Adventure & Mystery

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Twelve to Fourteen
Black Ice Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442474260
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 7th, 2014

Can the young Sherlock Holmes prove his brother, Mycroft, innocent after Mycroft is found in a locked room with a dead body? 

 


Constable & Toop Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419707827
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Published: Amulet Books - October 8th, 2013

A ghost and an undertaker's son who can talk to ghosts cooperate to combat The Black Rot, a spiritual infestation.

 


Doll Bones Cover Image
By Holly Black, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781416963981
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 7th, 2013

When Zach, Alice, and Poppy embark on a mission to give a spooky bone-china doll a proper burial, their friendship is tested and ultimately strengthened.  

 


Hostage Three Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619631236
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - November 12th, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother become hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht.


Impostor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595146540
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Published: Razorbill - May 28th, 2013

An elite subgroup of the FBI - teenagers with special powers - investigates a group of serial killings to identify the murderer.


The Living Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385741200
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 12th, 2013

A Mexican American worker on a luxury cruise liner shares his observations about class, new vistas, and romance as he gets a larger view of the world following a disaster.


Nobody's Secret Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452108605
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - April 30th, 2013

After fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a handsome, kind stranger, she gets involved in solving his murder and discovers town secrets in the process.


Parched Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547976518
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - June 4th, 2013

Sarel and Musa use their knowledge of the land to survive after the violent deaths of family members and abuse by gang members brought on by a devastating drought. 


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ISBN: 9781423168973
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Published: Hyperion Books - May 14th, 2013

Being in the witness protection program makes life difficult for high school student, Meg, who must move often and frequently change identities - until she moves to Louisiana. 


The Screaming Staircase Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423164913
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Published: Disney Press - September 17th, 2013

When England is infested with ghosts that only children are sensitive enough to see, Lockwood & Co. take on their most terrifying case and solve a decades-old murder.

 


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By Benjamin Harper, Dennis Calero (Illustrator)
$6.10
ISBN: 9781434242617
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Published: Stone Arch Books - February 1st, 2013

This chilling tale of paranoid obsession is retold in expressive graphic format with a simple, dark palette and striking, scary pictures. 


The Tragedy Paper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375870408
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

In two consecutive years, prep school seniors Tim and Duncan relate the tale of romantic relationships and tragedy - against the background of the school's famous assignment.


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ISBN: 9780062121301
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Published: Harper Teen - February 5th, 2013

Abandoned at the gates of a fantasy city created for orphan girls, sixteen-year-old Nisha is challenged to solve a murder mystery. 

 


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ISBN: 9780545425339
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2013

When the seventeen-year-old twin daughters of the infamous Doctor Frankenstein inherit his castle on a remote Scottish island, they discover dark secrets of the past.


Shadow Breakers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545479790
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Published: Chicken House - January 1st, 2013

Adjusting to a new home and school, fifteen-year-old Miranda finds herself included in a group of genius "weirdos" working to solve a menacing supernatural mystery.


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ISBN: 9780545403108
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 1st, 2013

In 1923, seventeen-year-old Jade Moon and her father leave China for America.  Detained on Angel Island (near San Francisco), she must devise a way to get to the mainland.


One Came Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869259
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

In 1871 Wisconsin's western frontier during a mass wild pigeon migration, feisty thirteen-year-old Georgie sets out to find her older sister, presumed dead by everyone else. During the search, Georgie faces down a cougar and foils a gang of counterfeiters with her uncanny aim with a rifle.


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ISBN: 9780062006165
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 15th, 2013

Socialite Persis travels in disguise as The Wild Poppy to neighboring Galatea to rescue aristocrats incapacitated by revolutionaries.  An homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel

 


Fox Forever Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805094343
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 19th, 2013

In a dystopian future, bioengineered Locke has been saved by the resistance.  Now he's on a perilous mission to help them.  Will he succeed?

 


Unremembered Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374379919
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 5th, 2013

Rescued from the wreckage of a plane, a young girl struggles to discover her forgotten past in this fast-paced thriller.

  


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Picture Me Gone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399257650
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - October 3rd, 2013

When her father's best friend goes missing, twelve-year-old Mila uses her intuition and investigative skills to help determine his whereabouts.

 


Navigating Early Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742092
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 8th, 2013

Two teenage boys who have suffered profound losses set out on an extraordinary quest in the Maine wilderness.