|Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach|
The three Barker brothers - Simon, Henry, and Jack - just
moved to Arizona and their parents have repeatedly warned them not to
explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat
Josie goes missing, the boys see no other choice.
There's something unusually creepy about the mountain, and when
the boys find three human skulls, they grow determined to uncover
the mystery. Have people really gone missing over the years and
is there someone or something lurking in the woods? Together
with their new neighbor Delilah, the Barker boys are dead-set
on cracking the case even it it means putting themselves in harm's way.
|The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies|
Fact: One week ago, two hundred and eight dollars disappeared
from the pocket of Evan Treski's shorts. Fact: Evan and Jessie
had worked extremely hard over the summer to earn that money
-mixing lemonade, hauling it all over town, standing in the hot
summer sun for every nickel of business. Fact: Scott Spencer
just bought something very, very expensive. Accusation:
Scott Spencer stand accused of the crime of stealing the
lemonade money. Class 4-0 hereby calls him to stand trial before a judge,
witnesses, and a jury of his peers. Will the truth come out in
court? And if it does, will justice prevail?
|Lucky for Good by Susan Patron|
For eleven year old Lucky, the universe is full
of questions. Is that mysterious woman at the Cafe Miles's mom?
Does Lucky's father not talk to her because he hates her? Will
the health department ruin everything? Is she really going to go to hell?
The answers are, in no particular order: nearly, no, yes, and a big
fat "who knows?"
But answers, like every little thing in the whole universe, are constantly
evolving, and sometimes the biggest questions have no answers at all.
The best Lucky can do is never give up on maybe - maybe- understanding
things a little better before she turns twelve. It will take a punch in the
face (not her face), a near-Cafe disaster, a trip to the principle's office,
and both male and female sofas - but in the end, she'll see that there
are loopholes in life and, thankfully, in county health codes!
|Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman|
Pack your sleeping bag, adjust your headgear, and
get ready for summer at nerd camp! Ten-year-old Gabe
has just been accepted to the Summer Center for Gifted
Enrichment. That means he'll be spending six weeks at sleep away camp,
writing poetry and perfecting logic proofs. SCGE has been a summer
home to some legendary middle-school smarty-pants (and future
Jeopardy! contestants). It also has a reputation for being, well, a nerd camp.
SCGE=Smart Camp for Geeks and Eggheads.
But is Gabe really a geek? He's never thought about it much - but that was
before he met Zack, his hip, LA-cool, soon-to-be stepbrother. Now
everything about Gabe suddenly seems geeky-squared. What if
Zack thinks that Gave is not only a nerd, but just a nerd?
Lucky for Gave, a wild summer at camp is the perfect way to test his
new hypothesis on nerdiness.