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READ-ALIKES: Spiderwick Chronicles

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READ-ALIKES: Spiderwick Chronicles

Once upon a crime Juvenile Book Once upon a crime

Buckley, Michael.

The fourth book in the "New York Times" bestselling series finds Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, fairy-tale detectives extraordinaire, in New York City where they stumble upon a murder, face betrayal by a friend, and discover an amazing secret about their mother.

The problem child Juvenile Book The problem child

Buckley, Michael.

The sisters Grimm, intrepid detectives of fairy-tale crime, come face-to-face with their parents' kidnappers, the mysterious organization of Everafters who call themselves The Scarlet Hand. Will the sisters Grimm save the day?

Fairy-tale detectives Juvenile Book Fairy-tale detectives

Buckley, Michael.

This first book in the Sisters Grimm series introduces two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother. When they learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, they soon discover it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line--and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge.

The unusual suspects Juvenile Book The unusual suspects

Buckley, Michael.

The Sisters Grimm start school at Ferryport Landing Elementary. Daphne's lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher, but poor Sabrina is stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider's web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it.

The bad beginning Juvenile Book The bad beginning

Snicket, Lemony.

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

A house called Awful End Juvenile Book A house called Awful End

Ardagh, Philip.

When eleven-year-old Eddie Dickens's ill parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken by his great-uncle and great-aunt, Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maude, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow.

Midnight for Charlie Bone Teen Book Midnight for Charlie Bone

Nimmo, Jenny.

What's happening to Charlie Bone? Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted - it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them. Book One in The Children of the Red King series!

The tiger's apprentice Juvenile Book The tiger's apprentice

Yep, Laurence, 1948-

A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

Wild Robert Juvenile Book Wild Robert

Jones, Diana Wynne.

While trying to get away from the tourists visiting the stately home where her parents are caretakers, Heather accidentally summons a mischievous 350-year-old youth with magical powers and nothing is ever the same again.

The door to time Juvenile Book The door to time

Baccalario, Pierdomenico.

The first in a new series written by the mysterious "Ulysses Moore," this book introduces 11-year-old twins Jason and Julia, who stumble upon a mysterious door in their new London mansion and are determined to find out what's behind it. Includes puzzles, and codes.

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