The name of this book is secret
Small vials of smelly ingredients, the diaries of a dead magician, and a secret story about immortality have two less-than-sociable kids on the hunt to solve a strange mystery, in a challenging middle reader filled with word-games, anagrams, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.
The wolf keepers
Having an unconventional upbringing in a caretaker's home at the zoo, where she observes animal behaviors and has difficulty making friends, 12-year-old Lizzie bonds with a runaway who is seeking shelter at the zoo before stumbling into a covert investigation involving the zoo's dying wolves and the legend of John Muir.
Platypus Police Squad. 1, The frog who croaked
Paired together after a veteran detective retires, platypus police squad members Rick Zengo, a hotshot rookie, and Corey O'Malley, a hard-nosed old-timer, struggle with their differences while tackling their first case involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag filled with illegal fish.
The Wizard of Dark Street : an Oona Crate mystery
In 1877, in an enchantment shop on the last of the Faerie roads linking New York City to the Land of the Fey, just after twelve-year-old Oona opts to relinquish her apprenticeship to her uncle, the Wizard, and become a detective, her uncle is stabbed, testing her skills.
Timmy Failure. No. 1, Mistakes were made
Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, 11-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise—Total Failure, Inc.—challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
Who could that be at this hour?
A first entry in a planned four-part series by the creator of A Series of Unfortunate Events books recounts his suspenseful experiences in a fading town where an apprenticeship with a shadowy organization is rendered dangerous by his investigations into local mysteries. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of <IT>Palookaville<RO>. One million first printing.
Three times lucky
Making a home in a small North Carolina town where she washed up as a baby during a hurricane 11 years earlier, sixth-grader Mo taps the power of her strong will and tough attitude when a lawman arrives in town to investigate a murder case that threatens to destabilize Mo's adopted family.