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Random House Books for Young Readers

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! W...ith over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   H is for Haunted . . . There’s a ghost in Green Lawn! Strange sounds and even stranger sights are terrifying guests at the Shangri-la Hotel. More and more people are being scared away. Will Green Lawn turn into a ghost town? Or can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose stop this spook? read more

Peter Pauper Press

A motley group gathers at the museum to celebrate the unveiling of its newest dinosaur. But while the guests are distracted, the d...ino skeleton is disassembled and some of the bones go missing! Can junior detectives help Sergeant Sally work out this prehistoric puzzler? Yes! Simply slide the Nightlight Detective paper flashlight under each page to light up the clues as the story unfolds.Each nightlight scene page features clues kids can search for by sliding the paper flashlights beam between the acetate page and the dark backing, highlighting different parts of the museum.Charming, funny illustrations bring the lighthearted mystery to life.Interactive prompts involve children in the story as they search for evidence, follow footprints, and find the not-so-scary culprit!42 pages, including 8 see-through pages of nightlight mystery scenes.Covered wire-o binding lies flat, so pages are easier to explore.8-1/8 inches wide x 10 inches high.For ages 4 to 9. read more


This best-selling book features a collection of favourite I Spy riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in thirteen... photographs with a 'Chritsmas' theme. Each rhyming riddle in this bright collection of photographic challenges invites children to find objects hidden throughout thematic pages. read more

Fialco Productions, Inc.

STARABELLA AT HOME!Introducing... Starabella, a courageous little girl with learning differences who expresses her thoughts and em...otions through beautiful music. When she’s happy, her eyes shine like stars! In Book One of this three-book children’s audio/picture series, Mr. and Mrs. Oclaif bring home their baby girl to find she is full of mystery and surprise. They are amazed to see that when she's happy, her eyes shine like stars! The stars in the evening sky sparkle and dance, seemingly in celebration of her birth. Does Starabella have a special connection to the stars? IT'S A MYSTERY. As Starabella begins to grow up, she is truly the star of her family. Her parents marvel at her extraordinary abilities. However, when Starabella's words get lost somewhere inside her, the Oclaifs are puzzled and very concerned. What has happened to Starabella's words? IT’S A MYSTERY. When Starabella receives a piano, a gift of love from her grandparents, the Oclaifs discover she has amazing musical talent. Starabella is now able to express her thoughts and feelings through beautiful music. Where does Starabella's music come from? IT’S A MYSTERY. SPECIAL FEATURES: Accompanying CD captivatingly and fully narrated by the author’s daughter Dana. Eight original musical numbers in a wide range of styles, six of which were written by the author's daughter Tara when she was a child ... and they’re now inspiring other children. Beautiful illustrations with captions to help listeners follow along with the story. Audio/visual presentation, which aids comprehension. Narration underscored with music. Action punctuated by sound effects. Thoughts and ideas highlighted with song. These stories were inspired by the childhood music and experiences of Tara Fialco. Dealing with autism, Tara composed music to create a magical, musical world of empathy, acceptance of others, and acceptance of self. The Starabella stories speak to the good voice in all children that allows them to feel empathy and make positive social choices, rather than turning to bullying, discrimination, and following the loudest voice in the crowd. Children will want to sing, dance, dream, and imagine along with Starabella’s music! read more

Nabu Press

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning... read more

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Filled with 18 amazing designs disguised as numbered squares, Mystery Mosaics activity books from Mindware are a wonderful additio...n to your classroom supplies and great adult coloring books, too! At first glance, you won't know what each completed... read more


Let this educational Mindware activity book keep your right brain busy for hours! Mystery Mosaics Coloring Books are filled with 1...8 amazing designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance, you will have absolutely no clue what each completed... read more

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This Mindware educational activity book will keep your right brain busy for hours! It makes a stimulating youth or adult coloring Mystery Mosaics Coloring Books are filled with 18 amazing designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance,... read more

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This Mindware learning toy is a youth or adult coloring book that makes a unique and interactive addition to your classroom! Mystery Mosaics Coloring Books are filled with 18 amazing designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance, you... read more

