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A Candle in the Window

Michele Ashman Bell - 2001
    "Why do you want to do that?" "So Mama can find her way home," she said innocently.— This is the first Christmas without Mama, and John's family is struggling to face the holiday without his loving wife. However, eight-year-old Emily is convinced her mother will come and visit her on Christmas Eve. And right now, Emily needs her mother more than ever. Bring the magic and wonder of Christmas into your heart with this heartwarming picture book that is perfect for a wintry evening read-aloud. It just may begin a new tradition in your family. Published October 2006 32 pages

New Lives, New Loves

Carolyn Keene - 1995
    Beginning her first semester of life in a coed dorm at Wilder University, Nancy Drew finds adventure in a series of dorm thefts, a handsome premed student, and her changing relationship with Ned.

Babysitters Club Collection #10 (The Babysitters Club, #28-30)

Ann M. Martin
    Welcome Back, Stacey! 29. Mallory and the Mystery Diary 30. Mary Anne and the Great Romance

The Famous Five Collection 5: Books 13-15

Enid Blyton - 2017
    But after spending a night on the heath, they begin to realise it's not just the moor's past that is shrouded in secrets. Could its treacherous mists hide the answer to a brand-new mystery?Five Have Plenty of FunGeorge is not pleased when a spoilt American girl turns up at Kirrin Cottage. But George hasn't got time to be jealous - Berta is in hiding from kidnappers! The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?Five On a Secret TrailAnne and George are on a camping trip, waiting for the boys to arrive. One night they see a face at the window of an abandoned cottage close by - and then the Five wake to find ghostly lights ... Anne wants to go home but the others are determined to stay. Who could be snooping around the cottage - and why is a nearby gang trying to make them leave?This 70th anniversary edition features the Classic editions of three Famous Five adventures (books 13-15) in one volume and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.

Double Jeopardy

Francine Pascal - 1987
    And Elizabeth has evidence that could convict him! Jessica knows Adam is innocent--she saw the murderer--and she sets out to prove it. The problem is, he saw her, too. Can the twins find the killer before he finds them? Or will Jessica and Elizabeth be caught in a deadly case of mistaken identity?

Princess Amy

Melinda Pollowitz - 1981
    While spending a month at an isolated summer retreat with relatives, Amy meets two very interesting boys from two very different worlds.

All Fall Down - Free Preview

Ally Carter - 2014
    She is not crazy.2. Her mother was murdered.3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her--so there's no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can't control Grace--no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn't stop it, Grace isn't the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

Jayden and the Mysterious Mountain

Katrina Cope - 2013
    He is taken to a five star hotel – no, actually a school called The Sanctum, camouflaged in the mountains. The students build and operate high tech equipment, including surrogate robots all to fight against terrorism. Or are they? By the way, you don’t want to annoy Scarlet who runs the general operations of the building. She is one cheeky AI and plays nasty if you cross her.

Nancy Drew Diaries #1

Stefan Petrucha - 2014
    Nancy stars in a horror movie about a monstrous River Heights urban legend — but is it really an urban legend? And will Nancy, Bess, and George live long enough to find out? Plus, it's double trouble for the world's greatest teen super sleuth in "Writ in Stone!" A sweet young boy Nancy has often babysat has gone missing, and while Nancy picks up the trail, a historic stone marker that may prove the Chinese discovered America before Columbus is stolen! Can Nancy solve two baffling mysteries at the same time, with all of River Heights watching?


Anne Cassidy - 2006
    Charlie blames their mum, for going off and leaving her and Brad and their Dad to fend for themselves. So when Brad is accused of killing a motorist with a well-aimed stone from a motorway bridge, Charlie is suspicious. It's just not Brad's style. When Charlie starts doing some investigating of her own she unearths a bigger, much worse secret, as well as discovering things about her brother, his best mate Denny, and her long-lost mother that turn her world upside down. In trying to prove her brother is not guilty, Charlie has lost her own innocence, for good...

