The London Eye Mystery

Author: Siobhan Dowd

Publisher: David Fickling Books

ISBN: 9780375849350

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8501

Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye. But after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off–except Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners, since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. This is an unput-downable spine-tingling thriller–a race against time. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The London Eye Mystery

Author: Siobhan Dowd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407042335

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6569

When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Since the police are having no luck finding him, Ted and Kat become sleuthing partners. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. This is an unputdownable spine-tingling thriller!
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The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0525582355

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4758

Originally published: London: Penguin Random House UK, 2017.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Swift Pure Cry

Author: Siobhan Dowd

Publisher: David Fickling Books

ISBN: 0375891552

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 1989

Ireland 1984. After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, who is charming, eloquent, and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the center of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again. This is a story of love and loss, religious belief and spirituality—it will move the hearts of any who read it. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Bog Child

Author: Siobhan Dowd

Publisher: David Fickling Books

ISBN: 0375891544

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 1823

DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him—his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into acting as courier to God knows what—a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls. Bog Child is an astonishing novel exploring the sacrifices made in the name of peace, and the unflinching strength of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Solace of the Road

Author: Siobhan Dowd

Publisher: David Fickling Books

ISBN: 9780375893650

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6674

Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

The View from the Cherry Tree

Author: Willo Davis Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481439944

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5873

Wishing he could forget witnessing a woman's murder, a traumatized Rob begins to have suspicious accidents that his family is too busy to notice, in a rerelease of a best-selling mystery classic by the Edgar Award-winning author of The Girl With the Silver Eyes. Simultaneous and eBook.
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The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

Author: Ellen Raskin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9802

A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371565

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7675

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
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The Mystery at Big Ben (London, England)

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635034694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4834

Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are grandchildren Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen! Papa is headed for the Rosetta Stone. The kids are supposed to go to the Tower of London and "behave themselves." But, uh-oh, Grant spots a big problem with Big Ben...and he and his sister, along with their two new best friends, George and Maggie, take a whirlwind tour from the top of the Eye, up the Thames River, down into a dungeon, and more -- in search of clues to solve The Mystery of Big Ben! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: The Ritz Hotel - Big Ben (where Clue #1 is found) - Eye in the Sky Ferris wheel - The British Museum (where clue #2 is found) - HarrodÍs department store - Tower of London - St. PaulÍs Cathedral - CleopatraÍs Needle - Globe Theater - 221b Baker Street (fictional home of Sherlock Holmes) - Madame TussaudÍs Wax Museum - Buckingham Palace - Heathrow Airport - Paris, France - London Bridge - Tower Bridge - Piccadilly Circus - Times Square (New York), USA - London Underground - Thames River - Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA - Savannah, Georgia - Washington, D.C., USA Educational Items: The plays and productions of William Shakespeare - Rosetta Stone - History of St. PaulÍs Cathedral - History of the Tower of London - History of the Globe Theater - Eros (mythology) - Big Ben - Elgin Marbles - London Bridge - Crown Jewels - Bubonic Plague - Statue of Liberty - Changing of the Guard People: Sherlock Holmes - Lindow Man - Jack the Ripper - Blackbeard the Pirate - Sir Walter Raleigh Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 103233 Lexile Measure: 730 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Author: Alexei Maxim Russell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005472

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3111

Trueman Bradley is a genius detective with a difference, he has Asperger's Syndrome (ASD). Trueman leaves his hometown of Heartville, Illinois, and arrives in New York City, hoping to fulfil his dream of becoming a private detective, like his comic book heroes. He is soon told that a guy with AS could not possibly succeed as a detective. Undeterred, Trueman uses his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation, and with the help of his new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to test his skills against the criminal world of New York. Suitable for children aged 10+
Posted in Psychology

A Monster Calls

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763669091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3554

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Feathers

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142415502

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 118

View: 1893

When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
Posted in JUVENILE FICTION

Me, the Missing, and the Dead

Author: Jenny Valentine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061923141

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5620

Me: Lucas Swain—I'm nearly sixteen years old and live in London. I was fairly normal until the night I found Violet. Then everything changed. The Missing: Dad. He disappeared five years ago. Nobody knows what happened to him, and nobody cares except me. It's enough to drive you crazy. The Dead: That's Violet . . . in the urn. Speaking of crazy—I know she's trying to tell me something, and I think it's about my father. . . . A dead lady may not be much to go on, but my dad's out there somewhere, and it's up to me to find out where.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

The Case of the Missing Marquess

An Enola Holmes Mystery

Author: Nancy Springer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684395

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8254

When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers—all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother’s strange disappearance. Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?
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PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 7481

How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.
Posted in Education

Small Change for Stuart

Author: Lissa Evans

Publisher: Corgi Childrens

ISBN: 9780552561693

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 277

View: 2883

Ten-year-old Stuart is very short for his age. His surname is Horten. Yes, he gets called Shorty Shorten (his parents are very clever people, but not very sensible people). However being short is soon the last thing on Stuart's mind when he and his parents move to their old town of Beeton and he is swept up in a quest to find his uncle's old workshop - his famous magician, and also very short, uncle, that is . . . The first children's fiction novel by Lissa Evans, this is a delightful, quirky adventure that will appeal to all fans of Roald Dahl.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Murder Most Unladylike

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141369761

Category: Children's stories

Page: 352

View: 6610

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test? 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective murder mystery, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of . . . Top class' Financial Times 'Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it's about finding the chink in the alibi' Telegraph
Posted in Children's stories

The Imaginary

Author: A.F. Harrold

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802738117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 881

Rudger, an imaginary playmate, must find his friend Amanda before he fades away to nothing while eluding the only other person who can see him, evil Mr. Bunting, who hunts—and possibly even eats—imaginaries.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Mistletoe and Murder

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481489143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3768

Hazel and Daisy trade mistletoe for a murder investigation and set out to save the day (Christmas Day that is!) in this fabulously festive fifth novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas holidays in snowy Cambridge. Hazel is looking forward to a calm vacation among the beautiful spires, cozy libraries, and inviting tea-rooms. But there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College and two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident—until the Detective Society looks a little closer, and realizes a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage if they’re going to find the killer before Christmas dinner.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction