Super Series Starters

The Thieves of Ostia : a Roman Mystery

By Caroline Lawrence

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In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why. Learn a little Latin as you read. Enjoy the background information on the homepage: http://www.romanmysteries.com/pages/50-Home_Page
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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Over Sea, Under Stone

By Susan Cooper

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Three children spending a summer holiday in Cornwall unwittingly stumble upona long-sought relic of Arthurian days. The relic is not merely of antiquarian interest, but it also holds some secret source of strength and goodness.
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Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker

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While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
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The world according to Humphrey

By Betty G. Birney

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Humphrey, a golden hamster who lives in Room 26, has an almost perfect life filled with classroom adventures and weekend sleepovers with his classmates. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him! See the author's website for fun and a curriculum guide: http://www.bettybirney.com/pdf/Humphrey_curriculum_guide.pdf
Winner of 7 Children's Choice State Awards and the Children's Crown Award

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Lost treasure of the Emerald Eye.

By Gerónimo Stilton

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Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise! It all started when my sister, Thea, discovered a mysterious map. It showed a secret treasure on a faraway island. And before I could let out a squeak of protest, Thea dragged me into her treasure hunt! In no time at all, we'd set sail for the island. It was an adventure I'd never forget... Learn more at the website: http://www.geronimo-stilton.com/

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The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure

By Jill Santopolo

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When the entire Christopher Columbus exhibit disappears from the local museum, fourth-grade sleuth-in-training Alec Flint investigates, aided by his new classmate and potential partner, Gina, who wants his help looking into the disappearance of a teacher.
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Tink, North of Never Land.

By Kiki Thorpe

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TINK AND TERENCE are best friends. But sometimes Terence, well . . . he gets on Tink's last nerve. So when Terence accidentally squashes Tink's favorite bowl, her anger flares up and she lets him have it! But Tink soon realizes she made a mistake. How can she make it up to Terence? With a bunch of Never flowers? Or legendary pixie dust? Tink sets off an an epic quest through Never Land. She's never failed before . . . and she's not about to start now!
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The Great Shark Escape

By Jennifer Johnson

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Hi, I'm Arnold. I'm one of the kids in Ms. Frizzle's class. I knew we were in deep when Ms. Frizzle announced our unit on ocean life, and I was right. On our field trip, we ended up underwater and face-to-face with all kinds of sharks, from great whites to goblin sharks. Then, when things got scary and we were really swimming in trouble, you'd never guess who helped us make the GREAT SHARK ESCAPE!
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The Secret of Robber's Cave

By Kristiana Gregory

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Action! Intrigue! Cliffhangers! With a riveting overarching series storyline and a mini-mystery in each title, Cabin Creek gives readers what they crave: immediate answers AND ongoing suspense. Every book reveals clues, adds layers, and finds the characters investigating, plotting, and unraveling clues. They'll need their wits, their courage, and their gadgets to get to the bottom of the many mysteries of Lost Island. Jeff and David's dad told them they weren't allowed to explore Lost Island until Jeff's twelfth birthday, and that they should never go alone. As soon as they set foot on the marshy ground, they suspect something is not right. What secrets are hidden by the lingering mist and overgrown pines? The brothers had never believed the Legend of Robber's Cave, but now they have to wonder. And when their nine-year old cousin, Claire, convinces their parents that she should be part of the island outings, things get more complicated. Should they believe Mr. Wellback's warnings? Is there an actual cave? Did the stagecoach robber really die there? And did he take the secret of the treasure with him to his grave? The cousins plan to find out, but they soon realize that the truth is harder to uncover than the skeleton of an escaped villain.
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Lincoln's Legacy

By Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon

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Third graders travel through time to keep history on track! Abigail loves Mondays, and so does the rest of class 305. That's the day Mr. Caruthers asks them cool questions about history. Today Mr. C asks, "What if Abraham Lincoln never freed the slaves?" Abigail and her friends are ready to put their thinking caps on. But this time Mr. C wants them to do more than put their heads together-he wants them to travel back in time! Turns out the "What If?" questions are real, and Mr. C has just come back from a visit to the past. He needs their help because it looks like President Lincoln might quit and never free the slaves! With a time-travel gadget and only two hours to spare, Abigail and her friends are going back to the past. But even though time traveling isn't hard, convincing Abraham Lincoln not to give up isn't going to be easy.... With a dollop of The Magic Tree House, a dash of Back to the Future, and pinch of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Blast to the Past is a recipe for fun!
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