Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Adventure, Mystery, and Survival

The Finisher
The Finisher By Baldacci, David Book - 2014 j BALDACCI 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Vega Jane is forced to fight for her life by the deadly Quag as she investigates the secrets of her tiny community of Wormwood.

Etiquette & Espionage
Etiquette & Espionage By Carriger, Gail Book - 2013 y CARRIGER 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school that trains girls to be part assassins, part spies and fashionable ladies of quality.

The Ruins of Gorlan
The Ruins of Gorlan By Flanagan, John Book - 2005 j FLANAGAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Will becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger halt and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library By Grabenstein, Chris Book - 2013 j GRABENSTE 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 26 copies

Annotation:Kyle Keeley is one of 12 kids picked to spend the night playing games in the library. In the morning, they must solve every clue and secret puzzle to find the only escape.

Chomp By Hiaasen, Carl Book - 2012 j HIAASEN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show in the Florida Everglades, Wahoo Cray has his hands full keeping track of Derek Badger, the pompous host who claims to be a survivalist.

The Great Greene Heist
The Great Greene Heist By Johnson, Varian Book - 2014 j JOHNSON 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster his is trying to go straight. But when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for class president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sure Keith doesn't succeed.

Death Cloud
Death Cloud By Lane, Andy Book - 2011 y LANE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:It's the summer of 1868 and Sherlock Holmes is a teenager. When two people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate.

Peak By Smith, Roland Book - 2007 y SMITH Available in some locations

Annotation:After Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he goes to live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's interest in him has strings attached. He wants Peak to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life.

The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye
The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye By Springer, Nancy Book - 2010 j SPRINGER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Enola, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, discover that the Duquessa Lady Blanchefleur has gone missing.

A Life in the Wild
A Life in the Wild George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts By Turner, Pamela S. Book - 2008 j 590.92 T951L 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this compelling biography, illustrated with Schaller's own photographs, Turner examines the amazing life and groundbreaking work of the man International Wildlife calls "the world's foremost field biologist." Schaller's landmark research revolutionized field biology, demonstrating that it is possible to study dangerous animals in their own habitats.

H.I.V.E Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education By Walden, Mark Book - 2007 y WALDEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

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