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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?
Nancy, Bess, and George are really excited about the bike race River Heights is holding during the girls' spring break. The winner gets lots of cool prizes! George is the most excited because she thinks her bike is the fastest. But a few days before the race, her bike disappears! Nancy and Bess promise to help George find it, but this bikenapper leaves almost no tracks to follow. Nancy must pedal her way through this mystery--and fast--or else George will be sitting on the sidelines!
River Heights is getting a carousel! And the town is having a special ceremony to unveil it. Nancy, Bess, and George are dizzy with excitement for their first ride on the beautiful antique horses. All the kids who ride the carousel can also try to grab a brass ring that hangs on a pole next to the carousel. Whoever captures the ring wins a special prize! But suddenly the brass ring is gone, and without it the contest will be ruined. Nancy is on the case, but her head is swirling with too many clues. Can she solve this carousel mystery before it spins out of control?
It's summer vacation and Nancy, George, and Bess have signed up for a two-week-long nature day camp on the outskirts of River Heights. The girls can't wait to get out and enjoy nature, and are thrilled to be spending their days making butterfly feeders, planting sunflowers, and taking hikes. But things at Camp Northwoods start going haywire right from the start. The projects the campers work so hard on during the day keep getting ruined at night! Nancy is suspicious--these don't look like natural disasters. Just who is wrecking all of the campers' hard work? And can camp continue with a culprit on the loose?
Nancy and her friends are on a fun-filled trip to the coast of Maine. But when the historic town lighthouse starts flashing strange signs, Nancy and the girls investigate the lore surrounding the lighthouse. Illustrations. Picture descriptions present.
It's time for the Holiday Streetwalk in River Heights. That's when the stores serve cider and cookies, carolers sing on street corners, and there's face painting, clowns, and costumes for everyone to enjoy. But the best part is when the mayor turns on the Christmas tree lights and Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn sleigh. One lucky child will get to present Mr. and Mrs. Claus with the key to River Heights, and this year it's Bess Marvin! There will be reporters and TV cameras on the big day, but Bess's chance to be a star is ruined when the key to the city disappears. Can Nancy, Bess, and George unlock the secret of the missing key before Bess's special day is spoiled?
Nancy, George, and Bess are taking a cooking class at Le Gourmet. And they are learning to make desserts! Nancy can't think of a sweeter way to spend her spring break than whipping up tasty concoctions with her two best friends. Then at the end of the week, Monsieur Jadot will name one student "Top Chef" at a special ceremony. Nancy can't help but wonder, will her dessert take the cake? But this sugary sweet class turns sour when whacky things start happening, and Nancy discovers that someone is tinkering with the recipes! Smells like a mystery--and one Nancy must solve before dessert is served!
While vacationing at a lake, Nancy, Bess, and George have their eyes on first prize in the annual sand castle contest. They use special colored sand and carefully build the castle to look like the ones they researched at the library. If the girls win, they'll get their picture in the local paper and all the ice cream they can eat. But before judging begins, someone wrecks the girls' castle and writes a mean message in the sand. Nancy and her friends will have to dig deep to get back into the contest before it's too late!
While Nancy visits a friend at the University of Utah, Frank and Joe Hardy are working undercover just outside Salt Lake City at the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Together, they team up to investigate acts of sabotage by eco-terrorists, and are led into a tangled web of financial intrigue, political corruption, and explosive action.
Sometimes, being an ATAC agent doesn't seem so bad. When Frank and Joe are sent to a tropical island resort in paradise to investigate a string of thefts, they're not complaining. But once they get there, something seems off about the mission. . . . Soon the brothers feel like missing jewelry is the least of their concerns. Meanwhile, Nancy Drew, Bess, and George are staying at the hotel as guests. They, too, sense something off about this particular paradise, and when they run into Frank and Joe, it seems that no one--not even an old friend--is above suspicion.
Nancy has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the raising of the "Titanic". But when her ship suffers some disruptions, Nancy suspects that someone is trying to sabotage the raising. Meanwhile, Joe has mysteriously vanished from a nearby ship -- and Frank and Nancy must wade through dangerous waters to uncover the truth.
Can Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys stop the curtain from crashing down on a new Broadway spectacular?The producers of a huge new Broadway musical are worried about their star, a TV actress who has been receiving death threats. When the actress gets sick right before opening night, her understudy has to go on for her--and nearly dies in an "accident" on stage. So the producers call in the Hardy Boys to get to the source of the trouble. Baffled by all the backstage backstabbing, the Hardys call Nancy and ask her to come to New York and help them out. When she arrives, they realize that Nancy is a dead ringer for the lead actress, so they arrange for her to replace the injured understudy. Can the three supersleuths put an end to the accidents plaguing the show? Or is the curtain about to come down once and for all?
