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Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn't show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he's no Mrs. Brisbane. Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way). Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.
Who was that man in the Park Service uniform who brought Jack and Ashley Landon into the wilds of Alaska's Denali National Park along with their friend Nicky Milano? Whoever he was, he has given them a dogsled ride to certain death unless somebody finds them soon. Their troubles are about to get a whole heap deeper as the first rumblings of an avalanche turn into a deafening roar!From the Paperback edition.
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain. With only one week to find a captured Mr. Benedict, the gifted foursome faces their greatest challenge of all--a challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place and will require them to fight for the very namesake that united them.
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all? Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.
Can you crack the case with six clues or less? Welcome back to Moon Hollow, where mystery lurks around every corner--and four kids have come together to solve crimes and puzzles big and small. When a monster is sighted in the woods surrounding Moon Hollow, Viola, Sylvester, Rosie, and Woodrow know they're in for their creepiest case yet. But it's just one of fourteen mysteries competing for their attention. They'll have to uncover the truth in six clues or less--and readers are invited to guess alongside them each step of the way. Each book comes with an exclusive code so that readers can download a FREE copy of the e-book . . . which includes an extra mystery unavailable anywhere else!
Nancy Drew is asked to locate a missing broadway actress. At nearly the same time Nancy begins investigating a case for her father lawyer Carson Drew. Nancy must find the actress and prove her father's client innocent of stealing others' work.
Perhaps it's the patch on her eye. Or maybe it's the donkey she rides. It might even be the ancient caravan she lives in, surrounded by six dogs, six cats, several goats, and a lot of chickens. Whatever the reason, the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. To Jim and Patsy Reader, Miss Slade is the eccentric neighbor who lets them play with her animals, shares her lunch of chips and cookies, and makes them laugh out loud. Soon the whole family is attached to her. But Miss Slade is a mystery, even to the Readers: Why does she speak like an aristocrat? And where did she get that gold sovereign? It turns out Miss Slade does have a secret after all--one that brings trouble when discovered. Luckily, she has some friends--human and canine--who can help. With humor, compassion, and a yard full of animals, Dick King-Smith, beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, tells a warm story of friendship and kindness.
LC and the Critters head to Big Horn Dude Ranch. Mr. Big Horn is losing cattle, can LC and his friends figure out the mystery?
There is fast-paced adventure, colorful settings, and plenty of thrilling hockey action in this exciting relaunch of the much-loved Screech Owls series.
Nancy Drew solves a complicated mystery involving danger, possible supernatural involvement, intrigue, and multiple issues. Specifically, the Inn is believed to be jinxed which creates problems for the Inn's residents. One part of the mystery, involves Nancy helping her friend Emily Crandell find out who stole Emily's inherited jewels. This theft escalates the havoc in the Inn. In the end, Nancy, through detailed detective work, discovers the identity of the jewel thief. Because of this discovery, the other elements of the plot are resolved. This book is suitable for both children and adolescents. Adults who work with these readers can become fascinated by its story as well.
Nancy wants desperately to help a friend recover her inheritance when she comes of age. Twists and turns and too many clues and too many suspects leave Nancy feeling she may never solve this riddle. So, she takes a risk, only to find herself in a pickle! How will she ever get away to find the inheritance and restore it to its rightful owner? Beginning in the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were revised and shortened. This is the original version of this title.
Someone is trying to drive famed author Amelia Beaufort crazy--and Nancy and Bess have traveled to her moss-covered estate to help her out. As the two teens search the mansion for clues, they find themselves trapped in a real-life gothic tale.
Trixie put her finger over her lips, dropped to a crouch, and moved silently toward the clearing. As she turned around, an arm snaked around her and a hand was clamped over her mouth...
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.
When Nancy learns that the Drews' housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy's astonishment, she discovers that the woman is using the name Nancy Drew. The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself and result in her being questioned by the police. Nancy's determination to capture the elusive, dangerous Mitzi Channing takes her to northern New York State and Canada. At a gala winter event Nancy meets this situation and turns the tables on Mitzi Channing and her fellow thieves makes another thrilling Carolyn Keene mystery.
When their coach becomes ill and their baseball team starts falling apart, several of the Blazers begin receiving coaching tips from an anonymous phone caller.
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.
While investigating the robbery of a local museum, 4 young friends see mysterious lights that they believe belong to a UFO on the mesa in Arizona.
In a response to a friend's call for help, Nancy's father, a lawyer, asks her to travel to mysterious Crocodile Island with her friends Bess and George to study the reptiles and try to uncover a group of suspected poachers. Upon their arrival in Florida, the girls are kidnapped but cleverly escape to pursue their detective work. Dangers mount as they cope with reptiles, enemy boats, and exciting chases after the men who are responsible for a sinister racket that involves many unsuspecting victims. In the end, Nancy makes a bold move to untangle the mass of clues. She and Ned become imprisoned in the enemy's submarine and are held for ransom! How Nancy and Ned are saved and the tables turned on the owners of Crocodile Island are left for the reader to discover.
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