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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.
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.
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.
Two young brothers decide to solve the mystery of the valuable sketches that are missing from a museum. (Best Books for Children, 6th ed.)
With the help of a playful kitten, Susan and Mike trick a "ghost" into revealing himself.
When Shirley convinces her husband Claude to help fulfill their adopted daughter's dream of a visit from Santa, she doesn't reckon on the real Santa Claus showing up at their place in Texas.
Julie resents being sent to spend the summer with her great aunt and uncle on their ranch in Texas, Rancho del Oro. Her swim team needs her and she'll be away for the whole summer season. But her family is counting on her, too. Uncle Gabe has broken his ankle and Aunt Glenda needs help. Julie is the only one available. Maybe she'll surprise herself and actually have a good time. But something strange is going on at Rancho del Oro. Pieces of jewelry and little objects are missing. The older people on the ranch say they may have misplaced the items--but something doesn't add up. In addition, two ranch residents have recently died. The deaths have been ruled accidents, but were they? When she discovers Uncle Gabe's fall was not an accident, Julie knows she must discover the killer's identity. Or else she could be next.
Amateur detectives Susan and Mike track down the mysterious sender of an unsigned valentine.
Andy is not thrilled when his teacher gives him an assignment to explore his family history.
Mary Elizabeth can't wait for the weekend to begin at the Ridley Hotel, where a famous mystery writer and a troupe of actors are coming to enact a murder mystery for 150 amateur sleuths.Mary Elizabeth's role is to discover "the body" in Room1927, which is supposed to be haunted. But nothing prepares her for the real body that she finds in Room 1927....
Herbie knows just what he'll do when he gets to be eight years old. He'll do all the fun things his older brother gets to do--only better. Brightly colored pictures bring Herbie's fantasies to life in this warmly humorous story about sibling rivalry.
Only Sarah senses the horror. The minute she steps through the doorway of her family's new home, Sarah feels a smothering cold mist, and hears the echo of a scream and a heartbreaking whisper in Spanish, "Help me!" Sarah feels compelled to find out who is trying to reach her. But can she uncover the mysteries of the past before terror strikes again?
One weekend morning when Kristy and her parents are arguing over an art camp, the doorbell rings. A man they do not know has been taking pictures and collecting clippings of sixteen-year-old Kristy for years. Why? Is this stranger really Kristy's grandfather? Who is Kristy? Who are her parents? And can she find out before it's all to late?
It's 1866, and twelve-year-old Will Scott is not happy to be riding the orphan train. That's because Will's not really an orphan. He has a father -- Jesse, a circus performer. But Jess tells Will that he'll have a better life with a new family out west. Will is placed with the kindly Dr. and Mrs. Wallace. Will assists Dr. Wallace on his rounds of the local farms and finds that he's really good at helping people who are sick or hurt. Still, Will misses his father terribly. Then one night Jesse's circus comes to town, and Will has to make a big decision.
Eleven-year-old Will Pelham's father is the gaoler for the city of Williamsburg. Mr. Pelham took the job only three months ago and Will is still uncomfortable with the prisoners in the cells beneath his family's living quarters.
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