Help Nancy and her friends track down the crafty clown who stole George's junior ringmaster whistle in the fourth book in an all-new, interactive Nancy Drew chapter book mystery series. Includes space for readers to jot down their own ideas and solutions to the case!The Bingle and Bumble Circus is coming to River Heights, and Nancy, Bess, and George are super excited to see the clowns, animals, and acrobats. But most of all, they're excited about the Junior Ringmaster whistling contest! To win, all they have to do is be the kid who whistles the loudest and the longest. The winner of the contest will get to be Junior Ringmaster at the circus's opening night and they'll get a shiny silver whistle as a prize! After George wins, her friends can't wait to see her in the show. But when the time comes, she blows and blows her whistle...and nothing comes out. When she checks her whistle, George realizes that it was switched with a broken one! Will Nancy and her friends find the whistle-snatcher before the circus leaves town?
In this Nancy Drew and the Clew Crew adventure, Nancy and her friends must track down a beautiful--and very rare--butterfly when it goes missing from the new butterfly museum.Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to check out Flutter House, an awesome new museum that's all about butterflies! The girls are thrilled when they get to see the beautiful creatures up close and personal. But soon after their class leaves, the rarest butterfly, a Blue Morpho, goes missing! It's up to the Clue Crew to get the valuable butterfly back safely. But with a long suspect list and not many clues, it's going to be a tough case for Nancy and her friends.
A night at the museum and a broken sculpture lead to artistic injustice--unless Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew can find the true culprit!Nancy, Bess, and George are so excited. Their favorite new art teacher, Miss Alcott, is taking them on their best class trip yet--a sleepover at the River Heights museum! The girls can't wait to see some famous paintings, eat fancy food at the museum cafeteria, and have a great time with their classmates on the sleepover. But when an expensive sculpture gets broken, the River Heights students get blamed. Nancy knows her class didn't do it, so it's up to the Clue Crew to find the real culprit before Miss Alcott gets in trouble and the whole field trip is ruined!
Nancy, Bess, and George solve a doggone puzzler of a mystery during the annual River Heights Halloween Pet Parade in the sixth book in an all-new, interactive Nancy Drew chapter book mystery series.Nancy, Bess, and George are gearing up for a weekend of River Heights Halloween activities, including the annual Howl-A-Ween Pet Parade! All the kids get to dress up their pets and march with them up Main Street. Nancy's dog, Chocolate Chip, is even picked to lead the parade atop a festive hay wagon float! But right before show time, Chip starts whining, running in circles, and burrowing into the hay! When Nancy can't calm her down, the parade officials remove her as the leader! Nancy, Bess, and George wonder if something--or someone--made Chip act that way. Nancy pulls out her clue book; the Clue Crew is on the case! Who's behind Chip's strange doggy behavior? Is it Deidre Shannon, who was mad that Chip was chosen over her princess puppy Pom-Pom to lead the parade? Felipe the Pet Trainer, who wanted a dog he was training to lead the parade? Or is it--yikes!--the ghost of Murray the Monster Mutt? Will the Clue Crew crack this case before all the River Heights pets go batty?
Nancy and George join Carson Drew on a visit to Anchorage shipping magnate Henry Wilcox, and they are thrilled by the idea of exploring Alaska. But a cold case awaits...Nancy and George's trip to Alaska is thrilling, but it quickly turns chilly when the police accuse shipping magnate Henry Wilcox of using his ships to smuggle ivory. Mystery, romance and the dogsledding world of Alaska create an exciting backdrop for Nancy's latest case!
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!
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!
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!
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?
Nancy's class is performing Alice in Wonderland, and everyone is busy practicing for the big day. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the Mad Hatter, pesky Orson Wong, discovers that his "magic" hat has vanished. How will the Mad Hatter remember his lines without it? Sounds like a case for Nancy Drew. But Nancy's not so sure she wants to solve this one--Orson is such a pest! Even worse, Orson wants to help Nancy solve his own case, and Nancy's friends won't even investigate the case if he's around. Will a new partner mean saying good-bye to old friends? And can Nancy and Orson uncover the Hatter's hat before curtain time?
SUGAR, COCOA, CARAMEL, CHOCOLATE -- A MISSING CANDY FORMULA MAKES A STICKY MESS! What could be sweeter than a visit to Zuckerman's Zonked Candy Factory? Nancy and her class will see how their favorite candy is made, and even get free samples. Mr. Zuckerman himself gives the grand tour past the sparkling machines that spit out Sticky Gummy Goo, Karamel Krunchettes, Frostee Jewels, and more. Then Mr. Zuckerman tells the kids he has dreamed up the perfect candy. He even shows them the paper with the secret recipe. But when the visit is over, the recipe has disappeared and no one can find it! Is the greatest candy lost for good?
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