Mr. Elives's magic shop is back, and this time it is on the other side of Tucker's Swamp. And Tucker's Swamp is where Charlie Eggleston heads to escape a beating-for lying. Charlie can't seem to keep from lying, though sometimes his lies are for a good cause. When Charlie stumbles into Mr. Elives's magic shop, his eyes light upon The Skull. Charlie steals The Skull and it puts him under some sort of spell-he can only tell the truth. Trouble is,...
8) Oddly Enough
A collection of nine short stories featuring an angel, unicorn, vampire, werewolf, and other unusual creatures.
In the third book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina and her best friend explore a haunted mansion, where they must reunite the ghosts of a father and daughter before it's too late
Nina and her best friend, Chris, haven't known each other long, but they've already shared enough ghostly adventures for a lifetime. Now working at an antique shop in town, Nina and Chris encounter their latest spooky predicament while inspecting
10) Always October
From Bruce Coville, the master of tween comic suspense, comes a tale of monsters, the bond between brothers, and saving the world.
Jake's baby brother, LD, may be a monster (complete with fangs and fur!), but together with his best friend, Lily, Jake isn't going to let anything happen to that baby. Even if it turns out LD may be the key to saving the world--or destroying it. Soon Jake and Lily are on a perilous quest through Always October,...
In the second book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina, the world's number-one sixth-grade ghost buster, embarks on a treasure hunt with help from the ghost of a Civil War soldier
Not too long ago, Nina Tanleven would never have thought that her dream vacation could take place at a creaky lodge in New York's Catskill Mountains. But when her architect father agrees to renovate the three-story inn, it's the perfect opportunity for
On the Oregon trail, a theater troupe strives to reach California
After months in the cramped confines of a Conestoga wagon, Fortune Plunkett is dreaming of the life she left behind in Charleston. It was her father's dream to lead his band of actors to California, but he died on the trail. Fortune's only inheritance is a trunk of old costumes, a handful of plays, and a passionate drive to reach the Pacific Ocean, no matter what hardships
In the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina investigates the ghost of a haunted auditorium
Standing on the Grand Theater's storied stage, sixth-grader Nina Tanleven is about to audition for the latest local production. But as she launches into song, she sees a mysterious woman dressed all in white appearing out of nowhere. It isn't until later, after Nina has won a part in the play, that she learns the truth: Fifty years
14) Odder Than Ever
Beloved for his hilarious and unexpectedly moving novels, Bruce Coville is also a master of the short story. In this follow-up to Oddly Enough, he again presents a collection of unusual breadth and emotional depth. A ghost who died under uproarious circumstances haunts a kitchen baking "Biscuits of Glory," while in the grand tale "The Golden Sail," there are unexpected consequences when a young teen goes in search of his seafaring father....
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The story begins when Susan Simmons returns to school from spring vacation. Susan has been looking forward to the big class play her teacher has been planning. But to her dismay Ms. Schwartz is gone...replaced by tall, handsome Mr. Smith, a strictly "by the book teacher" with some very strange habits. Investigating her new teacher, Susan makes a shocking discovery: "Mr. Smith" is actually an alien named Broxholm who is planning to abduct five students....
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon's egg. "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious undercurrents lend it unexpected depth."-Kirkus Reviews
18) Murder in Orbit
A young scientist discovers a zero-gravity homicide onboard a space station
Rusty McPhee was born on Earth, but he hasn't been on solid ground for so long that he hardly remembers what it's like. He was raised on the space station known as ICE-3, and he knows the ins and outs of this floating research platform better than anybody. He's working in the waste disposal unit, watching garbage dissolve and be recycled, when he sees something
19) Amulet of Doom
An ancient betrayal echoes across time and space
Boring—that's what Marilyn thinks her family is. Completely, horribly normal. All except for her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously independent world traveler with the most exciting stories. Marilyn always looks forward to her spirited great-aunt's visits, but this time, Zenobia seems to have something unusual on her mind.
Marilyn can't refuse when the obviously worried
20) Robot Trouble
A spy has infiltrated the island, and only the A.I. Gang can stop him
Some days a gang of kid geniuses just can't win. As if it weren't bad enough that the A.I. Gang has Sergeant Brody's terrifying security robots crimping their activities and the mysterious Black Glove out to get them, now they've managed to get on the bad side of an international superspy who has secretly invaded Anza-bora Island.
Of course, a little thing