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The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

detective's assistant

In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell's own father

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The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon


An eccentric like all Helmsleys, eleven-year-old Archer escapes his overprotective mother and recruits two friends, Oliver and Adelaide, to help him plan a rescue of his long-lost grandparents, world-famous explorers who disappeared atop an iceberg in the Antarctic.

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Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee

firefly hollow

Because their dreams of daring adventures go against the cautious teachings of their nations, Firefly and Cricket set out on their own, find a home with kindly Vole, and together help a grieving "miniature giant" named Peter.

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The Wishbone Wish by Megan McDonald

wishbone wish

The town's annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the savory stuffing, the cranberry sauce! But what if they don't win a mouthwatering bird? What then?

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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic by Lisa Papademetriou

tale of highly unusual magic

Two girls on opposite sides of the planet connect through a mysterious book, whose phantom narrator guides them into spinning a story about the past that will affect their futures.

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The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems

diva and flea

In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become two unlikely friends.

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Buttercup Mystery by Kristin Earhart

buttercup mystery

Willa and Ben must find out who is poisoning the Starlings' new horse, Buttercup, before it is too late.

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Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

blackbird fly

Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.

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Last In a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

last in a long line of rebels

When the city of Zollicoffer, Tennessee, where her family lives, announces plans to seize their one hundred seventy-five year old house through eminent domain, twelve-year-old Louise Mayhew needs to come up with a way to save it--and her ancestor's Civil War diary linking the house to the Underground Railroad, as well as a hidden treasure, seem to offer her family the best chance of saving their home.

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The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

wolf wilder

In the days before the Russian Revolution, twelve-year-old Feodora sets out to rescue her mother when the Tsar's Imperial Army imprisons her for teaching tamed wolves to fend for themselves.

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Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson

nooks & crannies

Eleven-year-old Tabitha Crum, whose parents were just about to abandon her, is invited to the country estate of a wealthy countess along with five other children and told that one of them will become her heir.

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Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith

another kind of hurricane

The world, itself, seems to bring together Henry, whose best friend died near their home in the mountains of Vermont, and Zavion, who lost his home in Hurricane Katrina, so that the boys can help each other heal.

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