Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles For September 2010 (Part 2)

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

is pleased to announce a selection of new mystery, suspense and thriller books (including series books) scheduled for publication during September 2010.

Due to the large number of new titles being published, we're splitting the list into two posts: a separate one for younger readers (ages 4 through 9) and this one for older readers (ages 10 and up).

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The Crossbones by Patrick Carman

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Patrick Carman
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Strange things happen in Skeleton Creek -- and when they do, Ryan writes them down and Sarah captures them on video. Now, the spookiness is spreading, and the mystery is going to take them far beyond Skeleton Creek -- into places both unexpectedly sinister and spine-chillingly haunted.

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Alexis and the Arizona Escapade by Erica Rodgers

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Erica Rodgers
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Alexis is invited to join her grandmother, Molly Windsor, on a trip to the London Bridge Resort in Lake Havasu, Arizona. After hearing reports that London Bridge really is "falling down," Alexis, soon joined by Elizabeth, is determined to get to the bottom of it. Why does a small fishing boat regularly appear by the stone supports of the bridge? And are the stones, appearing for sale online, really official rocks from the London Bridge? The Camp Club Girls are on the case!

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Kate's Vermont Venture by Janice Hanna

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Janice Hanna
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Kate and Sydney visit a small Vermont town during their winter break and turmoil breaks out at the Mad River Creamery. Rats! Everywhere! The girls learn that this cheese factory has had a series of strange infestations—ants, wasps, grasshoppers, snakes, and mice—and it seems as though something, or someone, is responsible for this recent turn of events. Will the Camp Club Girls triumph and vanquish the vermin of Vermont?

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The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game by John Feinstein

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John Feinstein
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Teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are thrilled to be covering America's Game. But, as usual, when Stevie and Susan cover a big event, nothing is quite as it seems.

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Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

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Maureen Sherry
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After their father, a video-game inventor, strikes it rich, the Smithfork kids find they hate their new life. They move from their cozy Brooklyn neighborhood to a swanky apartment on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. They have no friends, a nanny who takes the place of their parents, and a school year looming ahead that promises to be miserable.

And then, one day, Brid, CJ, and Patrick discover an astonishing secret about their apartment: The original owner, the deceased multimillionaire Mr. Post, long ago turned the apartment itself into a giant puzzle containing a mysterious book and hidden panels—a puzzle that, with some luck, courage, and brainpower, will lead to discovering the Post family fortune. Unraveling the mystery causes them to race through today's New York City—and to uncover some long-hidden secrets of the past.

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The Danger Box by Blue Balliett

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Blue Balliett

A boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing. A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place. A mysterious notebook . A fire. A stranger.

A death.

These are some of the things you'll find within The Danger Box.

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The Limit by Kristen Landon

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Kristen Landon

In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the monthly debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are financially responsible, unlike the parents of those other kids. As long as his parents remain within their limit, the government will be satisfied and leave them alone. But all it takes is one fatal visit to the store to push Matt’s family over their limit—and to change his reality forever.

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Vampire Slayer by Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney

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Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney
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Vampire-mania has gripped River Heights, with teenage girls going wild over the new "DieLite" novels and movies. But what happens when a supposedly "real" handsome young vampire arrives on the scene? Will Nancy expose him as a fraud -- or fall under his dark spell? As if that wasn't enough-- there's something dark and sinister happening while everyone's distracted by the vampire madness. Could this possibly be linked to what's happening in Bayport, home of the Hardy Boys?

Spoiler warning: there are no vampires, blood or gore in this graphic novel.

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Over the Edge by Norah McClintock

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Norah McClintock
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Nobody knows how Peter ended up at the bottom of MacAdam's lookout. Chloe can’t figure it out, or why his mother seems to think she was his friend. Peter had no friends. He was a loner, more interested in astronomy than in other people. But something – or someone – pushed him over the edge ...

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Double Cross by Norah McClintock

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Norah McClintock
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From the second she met him, Chloe thought Jonah was a jerk. So what's she doing going all over the place with him, telling lies, getting in trouble, all to prove that his father isn't a murderer? Especially when she isn't even sure it's true? Chloe finally pieces together what happened the day Mary Shackleton died -- the trouble is, the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to danger.

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Conspiracy 365: September by Gabrielle Lord

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Gabrielle Lord
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The 9th thrilling novel in this 12 volume series.

On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning: They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days. Cal is fighting for his sister's life. But nobody believes the "psycho kid" and he's running out of people he can trust. He doesn't even know which of his enemies he's facing. How many hard-won treasures will he have to relinquish in return for his sister's safety?

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Payback Time by Carl Deuker

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Carl Deuker

Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist—a fat high school journalist named Mitch—veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel. When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past—or at least not one he is willing to discuss. Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field. Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch? Or an ineligible player? In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done. In the end, the truth surprises everyone.

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is your source for information on over 200 mystery series for children and young adults, where each series is conveniently listed under four different age categories (New Sleuths, ages 4 to 6; Future Sleuths, ages 7 to 9; Sleuths in Training, ages 10 to 12; and Apprentice Sleuths, ages 13 and older).

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