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Uncle Bunkie, the clown, had every kid in Centerville buzzing. A new amusement park had opened just outside of town--Bicycle Hills. There were all kinds of games for anyone who wanted to have fun on a bike. There were other games too, like Caves and Cobras--games the children weren't supposed to tell their parents about. But as Halloween approached, children and adults began to wonder if the fun of pretending was getting out of hand. Once again John Bibee spins a fascinating tale as the magic of the Spirit Flyer bicycles confronts mysterious forces trying to take over Centerville. THE SPIRIT FLYER SERIES BY JOHN BIBEE The ordinary town of Centerville is the setting for some extraordinary events. When several children discover that Spirit Flyer bicycles possess strange and magical powers, they are thrust into a conflict with Goliath Industries--with the fate of the town in the balance. Limited picture descriptions added.
For Barry Smedlowe, Centerville would never be the same. Sloan Favor stole his clubhouse, then stole his party and finally stole his club members themselves. Everything was falling to pieces. After the Halloween War, even the whole country seemed in turmoil. And the attempts of the ORDER Party to get the nation under control looked suspicious. Were they trying to fix the elections? Why did they put all the people with Spirit Flyer bicycles in jail? With the holidays drawing near and problems getting bigger and more complicated, Barry felt all alone. He could hardly imagine that what seemed like the last Christmas would actually become his first.
THE SPIRIT FLYER SERIES. Once there was a magic bicycle that found a boy," begins this tale of adventure and suspense. When John Kramar comes across an old, rusty Spirit Flyer bicycle, he finds it is far from ordinary. First, the bike helps him save a neighbor's barn from burning. Then it brings him into conflict with the boys in the Cobra Club, a representative of Goliath Toys and other forces that not only want John's bike, but want it destroyed. Kathryn Lindskoog, author of C. S. Lewis: Mere Christian, says, "This story is gripping, joyful and refreshing." While John learns about the Magic in the bicycle, every reader will be delighted as they join him for this fantastic ride. SPIRIT FLYER SERIES BY JOHN BIBEE. The ordinary town of Centerville is the setting for some extraordinary events. When several children discover that Spirit Flyer bicycles possess strange and magical powers, they are thrust into a conflict with Goliath Industries--with the fate of the town in the balance.
Josh and the other Home School Detectives join their church in a Good Friday service project at the Bridgewood Apartments, and Josh's new basketball disappears. Josh suspects the "Bridge Kids," a rough group who claim the broken-down wooden footbridge near their apartment as their territory. But when Ms. Carson's stolen purse is found in Josh's guitar case, he becomes a prime suspect himself. How can Josh defend himself against the false charges? Why is there sudden rash of stealing? Who wants to meet Josh secretly to answer his questions? These and other mysteries set the Home School Detectives on a case that reveals not only a greedy, cold-hearted scheme, but also the importance of building bridges.
Horseshoe Ranch, high in the Colorado Rockies is a perfect spot for a family facation and for the Home School Detectives to unravel a mystery. Could they be on the trail of Corrigan's treasure, missing for a hundred years? Josh Morgan, however, is interested in discovering more about Kim Carson, the strangely aloof blond wrangler at the ranch. The excitement mounts for everyone as the detectives narrowly escape tragedy on a mountain trail, search for Kim's missing horse, meet a peculiar old mountain man named Ben, and gallop on a wild race that unravels the mystery in Lost Canyon.
Emily and her other Home School Detective friends are giving a concert at the college where her father teaches. There they meet Astrid, a student who wants their help in recovering her high-powered laptop computer. Not only is it valuable, but it also contains the only copy of her Master's thesis. Astrid thinks it was stolen, but she acts suspicious herself. Emily and Josh wonder if more is involved than Astrid is letting on. Of course more is not involved--instead much more is! Once again the Home School Detectives use their wits, courage and help from a higher source to challenge a crook with a grand scheme. Includes a first chapter preview to the Home School Detectives next adventure, The Mystery of the Vanishing Cave.