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Let this activity book keep your students busy for hours! Learning games from Mindware are educational and entertaining, and they' also great adult coloring books for teachers to enjoy. Mystery Mosaics Coloring Books are filled with 18 amazing... read more

Overlook Juvenile

The delightful detective story about the beloved animal characters on Mr. Bean's farm, whose adventures have entertained so many c...hildren. Freddy the pig, stimulated by reading Sherlock Holmes, sets up in a business as a detective. read more

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Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt. A high-society "lady detective" swings through the hip '20s in Melbourne, Australia..., solving crimes and catching criminals. Assisted by her maid and a police contact, the high-heeled detective is a scourge... read more

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Lose yourself in a good book, but not your place when you use this stylish metal bookmark! Makes a great gift for yourself or the ...reader in your life. The distressed, stamped metal bookmark comes with the urethane encased design on both sides of the... read more


Mystery Mosaics Coloring Books are filled with 18 amazing designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance, you will have ab...solutely no clue what each completed image might turn out to be…follow the number guide, apply color, and watch the... read more


Authors Richard and Dorothy Norton explain where these mysterious rocks come from, what they're made of, and what happens when ast...eroids strike Earth. Explore how radiant fireballs are cataclysmically related to impact craters, discover helpful hints... read more


"Two friends, one derelict mansion, and an ancient conflict" The first book in the Culver Falls Chronicles that begins with "The M...ystery of Maywood Mansion." Nothing unusual ever happens in Culver Falls, or so Apple Lewis and Lucy Cooper think. That read more

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The seventh book in the bestselling I Spy Scholastic Reader series has easy words, rebus clues, and fun search-and-find photos All...-new, easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books read more


Noticing that a popular series of horror novels is having a bizarre effect on the behavior of its readers, Franny and Beamer set o...ut to find the mysterious author. read more


Book 2 in the Sean Gray Junior Special Agent Mystery Series Twelve-year-old Junior Special Agent Sean Gray is in a race against Could there be a connection between his testimony in the trial of an international child kidnapping ring and his mysterio read more


History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of "The Mysterious Benedict Socie...ty" and Lemony Snicket Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world s first computer prog read more


In this second book of a fresh approach to a classic series, Frank and Joe track down violent pranksters. Rich girl Lindsay Peyton... is throwing the biggest and best Sweet Sixteen bash that Bayport has ever seen. But her party planning is off to a bad... read more


"Look through the holes to see what pets you can spy in this interactive book." Smooth or furry, shiny or fluffy, there are many p...ets to spot in this fun take on the "I spy" game. Look through the spy holes and use the texture clues to guess; then turn... read more


This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still ...reeling from the fact her parents have disap-peared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sa read more


A parent who wishes to teach a child more about the universe needs to definitely help the child understand the many items that occ...upy our galaxy. This book would be excellent because a young child will not be skilled enough to gather information from a te read more

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The Deadly Dungeon Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover--in a hau...nted castle Will they discover who--or what--is haunting Moose Manor? The Empty Envelope Dink keeps getting envelopes in... read more

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It's a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy Mystery at the Washington Monument In the eighth of the Capital Mysteries--an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington,... read more


2015 New England Book Festival Award runner-up (Wild Card). Steve Burt's three Devaney & Hoag Vermont ghost-buster mystery sto...ries, previously published in three different books, are collected here in one large-print volume. "The Witness Tree," "The Frenc read more


Paperback, Vanita Books, 2013, ISBN13 9780983290483, ISBN10 0983290482

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Aided by her friends, Cam has her mental camera click the clues in place when an imposter of Poochie, the famous television hero, paw-print autographs in the book store. read more

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Who were the first humans to reach North America? When and how did they arrive? Noted author David L. Harrison explores the variou...s theories of North America's first people: Some evidence suggests that they walked across the land bridge that once... read more


It all began with a pocket knife which led to a mysterious inscription which led to a wolf. But there are no wolves in Delaware......or are there? It's up to the Delaware Detectives to find out. In book one, Abby and Jamie, along with their friends Scott and read more

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The 7th book in the bestselling Fly Guy series--with fun foil covers When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in hi...s favorite place--the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy,... read more


