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A young girl tries to be accepted by a boy's club and a group of friends attempt to rid their community of a problem in this story of intrigue

Paperback:

9780590424172, titled "The Adventures of the Red Tape Gang" | Scholastic Paperbacks, August 1, 1989, cover price $2.75 | About this edition: A young girl tries to be accepted by a boy's club and a group of friends attempt to rid their community of a problem in this story of intrigue
9780590317610 | Reprint edition (Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 1983), cover price $1.95 | About this edition: A young girl tries to be accepted by a boy's club and a group of friends attempt to rid their community of a problem in this story of intrigue

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Having lived the majority of her life in the Asylum for Homeless Waifs in New York City, twelveyearold Aggie Mae is both fearful and excited about what her future may hold as she gets aboard the orphan train and heads to her a new destination. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780440413127 | Yearling Books, April 1, 2000, cover price $4.50 | About this edition: A clumsy and unattractive twelve-year-old, Aggie is sure no one will want to adopt her when she rides the orphan train out west, but when she meets the eccentric Bradon family she begins to have some hope; includes historical information about orphan trains and the woman's suffrage movement.

Reinforced:

9780606178884 | Demco Media, April 1, 2000, cover price $11.87 | About this edition: A clumsy and unattractive twelve-year-old, Aggie is sure no one will want to adopt her when she rides the orphan train out west, but when she meets the eccentric Bradon family she begins to have some hope; includes historical information about orphan trains and the woman's suffrage movement.

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In the 1860s, Agatha Mae is a troubled twelve-year-old orphan who is sent west on an orphan train after causing too many problems at her former institution and arrives at the farm of a new family who is not at all what she had expected them to be.

Hardcover:

9780385322959 | Delacorte Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A clumsy and unattractive twelve-year-old, Aggie is sure no one will want to adopt her when she rides the orphan train out west, but when she meets the eccentric Bradon family she begins to have some hope.

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Unable to sleep because of the alligator under her bed, Jill is finally rescued from her predicament by her Uncle Harry.
By Jan Hughes (illustrator) and Joan Lowery Nixon

Hardcover:

9780399204234 | New edition (Putnam Pub Group, September 1, 1974), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: A little girl's uncle comes to the rescue when she imagines that an alligator is stuck under her bed

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Product Description: Twelve-year-old Maggie, living with her grandmother in Houston, joins the drama club at school, wins a part in a play, begins to make friends, and learns to deal with feelings of loneliness, selfishness, being in love, and having an unusual family life and background.

Hardcover:

9780152503550 | Harcourt Childrens Books, April 1, 1986, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Twelve-year-old Maggie, living with her grandmother in Houston, joins the drama club at school, wins a part in a play, begins to make friends, and learns to deal with feelings of loneliness, selfishness, being in love, and having an unusual family life and background.

Paperback:

9780440401278 | Reissue edition (Yearling Books, September 1, 1987), cover price $2.50 | About this edition: Twelve-year-old Maggie, living with her grandmother in Houston, joins the drama club at school, wins a part in a play, begins to make friends, and learns to deal with feelings of loneliness, selfishness, being in love, and having an unusual family life and background.

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Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics.

Hardcover:

9780879351984, titled "Ann's Story, 1747" | Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, August 1, 2004, cover price $20.01 | About this edition: Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics.
9780385326735 | Delacorte Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics

Paperback:

9780440416296, titled "Ann's Story, 1747" | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, December 1, 2001), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics.

Prebinding:

9780613996679, titled "Ann's Story, 1747" | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2001, cover price $12.60 | About this edition: Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics.

Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics.

Reinforced:

9780606224222 | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $12.43 | About this edition: Ann, a young girl in eighteenth-century Williamsburg, wants to become a doctor like her father, but she is not allowed even to study Latin or mathematics.

On April Fools' Day, Susan sees a clown on her front steps but no one will believe her, so she and her brother, Mike, go out to find the clown

School and Library:

9780807504062 | Albert Whitman & Co, October 1, 1980, cover price $7.75 | About this edition: Amateur detectives Susan and Mike figure out the identity of a mysterious clown on April Fools' Day.

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Sean and Brian Quinn look for the causes and perpetrators of a series of accidents that have set preservationists against developers who want to tear down Redoaks' old Culbertson Theater

Hardcover:

9780786830480 | Disney Pr, May 1, 1995, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Sean and Brian Quinn look for the causes and perpetrators of a series of accidents that have set preservationists against developers who want to tear down Redoaks' old Culbertson Theater

Paperback:

9780786840250 | Disney Pr, April 1, 1995, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Brian and Sean investigate a series of suspicious accidents at a theater waiting to be torn down.

