A Tale of Two Castles (age 8-11)
by Gail Carson Levine
fantasy ... mystery ... knights/castles/dragons
Publisher comments: Newly arrived in the town of Two Castles, Elodie unexpectedly becomes the assistant to a brilliant dragon named Meenore, and together they solve mysteries. Their most important case concerns the town's shape-shifting ogre, Count Jonty Um: Someone is plotting against him. Elodie must disguise herself to discover the source of the threat amid a cast of characters that includes a greedy king, a giddy princess, and a handsome cat trainer.
The Amazing Valvano and the Mystery of the Hooded Rat (age 8-11)
by Mary Robinson
mystery ... school ... the arts
Catalog: Maria is excited about her plans to perform a magic act in the school talent show until her pet rat, an integral part of the act, is kidnapped.
The Magic Nation Thing (age 8-11)
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
magic ... mystery ... spooky
Publisher comments: Abby O'Malley is a girl who likes things to make sense. School makes sense, and her best friend Paige makes sense (most of the time), but Abby's flighty mother never makes sense. Abby's mom seems to think that she and Abby are descended from a line of witches, and that they have special powers—psychic powers that don't make sense at all. The problem is, Abby knows that she can do certain things that other people can't. Sometimes, when she holds an object in her hand, she's overpowered by sounds and pictures that show where the owner is and what he or she is doing. Abby thinks of this as her "magic nation," because that is what her kindergarten teacher told her it was called. Now 11, Abby has an inkling that her teacher may have been saying it was her "imagination," which unfortunately, she knows it is not. Now some things are happening in her mother's detective agency—cases where Abby's magic nation thing might come in handy. But does Abby want to admit that such a sensible girl could have such an unsensible power?
Fourth Grade Weirdo (age 8-11)
by Martha Freeman
humor ... mystery ... school
Publisher comments: Dexter is like a square peg in a round hole: he just can't fit in. All the kids in his class enjoy the zany things their teacher Mr. Ditzwinkle does to make learning fun. All except Dexter, the weirdo who prefers the same routine. But when things start disappearing from school, Dexter is surprised that his teacher is suspected. Dexter thinks Mr. Ditzwinkle is odd, but he knows he's not a crook. Can Dexter the weirdo prove it by catching the real thief?
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (age 8-11)
by Chris Van Allsburg
authorship ... mystery
Harris left a title, but you fill in the stories accompanying these beautifully detailed illustrations.
The Bobbsey Twins Series (age 8-11)
by Laura Lee Hope
Two sets of twins investigate mysteries in this classic series.
title: The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport
title: The Bobbsey Twins' Mystery at School
Pearl's Promise (age 8-11)
by Frank Asch
friendship ... adventure ... mystery
With her brother in the clutches of a python in a pet shop, Pearl, a mouse, goes through hair-raising adventures to rescue him.
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators Series (age 8-11)
Jupiter Jones' firm of young detectives is on the case.
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of Monster Mountain by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon by Nick West F WES
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Dancing Devil : based on characters created by Robert Arthur by William Arden F ARD
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Dead Man's Riddle by William Arden F ARD
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Green Ghost by Robert Arthur F ART
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Nervous Lion by Nick West F WES
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Screaming Clock by Robert Arthur F ART
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Silver Spider by Robert Arthur F ART
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Singing Serpent by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Secret of Terror Castle by Robert Arthur F ART
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Blazing Cliffs by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Deadly Double by William Arden F ARD
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Fiery Eye by Robert Arthur F ART
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Flaming Footprints by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Invisible Dog by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Laughing Shadow by William Arden F ARD
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Magic Circle by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Purple Pirate by William Arden F ARD
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Rogues' Reunion by Marc Brandel F BRA
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Shrinking House by William Arden F ARD
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Smashing Glass by William Arden F ARD
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Talking Skull by Robert Arthur F ART
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Trail of Terror by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon by Marc Brandel F BRA
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure by Robert Arthur F ART
title: The Three Investigators in the Mystery of Wreckers' Rock by William Arden F ARD
title: The Three Investigators in the Secret of the Haunted Mirror by M. V. Carey F CAR
title: The Mystery of the Moaning Cave by William Arden F ARD
Kneeknock Rise (age 8-11)
by Natalie Babbitt
folklore ... mystery
From the moment young Egan arrives in Instep, he senses the spell cast over the villagers by the Megrimum--the mysterious something that lurks on the mist-wreathed peak of Kneeknock Rise. Everyone shudders in horror--delicious horror--whenever the Megrimum's unearthly wail floats down to the village. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to find a practical explanation for those wails.
