Summary: Nancy and her friends take their detective skills on an Alaskan adventure in....+
Nancy and her friends take their detective skills on an Alaskan adventure in this second book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Nancy's Alaskan adventure continues as she, Bess, and George disembark the mystery-plagued "Arctic Star" cruise ship and explore the grand sites of the forty-ninth state: Skagway; the Yukon territory, and Denali National Park. It's spectacular scenery, but things start to go wrong almost immediately, leading Nancy to believe that whoever was behind the unsolved mayhem aboard the ship has followed them onto dry land. The girl detectives had better watch their steps - they're on uncharted and unknown territory!
Summary: A few nights in nature take a nasty turn for Nancy and her friends in this....+
A few nights in nature take a nasty turn for Nancy and her friends in this sixth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. To celebrate her birthday, George is taking Nancy and Bess on a three-day bike tour around the scenic Mystic Lake. They can't wait to spend time exploring the gorgeous landscape by day and camping under the stars at night. What they didn't count on was sabotage! First someone steals food and supplies from their packs. Then tour guide Caitlin vanishes overnight, and the entire group finds their tires slashed to bits. Now Nancy is cycling for clues instead of soaking up the scenery. Can Nancy track down the culprit before she and her friends are lost in the woods forever?
Summary: Nancy and her friends hit the campaign trail in search of a political trickster....+
Nancy and her friends hit the campaign trail in search of a political trickster in this fifth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Who knew a new sports field could cause so much drama? That's what Nancy, Bess, and George are investigating. Ever since George's cousin Carrie Kim announced her candidacy for city council, along with her platform of building a new football field and a state-of-the-art sports complex, someone has been trying to sabotage the campaign! Nancy has to go undercover as a member of the Green Club when she suspects they may be behind all of the mischief. When Carrie starts getting threatening notes and even some more sinister warnings, Nancy knows she needs to crack the case before someone gets hurt!
Summary: Dear Diary... Bess and I were thrilled to bump into our old buddy Maggie Rogers,....+
Dear Diary... Bess and I were thrilled to bump into our old buddy Maggie Rogers, a promising young dancer who is in River Heights to perform a lead role in Sleeping Beauty. But someone's out to get Maggie. First, her phone was tampered with, making her late for rehearsal. Then, her face was violently scratched out on the show's posters, and her dressing room was trashed beyond belief. I'm determined to find out who's trying to sabotage my friend's career. But I have to crack this case before the big show - or it could wind up being Maggie's last dance!
Summary: Dear Diary... I thought a trip to Nantucket with Bess and George would be a....+
Dear Diary... I thought a trip to Nantucket with Bess and George would be a simple vacation, but of course mysteries seem to follow me everywhere! We're on this fun, end-of-summer trip because our friend Jenna has an awesome exhibit opening at the local Nantucket Nautical Museum and we wanted to support her. She was really excited about it until some creep vandalized her welcome banner. Now it's become clear that someone is out to sabotage the whole exhibit. I really need to find the culprit to help Jenna and to return some of the priceless artifacts that have gone missing from the museum. I'm pretty sure this is one beach vacation that won't be just fun in the sun.
Summary: Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a....+
Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a literary mystery in this fourth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a new take on the classic series. A rash of crimes in a neighboring town - a blazing fire at a bookstore, a boat that sinks in the harbor, and a valuable dog's dognapping - are eerily similar to the plots from famous mystery writer Lacey O'Brien's popular books. So who's behind the crimes? Could it be Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey's superfans? Or maybe it's Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore that burned. Nancy, Bess, and George will have to read between the lines as they dig deep into a dangerous mystery.
Summary: Some equestrians are up to more than horseplay in this third book of the Nancy....+
Some equestrians are up to more than horseplay in this third book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. At the prestigious and competitive River Heights Horse Show, the prizes, which range from money to possible placement on the Olympic Team, are so highly coveted that anyone from the riders to the owners will do anything to win, even drug the horses! Who's up to no good? Nancy, Bess and George are on the case!
Summary: Dear Diary... "Magic is a mystery that doesn't need solving. That's what illusionist....+
Dear Diary... "Magic is a mystery that doesn't need solving. That's what illusionist Drake Lonestar told me when I saw him perform. I was skeptical that the famous magician could really make the River Heights courthouse disappear, but I was wrong. It turns out that the courthouse wasn't the only thing that vanished. So did important evidence relating to a jewel heist - and all signs point to Lonestar as the thief! Now the magician himself has disappeared into thin air - and all of River Heights is looking at me to track him down. I just hope I can do it soon, because I have a feeling Lonestar has one last trick up his sleeve....
