Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest Clare Vanderpool Delacorte Press ▬ᴥ▬ Clare Vanderpool’s debut middle-grade historical fiction Moon Over Manifest was awarded the 2011 Newbery Me…

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

The Top 20 Books of 2012 countdown continues with including Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead.

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

'Chasing Vermeer' by Blue Balliett: When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley Looks like a magical book to read with your year old, for an exciting adventure about a boy and his grandfather - and a Circus!

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Mo LoBeau, age eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo, seems implicated in a murder.

The Amulet of Samakand by Jonathan Stroud

‘Bartimaeus: The Amulet of Samarkand’ by Jonathan Stroud. Cover Illustration by Jeff Nentrup. This edition by Corgi Books, Random House Children Books, London,

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Every Tuesday Castle Glower takes on a life of its own-magically inventing, moving, and even completely getting rid of some of its rooms. Good thing Princess Celie takes the time to map out these neve

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret

Apprehensive about spending the summer in Washington State with his Aunt Ethel when his parents get an overseas job, twelve-year-old Josh soon finds adventure when he meets the ghost of a coal miner.