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Henrietta is summoned to the strange town of Malrenard and discovers she's inheriting a house filled with squabbling squatters--bandits, soldiers, and monsters. What's more, misfired curses and escaped creatures are spilling into the town. Can Henrietta get her house in order?
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Henrietta Achilles, the heir of a legendary wizard, has a serious plumbing problem. When flooding threatens to destroy everything around the wizard's house, Henrietta must rally a group of unlikely allies to stop the deluge.
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Megan is a vegetarian, manga-reading haiku writer. She definitely doesn't fit in a Stepford Academy, her new summer school. The other students are happy to be in class. Too happy. And everyone looks and acts exactly alike. That's weird. Megan is determined to dig into Stepford's secrets, but soon she's in way too deep.
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A friend has vanished, a mummy's amulet is missing, and there's a weirdo out there looking for human brains and hearts. Can Bradley, dog genius, pull his team together and sniff out what suspect goes with which case?
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The Chicagoland Detective Agency takes danger in hand (and paw) to find a mysteriously missing puppy. Will high tech and haikus be enough to save them from the world's worst case of doggy breath?
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Have Raf and Megan really been taken over by a ghost from a hundred years ago? Can Bradley dig up the mystery that's dogged Pine Lake Academy for a century? What deeply buried dastardly deeds will bubble to the surface?
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Chicagoland can't get much weirder than this: Raf, Megan, and Bradley have been abducted by aliens from the planet Fnarf III! Is the Chicagoland Detective Agency up to the job of investigating their first interstellar caper?
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Help! Just before the science fair, a set of magic potions disappear from Luna's locker! The Chicagoland Detective Agency takes up the young witch's case.
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From Red Chair Press! Derrick Hollis is a young aspiring cartoonist, too shy to show his work to anybody. When his dog Max dies, he's devastated. But then Max returns as a ghost to give Derrick advice.
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From Red Chair Press! Derrick and Doug should have asked for advice before they started a band without inviting Kim and Keisha to join. To get even, Kim challenges the guys to the Battle of the Bands. Who will win?
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There's a sandwich thief in Mr. Venezi's pet shop, and everyone is a suspect, from the chinchillas to the goldfish. Never fear! The world's fluffiest detective on the case: Sasspants, PI(G).
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Sasspants, the world's fluffiest detective, is back on the case?or she will be, if her sidekick Hamisher can convince her there's really a mystery afoot. Spooky clues are pointing to...a ghost!
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Mr. Venezi has put up a "help wanted" sign in the pet shop. But more help might mean he sells more pets, and the animals will have to leave their home.
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The animals in Mr. Venezi's pet shop are used to how forgetful he is. Then he hires the perfect assistant, Viola. She does her job so well that Mr. V hardly needs to be there. In fact, one day, Mr. V doesn't come back at all! But then Viola starts ignoring the animals. Has Mr. V given the pet shop to a villain? Or is some other mystery afoot? Sasspants, PI(G)--fluffy-but-determined guinea pig detective--and junior detective Hamisher the hamster--will soon fish out the answers!
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It's a dark and stormy afternoon when Sasspants, PI(G), leaves Mr. Venezi's pet shop to live with a new owner. Soon there's a mystery afoot back at the shop: the cat from the bookstore next door has disappeared. All the pet shop animals are putting on their detective hats, but their fluffy-but-faraway guinea pig detective can't help them follow the clues! Can Hamisher the hamster solve this cat-napping without Sasspants? He's going to try his furry best not only to crack the case, but to reunite with his best friend and fellow sleuth too.
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Sasspants, Hamisher, and company have never had it so good. Now that Mr. Venezi's Pets and Stuff doesn't actually sell pets, everybody has time to explore other interests. There's scuba diving in the fish tank with the Steves, theatrical performances with the mice, and walrus toothbrushes and aardvark neckties for everyone! It's not all good times, though. Mr. Venezi's been mistaking his bills for fan mail and a dragon may have moved into the shop. Can Sasspants and Hamisher ensure that a "happily ever after" is in store for the animals, Mr. Venezi, Viola... and even that nice lady from the bookshop next door?
