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Calendar Mysteries #5: May Magic

Ron Roy · Random House
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

May is for Magic...

In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - twins Bradly and Brian...

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Nate the Great and the Sticky Case

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat · Dell
Pages: 44
Format: Paperback

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!

A stegosaurus stamp belonging to Nate's friend Claude disappears, and the indomitable...
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Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the U.F.O. #2

David A. Adler · Puffin
Pages: 58
Format: Print book

No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!

Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to a park with U.F.O.s in sight! Cam and Eric see flashing lights in the sky, and everyone thinks aliens have landed....

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Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #2: Secret Sand Sleuths

Sarah Kinney · Papercutz
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

Night at the museum! When a sculpture is destroyed, only the Clue Crew can find the culprit.

A beautiful sand sculpture at the modern art museum is ruined! Fortunately, Nancy and the Crew are on the scene, and while they might not understand all the artwork, they know they...

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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme

Donald J. Sobol · Puffin
Pages: 84
Format: Print book

For fifty years, Encyclopedia Brown has been the best boy detective on the block and a favorite character for generations of middle-grade readers. Following the classic formula, this installment presents ten mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve...
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The Case of the Stinky Socks

Lewis B. Montgomery · Kane Press
Pages: 94
Format: Paperback

The high school's star pitcher is missing his lucky socks, and his pitching is going to pieces! Can detective duo Milo and Jazz find the thief -- before the big game?
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The Case of the Spooky Sleepover

James Preller · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 74
Format: Paperback

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jigsaw Jones finds himself investigating the perfect case and piecing together all the ghostly clues, when Ralphie Jones cannot sleep at night because something is making scary noises in his room.
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Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

Aaron Reynolds · Henry Holt
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever had one of those moments? You know - you're trying to find a stolen diamond pencil box for your beautiful butterfly customer, your mosquito witness won't give you any information, and your clumsy scorpion assistant has just tampered with your only bit of evidence?

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One Came Home

Amy Timberlake · A Yearling Book
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

"An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now." - Newbery...
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Three Times Lucky

Sheila Turnage · Puffin Books
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

A Newbery Honor Book

A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore...
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The Mostly True Story of Jack

Kelly Barnhill · Little
Pages: 319
Format: Hardcover

Enter a world where magic bubbles just below the surface. . . .

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.

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Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Pages: 196
Format: Paperback

Tom Angleberger flexes his comic and literary muscle in this clever, slapstick farce in which regular kid Lenny Flem, Jr., is the only thing standing between his evil genius friend Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends a vast sum on a spectacular...
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The Doll People

Ann M. Martin · Hyperion Books for Children
Pages: 256
Format: Book

Annabelle Doll is eight years old-she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year. . . until one day the Funcrafts move in.
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Akimbo and the Lions

Alexander McCall Smith · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 66
Format: Audio CD

Ten-year-old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is eager to help him whenever he can -- even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations.

In Akimbo and the Lions, Akimbo helps his father set a trap for a lioness...

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The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery

Doreen Cronin · HarperCollins Children's Books
Pages: 119
Format: Paperback

J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he's not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help...

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The Great Greene Heist

Varian Johnson · Scholastic
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz. Gaby wants Jackson to stay out of it -- but he knows Keith has "connections" to the principal,...

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Sheela Chari · Disney/Hyperion Books
Pages: 318
Format: Book

Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician, performing for admiring crowds on her traditional Indian stringed instrument. Her particular instrument was a gift from her grandmother - intricately carved with a mysterious-looking dragon.

When this special family heirloom...
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The Big Splash

Jack D. Ferraiolo · Amulet Books
Pages: 277
Format: Book

"Snappy, pulp-inspired noir set in the mean hallways of middle school, from an exciting debut author. " The treacherous, hormone-soaked hallways of Franklin Middle School are the setting for this sharp, funny noir novel about tough guys and even tougher girls. The Frank is in the clutches...
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The Screaming Staircase

Jonathan Stroud · Disney-Hyperion Books
Pages: 390
Format: Print book

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic...
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Strike Three, You're Dead

Josh Berk · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

An Edgar Award Finalist

Lenny Norbeck is a die-hard baseball lover. Unfortunately, he's no player himself (according to him, he's "the worst there ever was.") But he'd make a heck of an announcer. He gets a lot of practice sitting with his best friends, Mike and Other...
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Matthew J Kirby · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

Critically acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby deftly weaves a stunning coming-of-age tale with chilling cleverness and subtle suspense that will leave readers racing breathlessly to the end.

Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig--along...
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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Wendelin Van Draanen · Yearling
Pages: 163
Format: Paperback

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!) " - Midwest Children's Book Review

What Sammy should have done was put the binoculars down and call 911. What she does instead is tighten up the focus on her right...
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The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery

Nancy Springer · Philomel Books
Pages: 215
Format: eBook

When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess,...
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