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Living at the Bessledorf Hotel, where his father works as the manager, Bernie tries to solve the mystery of a troubled, young ghost who wanders the halls of the hotel at night.
Ever since fifteen-year-old Kate Sterling's mother died four years ago, nothing has been the same. Filled with resentment and sadness, and trying to fill the void left by her mother, Kate has shut herself off from the world and her family.Zeke Dexter is heading home to begin a new life after completing his prison term, but he is filled with anxiety. Will anyone in his small town be able to forget his shameful past -- or the crime he committed -- and let him start anew? And if he's not welcomed at home, where else could he go?Phyllis Reynolds Naylor weaves a taut, gripping story about grief, determination, and healing as the lives of the Sterling family and Zeke Dexter bind together. Set against the actual events of the March 1941 blizzard, Naylor's touching new period novel will be welcomed by her many fans.
Dead bodies which appear and disappear mysteriously are threatening to lose Sam's father his job as manager of the Besseldorf Hotel. What can be done? How do you find a ghost?
Could it be that someone in Bernie Magruder's own family, the family that did such a good job of managing the Bessledorf Hotel, was the one who bombed the bus depot next door? Bernie didn't want to believe it. But why else was Delores, his sister, so delighted that her former boyfriend had almost been hit by the bomb? And what was Bernie's brother Joseph making behind the locked basement door? Officer Feeney said that families gave him more trouble than anyone else, and Bernie was beginning to understand why. On the one hand, it was Bernie who gave Officer Feeney the information that made him suspicious about Delores-and brought him over to talk to Delores often enough that Mrs. Magruder was sure there would soon be a wedding in the family. And it was Bernie who told his friends Georgene and Weasel about Joseph. But, on the other hand, it was Bernie who led his friends into sleuthing to get at the truth of the matter. A hard job, especially after the first bomb was followed by several more. The bombs were a baffling mystery, with Bernie suspecting his family and at the same time trying to prove that none of them was involved.
A young boy has unusual experiences after leaving the doctor's office with a balloon full of medicine and a head full of helium.
A Young Reader's Choice Award-winnerA Newberry Award-winning AuthorPart of The Boys-Girls Battle SeriesCaroline Malloy shivers happily when her on-again, off-again enemy Wally Hatford tells her that a strange animal known as the abaguchie has been spotted in their area.
Play ball! That's what the sixth-grade Buckman Badgers baseball team plans on doing. Eddie Malloy and Jake Hatford hope to lead their team to the championship game the last Saturday in May. But due to a mix-up, Mrs. Hatford has to run a yard sale for the Women's Auxiliary of the Buckman Fire Department the very same day in their very own yard! Not wanting to miss out on the game, the family elects the only nonbaseball fan in the family, Wally, to stay home and help watch over the sale tables until they return. Wally's ticked off. On top of that, Caroline Malloy has written and will perform a play for a school project and has roped Wally into costarring with her. Let Caroline think she's so smart. Wally has his own reason for being in the play. It looks like the Hatfords could be totally humiliated after the girls stumble upon an embarrassing item from the boys' past. Leave it to Wally's secret plan to turn the tables on the girls' scheme and prove who's really in control! Boys rule! From the Hardcover edition.
It's spring break and the only assignment Wally Hatford and Caroline Malloy have is to do something that they have never done before. Wally's sure that will be a cinch once he hears the great news about the mighty Benson brothers coming to stay for vacation. It will be nonstop action all the way. For starters, the nine Benson and Hatford boys plan on scaring the three Malloy sisters silly by convincing them that their house is haunted. Of course, the boys don't know that the girls are hard at work plotting their own special surprise welcome. The Bensons don't know what they're up against with the Malloy girls. But they soon will. <BR>Meanwhile, everyone in town knows there's a hungry cougar on the prowl. When the kids decide to take a break from their tricks and join forces in catching the cougar, guess who gets stuck with the scariest job? This will surely be something no one has ever done before. <P>"From the Hardcover edition.
Wally Hatford dreams of long lazy days far away from school and Caroline Malloy. But Wally, the best speller among the Hatford brothers, gets roped into helping them with a summer newspaper project that will earn the twins school credit.What does that get Wally? When he hears scratching noises coming from Oldakers' bookstore cellar, Mr. Oldaker trusts him to keep a secret that could turn into a scoop for their newspaper. Wally worries that the secret may be too scary to keep to himself. What's worse, the Malloy girls have horned in on the newspaper. If there's one person Wally won't spill his secret to, it's nutty Caroline Malloy. No matter what it is!From the Hardcover edition.
It's the summer holidays--time for camping, fishing or just lazing, until girls move in next door. That means war, but the girls know how to fight back. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the winner of the Newbery Medal.
