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We started reading it to the first child in 1990. A book that sounds exactly like this came up on the Abebooks booksearch board. Since everyone thinks he's seven, he has to find ways of cluing adults in disguised as being a nosy seven-year-old. Gladys Baker Bone, The Magic Friend Maker. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. (1992, Turtleback. Susanna Natti illustrates the early chapter book. When Beth meets a new girl named Jean, Jean asks, "Would you like to see my rock?" and shows her a wonderful rock that is especially beautiful when wet.
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Charlie Price

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This book will sink its claws into you and never let go. He needs to warn Pharaoh to save his life, but will Pharaoh listen? She acknowledges that the magazine's special needs make it tougher to write a mystery. The sequel is called The Secrets of the Mystifying Twins. I really want to find these books to see if they have anything to do with my vivid memories of them. Another good source for inspiration is your daily newspaper. Originally published by Parents Magazine Press, reissued in 1997 by Tricycle Press.
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Gayle Nastasi

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William Steig, Abel's Island, 1976. "Steig tells the story of a mouse, Abelard Hassam di Chirico Flint, who gets swept away in a driving rainstorm while rescuing his wife's scarf and winds up stranded on a river island for a year." (from the back cover) William Steig, Abel's Island, 1985, reprint. To get to the Third Ring of the island he has to navigate a bog and avoid being caught by the boggart called the Cold Lad "if he so much as lays a finger on you, you'll be cold forevermore too", and wispy wraiths called the Lost Ones, those who gave in to panic and can never return to the world.
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Harlan Coben

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Wondrous events, magic, humor, and heroism all embellish this series of tales. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. John, Mystery of the Gingerbread House. I can't believe you knew it right away - this has been haunting me for YEARS. Coverlet) goes to New York for the White Blizzard Flour Company Bake Off. (The recipe is for Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, not cookies.
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Sherry Ashworth

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Rhode Island Mysteries - This list is from Stop, You're Killing Me. John, Mystery of the Gingerbread House, 1969. "If Evie had known her grandmother's name it would have been all right, but that was the mystery. Could this be one of Sid Fleischman's McBroom books? (Probably Here Comes McBroom -- the Booklist review refers to words freezing in midair.) The family had numerous children: WillJillHesterChesterPeterPollyTimTomMaryLarryandLittleClarinda.
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Kevin O'Malley

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Jazz Dent, teen son of a serial killer, is called upon by the NYPD to get inside the head of another killer on the loose. Stella Pevsner, Me, My Goat, and My Sister's Wedding, 1986. It was created to celebrate the 81 years of discerning, thoughtful criticism Kirkus Reviews has contributed to both the publishing industry and readers at large. One of the boys asks, "you mean you threw them into the lake?!" Martha Alexander (author and illustrator), Maybe a Monster, 1968. But also it tells of traveling by stage, of the return of a sailor from a long voyage, and the launching of the brig, the 'Fair Melisssa'."
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The code will lead you to a a real life rabbit made of gold and jewels that the author himself buried. Sponge rubber streets in town? two girls are give a japanese dollshouse, one very clumsy the other, I think of Far Eastern extract, was very delicate. Detective Books for Kids. (ages 5-8) Jack solves mysteries in the Magic Treehouse Books Series. The girl uses hers to put her hair up like a grown-up before she comes on stage as her father's assistant.
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Ally Carter

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Calvert also wrote The Money Creek Mare and The Snowbird, all good books. Although, I feel the drawings were... Marianna May and Nursey by Tomie dePaola. (1983) dePaola, Tomie, Marianna May and Nursey. Someone has asked me to help identify a story with a secret garden with a character in it named Elspeth. The audio versions ( Order Info ) are also very well done. Love your website... especially those adorable pictures of Suzy! Hammerman is the bully, and Mouse spends the entire book running from him until he finally decides to just get the fight over with.
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Catalina "Cat" Duran and her class are off to the recycling center for what seems like the worst field trip ever. One of the stories was specifically about his little tin cup he leaves out in the rain by the water pump and when he goes to get it several days later it is all rusty. There is a horrible, tragic accident at the soup factory, and all the members of both families are killed, except for Leon and Caroline.
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Death Faked for You: This is done inadvertently. The novel’s physical heft is part of its difficulty (she weighs in at just under three pounds in Penguin’s oversized edition), especially as her 1500 pages are light on plot (Samuel Johnson said you’d hang yourself if you read Clarissa for the plot). Misplaced Persons is indeed the book referenced. I remember reading a book back in the 80's about a young indian boy who does not like being in school so one day, he runs away from school and goes into the woods.
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