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Mysteries & Adventure
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Call Number: JUV. PZ7.A54385 Ch 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-21
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
City of Saints and Thieves by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.A528 Cit 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city's most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who's behind it. With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City's local gang. It's a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she's been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she's overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother--and why--keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.
Code Name Verity by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.W4358 Cp 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-15
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P8865 Dod 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd.
Heart of a Samurai by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P92434 He 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
Hostage Three by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.L15857 Hos 2013
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother becomes hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht, but although she builds a bond with one of her captors it becomes brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.L42 Gui 2018 v.2
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Hoping to travel to Germany to ask for help enrolling in medical school, Felicity has no money for the trip until a mysterious woman offers to travel with her and pay her way, which ends up entangling Felicity in a perilous quest across Europe.
The London Eye Mystery by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.D7538 Lo 2008
Publication Date: 2009-05-26
When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P52112 Mo 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.S8513 My 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
The Opal Deception by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.C677475 Ar 2005
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl's mind was wiped of memories of the world belowground and any goodness grudgingly learned is now gone with the young genius reverting to his criminal lifestyle. Artemis has no memory of the fairy people and has returned to his unlawful ways. In Berlin, he is preparing to steal a famous Impressionist painting from a German bank. He doesn't know that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison by cloning herself.
The Parker Inheritance by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.J63844 Par 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.H493 Sc 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-27
Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.
The Thief by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.T85565 T51996
Publication Date: 1996-10-31
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
Three Times Lucky by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.T8488 Thr 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-10
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
The Tiger in the Well by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.P968 T5 2004
Publication Date: 1992-02-18
In London in 1881, twenty-four-year-old Sally finds her young daughter and her possessions assailed by an unknown enemy, while a shadowy figure known as the Tzaddik involves her in his plot to defraud and exploit the hordes of Jewish immigrants pouring into the country.