Meet the GEEKs: Gina, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin–best friends who are determined to save their hometown of Elmwood, the former headquarters of the famous toy maker Maxine Van Houten. At one time Maxine’s toy the Bamboozler put the town on the map. But now Maxine has died, her heirs have bankrupted the company, and the toy factory is closing down. The only thing that can save the town and keep the friends together is solving Maxine’s last puzzle, a scavenger hunt with a priceless treasure at the end. This is a great readalike for fans of Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library.
Bunbun and Bonbon have lost their luck. Will they be able to get it back? They ask their friends Scout Von Fluffington, Tom the duck, and Rosie Stardrop Sparklepants the unicorn for help. Is there a good-luck trap and a waterfall involved? Read the story to find out!
Miriam and her family move from Manhattan to upstate New York to run a motel. Miriam is 11, and has two good friends she hates to leave back home. Upon arrival in her new town, Miriam meets a new friend, Kate and a cast of towns people who begin to make her feel welcome. This is a sweet summer friendship story which also deals with religion and tolerance. Miriam is Jewish and her new friend Kate is Catholic. Both these faiths are explored in this book as the girls grapple with a decision they make to help business at the struggling motel. This story is full of authentic characters and a wonderful summer setting.
Eddie has been assigned community service hours at a retirement home for his Bar Mitzvah project. He thinks his time there will be boring. Wrong! First, some of the residents report having their valuables stolen. Then there are reports of hearing a ghost talking through the vents. There’s also the resident whose mysterious twin sister may or may not be a ghost. Lastly, there’s a sweet old couple who may have been part of the mob. With a thief on the loose and a vengeful ghost running rampant, Eddie may just be in over his head.
Three sisters find themselves on a jungle island after a plane crash. They start to explore and find flowers that talk, a gorilla that fits in your pocket, and a dragon. Will they be saved? Can they get back home? Read the story to find out!