Tag Archives: Espionage

The Name of this Book Is Secret

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Pseudonymous Bosch Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description This is the story about a secret. but it also contains a secret story. When adventurous detectives, Cass, an ever-vigilant survivalist, and Max-Ernest, a boy driven by logic, discover the Symphony of Smells, a box filled with smelly vials of […]

The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1)

Rating: (150 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com “Her name was Sally Lockhart; and within fifteen minutes, she was going to kill a man.” Philip Pullman begins his Sally Lockhart trilogy with a bang in The Ruby in the Smoke–a fast-paced, finely crafted thriller set in a rogue- and scalawag-ridden Victorian London. His […]

Sure Fire

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jack Higgins, Justin Richards Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Book Description The first young adult novel from legendary New York Times-bestselling author Jack Higgins. For thirty years, Jack Higgins has enraptured adult readers with his thrilling tales of spies and intrigue. Now, for the first time he brings his bestselling touch to the […]

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Ally Carter Publisher: Hyperion Book Description After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give upher first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester.But that’s easier said than done when you’re a CIA legacy and go to thepremier school in the world…for spies.Cammie may have a genius […]


Rating: (660 reviews) Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: Amistad Amazon.com “Monster” is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old Steve Harmon for his supposed role in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store owner. But was Steve really the lookout who gave the “all clear” to the murderer, or was he just in the wrong place at the […]

The Original Adventures #1 (Hank the Cowdog)

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: John R. Erickson Publisher: Puffin Book Description While investigating a vicious murder on his ranch, Hank finds himself the number one suspect. Resigning in a fit of despair, he heads for the hills to become an outlaw–but it’s not as easy as he imagined. USA Today calls the hilarious Hank the […]

Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb (Kiki Strike)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Kirsten Miller Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Book Description What’s happening in New York City? Giant Squirrels. A Haunted Mansion. Six fierce friends with fiercer secrets. Ananka is in danger of being sent to a remote boarding school; Kiki’s life (as always) is in danger, Betty seems to have found love […]

Scary Stories Boxed Set

Rating: (55 reviews) Author: Alvin Schwartz Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death — they’re all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories.

The Beatrice Letters (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Top secret—only for readers deeply interested in the Baudelaire case. How I pity these readers. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Inner Circle (Private)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Kate Brian, Julian Peploe Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience — challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself. Instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and…murder. But, thankfully, the killers were […]

Case of the Sneaky Snowman (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #5)

Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Can Nancy solve this chilling mystery? Who wears a blue scarf and old rubber boots, and has broccoli for a nose? It’s Sherlock — Nancy, Bess, and George’s snowman! The girls are thrilled to be on winter vacation and take part in all of the season’s activities! Nancy’s […]

Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm, Book 5)

Author: Michael Buckley Publisher: Amulet Books Book Description Daphne, Sabrina, and Puck’s most magic-filled mystery The latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “memorable and madcap” In book five of the series, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are ready to tackle their own case: Who is stealing the magical possessions […]

Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog #2 (Hank the Cowdog)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: John R. Erickson Publisher: Puffin Book Description Hank has been stricken with “Eye-crosserosis”! Unless he can find a cure for this dangerous condition, his position as Head of Ranch Security is at stake. USA Today calls the hilarious Hank the Cowdog series “…the best family entertainment in years.” Hank is a […]

Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (Encyclopedia Brown)

Author: Donald J. Sobol Publisher: Puffin Book Description Encyclopedia Brown has found a home at Puffin, and we’re celebrating his arrival with a boxed set! Just in time for the holidays, this set contains the first four books in the classic Encyclopedia Brown series. Whether Encyclopedia Brown is solving cases for his neighborhood friends or […]

The Circus Scare (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #7)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Come one, come all! The circus is coming to River Heights! The flyers claim this circus will be the biggest and best show around, with the funniest clowns, the cutest animals, and the most daring acrobats. Nancy and the Clue Crew can’t wait to see […]

Nate the Great Talks Turkey (Nate the Great)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat Publisher: Yearling Book Description A giant turkey is on the loose! Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, hear the news on the radio. But Nate doesn’t want to take a case that everyone in town is on. Not even when Claude claims that he […]

Pony Problems (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #3)

Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description This pony knows quite a few tricks! A new petting zoo has opened in River Heights. Nancy, George, and Bess can’t wait to check it out — the zoo has the cutest shetland pony named Buttons. And it looks like the Clue Crew won’t have to wait very […]

More Adventures of the Great Brain

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: John D. Fitzgerald Publisher: Puffin Book Description Has Tom Jenkins, a.k.a. the Great Brain, given up his con-artist ways for a bicycle? Not for long. Soon the Great Brain is back to his old tricks, swindling and trading, even convincing the whole town there’s a prehistoric monster on the loose. But […]

The Lost Files of Nancy Drew

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description This stunning, interactive book is narrated by Nancy Drew herself. Inside you’ll learn all about Nancy’s favorite mysteries, meet the creators of Nancy Drew, and see the art from the 77-year history of the series. With interactive elements on each spread, and a […]

Maximum Ride #3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride)

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description There’s one last chance to save the world in MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the closing chapter of James Patterson’s thrilling trilogy. The time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and […]

Point Blank (Alex Rider Adventures)

Rating: (120 reviews) Author: Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Puffin Book Description When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels […]

The Tower Treasure/The House on the Cliff/The Secret of the Old Mill/The Missing Chums/Hunting for Hidden Gold/The Shore Road Mystery (Hardy Boys 1-6)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Franklin W. Dixon Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap This really is a good deal for Hard Bound books. They are just exactly like the originals so no surprises there. Hardy boys are great for kids, there is adventure without going too far with violence. Who wouldn’t admire to boys who get to […]


Rating: (467 reviews) Author: Carl Hiaasen Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com Roy Eberhardt is the new kid–again. This time around it’s Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it’s still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn’t […]

The Secret of the Old Clock/The Hidden Staircase/The Bungalow Mystery/The Mystery at Lilac Inn/The Secret of Shadow Ranch/The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew, Book 1-6)

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Every girl in America can benefit from reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Unlike a lot of books out there today that are questionable for young girls or have promiscuous elements, Nancy Drew is wholesome fun. This starter set is an excellent value for anyone who would […]

The Boxcar Children Books 1-4

Rating: (72 reviews) Author: Warner Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company A wonderfully charming story about four orphans who after their parents die run away and take care of themselves, while living in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. Everything goes well until one of them becomes sick and they have to ask a doctor for […]

Junie B. Jones’s Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description It’s me! It’s me!It’s Junie B.!Ha! That was a happy rhyme by me!And here is another happy thing: This is boxed-set number three!It has four of my funniest books inside! (Their names are books 9—12 I believe.) Ihope you like […]

The Cinderella Ballet Mystery (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #4)

Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Can Nancy follow the trail of this fairy tale? Nancy and her friends are going to be in a ballet! After months of taking dance classes, Nancy, George, and Bess will perform in a ballet version of Cinderella! The Clue Crew is excited to wear fancy costumes and […]

Double Identity

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Aladdin Book Description So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister….And they don’t even believe I’m in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents act more oddly than usual. Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out […]

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Rating: (294 reviews) Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They’re standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the […]

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventure)

Rating: (248 reviews) Author: Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Puffin Book Description They told him his uncle died in a car accident. But fourteen-year-old Alex knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing could prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was […]