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Sixth grade is just out of this world! Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and realizes that "Mr. Smith" is really an alien! At first no one will believe her except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor -- and save the rest of the sixth-grade class from a fate worse than math tests!
"You know all those stories that claim fairies cry sparkle tears and elves travel by rainbow? They're lies. All lies." Twelve-year-old Jenny has spent the last two years as an adventurer helping magical kingdoms around the universe. But it's a thankless job, leaving her no time for school or friends. She'd almost rather take a math test than rescue yet another magical creature! When Jenny is sent on yet another mission, she has a tough choice to make: quit and have her normal life back, or fulfill her promise and go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
The ability to put thoughts into writing is an essential skill vital to success in school--from elementary school through college. Bestselling author Dan Gutman helps kids master this important skill with his fun, informative writing guide, My Weird Writing Tips. Dan offers tricks for spelling hard words, understanding the difference between similar words like "its" and "it's," and conquering grammar stumbling blocks like commas and apostrophes. He also teaches readers how to write an engaging story, in line with the grades 2-5 Common Core goals for writing a narrative. With illustrated appearances from A. J. and Andrea, stars of his bestselling My Weird School series, and with his trademark wacky sense of humor, Dan makes learning the writing and storytelling basics so fun kids will forget they're learning.
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.
"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.
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?
The Bob-Whites are off to the Ozarks to visit the Beldens' Uncle Andrew. Trixie can't wait to explore the mysterious caves there because she has another scheme up her sleeve. There is a reward for anyone who can find three "ghost cave fish." Nothing will stop Trixie from finding them - not bats or wild cats or even a real ghost!
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.
The kids from Pacific Point are creating a float for the Rose Parade, and Robin and her friends will ride palomino horses, including Robin's favorite, Nugget, in the parade. But first, they have to solve a mystery that includes kidnapping, burglary, and a terrifying plane ride. Who can the girls trust? Can people be both good and bad? Picture descriptions present.
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.
Two youngsters follow clues from an old diary hoping to find a treasure buried years ago on their aunt's Pennsylvania farm. From mysteries in vanishing food, odd lights, and mysterious happenings in the secret tunnel, things are not always as they seem. Joey and Jan Howard are disappointed when they have to spend half of their summer vacation with Great-Aunt Melinda on her Pocono Mountain farm. Expecting a rather dull vacation, they are delighted when they find an old family diary which tells of a strange mystery and a hidden treasure which has never been found. The search for the treasure leads to the discovery of a secret room in Aunt Melinda's attic, a mysterious tunnel which was used as a station in the Underground Railway before the Civil War, and to a deserted island in the middle of a lake where they meet a sullen and suspicious Indian boy. By the time the last of the mysteries is solved, Jan and Joey have made some unexpected friendships, including one with a horse named Patches.
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