Posts Tagged "Detectives"

Pizza To Die For

Posted in Age-o-Meter:: 10-14, Scare-o-Meter: 6

Pizza To Die For

SNATCH A STORY   At fourteen, future chef Mikki Norden is ready for any kitchen emergency – except the unexpected death of her mentor, Mr. Baldacci. But Mikki’s learned a lot about solving crimes from her mother, an almost-published mystery author. So when the local New Jersey police rule Mr. B’s death a heart attack, she knows she has to prove otherwise. But then, one night, she is kidnapped … An Excerpt from Pizza to Die For: “That’s why you kidnapped me. You. You both. You killed Mr. B, didn’t you? You’re afraid I’ll go to the police and tell them what I know!” I closed my eyes,...

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Pieces and Players

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Pieces and Players

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the artsy opening to Pieces and Players:     THE WICKED READ   Pieces and Players By Blue Balliett Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545299916 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Bahni Turpin Age Range: 8 – 12 Years THE PIECES Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Manet is missing. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them....

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Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the magical opening to Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures:     THE WICKED READ   Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures By Maggie Stiefvater & Jackson Pearce Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545709262 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated byCassandra Morris & Peter McGowan Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Here’s a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to: —Unicorns —Miniature Silky Griffins —Bitterflunks Basically, all magical creatures Here’s a list of things...

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Marvin and the Moths

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Marvin and the Moths

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the bugged-out opening to Marvin and the Moths:     THE WICKED READ   Marvin and the Moths By Matthew Holm & Jonathan Follett Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545876742 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo Age Range: 8 – 12 Year Middle school is off to a rocky start for Marvin Watson. Doomed to misfit status, his only friends are a girl with major orthodontics, the smelliest boy in school, and the trio of sarcastic man-sized moths that live in his attic. No one said...

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Secrets of Bearhaven: Book 1

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 4

Secrets of Bearhaven: Book 1

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the adventurous opening to Secrets of Bearhaven, Book #1:     THE WICKED READ   Secrets of Bearhaven: Book 1 By K.E. Rocha Book Published by Scholastic, Inc ISBN-13: 9780545813037 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Louisa Gummer Age Range: 8 – 12 Years It starts with a chase. When Spencer Plain is pulled out of school in the middle of the day, he never expects to be speeding down the highway with his uncle, trying to outpace the car that’s tailing them. And he certainly never thought he’d...

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