Emily’s parents have a quest to live in each of the fifty states, so this time it’s off to San Francisco, which just so happens to the home of Garrison Griswold, creator of Emily’s favorite game Book Scavenger. Then Emily finds what appears to be the start of Griswold’s newest game. Along with her new friend James, she’s ready to break ciphers and follow the clues to an unspecified treasure. But others are after the treasure as well and they’re not afraid to break the rules.
Leo Fillmore lives in the greatest place on earth—the Whippet Hotel, consisting of nine (known) floors each full of rooms that boggle the imagination. The Cake Room. The Pinball Room. The Flying Farm Room. As the son of the maintenance man, Leo knows these rooms better than most, but even he is unprepared for the day the owner goes missing and the hotel starts to fall apart. With a mysterious box to guide him and a duck at his side, Leo sets forth to save the hotel before there’s nothing left at all.
Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy is truly loving her life in Texas, until her father is injured in Afghanistan. Unable to find work, her father moves his family back to his hometown, tiny Pumpkin Falls all the way in New Hampshire. Truly likes that her father and her aunt are taking over the family business, a bookstore, but dreads being the new kid in school yet again–after all, she towers over her peers and the jokes about being “truly gigantic” quickly get old. But the discovery of a cryptic note in a first edition of Charlotte’s Web adds adventure and mystery to a town that Truly had initially thought was the most boring place on earth.
Emma has a lot to live up to; the women in her family have all been extraordinary. Emma hopes to prove herself, too, but then her destiny points her towards the legend of a local ghost and a lost treasure. Can Emma find the treasure and save her family’s bakery?
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict is an orphan and suffers from narcolepsy–but he’s not about to let that stop him from searching for a lost treasure. A prequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy.
A math and music genius, eleven-year-old Nicholas finds it difficult to fit in with the older students in his grade. Worse than having no friends, however, is the prospect of having to move out of his home, since his family can no longer afford it. When his grandfather, newly released from prison, arrives, Nicholas believes he has the opportunity to save the only life he knows, if he can find the family heirlooms his grandfather once hid. But his grandfather’s memories are fading and time is running out.