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Goofballs #1: The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder
Tony Abbott

MYS JE ABBOTT

Long-time friends and fellow sleuths Jeff Bunter, Brian Rooney, Mara Lubin, and Kelly Smitts, collectively known as the Goofballs, investigate the disappearance of Thunder the pony in their town of Badger Point.


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City of Orphans
Avi

HIST J AVI

In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works.


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The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers)
Mac Barnett

MYS J BARNETT

When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.


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The Potato Chip Puzzles: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Eric Berlin

MYS J BERLIN

Winston and his friends enter an all-day puzzle contest to win fifty-thousand dollars for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.


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The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series)
Pseudonymous Bosch

J BOSCH

Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.


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Floors Book 1
Patrick Carman

MYS J CARMAN

Ten-year-old Leo’s future and the fate of the extraordinary Whippet Hotel, where his father is the maintenance man, are at stake when a series of cryptic boxes leads Leo to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances.


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We the Children (Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School)
Andrew Clements

J CLEMENTS

Sixth-grader Ben Pratt’s life is full of changes that he does not like—his parents’ separation and the plan to demolish his seaside school to build an amusement park—but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.


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The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery (J. J. Tully Mysteries)
Doreen Cronin

MYS J CRONIN

A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.


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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham

MYS J GRISHAM

In the small city of Strattenburg there are many lawyers and thirteen-year-old Theo Boone thinks he is one of them but his inside knowledge of the justice system means trouble when a cold-blooded killer is about to go free and only Theo can stop him.


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The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot
Gordon Korman

J THIRTY

Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don’t know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues … the world will be their next hostage.


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Titanic #2: Collision Course
Gordon Korman

HIST J KORMAN

The Titanic has hit the high seas—and moves steadily toward its doom. Within the luxury of the cabins and the dark underbelly of the ship, mysteries unfold—a secret killer who may be on board, a legacy that may be jeopardized, and a vital truth that will soon be revealed. For Paddy, Sophie, Juliana, and Alfie, life on the Titanic brings both hiding and seeking, as their lives become irrevocably intertwined. And then, of course, an iceberg appears, and the stage is set for the final scene.


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The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One
Caroline Lawrence

WESTERN J LAWRENCE

In 1862 Nevada Territory, after finding his foster parents murdered and scalped, twelve-year-old Pinky Pinkerton, son of a railroad detective and a Sioux Indian, inherits a valuable deed and must hide from dangerous Whittlin Walt and his gang of desperados.


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The Inquisitor's Apprentice
Chris Moriarty

SF J MORIARTY

In early twentieth-century New York, Sacha Kessler’s ability to see witches earns him an apprenticeship to the police department’s star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf, to help stop magical crime and, with fellow apprentice Lily Astral, Sacha investigates who is trying to kill Thomas Edison, whose mechanical witch detector that could unleash the worst witch-hunt in American history.


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Here Lies Linc
Delia Ray

J RAY

While researching a rumored-to-be-haunted grave for a local history project, twelve-year-old Lincoln Crenshaw unearths some startling truths about his own family.


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A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #5: The New Year Dragon Dilemma (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
Ron Roy

MYS JE ROY

Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are enjoying a visit to San Francisco when Holden, their college-age tour guide, is accused of abducting Miss Chinatown from the Chinese New Year parade and stealing her valuable crown.


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The Fourth Stall
Chris Rylander

J RYLANDER

Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.


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Smells Like Treasure
Suzanne Selfors

J SELFORS

Farm boy Homer faces another challenger for his uncle’s spot in the society of Legends, Objects, Secrets, and Treasures but Dog’s hidden ability to smell treasure guides the duo as clues lead them to fantastic mansions and hidden islands.


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Wonderstruck
Brian Selznick

MYS J SELZNICK

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words; Rose’s in pictures.


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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime
Donald J. Sobol

MYS J SOBOL

Ten brief cases allow the reader to match wits with ten-year-old crime-buster, Encyclopedia Brown, as he investigates such cases as toys missing from a fair, music stolen from a singer-songwriter, and arrowheads that disappear during a campout.


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The Mystery in Venice (Geronimo Stilton, No. 48)
Geronimo Stilton

MYS J STILTON

When he accepts an ugly crystal figurine from Petunia Pretty Paws, Geronimo Stilton discovers a mysterious message inside it from a Venetian mouse who requires assistance.


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