While Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as the city offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. As the children explore their new home, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's --- and Penelope's --- mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways.
In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are All The Wrong Questions.
Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet - and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!
When you're the third of six kids, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle, but Sunday Fowler is determined that this summer she'll find the one thing that makes her stand out from her siblings. And when she discovers a silver box in the basement of the library her parents are renovating, she might just have found something to gain her the attention she so craves. Inside is a series of letters addressed to "The Librarian" and a manuscript. But uncovering this manuscript means stirring up secrets that some people in the town hoped to keep buried.
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do. But her parents are staying there as they fix up the house after Grandma Winnie died. The tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: Strange things are happening behind the bookcase...
On the day Cassie was born, they drowned her town. Twelve years later, she feels drawn to the manmade lake and the mysteries it hides --- and she’s not the only one. Her classmate Liam joins Cassie in her daily swim across the off-limits side of the lake. Secrets have a way of floating to the surface and when Cassie venture too far from shore, she realizes she can't turn back. Mystery, compelling characters, and an abandoned town beneath a lake make for a must-read adventure.
Anna, José and Henry are complete strangers with more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington, D.C. airport, they encounter several bizarre people. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have announced that the famous flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been stolen! Anna, certain that the culprits must be snowed in too, recruits Henry and José to help catch the thieves and bring them to justice.
Ever since the Queen mysteriously disappeared and the King went mad five years ago, 11-year-old Princess Charlie has lived a wild and mostly unsupervised life in the country of Quale --- until now. With the discovery of an unfinished letter in the Queen’s handwriting, Charlie embarks on a quest to find her mother and save the kingdom from a revolution.
In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television.
Someone has been digging holes around Squeakspeare Mansion at night, and Billy Squeakspeare wants to find out who it is. The dangerous, legendary pirate Morgan Darkwhisker is said to have buried his long-lost treasure near Squeakspeare Mansion years ago. Could he be hunting for his hidden riches? It's up to Billy and Creepella to find the treasure first.
A mysterious old friend of Grandpa Frankenstein shows up one night on the doorstep of Cacklefur Castle. He's a vampire...and he needs the von Cacklefur family's help. His ancient castle has been infested by strange and troublesome monsters and ghosts, and he's afraid he’ll have to move out because of them! It's up to Creepella and her family and friends to help this vampire save his home.
The boy detective is back with ten new exciting adventures Following the classic formula, this new installment presents 10 new mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the boy detective. Join Encyclopedia as he takes on cases of an African killifish, a library book vandal, and a nail-biting soccer game.
Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code. But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case? Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone’s favorite fancy girl.
It's hard for Bernie to make friends when her family runs a monument company and her father has just hired the creepy Mr. Stein to engrave tombstones. Bernie discovers his engraved portrait of their neighbor...who promptly dies. The pattern continues, and Bernie wonders if Mr. Stein is predicting the deaths, or causing them.
After Mad's dad leaves to take a bird-tracking job in Central America, she receives a letter from him. Mad's younger sister Roo is convinced that the letter is a coded message. The two sisters embark on a journey to find their dad themselves with the help from new friends, all in order to get their family back together.
Early's father is gone and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind. With nowhere else to go, Early, her mom and her brother are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.
Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!
The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning --- at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! She's confident she'll be able to ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. But that was before her lucky penny did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin's magic gone kerflooey?
It has been far too long since we've had any hobbits, wizards or dwarfs in our lives! Starting December 13, you can travel back to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy. This time, Bilbo, Gandalf and a host of other creatures journey across the continent to restore surly leader Thorin Oakenshield to his throne, and Legolas joins the group to help fight an epic battle.