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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 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!
So much of our lives is caught up in the development and maintenance of security and control. But as Helen Keller observed, "Security is mostly a superstition. . . . Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." And when our only experience of Christianity is safe and controlled, we miss the simple fact that faith involves risk. In The Faith of Leap, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch challenge you to leave the idol of security behind and courageously live the adventure that is inherent in our God and in our calling. Their corrective to the dull, adventureless, risk-free phenomenon that describes so much of contemporary Christianity explores the nature of adventure, risk, and courage and the implications for church, discipleship, spirituality, and leadership.
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!
In 1645 in England, the daughters of the town minister successfully accuse a local healer and her granddaughter of witchcraft to conceal an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, but years later in 1692 Salem trials, their lie has unexpected repercussion.
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!
It's winter break, and Nancy, George, and Bess can hardly wait for Sunday. That's the day of the big snow festival in town. This year the girls are entering the snow sculpture contest. They already know what they are making, too: They are going to build swans from the ballet Swan Lake! Nancy and her friends only have three days to make the most fantastic sculpture they can. But when someone begins wrecking their statues each night, the girls worry that they'll never finish in time. Will Nancy and her friends put the freeze on this sneak in the snow, or will their chances of winning the competition melt away?
Kerry Proffit is having an amazing summer working at a resort on the California coast and hanging with her summer share housemates. Everything's great until an injured stranger lands on their doorstep. Daniel Blessing is a handsome young man with a mysterious past. He's on the run from a powerful witch named Season. Of course Kerry and her friends don't believe in witches. But Kerry is beginning to believe in Daniel -- and her feelings for him. Which is too bad for Kerry. And her friends. Because now Season is on their trail, and they won't all survive the summer. Hunting Season is now open.... SUMMER. FALL. WINTER. SPRING. Four seasons, one incredible adventure.
In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head--even if you're totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen.A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don't really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing. Nah, not his thing. Ali's got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there's a dude looking for trouble--and, somehow, it's always Ali around to pick up the pieces. But, hey, a guy's gotta look out for his boys, right? Besides, it's all small potatoes; it's not like anyone's getting hurt. And then there's Needles. Needles is Noodles's brother. He's got a syndrome, and gets these ticks and blurts out the wildest, craziest things. It's cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn't mean anything by it. Yeah, it's cool...until Ali and Noodles and Needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to be...somewhere they never should've been--where the people aren't so friendly, and even less forgiving.
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?
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