A blessed event CARLOTTA'S KITTENS have arrived--five adorable pink-nosed, silk-eared bundles of fur. But what a responsibility for the five male cats in the Club of Mysteries! It's their job not only to protect the kittens from the dangers of the world- like the tough river rats and the even tougher Steak Knife and his gang (and his collection of the tails of his victims)-but also to teach them the skills every cat needs to survive. And hardest of all, to find them good homes before they end up at the dreaded pound. The Club of Mysteries gang has a hard enough time figuring out the ways of the world for themselves-how can they raise a litter of helpless kittens?
Short stories about the changes in life adolescents must deal with and how they adapt.
Thirteen-year-old Kenny secretly calls himself "Cricket Man" after a summer of rescuing creatures from his family's Bethesda, pool, which gives him more self-confidence and an urge to be a hero, especially for his sixteen-year-old neighbor, Jodie.
When two pigeons that Sarah wants as pets move from her Chicago apartment's window ledge to the building next door, Sarah tries to figure out how to get them to come back.
Alice has always tried to be a decent person. She gets good grades, comes home on time, and has never really given her dad and her stepmom any reason to worry. But now that junior year of high school has started, Alice is a little sick of people assuming she's a goody-goody, so she decides to start shaking things up. First there are the dates with Tony, a cute senior who's a lot more experienced than Alice. Then the fights with her stepmom about the new cat, the car, and everything else start. But when Alice sneaks off to a party that her parents don't know about and a near-tragedy follows, she starts to realize every choice has a consequence, and danger rarely leads to good ones. Funny, realistic, and always provocative, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor does it again, proving that she understands what real girls think and feel, with this twenty-second book in the beloved Alice series.
T.R. and Danny join their friends in forming a group called the Desert Rats, and their major mission for the summer is helping Paul keep his beloved cat despite their town house development's rule against pets.
Disturbed by a poorly-planned, approaching civil defense drill and by the circumstances of his mother's death, a high school senior learns that some action is better than none.
A sleepover inspires Sarah, who likes to do things differently, to choose Mexico for her "Countries of the World" presentation.
Emily Wiggins is thrilled that she and her orphan friend Jackson have escaped the clutches of the Child-Catching Services and Emily's villainous uncle Victor. Emily and Jackson are now living happily with her loving aunt Hilda. But just a mighty mouth minute! Someone's snooping around for an orphan child on the run! He knows Jackson is hiding nearby and aims to get a reward for snatching him and sending him to work at a mill. What in leapin' livers should Jackson do? And Emily can't rest easy either, since some sort of creature is coming to their gate when Jackson and Emily are home alone. What in simmering succotash is that moving pile of dirt? Is it a heap of black rags, is it a dusty tumbleweed, no it's . . . Now what in shaking shivers will happen next?
From a Newbery Award-winning author comes a witty tale of the Wild West filled with comical cliffhangers and featuring a cast of plucky orphans and dastardly villains.
In this second book in the chilling York Trilogy, Dan struggles to bring the truth behind the faces in the water to the surface. Back from York, England, and away from the ghosts and gypsies that haunted him there, Dan is prepared to spend a relaxing summer on his grandmother's farm. But no sooner does he arrive than his peaceful mood turns into terror. Again and again, he sees the face of a gypsy he met in York in the cellar spring water, and hears whispers of his name in the wind. Determined to confront the fears and faces that have followed him home, and restore his life to the way it was before York, Dan is led into the past, where he must examine the present and focus on the future yet again. Dan's journey begins with Shadows on the Wall and concludes with Footprints at the Window.
When push comes to shove, two Kentucky girls find strength in each other. Ivy June Mosely and Catherine Combs, two girls from different parts of Kentucky, are participating in the first seventh-grade student exchange program between their schools. The girls will stay at each other's homes, attend school together, and record their experience in their journals. Catherine and her family have a beautiful home with plenty of space. Since Ivy June's house is crowded, she lives with her grandparents. Her Pappaw works in the coal mines supporting four generations of kinfolk. Ivy June can't wait until he leaves that mine forever and retires. As the girls get closer, they discover they're more alike than different, especially when they face the terror of not knowing what's happening to those they love most. From the Hardcover edition.
When he and his older brother Gordon are left camping alone in the Rocky Mountains, 12-year-old Doug faces his fear of heights and his feelings about Gordon, with the help of a cougar.
Overwhelmed by too many uncertainties, Dan tries to settle his affairs with his gypsy friends only to find himself in medieval York, England, in the middle of the Black Death.
As Halloween approaches, the three Malloy sisters find themselves trying to get even with the four Hatford brothers, who have been playing tricks on them since they moved to West Virginia.