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Middle School Mysteries and Thrillers
Chasing Vermeer by
Call Number: J FIC BALLIE
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by
Call Number: J FIC GRABEN
Publication Date: 2013-06-25
Twelve-year-old Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of 12 children chosen to stay in the new town library--designed by his hero, the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello--for an overnight of fun, food and games, but in the morning, the kids find all the doors still locked and must work together to solve secret puzzles in order to discover the hidden escape route.
Call Number: J FIC PONTI
Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things in this hilarious start to a brand-new middle grade mystery series.So you’re only halfway through your homework and the Director of the FBI keeps texting you for help…What do you do? Save your grade? Or save the country?If you’re Florian Bates, you figure out a way to do both.Florian is twelve years old and has just moved to Washington. He’s learning his way around using TOAST, which stands for theTheory of All Small Things. It’s a technique he invented to solve life’s little mysteries such as: where to sit on the on the first day of school, or which Chinese restaurant has the best eggrolls.But when he teaches it to his new friend Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn’t little. In fact, it’s HUGE, and it involves the National Gallery, the FBI, and a notorious crime syndicate known as EEL.Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case?
Gilda Joyce by
Call Number: J FIC ALLISO
Publication Date: 2005-07-21
During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.
The Governor's Dog Is Missing by
Call Number: J FIC COLLAR
Publication Date: 2011-02-20
The humorous and dramatic adventures of twelve-year-old sleuths Slate Stephens and Daphne McSweeney as they scramble to find Cat, the Governor of Montana's missing dog.
Greenglass House by
Call Number: J FIC MILFOR
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house sending Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.
Call Number: J FIC SACHAR
Publication Date: 1998-08-20
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls by
Call Number: J FIC MCMULL
Twelve-year-old Abigail is shocked to discover her elite boarding school is really a cover for a huge spy ring, and must undergo Spy Training 101 in order to save her mother, who happens to be the spy ring's top agent.
The Murderer's Ape by
Call Number: Y FIC WEGELI
When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.
Ruby Redfort Look into My Eyes by
Call Number: J FIC CHILD
Publication Date: 2012-03-27
Thirteen-year-old Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, gets an anonymous call setting a challenge that leads her to the headquarters of Spectrum, a highly secret anti-crime agency that needs her help to crack a code, but soon Ruby uncovers dastardly plans of the Fool's Gold Gang.
The Shadow Cipher by
Call Number: J FIC RUBY
In an alternate history of New York, three kids try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of the city.
Call Number: Y FIC HOROWI
Publication Date: 2001-05-21
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
The Thief Lord by
Call Number: J FIC FUNKE
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by
Call Number: J FIC MELOY
After witnessing a troupe of pickpockets pull off an incredible robbery in a busy Marseille square, Charlie Fisher agrees to protect one of the thieves if they teach him their ways, leading him into a world of adventure with global stakes.
The Wolf Keepers by
Call Number: J FIC BROACH
A high-stakes middle grade historical adventure through Yosemite National Park by the New York Times-bestselling author ofMasterpiece. Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango and her dad have always had a zoo to call their home. Lizzie spends her days watching the animals and taking note of their various behaviors. Though the zoo makes for a unique home, it's a hard place for Lizzie to make lasting friends. But all this changes one afternoon when she finds Tyler Briggs, a runaway who has secretly made the zoo his makeshift home. The two become friends and, just as quickly, stumble into a covert investigation involving the zoo wolveswho are suddenly dying. Little do they know, this mystery will draw them into a high-stakes historical adventure involving the legend of John Muir as they try to navigate safely while lost in Yosemite National Park. A Christy Ottaviano Book
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