The twins are looking for the owner of a watch found while snorkeling at their cousin's home in Australia before finding themselve...s on the trail of fishermen who are illegally poaching coral from the region's famous reefs. Simultaneous and eBook. read more


This history-mystery series continues with another fine display of brains and bravery from the Wollstonecraft Girls Ada Bryon Love...lace and Mary Shelley. Inspired fun for middle grade readers and fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket read more


In the book that launched her adventures, Meg follows a series of notes hidden in her grandfather's house to solve an old mystery ...of a missing baseball signed by Babe Ruth. The reader is challenged to interpret each clue before Meg solves it. read more

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It's no mystery why this complete collection of Brixton Brothers books is a must-have for any sleuth Seventh-grader Steve Brixton obsessed with the Bailey Brothers, a pair of sibling sleuths who solve crimes in a mystery book series. Steve read all... read more


Wagstaff City is in trouble, and it's time for Martha to break out her doggie detective skills in this full-color, two-part Martha... Speaks chapter book. First, she becomes a patrol dog for a day and exposes some smugglers of infested rutabagas that... read more


Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages o...f one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A PRICELESS DIAMOND...STOLEN When Cleo and Ev read more


Some equestrians are up to more than horseplay in this third book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.... At the prestigious--and competitive--River Heights Horse Show, the prizes, which range from money to possible placement... read more


In this second book of a fresh approach to a classic series, Frank and Joe track down violent pranksters. Rich girl Lindsay Peyton... is throwing the biggest and best Sweet Sixteen bash that Bayport has ever seen. But her party planning is off to a bad... read more


THIS 14 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi, by Arthur Edward W...aite. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564593746. read more


This book is a compilation of books 5-8 of "RJ - Boy Detective," fun short story mysteries for children ages 9-12. Each short stor...y is around 30-35 pages long. It includes the following books: *Mr. Pip Is Missing *Where Is Hensely? *Night Noises *The Che read more

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An engaging learning tool in the hugely popular puzzle series, which includes I Spy Little Animals, a colorful board book invites ...preschoolers to find the hidden cars, trains, and other things on the move using simple, rhyming clues. read more


It's time for the final ceremony of the River Heights Celebration, where four candiates are going for the Mahoney Scholarhip. All ...four are equally qualified--and equally worthy suspects behind the strange occurances that have been happening at the... read more


"The Spies of Mississippi" is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the ...Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history. Author Rick Bowers... read more


The final book in the series of horse adventures is set in Arizona. It features Canadian twins who attempt to tame a wild stallion... that has been imprisoned in an ancient pithouse built by Arizona Hohokam people. Characters Meg and Thomas from the Mustang read more

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The boys go on a chilling mission--camping in the woods where children have suddenly begun to disappear. Every time a child disapp...ears, the word "LOST" has appeared outside their tent...and they are never heard from again. The boys think they've got... read more


Rosemary Edghill cast a keenly observant, friendly, yet faintly amused eye on an intriguing American micro-culture. The Bast novel...s offer a very new view of the practitioners of a very old faith. Edghill allows that there's still magic in the air. Ro read more


Lisa The Time Traveler: An Exciting Mystery Story for Children ages 9-12 Lisa The Time Traveler is an exciting children's book for... ages 9 to 12, about a girl who stumbles upon a time machine in hopes of saving her missing father Lisa was a normal, upbeat read more

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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, "Eyewitness Books" provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects wit...h a unique integration of words and pictures. "Eyewitness Spy "is DK's classic look at the history of espionage, now... read more


In simultaneous hardcover and paperback editions, the first book in the Clubhouse Mysteries. Ziggy and his friends Rico, Rashawn, ...and Jerome call themselves The Black Dinosaurs, and share exciting adventures. In The Buried Bones Mystery, the boys build... read more


This book is a compilation of books 5-8 of "Mouse's Secret Club," fun short stories for children ages 9-12. Each short story is ar...ound 30-35 pages long. It includes the following books: *Picnic Prank *Fun House *It's A Bird *Mouse Ninja Mouse is rarely read more


The Lil Super Snoopers Club is a mystery novel series about four young girls living in the inner-city of Los Angeles that decides start a detective agency using forensic science to solve crimes. This book is written for elementary school aged children read more


Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen Papa is headed fo read more

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