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"The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing" by Sheila Turnage

'The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing' by Sheila Turnage

★★★★ The Desperado Detectives are back! This time, Mo and Dale set out to uncover a ghostly mystery: the murder of Nellie Blake and her haunting of the Tupelo Inn. When Miss Lana accidently purchases the inn at an auction, Mo wants her to turn it into a successful business. But who would want to visit the haunted inn with Nellie creating havoc? This is a great sequel to the first book, Three Times Lucky, and is full of Mo's humor and wit. This ...

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"Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli Book 1" by Erica Farber

'Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli Book 1' by Erica Farber

When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can't find Captain Kidd's legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends embark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure. Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd's map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on an island, Fish and his friends have their work cut out for them. But will Fish actually be able to find Captain Kidd's booty and win the bet? Appropriate fo ...

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"Three Times Lucky" by Sheila Turnage

'Three Times Lucky' by Sheila Turnage

★★★★★ Mo LoBeau got lucky when she was a baby; she survived a hurricane her mother left her in and wound up in Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. Orphaned, Mo made her own family with the Colonel, a quirky man with amnesia who found her after the hurricane, and Miss Lana, an eccentric café hostess. Mo helps out at the café with her best friend Dale, attends the sixth grade, and solves mysteries. Mr. Jesse, a grumpy townsmen, is found dead on his ...

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"Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)" by John Grisham

'Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)' by John Grisham

A perfect murderA faceless witnessA lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years oldMeet Theodore BooneIn the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. ...

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"Found (The Missing, #1)" by Margaret Peterson Haddix

'Found (The Missing, #1)' by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that ...

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"The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, #1)" by Rick Riordan

'The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)' by Rick Riordan

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue.Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them ...

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"The London Eye Mystery" by Siobhan Dowd

'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd

Monday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m. Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m. The pod lands and the doors open. People exit in all shapes and sizes – but where is Salim?Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follo ...

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"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick

'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick

Half sketches create a story in pictures too, relevant history. Real last-century French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès collected mechanical robot-like automata, and, impoverished, worked at a toy booth in a Paris railway station. Here, orphan Hugo fixes his late father's automata, and meets Méliès through his god-daughter Isabelle. ...

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"The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)" by Trenton Lee Stewart

'The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)' by Trenton Lee Stewart

"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is - there are no rules. ...

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"Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, #1)" by Blue Balliett

'Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, #1)' by Blue Balliett

The Barnes & Noble ReviewA puzzling art theft is solved by two sixth-grade sleuths in a first-rate first novel by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Series of Unfortunate Events artist Brett Helquist. Cut from similar cloth to The Da Vinci Code while harkening back to E. L. Konigsburg and Agatha Christie, Balliett's book follows young Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay as they piece together separate, seemingly disconnec ...

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"The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin

'The Westing Game' by Ellen Raskin

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one things' for sure: Sam Westing may be dead... but that won't stop him from playing one last game!Winner of the Newbery MedalWinner of the Boston Globe/Horn ...

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"The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)" by Gertrude Chandler Warner

'The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)' by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather. ...

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