Nanny X, by Madelyn Rosenberg

Nanny XSummary:  Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.

Holiday House

 

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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Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits, by Michael Beil

Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak BanditsSummary:  In 1937, ten-year-old Henry Shipley must rely on a talking cat named Lantern Sam and a kindly conductor named Clarence to help solve the kidnapping of a young heiress aboard the Lake Erie Shoreliner passenger train.

Alfred Knopf

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Beth’s Story 1914, by Adele Whitby

Beths StorySecrets of the Manor #1
Summary:  It’s the summer of 1914 in England, and Beth Etheridge, great-granddaughter of the original Elizabeth Chatswood, can’t wait for her twelfth birthday to arrive. That’s when she’ll receive her family’s heirloom “Elizabeth” necklace: one half of a heart encrusted with beautiful sapphires.  But when family from France visits Chatswood Manor for the occasion and another family heirloom goes missing, Beth finds herself on a quest to clear the name of her lady’s maid and friend, Shannon. Her search for answers leads her to a hidden diary with clues to a much larger family mystery that dates back generations. 

Atheneum

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Saving Lucas Biggs, by Marisa de los Santos

Saving Lucas BiggsSummary:  When thirteen-year-old Margaret’s father is sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit, she knows the only way to save him is to use the forbidden family power of time travel.

Harper Collins

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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, by Marcia Wells

Eddie Red UndercoverSummary:  Sixth-grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename “Eddie Red,” has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon to solve the case.

Houghton Mifflin

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Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage, by Bob Pflugfelder

Nick and Teslas Robot Army RampageSummary:  After a series of robberies strike Half Moon Bay, sibling sleuths Nick and Tesla build robots out of household objects in order to catch the culprits.

Quirk Publishing

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Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle, by Bob Pflugfelder

Nick and Teslas Secret Agent Gadget BattleAfter foiling a gang of kidnappers and fending off an army of robots, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt could use a little rest! But as their third mystery opens, they discover there’s a spy in their midst, searching for secrets in the home of their beloved (and slightly crazy) Uncle Newt. To expose the mystery agent, Nick and Tesla must engineer all kinds of outrageous contraptions, from code wheels and fingerprint powder to spy cameras and burglar detectors.

Quirk Publishing

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P. K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows, by Caroline Lawrence

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing WidowsP. K. Pinkerton #3
Summary:  In 1860s Nevada, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton uncovers a sinister plot when he takes a case that calls for him to shadow his friend and mentor, Poker Face Jace.

Penguin

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Poached, by Stuart Gibbs

PoachedSummary:  Twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is the prime suspect when FunJungle’s newly-acquired koala goes missing, thanks to a prank staged by middle school bully Vance Jessup.

Simon & Schuster

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Say It Ain’t So, by Josh Berk

Say It Aint SoSummary:  Lenny gets jealous when Mike makes the school baseball team, but together they and Other Mike stumble upon a stealing signals scandal that could go further up than anyone knows.

Knopf

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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill, by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Spy Catchers of Maple HillSummary:  Hazel Kaplansky and new student Samuel Butler investigate rumors that a Russian spy has infiltrated their small Vermont town, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, but more is revealed than they could ever have imagined.

Bloomsbury

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Under the Egg, by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Under the EggSummary:  Her grandfather’s dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.

Dial

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From Norvelt to Nowhere, by Jack Gantos

From Norvelt to NowhereSummary:  After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she pursues the oddest of outlaws.

Farrar Straus Giroux

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Wig in the Window, by Kristen Kittscher

Wig in the WindowSummary: When their game of neighborhood spying takes a dark turn one night, pre-teen sleuths Sophie Young and Grace Yang find themselves caught in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with their bizarre guidance counselor, who may be hiding something sinister.

Harper

 

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