Reinforced:

9780606091299 | Demco Media, April 1, 1995, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Brian and Sean investigate a series of suspicious accidents at a theater waiting to be torn down.

Prebinding:

9780785766896 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $11.80 | About this edition: Brian and Sean investigate a series of suspicious accidents at a theater waiting to be torn down.

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With homeowners on vacation, burglars are going into homes and stealing their possessions, so Brian, a teen reporter for a local news station, begins to believe that an insider might be responsible and sets out to solve the mystery and bring the criminals to justice. Original.

Paperback:

9780786840892 | Disney Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: When Brian Quinn gets a chance to work at the local television news, he decides to investigate a group of burglary cases with his brother Sean

When Shirley attempts to make apple pie for Claude, she winds up capturing bank robbers and escaped criminals who follow the scent to her door

Hardcover:

9780670807819 | Viking Pr, October 1, 1986, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Exciting escapades follow Shirley's attempts to make an apple pie for Claude until one day an orphan boy makes a pie that wins him Claude's favor.

Paperback:

9780140508475 | Viking Childrens Books, September 1, 1988, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: Exciting escapades follow Shirley's attempts to make an apple pie for Claude until one day an orphan boy makes a pie that wins him CLaude's favor.

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Using simple text and illustrations, describes the nine months of life before birth.

Paperback:

9781592762194 | 2 edition (Our Sunday Visitor, February 1, 2006), cover price $2.00 | About this edition: Using simple text and illustrations, describes the nine months of life before birth.
9780879733438 | Our Sunday Visitor, June 1, 1980, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Briefly describes the nine months of life before birth.

Prebinding:

9780613772471 | Turtleback Books, January 1, 1980, cover price $19.60 | About this edition: Briefly describes the nine months of life before birth.

Seven-year-old Lester Hopper is ill and missing, and the Casebusters must find him in time for his lifesaving medication while avoiding the pirate ghost who shadows their every move

Hardcover:

9780786831029 | Disney Pr, July 1, 1996, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Seven-year-old Lester Hopper is ill and missing, and the Casebusters must find him in time for his lifesaving medication while avoiding the pirate ghost who shadows their every move

Paperback:

9780786840809 | Hyperion, July 1, 1996, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Seven-year-old Lester Hopper is ill and missing, and the Casebusters must find him in time for his lifesaving medication while avoiding the pirate ghost who shadows their every move

Reinforced:

9780606091336 | Demco Media, July 1, 1996, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Seven-year-old Lester Hopper is ill and missing, and the Casebusters must find him in time for his lifesaving medication while avoiding the pirate ghost who shadows their every move

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Product Description: Young Bigfoot's encounter with a movie-making crew who think he is an actor in costume is very enjoyable--for a while.

Hardcover:

9780399206849 | Putnam Pub Group, August 1, 1979, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Young Bigfoot comes upon some humans in the clearing near the highway and finds himself involved in the making of a movie, with lively results

Paperback:

9780590329828 | Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 1984, cover price $2.25 | About this edition: Young Bigfoot's encounter with a movie-making crew who think he is an actor in costume is very enjoyable--for a while.

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David finds all sorts of missing items for other people but cannot locate his own possessions.

Paperback:

9780152106980 | Harcourt Childrens Books, August 1, 1978, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: David finds all sorts of missing items for other people but cannot locate his own possessions.

Product Description: Caesar's life as a slave consists of long, hard hours of backbreaking work in the fields. Having his family around him makes everything bearable. Then the new master, Caesar's childhood playmate, chooses Caesar to be his personal servant and live in the big house, away from his family...read more

Hardcover:

9780385326766, titled "Caesar's Story: 1759" | Delacorte Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: After having been a slave on Carter's Grove plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia, since childhood, Caesar finally finds a way to plan his own future.

Prebinding:

9780613657150, titled "Caesar's Story, 1759" | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2003, cover price $12.70 | About this edition: Caesar's life as a slave consists of long, hard hours of backbreaking work in the fields.

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Even though it is hard work being a slave, Caesar has his parents and sisters around him to get him through, until the master decides to make Caesar his personal servant and he must move into the big house far away from his family. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780440416326 | Yearling Books, July 1, 2002, cover price $4.50 | About this edition: Even though it is hard work being a slave, Caesar has his parents and sisters around him to get him through, until the master decides to make Caesar his personal servant and he must move into the big house far away from his family.

