Tag Archives: Mysteries

A Very Dairy Christmas

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Sylvia Hysen Publisher: 1st Impression Publishing Product Description Books become classics when they appeal to all generations, and A Very Dairy Christmas manages to do just that in this heart-warming comedy about dysfunctional family relationships. With chapters like “There’s no place like a stranger’s home”, “You don’t need a farm to […]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Movie Storybook

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Louise Gikow Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Here is a quirky and refreshing new take on the traditional movie storybook. It’s told from the point of view of the two slightly batty Old Biddies who lovingly raise the Grinch from the night of his arrival in Who-ville […]

American Born Chinese

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Gene Luen Yang Publisher: First Second Amazon.com Indie graphic novelist Gene Yang’s intelligent and emotionally challenging American Born Chinese is made up of three individual plotlines: the determined efforts of the Chinese folk hero Monkey King to shed his humble roots and be revered as a god; the struggles faced by […]

Spanish Now! Level 1 with CDs (Spanish Now)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Ruth Silverstein, Allen Pomerantz Ph.D., Haywood Wald Ph.D. Publisher: Barron”s Educational Series Book Description The updated 7th edition of this combination textbook and workbook is designed as an introduction to Spanish for classroom use. The emphasis is on oral proficiency—conversational speaking and listening comprehension—but the authors also present detailed instruction in […]

The Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carolyn Strom Collins, Christina Wyss Eriksson, L. M. Montgomery Publisher: Viking Adult Book Description The magic of Christmas in the world of Anne and her friends–whose worldwide popularity has made a tourist attraction of her fictional home of Avonlea, on Prince Edward Island–is brought vividly to life with this fascinating selection […]

Christmas in My Heart

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Joe L. Wheeler Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing Book Description Timeless stories with a message of unselfish love and personal involvement will turn thoughts to Christ and remind readers that this is really what Christmas–and life itself–is all about.

Painless Grammar (Painless Series)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Rebecca Elliott Ph.D. Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Book Description This very approachable text combines instruction in parts of speech and sentence structure with down-to-earth examples, funny illustrations, and examination of some of the more amusing and peculiar words in the English language. A chapter on clear e-mail communication and etiquette is […]

The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3)

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet’s father, Sally’s whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes […]

Easy-To-Do Holiday Crafts From Everyday Household Items!: Including Crafts for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Every Day of the Year!

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

Cajun Night Before Christmas (Miniature Edition)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Trosclair Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Book Description More than twenty-five years after its first appearance, “Cajun Night Before Christmas” has become a modern classic that has sold more than 490,000 copies and has served as the model for Pelican’s ongoing, best-selling “Night Before Christmas series.” The formula that started this success […]

Miss Match: A Lauren Holbrook Novel

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Erynn Mangum Publisher: Th1nk Books

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 […]

52, Vol. 2

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Publisher: DC Comics Book Description After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a yearwithout Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.A year in which those heroeswere needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.The story of 52 continues […]

Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, Book 3)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: NAL Jam Book Description Claire Danvers’s college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. […]

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 […]

New Junior Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Better Homes and Gardens Publisher: Better Homes and Gardens Book Description All new recipes are age-appropriate, kid-tested and kid-tasted. Recipes use short ingredient lists and easy step-by-step instructions. Written and designed to appeal to 8- to 12-year-old children who are just beginning to cook on their own, as well as those […]

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 […]

The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors (Nonpareil Book, 94.)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Daniel Carter Beard, David R. Godine Publisher: David R Godine Product Description This book was written by the Boy Scouts founder, Dan Beard, with his wife, Lena and daughter, Adelia. Birds of All Kinds is one of the many “edu-tainment” books that Channel Craft carries. Being an “edu-tainment” item means that […]

Monster

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 […]

Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Rachael Ray Publisher: Lake Isle Press Book Description Kids rock! says Rachael, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Young people number among her biggest fans. For them she has created a fabulous collection of age-specific recipes with a high cool factor.

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 […]

God’s Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Jim George, Elizabeth George Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Book Description The wonderful teachings of Proverbs come to life for young boys, ages 47. Memorable rhymes play alongside colorful watercolors for a charming presentation of truths to live by.

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.

Black Ships Before Troy

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description The Story of the Iliad Homer’s epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides […]

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

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Paige Weber Publisher: Gramercy Book Description This delightfully-illustrated volume brings together some of the most beloved songs and nursery rhymes for little ones. These classics are perfect for reading and singing aloud, and this charming collection is sure to become a favority for children and parents alike. • Old McDonald Had […]

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 […]

Harriers: The Making of a Championship Cross Country Team

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Joseph Shivers, Paul Shivers Publisher: Holy Macro! Books Book Description A fresh perspective enlivens this classic story about a losing team with an energetic new coach. Written by two Ohio teenagers about their high school’s cross-country team, this account offers engaging portraits of the kids and their coach, passes on lessons […]

It’s Happy Bunny Mini Poster Book

Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Book Description Get stuck-up with 32 It’s Happy Bunny mini-posters. o Hang them inside your locker. o Stick them up in your room. o Or pretend you care, and give one to a friend! Bonus Fun: Make up your own It’s Happy Bunny sayings on the back of each […]

Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Thomas R. Jr Dr Holtz Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist specifically for young readers, this guide to the Dinosauria is packed with enough detail and insider information to satisfy even die-hard dinophiles! The text includes brief entries on all 800+ “named” species […]

Big Book of Boy Stuff, The

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Bart King, Chris Sabatino Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher Book Description There’s this boy. Let’s say he’s somewhere between nine and thirteen years old or so. You’d like to see this kid get creative. You’d like to see him get some exercise. You’d like to see him get out from in front […]

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 […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Vol. 1

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon, Others, Eric Powell, Joe Bennett Publisher: Dark Horse Book Description The definitive comics collection of all things Buffy starts here. This first massive volume begins at the beginning – The Origin, a faithful adaptation of creator Joss Whedon’s original screenplay for the film that started it all. The newly-chosen […]

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money–That You Don’t Learn in School! (Rich Dad Poor Dad)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the blockbuster Rich Dad Poor Dad series reveal their groundbreaking financial advice to teens. This special just-for-teens edition based on Rich Dad Poor Dad builds a foundation of self-confidence from […]

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 […]

What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future (What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Richard Nelson Bolles, Carol Christen, Jean M. Blomquist Publisher: Ten Speed Press Book Description Based on Richard Nelson Bolles’s What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens teaches high school and college students to zero in on their favorite skills […]

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 […]

Spider-Man: Back in Black

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: J. Michael Straczynski, Peter David, Ron Cliquet, Colleen Doran Publisher: Marvel Comics Book Description The entire status-quo-shattering BACK IN BLACK saga, collected in one mammoth oversized hardcover! reeling in the aftermath of CIVIL WAR, Peter Parker has plenty of reasons to consider a change of wardrobe: Black is his state of […]

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Frederick Douglass Publisher: Prestwick House Inc. Book Description Born into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America’s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass’ own account of his journey from slave to one of […]

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 […]

Summerhill Secrets, Vol. 2 (House of Secrets / Echoes in the Wind / Hide Behind the Moon / Windows on the Hill / Shadows Beyond the Gate)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Beverly Lewis Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Book Description Set in rural Pennsylvania’s Amish country, SummerHill Secrets follows the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of sixteen-year-old Merry Hanson. Teen girls will come to love, laugh, and cry with the impulsive Merry as she encounters intriguing mysteries while also struggling to be the […]

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 […]

United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: John J. Newman Publisher: Amsco School Pubns Inc

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 […]