The McNasty pirate twins, Captain Gruesome and his brother, Captain Grisly, are determined to get their grubby hands on the treasure buried in the sleepy seaside village of Little Snoring. But the McNastys discover that two clever young friends, Tat and Hetty, are equally determined to find the treasure, and soon they are all embroiled in a rollicking test of wits to see which pair will prevail. Faced with the excessive mucus running from the nose of the pirates' second mate, Mrs. Slime, the Big, Scary, Very Dark, Dense Forest Where No One In Their Right Mind Would Want To Go and a walk on the plank of the pirate ship The Rotten Apple, do the children stand a chance?--Amanzon.com.
Friends who call themselves the Banana Bunch go on a picnic, play in the park, agree on a secret club password, and raise money by putting on a magic show that ends with Scruffy the dog disappearing. Includes suggestions for magic-related activities.
When you've got a fairy friend like Sybil (or an imagination like Nina's) life is never boring. But sometimes boring is all Nina wants. When Sybil and Pandigole get Nina in to trouble again-this time with a dragon!-will she have finally had enough?--
When Miss Rabbit leaves her carrot cake (with cream-cheese icing) out to cool and returns later to find only a mess of crumbs, she calls Detective Wilcox and Capt. Griswold. Over 100 animals on Ed's farm means there's a lot of suspects. Tongue firmly in cheek, Wilcox tells the story of this challenging case in clipped tones reminiscent of Dragnet.--
After a rare Blue Morpho goes missing from the new butterfly museum, Nancy and her friends try to bring the valuable creature back to safety.
Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.
A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.
Ten-year-old Teddy Mars seeks to stand apart from his six siblings, none of whom could be called normal, by earning a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Jinx travels throughout the Urwald to unite its people and creatures against encroaching threats--
In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911, orphaned eleven-year-old Julia Delaney rails against countless disappointments and the nun's strict rules at the House of Mercy, especially after her sister Mary turns fourteen and must leave, but she, her family, and best friend get tangled up with a gangster and a decade-old mystery.
Sofia and her cousins are making a piñata for their grandmother's birthday party, but when Bella the cat gets involved chaos ensues.
Sofia is temporarily entrusted with Snowflake the class mouse--but he escapes, and she and her sisters must figure out a way to catch him.
Instead of the usual dusting Sofia volunteers to wash the car--but when she leaves the hose on her mother's marigolds get flooded and she calls on her sisters to save the situation.
Sofia feels that because she looks so much like her older sisters, nobody notices her--so when school picture day comes around she comes up with a way to stand out.
Fifth-grader Ava writes in her diary about her family, losing her best friend to a new girl, and adopting an injured, skittish, and very special cat.
Eleven-year-old self-proclaimed supersleuth Sophie Sesame Seade tracks down the culprit behind a series of gargoyle thefts in Cambridge, England.
It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas. But when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family?--
The witch Grunhilda takes a job in an elementary school lunchroom.
At his boarding school for monsters, a young werewolf learns a devastating truth about his family while uncovering a plot to sabotage the world's finest training program for aspiring minions to evil overlords.
Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with intelligent robots Klink and Klank once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy--
Young Mark Kelly and his brother and friends decide to build a rocket over the summer when their constant bickering starts to annoy their grandfather in this middle-grade novel based on the NASA astronauts' real childhoods--
When Rye O'Chanter is declared an outlaw from her own village, she finds herself stuck on a strange remote island. But the island comes to feel much less remote when the battle over the future of the Luck Uglies moves to its shores--
A brave pet shop mouse named Hopper attempts to rebuild a fallen empire in the underground rat civilization of Atlantia, located in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn, while Queen Felina and her band of street cats declare open season on the rodents.
When the grandfather he never knew is released from prison suffering from dementia, eleven-year-old Nicholas, a mathematical and musical genius, tries to save the family's home by helping search for heirlooms Grandpa claims to have buried.
Twelve-year-old Todd Butroche has been rather distracted by a girl in middle school and other concerns, and the Toddlians, the tiny civilization created by his benevolent grossness, are convinced that he is angry with them--especially when they are confronted with a vile red thing (a moldy apple) and its horrifying inhabitant (a worm).
In Laos, twelve-year-old Tam must work at a bear farm where bears are cruelly caged and milked for their bile, but when a familiar cub is brought to the farm, Tam will do anything to free both the cub, and himself.
Film-loving twins Joules and Kevin face new evil bunnies from outer space when odorous extraterrestrials that use smellepathy to control their prey's brain arrive to conquer the world.
The second adventure of this inept space hero and his talking backback on patrol.