Summary: Nancy and her friends must navigate a cruise ship crisis in the first book....+
Nancy and her friends must navigate a cruise ship crisis in the first book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Dear Diary... Bess, George, and I are actually in Alaska! Everywhere you look, there are massive mountains and sparkling deep-blue waters. We're on the maiden voyage of the Arctic Star luxury cruise ship, and my old friend Becca Wright, the assistant cruise director, needs our help. She received threatening e-mails before even setting sail; then, a bloody body turned up in the swimming pool. And when a chandelier came crashing down in the dining room, we thought the Arctic Star may be cursed! There are so many passengers on board, I don't know where to begin. But I better hurry; if I don't act fast, this might be everyone's final - and fatal - voyage!
Summary: Healthy eating becomes a hazard when a local farm is sabotaged in this ninth....+
Healthy eating becomes a hazard when a local farm is sabotaged in this ninth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries. Nancy, Bess, and George are thinking about joining Black Creek Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Sam and Abby Heyworth run both Black Creek's organic farm and the CSA, a program where people pay to receive fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. Buyers get local produce at a reasonable price; the farmers get money to run their farm. Everybody wins! But during a fundraising dinner showcasing the farm's produce, several people become seriously ill, and tests reveal that the fruits and vegetables are contaminated with deadly E. coli bacteria. Sam swears his produce is clean: E. coli doesn't magically appear in vegetables - it has to be transferred by animals or contaminated equipment. And after the Heyworth's greenhouse is trashed and their chickens are killed by an intruder, Nancy thinks all signs point to sabotage. Nancy, Bess, and George are on the case. But who would try to ruin a farm? And why?
Summary: Dear Diary... Imagine my surprise when I heard that my old friend Alex Burgess....+
Dear Diary... Imagine my surprise when I heard that my old friend Alex Burgess was finally making his first movie - right here in River Heights! And he was sweet enough to invite George, Bess, and me for an inside glimpse behind the scenes. Of course, George wants to get a closer look at the cameras, and Bess is dying for a peek at the film's leading man. But since the moment Alex yelled "action," some strange things have been happening: explosions in catering, costumes streaked with blood, and threatening notes scrawled on scripts. I've always thought it would be exciting to visit a movie set, but I never imagined that the real drama would be behind the camera . . .
Summary: A thrilling amusement park ride turns diabolically deadly in this Hardy Brothers....+
A thrilling amusement park ride turns diabolically deadly in this Hardy Brothers Adventure - a fresh approach to a classic series. Joe and Frank Hardy are attending the season's opening night at Funspot, a local amusement park that's been declining for years, but that recently got new owners and a facelift. Their friend Daisy's family has everything riding on Funspot's success: If the revamped park is a failure, her family will be broke! At first, an exhilarating new attraction is a huge hit - but when one of the riders disappears into thin air, fun and games turns into spine-tingling danger. Will the Hardy Brothers find the missing rider and restore Funspot's reputation, or is the amusement park doomed for disaster?
Summary: When Frank and Joe set out to explore caves and tunnels, they dig themselves....+
When Frank and Joe set out to explore caves and tunnels, they dig themselves into some dark and dangerous trouble in this Hardy Boys adventure. When a sinkhole opens up and swallows one of Bayport's historic statues, Frank and Joe suspect something - or someone - shady at play. They jump at the chance to investigate; Joe as a member of an urban exploration club, and Frank as photographer for the school paper. But in the thick of their search, the boys stumble upon an entire underground city that's been abandoned for years. Now the city is home to a cultish band of criminals who plan to take over Bayport. Frank and Joe are determined to shut down the crooks, but after being barreled down by a boulder and nearly squashed by a runaway train, they have to wonder: are they in over their heads?
Summary: Frank and Joe find themselves in a cattle-rustling tussle when a prized horse....+
Frank and Joe find themselves in a cattle-rustling tussle when a prized horse is snatched from a nearby ranch in this exciting Hardy Boys equestrian adventure. The Wild West hits the East Coast when Welch's Annual Rodeo and Wild West Show arrives in Bayport. Frank and Joe are enjoying the show's historic reenactments, rodeo events, and even an exhibition of the Welch family's prize-winning horse, Hondo. When the brothers catch several ranch hands trying to steal Hondo, they manage to stop it. Though very grateful for their intervention, the Welch family is now shorthanded for the cattle drive back to their dude ranch! So Chief Olaf "volunteers" the Hardys to help out. The brothers' long-dormant horse-riding skills slowly come back to them as they make their way down the quiet rural roads toward the ranch. But as they're finally getting the hang of it, a group of dirt bike-riding cattle rustlers surround the herd - and take Hondo! Will the Hardy Boys lasso the horse thieves - or will this be their final showdown?