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Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas

Hardcover:

9780385302579 | Delacorte Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas

Paperback:

9780440212126 | Laurel Leaf, February 1, 1995, cover price $5.50 | About this edition: Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas
9780786201426 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 1, 1994), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas

Reinforced:

9780606008150 | Demco Media, February 1, 1995, cover price $13.45 | About this edition: Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas

Prebinding:

9780833584274 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.40 | About this edition: Cary finds her life in danger when she uncovers a plot to sabotage her father's political campaign for governor of Texas

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Product Description: When Casey, an ardent 12-year-old feminist, sets out to help victims of discrimination, whether they want her help or not, she finds her ideas don't always work as planned.

Paperback:

9780590406185 | Reissue edition (Scholastic Paperbacks, August 1, 1986), cover price $2.50 | About this edition: When Casey, an ardent 12-year-old feminist, sets out to help victims of discrimination, whether they want her help or not, she finds her ideas don't always work as planned.

School and Library:

9780525275251 | Dutton Childrens Books, October 1, 1980, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Casey Cooper's great ideas have always gotten her into trouble, but her greatest idea leads her into a mystery and more trouble than she has ever known

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Young Dan Moroney hires the Casebusters when his father, Crackers the Clown, is suspected of robbing local shops with the aid of a monkey

Paperback:

9780786840816 | Hyperion, September 1, 1996, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Young Dan Moroney hires the Casebusters when his father, Crackers the Clown, is suspected of robbing local shops with the aid of a monkey

Reinforced:

9780606107686 | Demco Media, September 1, 1996, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Young Dan Moroney hires the Casebusters when his father, Crackers the Clown, is suspected of robbing local shops with the aid of a monkey

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Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

Hardcover:

9780553054439 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, April 1, 1988, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

Paperback:

9780440226789 | Laurel Leaf, June 1, 1996, cover price $5.50 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.
9780553279122 | Reissue edition (Bantam Books, January 1, 1994), cover price $4.50 | also contains The Painter | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

Library:

9780836826395 | Gareth Stevens Pub, January 1, 2000, cover price $23.93 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

Reinforced:

9780606041843 | Demco Media, January 1, 1996, cover price $13.41 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

Prebinding:

9781439520994 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $13.99
9780833525253 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $15.40 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

When writer Duncan Tyler turns his pen towards blackmail and is found murdered at the annual mystery writer's retreat, Stacy Champagne and Deputy Ramon Gonazalas must discover who decided to kill Tyler rather than meet his demands

Paperback:

9780809206711 | Ntc Pub Group, June 1, 1999, cover price $13.16 | About this edition: When writer Duncan Tyler turns his pen towards blackmail and is found murdered at the annual mystery writer's retreat, Stacy Champagne and Deputy Ramon Gonazalas must discover who decided to kill Tyler rather than meet his demands

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Product Description: "The Thumbprint Mysteries" series have been carefully written for young adults and adults at a particular reading level. Each book presents a suspense crime in which the reader must solve one or more mystery murders. Readers follow the clues and draw conclusions about the suspects and events, helped by the characters who are trying to solve the crimes...read more

Paperback:

9780809206704 | Ntc Pub Group, August 1, 1999, cover price $14.56 | About this edition: "The Thumbprint Mysteries" series have been carefully written for young adults and adults at a particular reading level.

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When Gerald Dinkins is found murdered at a fundraising gala at the Silver Ridge Hotel, head of hotel security Stacy Champagne and her fiance Deputy Ramon Gonazalas must discover who decided to kill Dinkins and why

Paperback:

9780809206728 | Ntc Pub Group, September 1, 1999, cover price $13.16 | About this edition: When Gerald Dinkins is found murdered at a fundraising gala at the Silver Ridge Hotel, head of hotel security Stacy Champagne and her fiance Deputy Ramon Gonazalas must discover who decided to kill Dinkins and why

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On a visit to Piney Point Manor, an elegant seaside resort, Sean and Brian Quinn investigate a series of thefts that have baffled local police, and someone tries to frighten the brothers off.

Hardcover:

9780786830497 | Disney Pr, August 1, 1995, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: On a visit to Piney Point Manor, an elegant seaside resort, Sean and Brian Quinn investigate a series of thefts that have baffled local police, and someone tries to frighten the brothers off

Paperback:

9780786840267 | Disney Pr, May 1, 1995, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: On a visit to Piney Point Manor, an elegant seaside resort, Sean and Brian Quinn investigate a series of thefts that have baffled local police, and someone tries to frighten the brothers off

Reinforced:

9780606091305 | Demco Media, May 1, 1995, cover price $10.10 | About this edition: On a visit to Piney Point Manor, an elegant seaside resort, Sean and Brian Quinn investigate a series of thefts that have baffled local police, and someone tries to frighten the brothers off

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