Middle Falls Time Travel Series, Books 7-9

Shawn Inmon - 2019
     What would you do, if you could do it all again? The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie Scott McKenzie’s birthday is the first number pulled in the draft of 1969. The next thing he knows, he is in Vietnam, badly wounded. After the hell of a year-long stay at a VA hospital, Scott tries to rebuild his life, but descends in alcohol and drug abuse. When he dies of an overdose, he wakes up on his grandparent’s couch, still wounded from the war. Eventually, Scott decides to use his unusual time travel to stop violence before it happens. No serial killer is safe, because Scott knows when and where they will strike and he will be there waiting. The Reset Life of Cassandra Collins Cassandra Collins hit the birth lottery—she is the daughter of the wealthiest family in Middle Falls. And yet… At eighteen, she is forced to make a choice—to strike out on her own to attend the college she wants, or choose a life of sheltered safety. As so many would, she chooses safety, but always wonders what her life would have been like. At the end of a safe, contented life, she passes away, then opens her eyes on the cusp of that same decision. The Tribulations of Ned Summers A murder mystery in Middle Falls! Ned’s first date is a memorable one, because the girl he goes out with his found murdered, and he is the last person to see her. He isn’t arrested for the crime, but the town convicts him with public opinion. Ned moves out of town and lives a hermit’s life in the forest. When he grows old and dies, he opens his eyes on the day before that fateful date. Can Ned unwind the mystery and stop the murder? The Middle Falls Time Travel books are all written so they can be read in any order.

The Christmas Bride's Amnesia

Susannah Calloway - 2019
    A young socialite from Boston, she is shocked and dismayed when her father announces he has sold her into a marriage to settle his financial debts. Worse yet, the man she is to marry lives in the wilds of Nebraska. Despite her misgivings, Molly takes the train to Nebraska and is met by her fiancé. But within a day, he shows his true colors, and Molly is forced to flee in the middle of the night during a snowstorm. U.S. Marshal Jake McDonald has a problem. He’s home from Kansas for his father’s funeral and has to decide what to do about his mother and sister. Dare he leave them alone to try and run the farm themselves or should he stay and give up being a lawman? His situation grows even more complicated when he finds an unconscious woman in the snow and takes her home to recuperate. When it turns out she has amnesia, he is left to solve the mystery behind her appearance at his farm. Christmas is coming and Jake and Molly are quickly falling in love. Molly, feigning the amnesia, can’t tell him the truth about herself, though, and doesn’t know what to do. Will their Christmas dreams come true or turn into a nightmare?

Colour Runner

Anthony Ashe - 2018
    She wishes bubblegum wouldn't lose its flavour. She wishes school would start in the afternoon. But above all, Sarah wishes she could remain a kid forever. When she receives an invitation to the mysterious House of Vine, a secret dwelling where reside two genii, her wishful thinking becomes all the more real. A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits her, the chance to claim a single wish. But like those before her, Sarah must first agree to play a game. And it is a game of the deadliest kind, where terrors lurk behind every corner, where fiendish puzzles break her wits and where the clock shows her impending doom. Can she overcome it within twenty-four hours? Can she uncover the horrible truth behind the House of Vine and its enigmatic hosts? It is, after all, child's play.

Forget Me Never

Gina Blaxill - 2012
    She had broken up with her boyfriend and had suffered from depression in the past. Sophie isn't so sure, however, and when she finds a memory stick in a pair of Dani's old jeans, some new photos and information come to light that point to something more sinister. Sophie and her friend Reece investigate further and soon find out that Dani was involved with something very dark and very dangerous. As Sophie and Reece become more and more deeply involved they put themselves in huge danger too, accessing secret data, facing kidnap attempts, and worse. And as they uncover the terrible truth about what really happened to Dani, Sophie and Reece must also face their feelings for each other.

Roald Dahl: 15 books collection pack: The Witches, Matilda, The BFG, Going Solo, the Giraffe the Pelly and Me, The Magic Finger, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Mr Fox, Esio Trot, Charlie Chocolate Factory,

Roald Dahl - 2010
    Fantastic Mr Fox Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest three farmers you could meet. They are determined to get Mr Fox - but he has other plans! This edition has a great new Quentin Blake cover and new author biography. The Witches The bond between the boy and his grandmother becomes the centrepiece of the tale--a partnership of love and understanding that survives even the boy's unfortunate transformation into a mouse. And once the two have teamed up to outwitch the witches, the boy's declaration that he's glad he's a mouse because he will now live only as long as his grandmother is far more poignant than eerie.