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1931. Jackie Mitchell is a girl pitcher on a minor-league baseball team, the Chattanooga Lookouts. In her day, few women played sports. But her skill earned her a spot on a men's team. When the New York Yankees come to town, Jackie must face Babe Ruth at the plate. Can she strike out one of the greatest players in baseball?
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The Connecticut countryside, 1777. A messenger arrives at Sybil Ludington's farm with bad news. British soldiers are starting to burn villages in the area. Someone must alert the colonial militia, and the messenger is too tired. Sybil volunteers to ride from farm to farm through the dark forest. Can she rouse the soldiers in time?
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The men at the lifesaving station in North Carolina's Outer Banks make fun Sam's pony, but Sam know she's a worthy steed. When a ship begins to sink on a stormy night, Sam and Ginger prove their strength.
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Moingona, Iowa, 1881. Kate Shelley lives on a farm near Honey Creek with her mother and younger brothers and sisters. When a terrible storm makes the creek flood, the railroad bridge is washed out. Kate fears that the Midnight Express will crash into the raging waters. Kate sets out into the storm to give warning. Will she reach the station in time to stop the train?
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Nebraska, 1888. Sisters Sarah and Annie arrive at school on an unusually warm January day. When the worst blizzard in memory descends without warning, their teacher must make a decision. Should they stay in the schoolhouse after the roof caves in, or should they brave the storm in search of safety?
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James Forten is a free African American sailor on an American ship during the Revolutionary War. When the British capture his ship, he becomes a prisoner. Will the British sell him as a slave?
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Stenny Green loves to build model airships. He's excited to see the Hindenburg land in his town. But the night turns to tragedy when the Hindenburg explodes in the sky. Can Stenny help the wreck's survivors?
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Best friends Minnie and Tessa work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Suddenly, a fire breaks out. But the doors are locked, the elevator is full, and fire blocks the stairway. Will Minnie and Tessa get out?
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California, early 1860s. Julius loves horses so much that he leaves his job as a sailor to work on a ranch. He is so good at taming horses that the other men at the ranch call him Bronco Charlie. He wants to become a pony express rider, but everyone tells him he's too young. When a pony express horse gallops into town without its rider, Charlie volunteers to take his place. Can Charlie deliver the mail and prove his worth as a rider?
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The snowstorm of the century has buried Milton Daub's town under ice and snow. Milton bundles up and sets out into the blizzard to get food and medicine.
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Matinicus Rock, Maine, 1856. Seventeen-year-old Abbie Burgess lives with her family on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. Her father, the lighthouse keeper, must clean and light the lighthouse lamps every day without fail. Otherwise ships could crash into rocks and sink. Abbie's father leaves to buy supplies, but a storm hitsbefore he can return. Can Abbie keep the lights burning until her father returns?
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1777. John Darragh's family has sided with the rebel colonists during the Revolutionary War. But the family lives across the street from the headquarters of the British army, their enemies. The Darragh family spies on the British, and John takes messages to his brother in the rebel camp. Can John sneak past the British soldiers this time?
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Young Arly Dunbar loves exploring caves with his grown-up friend Floyd Collins. When Floyd becomes trapped in Sand Cave, the entire town comes to the rescue. Can Arly find a way to help his friend?
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The calendar says it's spring, but winter weather won't end. What's happening? The quirky residents of Hotel Strange go on a quest to find out.
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The quirky residents of Hotel Strange are busy planning a music festival, until thieves kidnap Marietta and Mr. Leclair. In order to save their friends (and the music festival), they must find a missing sapphire.
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Kiki, a resident of Hotel Strange, has some good fortune when he discovers a crown in the woods. A group of mushroom people rush to call him their ruler, agreeing to do his bidding.
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Mr. Snarf has been a bad ghost. He hasn't scared people. In fact, he's even made friends! Now some grumpy ghosts are taking him away from Hotel Strange. Can the hotel's other residents rescue him?
