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Fifteen-year-old Eugene Dingman records in his personal diary his summer spent as a waiter in a hotel in the Adirondacks, learning to cope with rejection from the girl he has a crush on as well as from his own father.
When Dave and the other members of the "Wacky Facts Lunch Bunch" decide to help a new kid named Max run in fifth grade class elections, they face off with the Nasty Blobs, two of the most rotten, creepy goons in their class. Will the Lunch Bunch win?
When Henry and Zelda become the Saturday companions of their, beloved teacher, her exuberance for learning, having fun, and helping the homeless is contagious. Their visits to Central Park, museums, and other places around New York City open an exciting new world to Zelda and Henry. But Miss Applebaum can't escape the inevitable. Will Henry and Zelda be able to carry out her last wish?
On one of his mother's nursing cases a "misfit" teenager meets a man who gives Chris some needed lessons in life.
P.C.'s anthropologist dad invites P.C. and Mac along for a holiday boat trip down the Amazon, but Mr. Hawke's dream trip turns into a nightmare for everyone when they realize they're trapped on board a little steamer with a big killer.
Jackson is always psyched to visit his aunt Sarah when she's working on an anthropological dig. This time she's in England, at Stonehenge, and Jackson can't wait to see the massive and mysterious stone formations in person. But then he witnesses a vicious attack on a young man, and another on his beloved aunt Sarah. A savage beast no one has ever seen before is on the prowl. Now it's up to Jackson and his new friend, Alma, a gravedigger's daughter, to stop the beast. All the clues lead back to Stonehenge, where he and Alma must risk their lives to solve the mystery of the monster stalking the countryside-before it's too late. "Even reluctant readers won't be able to put this one down. "-Booklist
When P.C. and Mackenzie are invited to join Mac's dad on a business trip in Monaco, they are thrilled. But their luxurious vacation is cut short when a serial killer thought to be long retired suddenly strikes again ... in their hotel.
Beatrice was a mother...and the embittered ringmaster of the circus Hunsdorfer featuring three generations of crazy ladies living under the sloppiest big top on earth. Nanny was no problem. She sat and stared and stayed silent as a venerable vegetable should. Ruth was half-mad and easily bought with an occasional cigarette. But how is the world would Beatrice control Tillie--keeper of rabbits, dreamer of atoms, true believer in life, hope, and the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds...
Near the end of World War II, scientists in Los Alamos, New Mexico, are working on a project that will alter the fate of the world. Thirteen-year-old Stephen Orr is living at a top secret military base with his father who is building the atomic bomb.
Sophomores Harry and Hortense are convinced they're the only enlightened people in their messed-up, miserable high school, which Harry's nicknamed Hormone High.
A scientist at the Bronx Wildlife Conservation Park turns up dead and P.C. and Mackenzie are sure that it's no accident. The only way to get a lethal dose of gorilla blood into an unsuspecting person is on purpose.
Dennis and Maggie, the self-consciously shy hero and heroine, go out on a date in this moving and uncompromising book.
Teenage Jake joins his father on an expedition to study bats in the Brazilian rain forest and finds the project menaced by a giant brain-eating bat.
Serena hasn't been herself lately. She has been having sudden lapses of memory and acting like a completely different person - one she doesn't like very much. To add to her confusion, she knows that someone has been following her.
Now, I don't like school, which you might say is one of the factors that got us involved with this old guy we nicknamed the Pigman. Actually, I hate school, but then again most of the time I hate everything. I used to really hate school when I first started at Franklin High. I hated it so much the first year they called me the Bathroom Bomber. Other kids got elected G.O. President and class secretary and lab-squad captain, but I got elected the Bathroom Bomber.
An account of Paul Zindel's teenage years on Staten Island, when his life was enriched by finding his own personal pigman, or mentor.
The Pigman has been dead for four months when John and Lorraine visit his empty house and discover a down-and-out old man on the run from the tax collector.
Zack and his Ute Indian friend find themselves trapped in a cave with a living dinosaur--the deadly Utahraptor.
When mutant rats threaten to take over Staten Island, which has become a huge landfill, fourteen-year-old Sarah and her younger brother Mike try to figure out how to stop them.
P. C. Hawke and his partner-in-sleuthing, Mackenzie, are shocked to learn that their friend Tom is accused of murdering the chief biologist of the Museum of Natural History.
When the Grim Reaper strikes the math department at a nearby university, P.C. and Mackenzie do some homework and discover that almost everyone-- parents, teachers, and students alike-- had a motive to get this nutty professor out of the way.
Did classmate Timmy Warner plunge to his death over a 300-foot waterfall, or was that Timmy spotted recently, alive and well, at Venice Beach? P.C. and Mackenzie are determined to find out.
For Jack and Marjorie Krenner and their two small children, life in their new home among the rich and famous is a dream come true. Until slowly they wake to the fear that walks the night. And soon they know that nothing, not the iron gates nor the alarms nor the watchdogs, can protect them from a killer who is closer to home than they dare imagine.