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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The Finisher, by David Baldacci

FinisherSummary:  When Quentin Herms is chased from his village into the Quag, a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and murderous Outliers, Vega uses her skills as a talented decoder to uncover dangerous secrets.

Scholastic

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Fellowship for Alien Detection, by Kevin Emerson

Fellowship for Alien DetectionSummary: Haley and Dodger don’t have much in common. Haley lives in  Connecticut; Dodger lives in Washington. Haley has a family who loves and supports her; Dodger can’t seem to ever get his dad’s approval. But they both want something: a new map, a path away from home—or, perhaps, a path toward it. Of course, this was all before they heard about the missing people and the untraceable radio signals. Before they both became the first recipients of a summer research grant from a certain mysterious foundation. Now Haley and Dodger are the only ones who can figure out what is happening in towns across America.

HarperCollins

Hold Fast, by Blue Balliett

Hold FastSummary:  On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early’s father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless–and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.

Scholastic

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One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake

One Came HomeSummary:  In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

Knopf

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Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander

Summary:  In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around–much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownie’s only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But acting is outlawed in Zombay, and Rowan has disappeared. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins also want to find Rowan–because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river.

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Here Where the Sunbeams are Green, by Helen Phillips

Summary: Sisters Madeline and Ruby travel to a Central American jungle to help find their missing father, a renowned bird watcher, only to discover a nefarious plot that puts their lives in danger.

Delacourte

Signed by: Zelda, by Kate Feiffer

Summary:  An eleven-year-old aspiring handwriting analyst, a solitary boy, and a talking pigeon solve the mystery of Nicky’s missing grandmother.

Simon & Schuster

Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen

Summary:  When the difficult star of the reality television show “Expedition Survival” disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane’s family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna’s gun-happy father.

Random House

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Vanishing Acts: a Madison Kincaid mystery, by Phillip Margolin

Summary:  In Portland, Oregon, between soccer games and beginning seventh grade, twelve-year-old Madison Kincaid and new classmate Jake try to track down her missing best friend, while also helping her attorney father solve a missing-persons case.

Harper Collins

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