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Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs
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Told from separate viewpoints, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, ages twelve, ten, and eight, investigate why their mother went missing and uncover their ties to an alternate world.
Framed by Gordon Korman
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Griffin Bing is in big trouble when a Super Bowl ring disappears from his middle school's display case, replaced by Griffin's retainer, and the more he and his friends investigate, the worse his situation becomes.
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Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
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