Summary: The Hardy brothers must dismantle a dangerous crime gang in this first book....+
The Hardy brothers must dismantle a dangerous crime gang in this first book of a fresh approach to a classic series. Teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy are supposedly "retired" from their detective work. But there is a new mystery in Bayport that needs their investigative expertise - and fast! Starting with a bank heist, a series of alarming pranks have popped up around Bayport. Ultimately harmless, the pranks turn out to be the work of Seth Diller, an amateur filmmaker who plans to make zillions from his reality-horror flick, which he'll use to help out his brother, a wounded Marine. But after the Hardy brothers put a stop to the Panic Project, there is a new outbreak of Seth-like pranks - only these have definite victims. All signs point to evidence of a crime gang in Bayport, and Frank and Joe undertake the most dangerous investigation they've ever encountered. It's up to them to save their town - and themselves - before the Red Arrow gets to them first.
Summary: Joe and Frank's winter break skiing holiday turns to horror in this Hardy Boys....+
Joe and Frank's winter break skiing holiday turns to horror in this Hardy Boys adventure - a fresh approach to a classic series. Frank and Joe are thrilled to spend winter break hitting the slopes at the Granite Peak Lodge ski resort. What could be better than an action-packed week of skiing and snowboarding set against a scenic mountain landscape? But their plans hit an unexpected bump when a blizzard blows in, closing the roads and leaving the boys stranded in the lodge with several others. Meanwhile, a series of deadly mishaps threatens to sabotage the resort - and the lives of its trapped guests. First, a fellow vacationer nearly freezes solid when he's locked out during the raging storm. Then, the lodge's electricity is cut off, broken glass turns up in the breakfast waffles, and a resort employee is buried in a snowdrift. Who's behind these sinister acts? Is the culprit trapped in the lodge with them? The Hardys are determined to find out - before they're caught in an avalanche of danger.
Summary: In this second book of a fresh approach to a classic series, Frank and Joe....+
In this second book of a fresh approach to a classic series, Frank and Joe track down violent pranksters. Rich girl Lindsay Peyton is throwing the biggest and best Sweet Sixteen bash that Bayport has ever seen. But her party planning is off to a bad start when Frank and Joe discover that someone has keyed her very expensive car - an early birthday present - and has put the mean prank up on YouView. Soon after the prank goes viral, a group calling themselves the Scaredevils begin to film themselves committing acts of violent vandalism around town. Broken windows, Dumpster fires, and more threaten the security of Lindsay's party - and of Lindsay herself. Frank and Joe are determined to figure out who is the mastermind behind the videos before Lindsay's Sweet Sixteen turns into a party she will never forget - for all the wrong reasons.
Summary: When the daughter of an amusement-park owner goes missing, it's anything but....+
When the daughter of an amusement-park owner goes missing, it's anything but fun and games in this Hardy Boys adventure - a new take on the classic series. Daisy Rodriguez is missing. Just like that, gone without a trace. Her father, Hector Rodriguez - owner of Funspot, Bayport's local amusement park - is frantic. He feels he's to blame, since Funspot was recently the location of another disappearance. Could Daisy's vanishing be somehow connected? Joe and Frank Hardy figured out the first Funspot mystery and are up to their necks in this one, too. Daisy doesn't seem to have an enemy in the world; no one has a bad word to say about her. So who in Bayport wants this girl gone?
Summary: A reenactment battle marches into Bayport in this Hardy Boys adventure - a....+
A reenactment battle marches into Bayport in this Hardy Boys adventure - a fresh approach to a classic series. Bayport goes back in time when a Revolutionary War-era battleship is discovered, along with a treasure trove of historic artifacts. To celebrate, the town stages a reenactment of the historic Battle of Bayport, complete with antique artillery, canons, and tricorn hats. Even Frank and Joe Hardy are decked out in full Colonial costume, fighting over freedom and taxes on opposite sides of the battle line. But things get a little too real when a stray shot leaves Bayport's biggest benefactor, Don Sterling, without a pulse. Wait a minute - weren't those muskets supposed to be unloaded? And even though the Hardy Boys have technically retired from solving mysteries, they can't help but get involved, especially when a favorite teacher turns out to be a prime suspect. Is someone trying to frame Mr. Lazin? And who would want Don Sterling dead? Murder by reenactment is one the Hardys haven't seen before, but don't think they're not up for the challenge!
Summary: The willful, chatty ten-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall has been sent away....+
The willful, chatty ten-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall has been sent away from her home at Sunnybrook Farm to live with her two spinster aunts in the quiet town of Riverboro--where it is hoped she will be brought up as a proper young lady.
Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn’t quite ready to be tamed, leaving the prim and demanding Aunt Miranda with her hands full. But soon, Rebecca’s irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro--including her rigid aunt. As we follow Rebecca’s coming-of-age over the course of seven years, we find that she manages to become a fine young lady in the process.
The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a new kind of female character when she was first introduced in 1903, has since become one of the most beloved characters in children’s literature.