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ESP

Adam Stone

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600144993

There are many different kinds of extra-sensory perception. Some people claim they can see future events. Other people claim they can see far-off events in their mind. Students will judge for themselves in this introduction that provides information on the evidence and skepticism about ESP.

High Wire

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459802384

Zack Freedman has complete control and feels a sense of calm on the high wire. If only he could say the same about the rest of his life. His fellow youth circus performer and roommate, Cubby, hates him, and his aunt dumps a yappy, excitable dog on him. When a necklace is stolen during a circus performance and the victim of the theft threatens to shut down the circus, Zack is desperate to solve the mystery so he can keep his place on the wire.

Bear Market

Michele Martin Bossley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692224

While volunteering at the local zoo, Robyn, Nick and Trevor learn that grizzly bears are being poached and their gall bladders removed for use in alternative medicine. Always ready to solve a mystery, the kids set out to find the poachers. Bear is not only big game, they learn, but big money to poachers. The stakes are high and the suspects many, as the kids head into their most dangerous adventure yet.

Fast Slide

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693443

Clay would much rather work as a lifeguard at the beach than at Safari Splash, the new water park in town. He's certain the summer will drag along, despite his position at the Boa, the park's fastest slide. The summer job starts to get interesting when he learns that someone has been wandering the park in a lynx costume, scaring the staff. When forty thousand dollars is stolen from the till, and his friends are under suspicion for the theft, boring is starting to look good. But Clay is certain that the mask and the thefts are connected, and he's determined to solve the crime.

Swiped

Michele Martin Bossley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437552

Would-be detectives Trevor, Nick and Robyn are hot on the trail of a sandwich thief when they learn that more than food has been going missing at school. A valuable hockey book has been stolen from the library, and the kids worry that the librarian might lose her job if it isn't found. Who would steal a hockey book? Could it be Robyn's arch-nemesis and hockey enthusiast Cray? Or could it be Ms. Thorson, the Oiler fan teacher? The kids are determined to solve these mysteries even though their sleuthing efforts land them into trouble at every turn.

Fraud Squad

Michele Martin Bossley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691166

When Trevor, Nick and Robyn visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Robyn is inspired to raise funds for a dinosaur dig that will close soon if it doesn't find funding. The kids are caught up in another mystery when a chain of suspicious events, including the disappearance of important fossils and a fraudulent discovery at the dig, leads them to wonder what's going on. Is the new visiting scientist behind the fraud, or did Robyn's enthusiasm to save the dig lead her astray?

Cracked

Michele Martin Bossley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437040

Trevor, Nick and Robyn are ready to solve another mystery. When bobsledder Josh Gantz is accused of deliberately injuring a fellow competitor, he runs the risk of being thrown out of the sport -- right before the World Cup. Courtney Gantz asks Trevor, Nick and Robyn to help clear her brother's name. Can they find out who framed Josh? What is the meaning of the strange coded messages they keep finding around Olympic Park? Who eats orange bananas, anyway? The kids must unearth the clues in a race against time, before Josh's championship dreams end up on ice.

Bio-Pirate

Michele Martin Bossley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438979

Trevor, Robyn and Nick decide they have a mystery to solve when Trevor discovers a suspicious looking young man snooping around. They learn about missing research involving the use of carob beans to aid in cancer treatment-potentially valuable information. With a shady looking grad student, a bitter activist and an employee of a medical research firm to deal with, our amateur sleuths are faced with their greatest challenge yet.

Out of Season

Kari Jones (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459800984

Fourteen-year-old Maya sneaks out in her kayak before breakfast every day to check on a family of sea otters living in nearby Riley Bay. It's hard being an animal lover in a fishing family. The animals Maya loves threaten her family's livelihood, and Maya doesn't know if she can trust her family not to hurt them. She is determined to protect the sea otters, even if it means checking on them for the rest of her life. One morning, Maya discovers she's being watched. Who is it and what are they doing? Soon Maya has to trust someone as she gets caught in a dangerous race to save the sea otters--and her family's livelihood--from poachers.

