie only sees Ricky's uncle, Mr. Diago. What's even stranger is that Neil could swear that Mr. Diago is actually a famous Cuban baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds. Then after a day's excursion, Rosie is approached by another boy who claims he's Ricky Diago. She's certain he's not the person she met before. Suddenly Rosie finds herself caught in a high-stakes adventure of international intrigue with life-or-death consequences. Who is the real Ricky Diago? And how far is Rosie willing to go to help him?
Sean gets the chance to be a stand-in for a child star in a Hollywood movie. Soon after, the stage is messed with the cameras toppled over and rumor has it that the picture is jinxed. The Casebusters have to find out who the real culprit is.
Sean gets his chance at stardom, but a Hollywood jinx stands in his wayA movie is being filmed in Redoaks, and Sean Quinn wants to be a part of it. The movie is called New Guy in Town, and it stars famous child actors Dakota Wayne and Justin Moore. The director needs someone to serve as Justin's stand-in on the set, and when he sees Sean, he knows he's found the right boy. Sean may not end up on screen, but he is going to be part of a movie! That is, if the movie ever gets made. Hollywood insiders have been whispering from the start that New Guy in Town is jinxed. The production moved to Redoaks after fires, theft, and injuries derailed the original attempt to film in Hollywood. And as the filmmakers try to get back on track, the jinx keeps rearing its ugly head. To make sure he gets his shot at the big time, Sean and his brother Brian will have to find out who's behind the accidents before the cameras roll.
Twelve-year-old Andy Bonner isn't thrilled with his teacher's assignment to explore family history. When he starts asking questions about his ancestors, he is startled to discover a black sheep in the family tree. No one wants to reveal what happened in his family's past. But Andy is determined to break the silence. Casting his net widely, from the Internet to the local cemetery, Andy's search helps everyone realize it's never too late to seek justice.
When the people of Redoaks open the town's time capsule, buried in 1918, the contents are missing and the Casebusters have a mystery to solve.
Inside a time capsule, Brian and Sean discover a decades-old mysteryIn 1918, the people of Redoaks buried a time capsule full of messages for the future. Besides all the grown-up stuff, the fourth-graders of 1918 included a packet of letters to the fourth-graders of today--which means Sean Quinn is about to get a letter straight from the past! But when it comes time to crack the capsule's seal, Sean and his brother Brian learn that its contents could change the town's future forever. Boris Vlado, the only surviving member of the fourth-graders of 1918, warns the boys that the time capsule holds a dangerous secret. But when they open the capsule, there's nothing inside! To find out why, Brian and Sean will have to solve a historic mystery that involves bank robbery, corruption, and the most valuable stamp collection Redoaks has ever seen.
A high school senior is convinced her friend Barry did not commit suicide but was a murder victim, and she endangers her own life to prove it.
Soon after she and her mother come to the small Texas town of Kluney and experience a series of menacing events, Katie begins to suspect that there is something sinister going on.
Retells the parable of the son, who, after squandering his inheritance, returns home to a forgiving father.
Chilling suspense from a three-time Edgar Award winner. Seventeen-year-old Dina has cancer and is angry at the whole world. Nothing can distract her, until Julie, a car accident survivor, becomes her hospital roommate. Julie fears someone is trying to kill her and she won't leave Dina's sight. And Dina wonders if, by befriending Julie, she's made herself a killer's target. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Holly Campbell's life has suddenly become a newspaper headline nightmare. Her friend Cody's parents have just been found murdered, and Cody is the prime suspect. Even Holly's father the police detective in charge of the investigation, thinks Cody is guilty. Holly knows she must help her friend. Will a mysterious psychic help her solve the case and prove Cody's innocence?
When Jennifer Lee Wilcox returns home from the beach, she finds that Stella Trax, her best friend's mother, has just been murdered. The police think Stella's daughter Bobbie did it. Jennifer sets out to prove Bobbie's innocence, but as she uncovers clues, she realizes she's only leading herself to danger! "An exciting, fast-moving thriller."--Voya. California Young Reader Medal.
Despite her interfering stage mother, seventeen-year-old Abby, a former child movie star, pursues her dream of becoming an actress in Hollywood during World War II.
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