National Book Award Nominee
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House--and themselves.
A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series.Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous passenger train, the Orient Express--and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class travelers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: There's rumor of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, a bloodcurdling scream comes from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered--her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished, as if into thin air. The Wells & Wong Detective Society is ready to crack the case--but this time, they've got competition.
An exciting new update of the classic Sherlock Holmes detective stories in which Sherlock is a 10-year-old kid living in Singapore and Watson is his trusty robot companionIntroducing the Sherlock Sam series by A.J. Low--a fresh, cross-cultural twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories, tailored for middle-grade readers. Set in iconic Singapore locations, the series follows the mystery-solving exploits of smart, observant, food-loving 10-year-old Samuel Tan Cher Lock (a.k.a. Sherlock Sam), Watson, his reluctant robot sidekick, and the rest of the Supper Club (a "Scooby Doo gang," of sorts) as they prove that mysteries are best solved through teamwork.
In Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong, Auntie Kim Lian's precious Peranakan cookbook disappears, and Sherlock Sam cannot eat her delicious ayam buah keluak anymore Will Sherlock Sam be able to use his super detective powers to find this lost treasure? Praise:
"A promising adventure series with Super Sleuth Sherlock Sam His insatiable appetite to sample Singapore's popular foods and never-give-up attitude to solving mysteries will keep readers glued till the last page."
--Adeline Foo, author of the bestselling series The Diary of Amos Lee "A thrilling kid's detective romp in the grand tradition of Famous Five, with a lovable robot and delicious Peranakan food "
--Otto Fong, author of Sir Fong's Adventures In Science "Sherlock Sam and Watson are set to become one of Singapore's favourite detective duos Sam's preoccupation with food struck a familiar chord with the Singaporean in me and Watson's deadpan one-liners had me laughing out loud. What afun-filled, food-filled adventure story This is a delicious read that will certainly warm your heart like a good serving of ayam buah keluak "
--Emily Lim, award-winning author of Tibby, the Tiger Bunny and Prince Bear & Pauper Bear "Watson is a delightful creation. He follows a rich line of great robot companions from Star War's R2D2 to Star Trek's Data; no detective should leave home without one "
--Sonny Liew, Eisner-nominated author of Malinky Robot "A genius kid detective would be good. A genius kid detective with a wise-acre robot sidekick is even better. Add a wicked sense of humor and you've one of the sharpest, funniest books you'll read all year."
--Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes "This book will definitely draw you in with its twists and turns that will leave you guessing with each turn of the page who the culprits are. There are also many funny lines from Watson that will cause you to burst out in laughter."
--Seow Kai Lun, ?Singapore's Child "A clever, entertaining and funny children's novel...a promising start to a new book series with] bold and whimsical illustrations by drewscape"
--Tina Gan, Red Dot Diva "This debut local novel is rich (in local references) and satisfying (as a mystery story)."
--Stephani Yeo, Young Parents "BOTH boys were clamouring to read the book first, so I was left with no choice but to read the book TOGETHER with the both of them...I found it to be utterly captivating enough to make me want to complete the book in one sitting...the localized dialogue is hilariously tongue-in-cheek and the book's subtle appeal to a child's instinct for the mysterious proved to be just what kept both Ash and Ayd deeply intrigued."
--Kelvin Ang, Cheekiemonkies "A.J. Low have created an intriguing tale which would keep young readers eager to find out what happens next, while subtly documenting old-school landmarks such as Chin Mee Chin Confectionery and Katong Antique House. Looks set to be a betseller."
--Clara Chow, My Paper "I like this book because it leaves you with questions in your mind which make you want to keep reading."
--Greta Roberts, 9, in Expat Living Singapore
This stunning picture book from the bestselling team of Jean-Luc Fromental and Jo lle Jolivet cleverly introduces many of the bones that make up the human body.
A mysterious beast is terrorizing the resident skeletons of Bonesville. Under cover of darkness, it steals a different bone from each townsperson, from cranium to phalanges. It takes the washerwoman's humerus, the butcher's fibula, and Dr. Strongbones's coccyx. Thanks to his patience and cleverness, Detective Sherlock Bones traps the monster, revealing that the beast is only the harmless Spot of the Baskervilles, on a mission to rebuild the lost skeleton of his master, Dr. Watsbones. Jolivet's bold illustrations and Fromental's witty storytelling make for a winning combination in this striking picture book, perfect for young Sherlock Holmes fans.
Named one of "13 Detective Book Series You Obsessed over as a Kid" by Buzzfeed.com and the inspiration for a hit Disney film, the masterful Great Mouse Detective is back and travelling to Mexico to solve three thrilling mysteriesBasil--the famous sleuth of mousedom--has learned a great deal living in Sherlock Holmes's cellar. Now, his sleuthing skills are being put to the test on a wild trip to Mexico First, mousedom becomes frantic as mice are cracking their teeth on phony cheese made of concrete. Can he find a way to stop whoever is making the counterfeit cheese? Then, he must ferret out the truth when a beloved masterpiece--the Mousa Lisa--goes missing. And finally, Basil must track down the culprit when Dr. Dawson, Basil's faithful friend and companion, is mousenapped In each of these daring adventures, Basil proves himself to be a true disciple of his hero, Sherlock Holmes
It’s a hot afternoon and Murilla Gorilla, jungle detective, is back on the case. This time, one of Mandrill’s mops has disappeared. Will Murilla be able to help her friend in the middle of a sticky mess? Or will she get distracted by thoughts of a cool glass of lemonade?
After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .
The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me a story about spies, games, and friendship.The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING--TODAY That's how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh-bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies--and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer's requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend? "Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike." --NPR Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more