Agent Angus

K.L. Denman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801059

Angus and his best buddy, Shahid, share a love of science and their robot, Gordon. But recently, the artistic Ella Eckles has had a peculiar effect on Angus. When a stink bomb at the school provides a chance for him to talk to her, he claims to share her interest in reading facial expressions and declares his ambition to become a crime-solving mentalist. He impresses Ella by identifying the stink bomber, but fails to mention he witnessed a scrawny kid setting off the bomb. When Ella's treasured sketchbook is stolen, she asks Angus to find the thief. Shahid thinks Angus should confess that he's not a mentalist, but Angus is certain he can learn to read people and recover Ella's sketchbook. He asks Shahid to help him investigate the suspects: Gaga Girl; the art teacher, Mr. Wilder; and finally, "scrawny kid." Equipped with rearview sunglasses and an informant who lurks in the washroom, the duo bungles their way through a series of encounters that alarm Shahid and provide Angus with some unfamiliar exercise.

Near-Death Experiences

Adam Stone

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612114460

Many people claim to have experienced strange events when they were near-death. Some claim to have had an out-of-body experience. Others describe moving upward toward a white light. Students will learn about stories of near-death and how scientists have tried to verify or disprove those tales.

The Bermuda Triangle

Adam Stone

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144974

Spanning an area in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida, the Bermuda Triangle has been a mystery for over a hundred years. Many ships and aircraft have been lost in its waters. Readers will learn about the many disappearances and the possible explanations for them, ranging from piracy to paranormal activity.

Student Bodies

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919419

Something downright creepy is happening on campus. When Jake's girlfriend, along with several other students mysteriously disappears, he does some research.

Read My Lips

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919389

As if being deaf weren't challenge enough, Lupe encounters rampant sexism while working on assignment with the police department. She's almost ready to throw in the towel! Then the cops need her talents as a lip-reader. She earns their respect by cracking a difficult case.

The White Room

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919198

Andy is hired by Marcus Chiang to fix a window in his apartment. He's told to play the radio loudly and mind his own business. But Andy has to explore and meet Lily, who is kept a virtual prisoner in her own home.

The Bad Luck Play

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919204

Did an ancient curse cause the fire in the community theater? Some cast members think so, but the director means to prove otherwise.

Ring of Fear

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919167

Jack Mallahan doesn't let his disability get him down. When he uncovers a mysterious and valuable ring on the beach with his metal detector he finds himself in harm's way.

The Tiger Lily Code

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919174

Who is revealing Sweet Scents corporated secrets to rival Eden Cosmetics? When Kim's sister is accused of spying and is fired by Sabrina Sweet, Kim becomes a detective.

The House on the Hill

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919143

Devin purchases an old house with a secret past without consulting his new wife, Sarita. While Sarita detests her new home, Devin loves it and undergoes a serious personality change.

Look to the Light

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919150

Jill is left a gorgeous but decaying house on a prime piece of beachfront property from her cousin Aggie. Can she find the money to fix it up or will she have to sell it to an unscrupulous real estate agent?

Blackout

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919129

Brevin McCoy had everything going for him, until a mysterious poison was given to him at a party; since then all he wants is his old life back.

Very Bad Dream, The

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919099

Surely Valerie Monroe's nightmare was not real. But it felt real, and the news on the television frightened her even more. Was she a witness to a real crime? Maybe it wasn't a dream!

The Accuser

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919105

Ricky is the only family Donyell Mason has left. When Ricky becomes a prime suspect in a terrible crime, Donyell sets about to clear his big brother.

Ritual, The

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919075

An ambitious young reporter vows to uncover the truth about the football team's secret initiation ceremony.

75-Cent Son, The

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919082

Humiliated by his father's constant criticism, a dyslexic young man proves his worth when a fire threatens to sink their ship.