Keepers of the Labyrinth, by Erin Moulton

Summary: Lil Bennett goes to Crete to find answers about the circumstances of her mother’s death, and there finds herself entangled in an adventure of mythical proportions that leads her and her friends through the very labyrinth in which the real Minotaur was imprisoned.

Philomel

Stormstruck! by John Macfarlane

Summary: Believing his parents are going to euthanize Pogo, a beloved golden Labrador that had belonged to his deceased brother, twelve-year-old Sam sets sail with the dog and gets caught in a terrible storm along with Magnus, a hermit, and his pet tern, Fuego, whom they meet on an island.

Holiday House

The Sign of the Cat, by Lynne Jonell

Summary: Duncan, eleven, is very smart with the rare ability to speak Cat, but his mother has always insisted he appear only average, and when a perfect test score draws attention to him, he not only discovers the wisdom of his mother’s rules, he finds himself crossing the seas on a quest for his true identity.

Henry Holt

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Young Houdini: the Demon Curse, by Simon Nicholson

Young Houdini #2
Summary: In 1886, a secret organization dedicated to the overthrow of evil sends young escape artist Harry Houdini and his friends to New Orleans to help a local community of fishermen accused of using voodoo magic to put the city’s mayor in a zombified coma.

Sourcebooks

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The Toymaker’s Apprentice, by Sherri Smith

Summary:  Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is enlisted by his mysterious cousin, Christian Drosselmeyer, to find a mythical nut to save a princess who has been turned into a wooden doll. Embarking on a wild adventure through Germany, Stefan must save Boldavia’s princess and his own father from the fanatical Mouse Queen and her seven-headed Mouse Prince, both of whom have sworn to destroy the Drosselmeyer family.

Penguin

Borrowed Time, by Greg Leitich Smith

Summary: In this time-travel dinosaur adventure, Max Pierson-Takahashi and his friend Petra return to the days of the dinosaurs, where they must survive attacks from deadly creatures, including a vengeful girl from the 1920s.

Clarion

Milo Speck Accidental Agent, by Linda Urban

Summary: When Milo Speck enters Ogregon, a land populated with hungry ogres, enormous turkeys, children needing rescue, and his own, ordinary, salesman-father, his top priority is to escape–but only after thwarting a plot to turn children everywhere into ogre snack food.

Houghton Mifflin

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