The Johnny Dixon Mysteries (age 8-11)
by John Bellairs
magic ... spooky ... mystery
Thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon joins Professor Childermass to take on the forces of evil...both natural and supernatural.
title: Secret of the Underground Room
title: The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt
title: The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost
title: The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull
Brixton Brothers Series (age 8-11)
by Mac Barnett
humor ... mystery
Publisher comments: Steve Brixton always wanted to be a detective... until he found out he already was one. It all starts here: The thrilling story of Steve Bixton's first case. Our hero has a national treasure to recover, a criminal mastermind to unmask, and a social studies report due Monday — all while on the run from cops, thugs, and secret-agent librarians. Since when can librarians rappel from helicopters? Does Steve have any brothers or sisters? If not, then why is this series called The Brixton Brothers? You will solve all these mysteries and many more by the time you finish The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity.
title: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
title: The Ghostwriter Secret
Keepers of the School (age 8-11)
by Andrew Clements
friendship ... mystery ... school
Publisher comments: Benjamin Pratt's school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true But lately, Ben has been wondering if he's going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town - with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It's going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the family sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It's over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views. MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance — and final — run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it Don't think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don't know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It's a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.
title: We the Children
title: Fear Itself
Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (age 8-11)
by Maryrose Wood
humor ... mystery
Publisher comments: Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies. But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?
title: The Mysterious Howling
Ibby's Magic Weekend (age 8-11)
by Heather Dyer
humor ... mystery ... magic
Publisher comments: When straight-arrow Ibby visits her two troublemaking cousins in their chaotic country house, she learns of an old box of magic tricks they found hidden in the attic. Ibby thinks magic is nothing but sleight of hand...until her cousin Francis shrinks to the size of her thumb! The trio gets into all sorts of hijinks, from levitating to turning invisible. Then they uncover the mystery of Uncle Godfrey, a professional magician who disappeared years ago. After some sleuthing, the kids decide Godfrey's Vanishing Act must have gone wrong. Now it's up to Ibby to be the magician-- and find him!
The Would-Be Witch (age 8-11)
by Ruth Chew
mystery ... spooky
Two children are convinced that the owner of the nearby antique shop is a witch.
Dead Before Docking (age 8-11)
by Scott Corbett
A young boy accidentally discovers that a murder is planned on board his Panama-bound freighter. Who is the victim? Who is the killer?
Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw (age 8-11)
by Patricia Reilly Giff
humor ... friendship ... mystery
Abby and her friend Potsie work on several mysteries: a mysterious new neighbor, a missing person, a theft, and the unusual actions of Abby's brother.
Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy: Featuring William Bilks, Boy Genius (age 8-11)
by Dean Hughes
brilliant protagonist ... mystery
After finding mysterious plans in their hotel bathroom, Nutty and his friends must avoid impostors who want the papers while tangling with danger on the ski slopes.
Follow That Bus! (age 8-11)
by Pat Hutchins
adventure ... school ... mystery
Two bank robbers find that a group of second graders visiting a farm are more than they bargained for.
Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (age 8-11)
by Willo Davis Roberts
mystery ... adventure
A baby sitter and her three willful charges make a formidable team to outwit their surprised kidnappers.
