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Black Hearts in Battersea
Orphan Simon goes to London, uncovers a dastardly plot, and finally foils it at the annual Battersea mince-pie tasting contest.
J Fic Aiken, Joan
The Fairy-tale Detectives
Sent to live with their grandmother after their parents disappear, two sisters get swept up in a mystery with numerous fairy-tale characters. (Book #1 in the Sisters Grimm series)
JM Buckley, Michael
The Monsters of Morley Manor
Anthony and his younger sister discover that monster figurines he got in an estate sale are not only alive but also can help save Earth.
J Fic Coville, Bruce
The Field Guide (Book # 1 in the Spiderwick Chronicles)
At their Great Aunt's Victorian house the Grace children discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures leading to unusual events.
J Fic DiTerlizzi, Tony
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks
A fifth-grader writes a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for the school, and all sorts of chaos results.
J Fic Klise, Kate
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Claudia decides to run away just long enough to teach her parents a lesson and live in comfort at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
J Fic Konigsburg, E.L.
The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore
A teenage girl is kidnapped, but when freed, is accused of masterminding the scheme to extort money from her wealthy grandmother.
JM Nixon, Joan Lowery
When her father suddenly dies, leaving her alone on an Italian highway, Jackie is picked up by two men with unknown motives.
J Fic Napoli, Donna Jo
Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and ghostly hounds.
J Fic Pullman, Philip
The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)
The disappearance of her husband is only the first of the mysteries Mrs. Carillon must solve.
J Fic Raskin, Ellen
The Westing Game
The death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must solve a puzzle before they can inherit.
JM Raskin, Ellen
The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow
Ten-year-old Solomon Snow sets out to find his parents and receives help from a writer, a circus performer, and several orphans.
J Fic Umansky, Kaye
Peppermints in the Parlor
Sent to San Francisco, newly orphaned Emily enters her aunt and uncle’s once-happy mansion only to find unimaginable horrors.
J Fic Wallace, Barbara Brooks