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The Dollhouse Murders (35th Anniversary Edition)

By Betty Ren Wright
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  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Isbn : 082344144X
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 270
  • File Pdf: the-dollhouse-murders.pdf

Book Summary:

Dolls can't move by themselves. . . . Or can they? This special anniversary edition of the hair-raising mystery that's kept readers up at night for thirty-five years features a foreword by Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine. Amy is terrified. She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse in the attic, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them. Dolls can't move by themselves, she tells herself. But every night when Amy goes up to check on the dollhouse, it's filled with an eerie light and the dolls have moved again! Are the dolls trying to tell her something? Could this all be connected to the murders of her great-grandparents? Sinister secrets unravel as Amy gets closer to revealing the mystery of the dolls in this haunting novel that combines complicated family relationships with a bone-chilling mystery. Even readers who love scary stories will want to keep the lights on after finishing! The all-new foreword and jacket art make this spooky classic, an Edgar award nominee, perfect for sharing with a new generation.

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  • File Pdf: the-summer-of-mrs-macgregor.pdf

Book Summary:

A girl learns that glamour isn’t always what it seems: “Well written with humor, strong characterization, and a convincing plot” (School Library Journal). Twelve-year-old Caroline feels torn. She grieves over her sister who has a severe heart problem that keeps her in and out of the hospital. But at the same time, she is jealous of her sister’s beauty and sweet disposition, which causes everyone to admire her. Caroline longs to be beautiful, to get attention from her parents—just to be somebody, anybody, other than plain old Caroline Cabot. Her self-image changes, however, when she meets glamorous seventeen-year-old Lillina MacGregor. Lillina makes her feel like somebody, but does Lillina tell the truth? Is she really 17? And married? And a model in New York? Caroline must rely on her inner strengths as she discovers the truth about Lillina, and will face several challenging situations during “the summer of Mrs. MacGregor.”

The Ghost in Room 11

By Betty Ren Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504013433
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 103
  • File Pdf: the-ghost-in-room-11.pdf

Book Summary:

The new kid in school accepts a dare—and finds himself facing some spooky and surprising consequences: “[A] page-turner” (Booklist). Matthew Barber thinks that being the new kid in school will be the scariest thing about fourth grade. But is he ever wrong! When the class bully challenges him to spend the night in Healy Elementary, Matthew learns that the rumor of a ghost teacher wandering the halls is more than just a story. And because he has already lost his classmates’ trust by lying about his old school, no one believes the terrifying truth: There is a ghost, and she knows Matthew’s name . . . and she won’t let him rest until she gets what she wants! The Ghost in Room 11 has won the Florida, Iowa, and Oklahoma Children’s Book Awards.

Rosie and the Dance of the Dinosaurs

By Betty Ren Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504013344
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 335
  • File Pdf: rosie-and-the-dance-of-the-dinosaurs.pdf

Book Summary:

The big piano recital is coming up soon, and Rosie feels anything but ready—“captures the down-to-earth rhythms of suburban life, spiced with humor” (Kirkus Reviews). Even though Rosie has only nine fingers, she’s always managed well. Until now. For some reason, she can’t master the piano solo she’s been rehearsing for the annual recital. It’s called “The Dance of the Dinosaurs,” and it’s hard! As the recital draws near, Rosie is desperate. Why does everything seem so much more difficult now? Is it because she misses her father? Since he moved to Milwaukee to take a new job, Rosie’s been miserable, and her mother has been acting kind of strange. Or is Rosie having trouble because she’s worried about the burglar who’s been secretly visiting her house? Then, too, there’s Mary Jean, the new girl in town. Not only is she rich and pretty, but she plays the piano beautifully. In the weeks before the recital, Rosie fights some hard battles. To her surprise, she discovers that having nine fingers isn’t such a bad thing after all.

Writing Mysteries

By Sue Grafton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1582976481
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 684
  • File Pdf: writing-mysteries.pdf

Book Summary:

Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever! In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of America share insights and advice that can help make your writing dreams a reality. You'll learn how to: • Develop unique ideas • Construct an airtight plot packed with intrigue and suspense • Create compelling characters and atmospheric settings • Develop a writing style all your own • Write convincing dialogue • Choose the appropriate point of view • Work with an agent • Conduct accurate research • and much, much more! You'll also find special guidelines for creating clues, dropping red herrings, and writing medical, legal, historical, true crime, and young adult mysteries. It's all the information you need to solve the mystery-writing riddle!

Paperback Crush

By Gabrielle Moss
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Isbn : 1683690796
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 115
  • File Pdf: paperback-crush.pdf

Book Summary:

For fans of vintage YA, a humorous and in-depth history of beloved teen literature from the 1980s and 1990s, full of trivia and pop culture fun. Those pink covers. That flimsy paper. The nonstop series installments that hooked readers throughout their entire adolescence. These were not the serious-issue novels of the 1970s, nor the blockbuster YA trilogies that arrived in the 2000s. Nestled in between were the girl-centric teen books of the ’80s and ’90s—short, cheap, and utterly adored. In Paperback Crush, author Gabrielle Moss explores the history of this genre with affection and humor, highlighting the best-known series along with their many diverse knockoffs. From friendship clubs and school newspapers to pesky siblings and glamorous beauty queens, these stories feature girl protagonists in all their glory. Journey back to your younger days, a time of girl power nourished by sustained silent reading. Let Paperback Crush lead you on a visual tour of nostalgia-inducing book covers from the library stacks of the past.

The Reading Connection

By Elizabeth Knowles,Liz Knowles,Martha Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Isbn : 9781563084362
  • Pages : 118
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 400
  • File Pdf: the-reading-connection.pdf

Book Summary:

Includes read aloud sessions, book clubs, bibliotherapy and problem novels, and other aspects of reading programs for children.