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Liar & Spyby Rebecca Stead
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Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial,unmasked a bell thief, and stood at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets.
and#160;and#160;and#160;Now they are creating a magic showand#8212;a professional magic show, in their own backyard! They practice, they study, and they practice some more. And who shows up? Their father, who has done such a good job of disappearing over the past fewand#160;years.
and#160;and#160;and#160;Just as Evan and Jessie took on running a business inand#160;The Lemonadeand#160;Warand#160;and a court of law in The Lemonade Crime, in this fifth novel of the bestselling Lemonade War series, they take on the challenges of magic and illusion all while discovering someand#160;hidden truths about their own family. Anotherand#160;fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel by the author whom Books for Kids calls, "one of the best writers for the middle grades around."
Sixth-grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name Eddie Red,and#160;becomes the NYPDand#8217;s secret weaponand#160;to catch a mastermind art thief on New York Cityand#8217;s Museum Mile.
A magic show, card tricks, and a disappearing rabbit named Professor Hoffmanand#8212;the Treski kids are at it again as they try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane. But nothing prepares them for what blows into town next: their long-lost dad.
andquot;Bound to be a series that will appeal to fans of fast-paced mysteries.andquot; andmdash;SLJ
Not many sixth-graders work undercover for the NYPD, but Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name Eddie Red, is not just any sixth-grader. A andldquo;near-death ice cream experienceandrdquo; lands him as a material witness in the police station with his dad, where the NYPD first discovers Eddieand#39;s photographic memory and uncanny sketch-artist abilities. Things get dangerous when Eddie is recruited to help track down the infamous Picasso Gang thatandrsquo;s casing NYCand#39;s famous Museum Mile. Look for the sequel on p. 53!
From the critically acclaimed author of A Tangle of Knots comes a humorous story full of heart, courage and a touch of magic.
Bernettas summer couldnt be going any worse.First her ex-best friend frames her for starting a cheating ring in their private school that causes Bernetta to lose her scholarship for 7th grade. Even worse, Bernettas parents dont believe shes innocent, and forbid her from performing at her fathers magic club. Now Bernetta must take immediate action if she hopes to raise $9,000 for tuition. But thats a near impossible task with only three months until school. Enter Gabe, a boy con-artist whos willing to team up with Bernetta to raise the money. But only if shes willing to use her talent for magic to scheme her way to success.
About the Author
REBECCA STEAD is the author of First Light and the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
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