Goosbumps Series (age 8-11)
by R. L. Stine
mystery ... spooky
The Goosbumps mystery series will chill you to the bone!
title: The Ghost Next Door
Spy X Series (age 8-11)
by Peter Lerangis
adventure ... action ... mystery
Leaving only a cryptic note, Andrew and Evie's mother vanishes on their eleventh birthday. Now, almost a year later, the twins receive a mysterious package that will lead them on an incredible journey toward finding their mother. They can rely only on each other and Spy X.
title: The Code
title: Hide and Seek
title: Proof Positive
title: Tunnel Vision
Tales from the House of Bunnicula (age 8-11)
by James Howe
authorship ... humor ... mystery
Dear possible reader of this book: I want to be a writer, just like my uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote this story. And boy! Did I ever get into trouble! My friend Delilah stopped speaking to me because I put her in my book. Uncle Harold stopped speaking to me because I didn't put him in my book. A writer's life isn't easy! But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie
title: It Came From Beneath the Bed!
title: Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!
Diamond Brothers Mysteries (age 8-11)
by Anthony Horowitz
humor ... mystery
What would Tim Diamond, the world's worst private detective, do without his quick-thinking brother Nick? The bumbling detective and his kid brother are at it again in these hilarious, fast-paced mysteries. Find out if Nick can get to the bottom of these mysteries before Tim messes everything up, or worse, gets them both killed.
title: Public Enemy Number Two: a Diamond Brothers Mystery
title: South by Southeast: a Diamond Brothers Mystery
title: The Falcon's Malteser
title: Three of Diamonds: Three Diamond Brothers Mysteries
title: The Greek Who Stole Christmas: a Diamond Brothers Mystery
Series: The Name of This Book Is Secret (age 8-11)
by Pseudonymous Bosch
mystery ... adventure ... action ... humor
Publisher comments: Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
title: The Name of This Book Is Secret
title: If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
title: This Book Is Not Good For You
title: This Isn't What It Looks Like
title: You Have To Stop This
Basil of Baker Street (age 8-11)
by Eve Titus
adventure ... mystery
Basil--famous sleuth of mousedom--lived in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes' house. A devoted admirer of the great detective, he had learned his craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself. The Mystery of the Missing Twins was one of the strangest cases in Basil's career. He had only a few crumbs of clues with which to find solutions to such baffling questions as: Who had masterminded the plot? Where were the twins, Angela and Agatha, being kept?
sequel: Basil in Mexico: a Basil of Baker Street Mystery
Nothing But Trouble (age 8-11)
by Betty Ren Wright
mystery ... family
Catalog: Vannie tries to make the best of things when she and her dog Muffy are left with her cranky great-aunt on a spooky old farm in Ohio while Vannie's parents go to California to look for work.
The Ghost of Ernie P. (age 8-11)
by Betty Ren Wright
mystery ... spooky
Catalog: After a freak accident kills Ernie and cuts short his Top Secret Plan, his friend Jeff is haunted by Ernie's ghost and pushed toward carrying out the plan.
A Ghost in the Window (age 8-11)
by Betty Ren Wright
mystery ... spooky
Catalog: A man who died in a car crash after allegedly stealing $50,000 from a bank, tries to communicate with the family through Meg's dreams. Sequel to "The Secret Window."
The Tree House Mystery (age 8-11)
by Carol Beach York
From the day they move to their new house in the country, Roger and Anabelle have a strange feeling about the tree house on their property.
Christina's Ghost (age 8-11)
by Betty Ren Wright
mystery ... spooky
Christina's summer in a spooky, isolated Victorian house with her grumpy uncle turns into a ghostly adventure.
Too Many Secrets (age 8-11)
by Betty Ren Wright
family ... mystery
Nine-year-old Chad and his friend Jeannie try to discover who is breaking into their neighbor's house, while Chad also deals with his suspicions about why is father has been spending so much time away from home.
Mystery of the Sassafras Chair (age 8-11)
by Alexander Key
spooky ... mystery
A sassafras chair, whose wood seems to take on properties of the dead carpenter, aids a boy in revealing a murderer and a thief.