When Billy and his home school friends stumble across a gold cup stolen thirty years ago, the Home School Detectives are thrown into their first case. Who was digging where the cup was found? Where was the rest of the stolen treasure? Were the wrong men sent to jail for the crime? Why was a shop owner kidnapped? Why did the homeless people living under a railroad bridge offer to help? Follow the fast-paced adventure of Billy, Rebecca, Josh, Emily and the rest as they overcome false leads and follow clues to the exciting conclusion. John Bibee, a writer living in Austin, Texas, is the author of the eight books in the Spirit Flyer Series. The Home School Detectives by John Bibee The Mystery of the Homeless Treasure Other books coming soon fiction/ages 8-12
When Carlos and Julie Brown go on a short missions trip with their parents to Mexico, odd things start happening. Many report seeing a ghost at the graveyard and the orphanage. The pastor and several children suddenly get ill. And two mysterious men in town warn that the orphanage is in danger. Suspicious about the ghost, Carlos begins an investigation into the strange events. Following the clues of bits of mud, pieces of candy and a watch that glows in the dark, he works to uncover a plot that is much bigger than the little Mexican town he is visiting. Probe this dark mystery with Carlos and his friends at the orphanage as they strive to reveal the truth.
When Carlos and the others don't show up for ice cream, Julie and Emily start looking for them. Soon they find not only their friends' abandoned bicycles but also several small computer chips. When a strange man with a red beard shows up, wanting to know everything about the chips, the mystery deepens. Join the Home School Detectives as they are swept into a high-stakes game of high-tech crime. It's a case that is bigger than they could ever imagine.
It was just like any other summer week at Camp Friendly Waters until Rebecca, Julie and Emily discovered a small opening to a large cave. Inside they found tools and weapons left by an ancient tribe of Native Americans. But when they brought others back the next day to see the cave, it was gone. How did the cave disappear? Where did the skeleton that they found in the cave come from? Why was someone trying to scare Rebecca and the others? Why did Mary Littledove keep avoiding them? Read to the surprising conclusion of one of the toughest cases the Home School Detectives have ever faced.
It was her husband's gold pocket watch. But why was Mrs. Babbage so extremely upset about losing it? Why was she so desperate to have it back? To make matters more difficult, Clarice pushed her way into the case, offering the Home School Detectives help they really didn't want from their annoying friend. As Julie and her friends launch another investigation, however, the girls unexpectedly find Mrs. Babbage unconscious in her room. They also begin to wonder if Mr. Benton's death was actually murder. Are the two events connected? Is there a bigger puzzle underneath waiting to be solved? Join the Home School Detectives as they unravel the mystery of the widow's watch.
Everyone wants to be Number One--the fastest, the smartest, the best looking. That's the way it was in Centerville. And the local toy store, run by Mrs. Happy, was all too willing to help by keeping track of all your points so everyone would know who was really on top. It was, after all, the only game in town. But Daniel found himself at the bottom of this game. He was new in town and he had a limp. With two strikes like that against him, there was no way he could win. No way, that is, until Mrs. Happy offered to make him the envy of every kid in town. Would he accept, or would he follow the Spirit Flyer bicycles of John and Susan Kramar? Would he win the game and lose the biggest prize of all? Find out in another exciting adventure of magic and mystery from John Bibee.
What's a family to do when the parents get in trouble and run away from home? That's the problem the Kramars faced. The whole family had decided to follow the way of Spirit Flyers. But Mom and Dad turned against them and joined the powerful and sinister Goliath Industries--who were taking over not only Centerville, but the country and the world as well. Would they come back? Would the children be able to forgive them? Would Grandfather Kramar? Would the runaway parents be able to forgive themselves? Here is a fast-paced adventure with an enduring message. THE SPIRIT FIVER SERIES BY JOHN BIBEE. The ordinary town of Centerville is the setting for some extraordinary events. When several children discover that Spirit Flyer bicycles possess strange and magical powers, they are thrust into a conflict with Goliath Indus tries--with the fate of the town in the balance. Picture descriptions are added.
What would happen if someone decided to trick a whole town--by giving them toys? But not just any toys, you understand. Toys that had a powerful and sinister effect on their owners. And what if only two children knew the evil plot was in the works? The magic continues as John and Susan Kramar speed through this book of mystery and adventure. As July the Fourth approaches, they know some scheme is brewing. Armed only with bicycles that possess wonderful powers, their job is to find out what the plan is and to stop it.
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