Adventure & Mystery

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Nine to Twelve
The Abominables Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419707896
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Published: ABRAMS - October 8th, 2013

Lady Agatha's yetis escape from the Himalayan Mountains and encounter dangers on the journey to safety in England. 

 


The Adventures of a South Pole Pig Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547634555
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - January 8th, 2013

Flora yearns to explore the world beyond her pen.  When her dream comes true, can she survive the perils she encounters?

 


The Camp Phoenix Caper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399255441
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Published: Philomel Books - February 21st, 2013

Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends investigate the disappearance of a teenager and stumble upon a band of thieves in this second suspenseful adventure.

 


The Further Adventures of Jack Lime Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781554537402
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 1st, 2013

Jack, the hard-boiled private eye of Iona High, solves cases about quarterbacks, art, and comic books and takes some punches for his troubles.

 


Ghoulish Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442427297
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 5th, 2013

When a flute that a goblin gives her separates Kaile from her shadow, she is declared dead and shunned by everyone.

 


Goblins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545222204
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 27th, 2013

A clever goblin and a human would-be hero encounter evil and good forces on their perilous adventure to restore magic to the world. 

 


Hideout (Swindle #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545448666
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2013

Even as they head off to three different summer camps, friends unite to protect (and hide) Savannah's Doberman from his former, crooked owner.

 


Hippomobile! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547995489
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Published: Clarion Books - October 8th, 2013

Ten-year-old twins Stella and Jimmy are determined to save their nowhere town from complete ruin.

 


Hold Fast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545299886
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

Eleven-year-old Early uses patterns, rhymes, and the poetry of Langston Hughes to decipher the mystery of her father's disappearance.

 


Mountain Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805095166
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 13th, 2013

Tony finds a new home with his great-uncle, a forest ranger, who teaches him about search and rescue dogs.

 


Home Sweet Horror Cover Image
By James Preller, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250018861
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 9th, 2013

When eight-year-old Liam and his family move into a new house, a child's game evokes the frightening "Bloody Mary," who lived there long ago.

 


The Tell-Tale Start Cover Image
By Gordon McAlpine, Sam Zuppardi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142423462
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Published: Puffin Books - September 12th, 2013

Identical twins Edgar and Allan, descendants of Poe, think with one mind.  A criminal professor attempts to capture them for his evil experiments. 

 


The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2 Cover Image
By Ellis Weiner, Jeremy Holmes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452111841
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 15th, 2013

Can John and Abigail outwit the dastardly Dean brothers and save their father's ingenious invention?  Only the snarky narrator knows. 

 


The Water Castle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802728395
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Published: Walker & Company - January 8th, 2013

After his father's stroke, Ephraim's family moves to their ancestral home in Maine, where he searches for the legendary healing waters.

 


When the Butterflies Came Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545425131
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 1st, 2013

As Tara grapples with the death of her beloved grandmother, she finds herself in a dangerous international treasure hunt.

 


The Witch's Curse Cover Image
By Keith McGowan, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805093247
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 19th, 2013

Sol and his sister escape the child-eating witch next door but find themselves hunted in an enchanted forest.  Can they reach safety before transforming into animals?

 


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375870897
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2013

Twelve kids must rely on their knowledge of board games, books, and puzzle-solving to find the hidden exit in Mr. Lemoncello's dream library.

   


Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk Into Treasure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250008480
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 16th, 2013

A pro's treasure-hunting tips and examples show young pickers how to find unexpected valuables and acquire a taste to uncover mysteries of the past.

 


Lincoln's Grave Robbers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545405720
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2013

A group of counterfeiters attempted to steal the body of the beloved president, and law enforcement agents were determined to foil the plan.