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A puzzle left behind by Sifu Faiza's grandfather has everyone stumped. A circle divided into wedges shows part of the formula for an ancient medicine. But some of the wedges are blank, and no one knows how or why the original formula disappeared! Joy, Adam, Amy, and Sam will have to use clues--and fractions--to discover the truth about . . . The Ancient Formula.
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The science club has created a big "book bandit" sculpture in the public library. But how did they get the sculpture in through the tiny library window? The kids know they can solve the puzzle, but it will take all of their geometry skills plus some cooperation to size up . . . The Book Bandit.
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A trickster dumped a complicated concoction of chemicals from the science lab into the school's fountain, and now the fish are in danger! Stacy and her friends must use multiplication and division to solve the who, what, and when behind . . . The Fishy Fountain.
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Somebody has stolen money from the soccer team. Everyone thinks Tom, the team's big bully, did it, but he says it wasn't him. Should Adam, Amy, Joy, and Sam believe him and help? They will have to figure out how much money was stolen--and also why! The kids work with dollars and cents to find . . . The Hundred-Dollar Robber.
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Is what Adam and Tom overhear true? Is Sifu Faiza selling the kung fu school? And can they find a way to change her mind in time? All the kids get together to help, but they'll have to figure out a mysterious puzzle about hours, minutes, and temperature to find the unexpected solution in . . . The Kung Fu Puzzle.
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At Sifu Faiza's Kung Fu School, kids learn to be strong and fast. They also learn to be smart, cool-headed, and honest. So Joy, Adam, Sam, and Amy are surprised when the key to the school is stolen--as well as all their kung fu gear. Now they'll have to use all kinds of calculations--addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--to figure out the clues, follow the thieves, and find . . . The Lost Key.
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Amy's playful new puppy, Brada, has escaped! The other kids want to help Amy look for her. They'll use what they know about where she has gone in the past--and probability--to find . . . The Runaway Puppy.
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Sam's little sister Michelle thinks there's a ghost in the creepy old house their dad bought. With help from a couple of friends on the soccer team, Sam, Amy, and Michelle use an old ghost story--plus measuring tools and calculations for distance, volume, and perimeters--to figure out the truth behind . . . The Secret Ghost.
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James McCarthy is the only suspect in his father's murder. Yet Sherlock Holmes and James's childhood friend Alice Turner believe he is innocent. Can Holmes unveil the real story behind the murder in Boscombe Valley in time?
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Who killed Captain Peter Carey? Everyone knows that Captain Carey, nicknamed Black Peter, was a nasty, cruel character. But who would murder him and why? Can Holmes, Watson, and Inspector Lestrade find the brutal killer before it's too late?
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When Miss Susan Cushing receives a package with gruesome contents, she cannot imagine who sent it. While Inspector Lestrade dismisses the package as a practical joke, Holmes fears the worst. Can Holmes and Watson discover the sender?
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John Garrideb must find two more men with the same last name to obtain a deceased Garrideb's fortune. John finds Nathan Garrideb in London. But when Nathan seeks Holmes and Watson for help, what dark secret will Holmes reveal?
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In Holmes's very first case, a simple letter shocked a man to death. Holmes explains to Watson how a voyage upon a ship called the Gloria Scott tortured a man for the rest of his life.
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are asked to help the King of Bohemia find a very important photograph. It won''t be easy. The King's former love, Irene Adler, has hidden the photograph. Holmes must don a clever disguise, stage a brawl, and even fake a house fire to find the mysterious image! But has Holmes underestimated Irene Adler?
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Scotland Yard calls in Holmes and Watson to investigate the murder of Sir Eustace Brackenstall. But the evidence doesn't match up with the witnesses' stories. Holmes knows foul play is afoot. Will he find the killer? Or is this one mystery too difficult to solve?
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When countess's blue gem is stolen and winds up inside a goose, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson jump on the case. But will they ever find the thief? Or is it just a wild goose chase?
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When Hilton Cubitt finds strange messages around his house, he is puzzled. When his wife sees them, she is terrified! Cubitt turns to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for answers. Will the duo be able to crack the case before disaster strikes?
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