I Hate Your Guts, Ben Brooster (age 8-11)
by Eth Clifford
friendship ... mystery
Catalog: When eleven-year-old Charlie's nine-year-old cousin Ben arrives from Japan with the wrong suitcase to spend a year with him, Charlie is irritated by Ben's genius intelligence, but comes to admire him as the two are drawn into a mystery concerning a handwritten will in Ben's suitcase.
Scared Silly (age 8-11)
by Eth Clifford
humor ... mystery
Catalog: Sensible eleven-year-old Mary Rose, constantly at odds with her imaginative seven-year-old sister Jo-Beth, finds that they need to work together when an unplanned visit to a strange shoe museum and house of magic illusions involves them in the disappearance of a Chinese emperor's shoes.
Help I'm a Prisoner in the Library (age 8-11)
by Eth Clifford
humor ... mystery ... adventure
Catalog: Two girls spend an adventurous night trapped inside the public library during a terrible blizzard.
Harvey's Mystifying Raccoon Mixup (age 8-11)
by Eth Clifford
family ... mystery
Catalog: Twelve-year-old Harvey and his bossy cousin Nora get involved with counterfeiters, imposters, and a pet raccoon when they find a prowler outside the house one night.
Harvey's Marvelous Monkey Mystery (age 8-11)
by Eth Clifford
humor ... animals ... mystery
Catalog: Harvey finds himself embroiled in a mystery when a monkey appears at his bedroom window in the middle of the night.
Room One: a Mystery or Two (age 8-11)
by Andrew Clements
friendship ... mystery ... school
Catalog: A young boy living in rural western Nebraska investigates the connection between a mysterious face in the window of an empty house and the possible closing of the one-room school he attends.
The Flint Future Detectives Series (age 8-11)
by Christopher Curtis
brilliant protagonist ... mystery ... enterprise ... humor
In the first book, Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the giant dog, are more than a match for the Feds. After all, Steven is the president of the Flint Future Detectives Club, and the inventor of fantastic spying and detecting equipment such as the Snoopeeze 9000!
title: Mr. Chickee's Funny Money
The Celery Stalks at Midnight (age 8-11)
by James Howe
spooky ... mystery ... humor
Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire when there is a harvest of white vegetables on the morning after the night that Bunnicula was probably wandering through the neighborhood.
The McGurk Mystery Series (age 8-11)
by E.W. Hildick
realistic ... mystery
The McGurk Detective Organization is on the case! It's up to Willie, Wanda, and Joey to step in, and when they do, you can be sure that trouble is just around the corner.
title: The Case of the Condemned Cat
title: The Case of the Invisible Dog
title: The Case of the Nervous Newsboy
title: The Case of the Phantom Frog
title: The Case of the Secret Scribbler
title: The Case of the Snowbound Spy
title: The Case of the Vanishing Ventriloquist
title: Deadline for McGurk
title: The Great Rabbit Rip-Off
title: The Nose Knows
The Ghost Comes Calling (age 8-11)
by Betty Ren Wright
mystery ... spooky
Catalog: While vacationing at a spooky cabin on Perch Lake, nine-year-old Chad tries to clear the name of Tim Tapper, the cabin's ghostly inhabitant, who was blamed for a truck accident in the 1930s.
Who Really Killed Cock Robin? (age 8-11)
by Jean Craighead George
nature ... mystery
Citizens of Saddleboro are proud to say that theirs is the cleanest town around. So they can't ignore the mysterious death of their mascot, Cock Robin. Some people would like to blame the citizens themselves, but one boy, Tony Isidoro, suspects there's more to the story.
