Zeke's parents have split up. His dad is hurt and angry when Zeke sides with his mother. But Zeke's emotions go on a crazy roller coaster ride when he's visited by a mysterious kid that only he can see ... until he finds out his grandpa can also see the ghost. Zeke's world is rocked in new ways when he finds out that he can see and talk to the dead.
People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Cautionary Stories, readers will read four different scary tales about characters who didn't follow the rules. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
A survey of the mystery fiction genre, from its detective-story origins and puzzle-solving influences to the famous authors—such as Agatha Christie—whose works have defined the genre over time.
In his third wilderness adventure, eleven-year-old Buck Bray, along with the rest of The Wild World of Buck Bray TV crew, including the cameraman's daughter, Toni Shoop, heads to Yellowstone National Park to film an episode about its famous geysers and hot springs. They are also there to learn more about the park's gray wolf restoration program. But soon after arriving, Buck narrowly escapes injury when a herd of bison stampedes. Buck is almost certain the animals were agitated by a drone. Flying drones in a national park is illegal. Who is behind it? What are they trying to do? And drones aren't the only problem. Someone is threatening the wildlife. Once Buck and Toni start to investigate, they find out that gray wolves are not the only top predator in Yellowstone.
A popular story tells of President Lincoln predicting his own assassination, but not knowing where or when it would take place. This intriguing new title from Crabtree examines real-life cases where dreams appear to have been predictions of events yet to happen. Scientists and believers in this phenomena explore whether we really can see into the future, or if these happenings are just coincidences.
This book takes students on a journey from the traditional practices of the Far East to modern Western medicine. Looking at the sometimes mysterious treatments and their applications, Mysterious Healing seeks explanations for the amazing healing powers that people claim to have seen and experienced.
Is there some mysterious force of nature that has a sense of humor, causing seemingly unexplained and bizarre things to happen on Earth? Flying omelets and shoals of fish falling out of the sky may have perfectly sensible explanations, but how do we explain the way that twins separated at birth have time and again followed the same path through life? In this intriguing book, scientists use science and chaos theory to try to explain the Cosmic Joker.
Images in stone like those on Easter Island are part of our historical legacy, but were they inspired by creatures from other planets? This gripping book examines the many myths and legends about the ancient past, searching for and finding facts about fascinating sites that include Stonehenge and the lost cities of Tiahuanaco and El Dorado.
Why do aircraft and ships seem to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? Since the time of Christopher Columbus there have been reports of strange sightings and vessels lost while traveling through the Devils Triangle. Are the legends make-believe, or is there something sinister waiting in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle?
Scientists have sent messages into space hoping that aliens will find them. But we may have already received messages of our own! Young readers will learn about the fascinating mysteries surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life.
Inspector Hopkins has called Sherlock Holmes to help solve a suspicious murder. Lady Brackenstall's account of a robbery gone wrong seems to add up--until the stolen silverware is found! Can Holmes put the clues together and solve the case? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of Abbey Grange.
Mr. Cubitt has been finding strange drawings of dancing men all around his estate. He would chalk it up to a prankster, if the drawings didn't upset his wife so much. Can Holmes solve the case before tragedy strikes? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the dancing men!
For several years, Watson has believed his friend, Sherlock Holmes, is dead. Watson's done his best to help the police solve cases, but he doesn't have Holmes's talents and one case has him stumped. He's in for a surprise when Sherlock Holmes suddenly appears to solve the case! Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the empty house.
When Mr. McFarlane is accused of murder, he knows only Sherlock Holmes can prove his innocence. He tells Holmes, Watson, and Inspector Lestrade the story of his business with the Norwood builder in the hopes of clearing his name. Can Holmes prove that the Norwood builder isn't dead after all? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the Norwood builder!
To Watson, Mr. Wilson's story seems to contain nothing more than an unusual position for a red-headed man. But to Holmes, there's a crime in action! Can Holmes solve the case and catch the crook before it is too late? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the Red-Headed League!
When Ms. Stoner comes to Sherlock Holmes with a strange story that a mysterious whistle caused her sister's death, Holmes is ready to take on the case. After examining the clues, Watson is sure the gypsies are to blame. Can Holmes prove there is a more sinister plot in play? Follow the clues with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the speckled band!
Miss Violet Hunter has been offered a position as a governess, but the employer has some mysterious requests including cutting her beautiful hair. Miss Hunter presents the situation to Sherlock Holmes for his opinion. Follow Holmes as he solves the mystery of the adventure of the Copper Beeches.
When Mr. Victor Hatherly enters Dr. Watson's office with a missing thumb, he says the story is so unbelievable he can't go to the police. So, Watson brings Hatherly to Holmes who can solve unsolvable cases. Join Holmes and Watson on the hunt for the engineer's thumb.
Holmes must discover how the Countess of Morcar's stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose! The mystery begins with a street fight and ends with a full confession. Join the wild goose chase with Sherlock Holmes in the adventure of the blue carbuncle.
All has been going well for Miss Violet Smith in her new position teaching music. But she is being followed while biking, and she has come to Holmes to find out who is following her. Holmes must make the journey to Charlington Hall in time to save the solitary cyclist from being kidnapped!
A fantastic night ends for Mr. Scott Eccles when he wakes to find his host is dead. He brings Inspector Baynes, Sherlock Holmes, and John Watson to look into the case. The inspector and Holmes have different ideas of how to proceed. The race is on to see who will solve the murder of Wisteria Lodge first!
When Professor Soames needs a discrete detective to discover who broke into his office, he immediately goes to Holmes and Watson. With only three students who could benefit from seeing the exam on the professor's desk, it is a quick study for duo. Follow the clues in the adventure of the three students.
Abby Spencer's favorite book is missing from Evergreen Library! One by one, other books start disappearing, too. When Abby sees a suspicious stranger run out of the library with copies of the missing books in his briefcase, she jumps to conclusions. Now the Book Bunch is on the case! But things aren't always what they appear to be. Can they track down the book thief before more of the library's most popular books vanish? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Evergreen Library is holding a creative writing contest and the Book Bunch has entered! But Abby Spencer is having trouble coming up with a good idea for her story. When Lucy, Abby's golden retriever, digs up a mysterious key in her front yard, the Book Bunch sets out to find out where it came from. Their research leads them right back to Abby's yard and a cool piece of local history. Abby finds the perfect topic for her story and a new friend along the way!
Abby Spencer and the Book Bunch love the annual Holiday Sleepover at Evergreen Library. But flickering lights and strange noises have the library staff spooked. Can a librarian spirit really be haunting the library? When ghostly happenings and a newspaper report threaten to cancel the annual sleepover, Abby and the Book Bunch jump into action! Can they solve the mystery in time to save their favorite holiday program?