Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn Ali is excited to spend the summer
with her aunt and cousin at the lake. Life is great until her cousin
meets a young girl. Why does she act so nasty? Will Ali’s summer warm up
or will the cold and icy lake claim another victim?
Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise I.B. Grumply, a children’s book
author, moves into a Victorian mansion in Ghastly, IL to write a new book and
meets with some unusual obstacles. He finds an 11 year old boy and a
ghost already there. Of course Grumply doesn’t believe in real ghosts, so
he blames the boy and his cat for all the ghostly deeds. Will Grumply
become a believer, or will the ghost have the last laugh?
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements Abby needs to do
well on the extra credit pen pal assignment. But to Sadeed, her assigned
pen pal in the hills of Kabul, Afghanistan, the project is just extra work.
Although their cultures and lifestyles are vastly different, Abby and
Sadeed develop a friendship that is based on their similarities. Not
everyone is happy with the relationship, and they are forbidden to continue
writing letters; can their friendship possibly survive?
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman The Golly Toy and
Game Company is having a competition and Gil Goodson is determined to be the
grand prize winner. He finds that the puzzles and stunts are only half
the challenge: his teammates and his father’s history as a Golly employee drive
the stakes even higher.
Herbert's Wormhole by Peter Nelson Alex is forced to spend the day at
his super geeky next door neighbor Herbert’s house. The day takes a surprising
twist when Alex and Herbert fall through a wormhole to 100 years in the future.
Returning home will be an adventure they won’t forget.
The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda Leo and his cousin Mimi use their aunt’s ancient music box to travel to the
magical world of Rondo, where fairy tale characters behave in unexpected ways.
The children must stick together if they hope to rescue Mimi’s dog from the
frighteningly powerful Blue Queen.
Masterpiece by Elise Broach Did you know that beetles can draw?
Well, Marvin can! James’ ‘roommate’ Marvin draws an intricate,
museum-quality sketch for a birthday present. It is shown to a curator at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art and before long James and Marvin find themselves
caught up in a world of mystery and art theft. Can the two friends find
ways to communicate and save priceless works of art?
Savvy by Ingrid Law Special
supernatural powers are part of the lives of the Beaumont family. As Mibs
approaches her 13th birthday, she eagerly anticipates her uniquely personal
savvy. Her brother controls electricity, her grandpa moves mountains, and
her mother is perfect. What will Mibs be able to do, and how will it
change her life?
Signal by Cynthia DeFelice Owen has lost his
mother and his father doesn’t seem to care. So, when he meets a girl
named Campion claiming to be an alien in need of help getting back to her own
planet he believes the story she tells. This book follows Owen as he
decides whether he should keep her secret and help her get “home”.
Stolen Children by Peg Kehret 14 year-old Amy
is babysitting for a rich family when she and 3 year-old Kendra are kidnapped.
Amy uses her cleverness to try and save the day. Will the ransom be
paid, will they escape, and will they ever get home?