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The Adventures of Tooten and Ter: A Nose for St. Patrick’s Day

by Chris McCloskey Meet Tooten and Ter, an unlikely crime-busting duo. Terrance has been dropped into the Colorado foster system and is lucky enough to find a great foster dad. He also gets the best companion ever in Tooten, a small mixed breed dog who is in training to be a service animal. Together, Tooten […]

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Birmingham, 1933: Alice

by Wanda Vaughn It’s May of 1933 and twelve-year-old Alice O’Mara’s world has been blown apart. First the tornado injured her sister and destroyed their home in Helena. Then, when the family goes to Birmingham to be close to the hospital, her brother Albert gets lured into working with the local moonshiner for easy money […]

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Bad News Cruise

by Carol Norton Izzy and Deanie are going on a five-day cruise with their high school Spanish club to Mexico. Even Angela, Izzy’s older sister, is going so Izzy’s parents don’t worry that the girls could get into trouble. But there’s mystery aboard The Gulf Seas and Izzy and Deanie get right in the middle of it. […]

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The Adventures of Tooten and Ter: A Nose for Crime

by Chris McCloskey Thirteen-year-old Terrance O’Connell thought his life was over when he met his foster father, Captain Leroy Gonzalez. Although growing up in a family of small-time criminals had its drawbacks, this placement with an old, retired police captain seemed like an unendurable situation. Then Ter met Tooten, Cap’s service-dog-in-training. They formed a partnership, […]

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Lies, Guys, and Alibis

by Carol Norton It’s murder! The cute, new guy in town is found at the bottom of the community swimming pool. Angela’s alibi is weak and someone is threatening the kids who were at that pool party. Izzy and her best friend, Deanie, must help Angela prove that she did not kill the cute new […]

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Too Many Maybes…

by Carol Norton Maybe Mrs. Mitchell had been kidnapped, maybe killed, or maybe she had just run away from her husband. Maybe someone had dug up Mr. Haymer’s prize-winning tulips, just before Beautification Week out of jealousy, or maybe there was a body buried there. Maybe the man in the green car was a police […]

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Huntsville, 1892: Clara

by Wanda Vaughn 1892: Huntsville, Alabama: Exciting things are happening that May, but what excites Clara Landers the most are the bicycles she sees around town. After riding double with her bicycle racing hero, Clara is determined to have one of her own. But a girl, riding a bicycle…shocking! And they are expensive! That doesn’t stop […]

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Mission: Shanghai – A Nick Grant Adventure

by Jamie Dodson It’s 1936 and Lieutenant Commander Toshio Miyazaki of the Imperial Japanese Naval Intelligence Directorate and member of the secret Black Dragon Society receives a new mission. He is to steal the secret US Naval radio codes that keep American communications secure. Miyazaki is pleased as the mission provides another opportunity to kill […]

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Flying Boats & Spies – A Nick Grant Adventure

by Jamie Dodson 1935! The winds of war have begun to fan the flames of conflict across the Pacific.  As sixteen year old Nick Grant tries to support his mother and sister during the Great Depression, he‘s swept into a deadly contest between spies struggling to control the Pacific Ocean. Nick’s life changes abruptly the […]

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Traitors – A Gander’s Cove Mystery

by Mary Ann Taylor I opened the logbook… and wrote Case Number 43 — Stop the Traitors! It is 1942 and America has been at war with Germany and Japan for a year.  Overseas, the military is preparing to launch a counterattack against the enemies’ shores.  At home, civilians are rationing to help provide scarce […]

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Spies – A Gander’s Cove Mystery

by Mary Ann Taylor 1942. The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The Germans are sinking ships off the American coast. Now, mysterious ships have been seen off shore at night. Mr. Green, the school’s principal, has disappeared under unexplained circumstances. As the citizens of Gander’s Cove collect scrap metal to aid the war effort, they are […]

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Saving Da Vinci

by Annie Laura Smith Sixteen-year-old Stefano Cavadoni’s job can get him killed.  It is 1944 and Stefano is an Italian Partisan, living and working in Rome.  Living a “double-life” because his mother does not have a “need to know,” Stefano risks his life to hinder the German army.  He helps save Italian artwork.  He works […]

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Heroes – A Gander’s Cove Mystery

by Mary Ann Taylor Crime Stopper’s Oath: I pledge to uncover the enemies of my country whoever they may be. It is 1943 and a new mystery threatens Gander’s Cove. Why are trucks delivering unused coffins in the dead of night to a closed funeral home? What was transported in them that needed the secrecy? Was […]

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Finder’s Magic

by C.M. Fleming 1911. Atlanta, Georgia Murder! Hank McCord accidentally witnesses his best friend’s murder by two mill supervisors. There’s another witness, Calvin Yates, is a Negro boy about Hank’s age but the problem is that the murderers are adults in positions of authority and, as Calvin asks Hank, “Who’s goin’ to believeus?” The murderers […]

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Fat Tuesday

by Susan Vaught When surviving isn’t good enough, there’s always Mardi Gras. What does Rusty Quinn do when her mom loses touch with reality, her best friend’s dad explodes over a kiss, her other best friend gets committed to a psych ward, and the sanest person she knows is an egotistical Finnish exchange student who […]

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Dorkman

by Pearce & Story The last thing Cole Erickson needs right now is a distraction. Improving his swing before baseball season and steeling his nerve to talk to the ravishing Ashley Knutson are all that matters. Unfortunately, he’s just made the cataclysmic mistake of speaking to a stranger-than-strange kid that everyone at Jackson Middle School […]

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Dear Jack

by Tammi Sauer Thirteen-year-old Laney is overjoyed to learn her mother in pregnant.  Months later that joy turns to resentment.  Her mother discovers she has an aggressive form of breast cancer and decides to delay treatment until after the baby is born.  How can Laney possibly accept her mother’s decision as well as the consequences that […]

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China Clipper

by Jamie Dodson It’s September, 1935, and senior year is tough for Nick Grant.  He’d spent months building Pacific island bases for Pan Am’s great flying boats, the Clippers.  Life aboard the supply ship, piloting the Clipper, and fighting Japanese spies makes life at Alameda High School dull.  At least his part-time job at Pan […]

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Will Paris Burn?

by Annie Laura Smith On August 23, 1944, Adolf Hitler issued an order to the new commanding General of Paris, Dietrich von Choltitz.  This order set forth Hitler’s final decision on the fate of Paris. Paris must not fall into the hands of the enemy, or it if does, he must find there nothing but […]

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The Legacy of Bletchley Park

by Annie Laura Smith Mathematicians, linguists, crossword experts and chess champions all worked at Bletchley Park in England to crack the secrets of Germany’s Enigma code during World War II and hastened the end of the war.  Historically, there is no record of a twelve-year-old British girl, fluent in German, translating decoded messages….But what if […]

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