Strange things happen when Nancy investigates threats against her father and an old house said to be haunted.
In the second Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, Nancy helps her friend Helen Corning’s relatives find out what’s behind a ghost seemingly haunting their old mansion, Twin Elms. On the day she hears about the new mystery, a man comes to the Drew home and warns Nancy that she must stay near her father, lawyer Carson Drew, who is in danger. This starts a search for Willie Wharton; a missing land owner who is connected to Mr. Drew’s most recent case. Nancy must solve the mysterious thefts and incidences at Twin Elms while looking for her father who has disappeared during his search to find Wharton.
The Nancy Drew mysteries are a long time favorite of mine because Nancy is worldly, intelligent, and brave-all things I hoped to be as I got older. The book is detailed and moves quickly, making it an exciting title for readers who look for action. While the book may have some dated terms, Nancy is still a great role model during any age. When her father disappears, Nancy is more motivated than ever to solve the mystery at Twin Oaks and find him. This is a classic story for anyone interested in an adventurous mystery.
Twelve-year-old Ava finds an old pencil in her family’s junk drawer and discovers, during a math test, that it will answer factual questions, so she and her best friend Sophie have a great time–and Ava grows in self-confidence–until the pencil reveals a truth about her family that Ava would rather not know.
“The book all the awncers is about a magic pencil that gives her all the awncers”.
Harry Potter Birthday Bash – Celebrate the script release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” as well as Harry Potter’s 36th birthday! There will be games, prizes, a Harry Potter movie marathon, photo booth and a 2 p.m. performance by the improv group, One Size Fits All. Costumes are welcome, and birthday cake will be served at 3 p.m. Schedule
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an upcoming stage play that opens July 30, 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, England. This book of the play’s script will be released July 31, 2016. We have the book on order now – you can start placing holds! Choose which format:
The story is set nineteen years after the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter.
“As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.”
“Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is en route to spending the summer with his father when the pilot of the single engine plane in which he is flying has a heart attack. The plane crashes in a lake in the Canadian wilderness, leaving Brian alone in the woods with nothing but the clothes on his back and a hatchet that his mother had given him. During the 54 days that Brian lives in the wilderness, he learns to read nature, conquer his fears, rely on his own ingenuity, and deal with the haunting secret that caused his parents’ recent divorce. He comes of age in the woods, but in ways he never expected. He is no longer angry at his parents, and he realizes that self-pity has no positive effect on life. He is a survivor, and that is what makes him a man.” ~ www.andrewluckbookclub.com/book/hatchet
When you’re talking survival you’re talking many different things. Can you read a map? Can you use a compass? Could you find food in the woods? How about bears…do you know how to keep one from attacking you? You live in Indiana, do you know how to keep yourself safe during tornadoes? These books will show you all the skills you need to survive all kinds of anxious situations. You can even learn how to protect yourself from piranhas…not a likely attack…but good to know!
And while you’re getting your own skills up to par try some of these survival stories that put characters to the test. Put yourself in their place. Could YOU do it? For me…dangling from rock outcroppings, dodging poisonous lizards, eating spiders…no! Living in the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse…yes!