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The Amelia Six

an Amelia Earhart mystery
"Eleven-year-old Millie and five other girls, snowed in at Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kansas, are on a scavenger hunt when the lights go out and Amelia's aviator goggles go missing"--Provided by publisher.

The puzzling paintings

"When graffiti starts appearing on buildings all over Aquamarina, Violet and Wally follow the clues to find the culprit"--Provided by publisher.

Problem at the playground

"When pieces of equipment start disappearing from the new Aquamarina playground, it's up to Violet the mermaid and her best friend Wally the narwhal to solve the mystery"--OCLC.

The mystery of the snow puppy

When Koko, Katie's new white puppy, is scared by a noisy truck and runs away, Katie and Pedro try to track her down in the snow, following several false leads until they finally see Koko.

The birthday party mystery

Katie's birthday is tomorrow, but she just cannot wait to find out what her present will be, so she and Pedro follow Katie's parents as they go shopping, but none of the places they stop seem present-worthy--Katie is disappointed, but when she gets home a big surprise is waiting for her.

Hide and GEEK

Eleven-year-old Gina Sparks, aspiring journalist, and her fellow GEEKs, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin, live in Elmwood, New Hampshire, a small town in serious danger of vanishing completely--unless the four friends can find the Van Houten fortune, which was supposedly promised to the town by Maxine Van Houten, a famous toymaker who loved complicated puzzles.

The incredibly dead pets of Rex Dexter

"Cursed by an old carnival game, sixth-grader Rex Dexter uses his new ability to communicate with dead animals to investigate the mysterious deaths of endangered zoo animals"--.

The hand on the wall

"Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. One, a victim of either a prank gone wrong or a murder. Another, dead by misadventure. And now, an accident in Burlington has claimed another life. All three in the wrong place at the wrong time. All at the exact moment of Stevie's greatest triumph . . . She knows who Truly Devious is. She's solved it. The greatest case of the century. At least, she thinks she has. With this latest tragedy, it's hard to concentrate on the past. Not only has someone died in town, but David disappeared of his own free will and is up to something. Stevie is sure that somehow--somehow--all these things connect. The three deaths in the present. The deaths in the past. The missing Alice Ellingham and the missing David Eastman. Somewhere in this place of riddles and puzzles there must be answers. Then another accident occurs as a massive storm heads toward Vermont. This is too much for the parents and administrators. Ellingham Academy is evacuated. Obviously, it's time for Stevie to do something stupid. It's time to stay on the mountain and face the storm--and a murderer"--Provided by publisher.

Mystery of the midnight rider

Nancy, Bess, and George are on the case when a few equestrians break the rules to win the River Heights Horse Show.

They wish they were us

At an exclusive prep school on Long Island, Jill Newman looks forward to her senior year as a member of the school's most elite clique, the Players, until new evidence surfaces about the murder of her close friend Shaila.


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