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Kindaichi Case Files Volume 15: The Graveyard Isle
by Yozaburo Kanari
Published 2007 by TokyoPop

Deathwatch
by Robb White
Published 1973 by Laurel Leaf Library

Evil Genius
by Catherine Jinks
Published 2008 by Harcourt Paperbacks

The Time Paradox
by Eoin Colfer
Published 2008 by Hyperion Books for Children

The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
Published 2005 by Miramax Books


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Kindaichi Case Files V 15: The Graveyard Isle
Jacket Notes:
Many Japanese soldiers committed hara-kiri while island-hopping during World War II. However, it seems someone or something still lives and is out to kill Kindaichi and his friends. Can Kindaichi get himself and his friends off the island before theyre all killed? Young adult.

Deathwatch
Jacket Notes:
Needing money for school, a college boy accepts a job as guide on a desert hunting trip and nearly loses his life as he becomes the hunted. " An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price." --Horn Book. An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.

Evil Genius
Jacket Notes:
Cadel Piggott is a 14-year-old genius studying for his World Domination degree with criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. But at heart he's a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to wonder if it is too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot. Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he's fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he's a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot? "Includes an interview with the author and a teaser to the next book in the trilogy, " Genius Squad.

The Time Paradox
Jacket Notes:
Artemis Fowl, teenage criminal mastermind, has solved temporal equations that no normal human should be able to understand. So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theater, Artemis Fowl is there to meet him. Unfortunately, Artemis is not the only one, in this sixth exciting installment. After disappearing for three years, Artemis Fowl has returned to a life different from the one he had. Now he's a big brother, and spends his days teaching his twin siblings the important things in life, such as how to properly summon a waiter at a French restaurant.

But when Artemis's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct, due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.

Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to rescue the lemur and bring it to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short.

The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all . . . and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.


The Lightning Thief
Jacket Notes:
Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this brand-new, action-packed series. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, God of the Sea. Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.


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