M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales (age 8-11)
by M. T. Anderson
mystery ... adventure ... humor ... science fiction ... authorship
What sort of madman would unleash an army of stilt-walking, laser-beaming, thoroughly angry whales upon the world? Who cares! All that matters is that his dastardly plan be foiled. Lucky for Lily Gefelty, her two best friends are the intrepid stars of their own middle-grade series novels: Jasper Dash (better know as the Boy Technonaut) and Katie Mulligan (beloved by millions as the heroine of the Horror Hollow series). It's going to take all their smarts to stop this insane, inane plot from succeeding. Start with the first thrilling tale, Whales on Stilts.
title: Whales on Stilts
title: The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen
title: Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (age 8-11)
by Lauren Child
mystery ... school ... humor
It's not easy to concentrate at school when mysterious things are happening all around you. In fact, Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favorite heroine: Ruby Redforr, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her utterly best friend, Betty Moody, are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air, and horrible teacher Mrs. Wilberton teams Clarice up with the naughtiest boy in school. Will her new partner ruin everything? Will Betty ever come back? And what on earth happened to the silver trophy everyone's hoping to win?
sequel: Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
sequel: Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now
Bunnicula (age 8-11)
by Deborah and James Howe
humor ... mystery
This book is written by Harold. His fulltime occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe and their sons Toby and Pete. Also sharing the home are a cat named Chester and a rabbit named Bunnicula. It is because of Bunnicula that Harold turned to writing. Someone had to tell the full story of what happened in the Monroe household after the rabbit arrived. Was Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure.
Jim Ugly (age 8-11)
by Sid Fleischman
adventure ... mystery ... animals ... humor
Twelve-year-old Jake is thrown into an uneasy alliance with proud, one-man dog, Jim Ugly, when the dog's owner, Jake's father, suddenly disappears. Confident that Jim Ugly can pick up Jake's father's trail, boy and dog set out on the adventure of their lives.
The Babysitters Club Series (age 8-11)
by Ann Matthews Martin
friendship ... mystery
Members of the Babysitter's Club solve mysteries, repair friendships, and look after their young charges with care and determination.
title: Dawn and the Surfer Ghost
Regarding the Fountain (age 8-11)
by Kate Klise
mystery ... letters/journal ... humor ... school
The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc. We need a new drinking fountain. Please send a catalog. Designer Flo Waters responds: ``I'd be delighted...but please understand that all of my fountains are custom-made.'' Soon the fountain project takes on a life of its own, one chronicled in letters, postcards, memos, transcripts, and official documents.
sequel: Regarding the Sink: Where, Oh Where, Did Waters Go?
sequel: Regarding the Trees: a Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets
sequel: Regarding the Bees: a Lesson, in Letters, on Honey, Dating, and Other Sticky Subjects
The Chet Gecko Mystery Series (age 8-11)
by Bruce Hale
humor ... mystery
In these hilarious mysteries, Chet Gecko can't think of anything but eating and sleeping. Nevertheless, he's called upon to foil sinister plots, catch wiley thieves, and take on vicious monsters.
title: The Big Nap: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: Farewell, My Lunchbag: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: The Hamster of the Baskervilles: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: Key Lardo: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: The Malted Falcon: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: Murder, My Tweet: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: The Mystery of Mr. Nice: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: The Possum Always Rings Twice: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: This Gum for Hire: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
title: Trouble Is My Beeswax: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
Hank the Cowdog Series (age 8-11)
by John Erickson
humor ... mystery
In the first installment, Hank the Cowdog, head of ranch security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.
title: The Case of the Double Bumblebee Sting
title: The Case of the Fiddle-Playing Fox
title: The Case of the Halloween Ghost
title: The Case of the Haystack Kitties
title: The Case of the Kidnapped Collie
title: The Case of the Vampire Cat
title: The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob
title: Every Dog Has His Day
title: Faded Love
title: The Fling
title: The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
title: Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business
title: Hank the Cowdog: The Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve
title: It's a Dog's Life
title: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
title: Hank the Cowdog: Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest
title: The Mopwater Files
title: Murder in the Middle Pasture
title: The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
title: The Case of the Missing Bird Dog
title: The Case of the Missing Cat
title: The Case of the Shipwrecked Tree
title: Lost in the Blinded Blizzard
The Hockey Machine (age 8-11)
by Matt Christopher
mystery ... survival ... adventure ... sports
Catalog: Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

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