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

 

Tower of the Five Orders, by Deron Hicks

Tower of the Five OrdersSummary: Thirteen-year-old Colophon Letterford and her cousin Julian continue their quest to uncover their family’s treasure as new clues lead them to Oxford, England, seeking to unravel a connection to Christopher Marlowe.

HoughtonMifflin

Turn Left at the Cow, by Lisa Bullard

Turn Left at the CowSummary:  Thirteen-year-old Trav feels like a fish out of water in rural Minnesota in this coming-of-age mystery about a boy who discovers his dad may have been a bank robber.

Harcourt

Who Stole New Year’s Eve? By Martha Freeman

Who Stole New Years EveSummary:  Sixth-grader Alex and his friend Yasmeen are on the case when ice sculptures go missing from the local First Night festivities.

Holiday House

The Girl from Felony Bay, by J.E. Thompson

Girl from Felony BaySummary:  When Abbey’s father falls into a coma and is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Abbey sets out to prove his innocence–and repay a century-old debt.

Walden Pond

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Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked, by Jarrett Krosoczka

Frog Who CroakedSummary:  This mystery features platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.   When a call comes in about a crime down at the docks involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag full of illegal fish, Zengo and O’Malley are going to have to learn to set their differences aside if they want to get to the bottom of this.

HarperCollins

Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles, by E.S. Farber

Seagulls Dont Eat PicklesFish Finelli #1
Summary: Fish Finelli and his friends set out to find Captain Kidd’s treasure, rumored to be buried on nearby Lyons Island, but it seems like the local library director is looking for it as well–and finding the treasure may be the key to saving the island from developers.

Chronicle Books

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