Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy (Unabridged)

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While serving school detention in the soup kitchen at St. Mary's Church, Sammy finds herself the prime suspect in the theft of Father Mayhew's ivory cross. But there have been other robberies at the church recently, and as Sammy attempts to discover the real thief, all the suspects appear to be religious figures who are above suspicion.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
850L
Length: 
05:16
Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy (Unabridged)

Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf (Unabridged)

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It's Christmas, but leave it to Sammy Keyes to find trouble even in the midst of the holiday parade. Trying to help a friend, she reluctantly volunteers on the Canine Calendar float, only to have the famous cover dog dog-napped on her watch! The animal's owner orders Sammy to find the dog before the $50,000 ransom being demanded comes due.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
710L
Length: 
04:49
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf (Unabridged)

Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway (Unabridged)

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The 10th mystery in the popular Sammy Keyes series offers more spirit and adventure than ever!

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
850L
Length: 
07:04
Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway (Unabridged)

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (Unabridged)

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What does Frankenstein have that a skeleton wants?

Sounds like a bad Halloween joke. But Sammy Keyes isn't laughing. She's the one who collided with the skeleton while he was making his getaway. And she's the one who discovered Frankenstein tied to a chair with his head twisted around. Someone's taken "trick or treat" way too far.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
890L
Length: 
04:31
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (Unabridged)

Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes (Unabridged)

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In her most dangerous mystery to date, Sammy runs into a strange girl trying to escape from a scary looking guy at the mall. When the girl asks Sammy to watch her shopping bag and then flees, Sammy is alarmed to discover that inside the bag is a baby!

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Lexile: 
650L
Length: 
06:43
Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes (Unabridged)

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

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In this fifth Sammy Keyes mystery, the normally unflappable heroine encounters a corpse, an arsonist, and an irate policeman - and her first real experiences with adolescent angst.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
720L
Length: 
06:13
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary (Unabridged) [Unabridged  Fiction]

Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (Unabridged)

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Will the secret identity of cyber-hero Nolan Byrd be revealed before he can uncover the true graffiti bandit? Fast-paced fun continues in this second, satisfying adventure of Shredderman!

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Lexile: 
600L
Length: 
01:58
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (Unabridged)

Shredderman: Enemy Spy (Unabridged)

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The big mystery in this fourth book in the series is "who is Shredderman"? As national media pressure mounts to reveal his identity, Nolan stumbles across a real spy ring, which leads to the arrests of his parents and favorite teacher. Will Nolan's quest for truth and justice mean losing his secret identity?

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Lexile: 
580L
Length: 
02:09
Shredderman: Enemy Spy (Unabridged)

Shredderman: Meet the Gecko (Unabridged)

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This is the third entry in the Shredderman series, which features short chapters and lighthearted, fast-moving stories, starring Nolan Byrd, cyber-hero.

When his favorite television superhero, The Gecko, comes to town, Nolan not only befriends the star but helps him expose a sleazy tabloid reporter known as the Mole.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
580L
Length: 
02:03
Shredderman: Meet the Gecko (Unabridged)

Shredderman: Secret Identity (Unabridged)

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Tired of the abuse that he's suffered because of bully Bubba Bixby, fifth-grader Nolan Byrd allows his inner super hero to emerge, inspired by a class project. Shredderman is born, and Nolan springs into action, armed with a computer, a cleverly concealed digital camera, and his own top-secret Web page: Shredderman.com. This clever story kicks off a series of fun-filled books.

Grade Level: 
Lexile: 
520L
Length: 
01:42
Shredderman: Secret Identity (Unabridged)

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