Secret of the Mountain Dog, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Summary:  An adventure-hungry girl and an enormous Tibetan mastiff share a journey in the Catskill Mountains, where a boy and his teacher seek to reopen an abandoned monastery to find a mysterious statue.

Scholastic

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The Dreamwood, by Heather Mackey

DreamwoodSummary: 12-year-old Lucy Darrington goes on a quest to find her missing father in a remote, magical territory in the Pacific Northwest.

Putnam

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Hitch at the Fairmont, by Jim Averbeck

Hitch at the FairmontSummary:  When his aunt is kidnapped, an eleven-year-old boy staying at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel in 1956 tries to find her, with the help of Alfred Hitchcock.

Atheneum

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Three Bird Summer, by Sara St.Antoine

Three Bird SummerSummary:  Anticipating a quiet summer at his grandmother’s lake cabin when his family makes different plans, Adam befriends girl-next-door Alice, who proves to have a sense of humor and adventure when she accompanies him on a treasure hunt.

Candlewick

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The Twin Powers, by Robert Lipsyte

Twin PowersThe Twinning Project #2
Summary:  Identical twins and mirror opposites Tom and Eddie share a “road trip” between planets and risk everything to save their father from the alien scientists.

Clarion

Frostborn, by Lou Anders

FrostbornThrones and Bones
Summary:  Destined to take over his family farm in Norrøngard, Karn would rather play the board game, Thrones and Bones, until half-human, half frost giantess Thianna appears and they set out on an adventure, chased by a dragon, undead warriors, an evil uncle, and more.

Crown Books

Manhunt, by Kate Messner

ManhuntSummary:  Henry, Anna, and Jose, the junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society, are on a mission in Paris to recover the Mona Lisa–but when senior members of the Society are taken hostage, it is up to Henry to rescue them while continuing to pursue the missing masterpiece.

Scholastic

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