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Chapter Books for Advanced Readers

Recommended by The Association of Booksellers for Children
The Doom Machine: When a spaceship lands in the small town of Vern Hollow in 1956, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim, studious Isadora Shumway form an unexpected alliance as they try to keep a group of extraterrestrials from stealing eccentric Uncle Bud's space travel machine. Strap yourself in for a wild ride brimming with humor and a cast of colorful heroes and villians. Jack and Isadora are determined to overcome the spidery invaders - which is going to be a very lucky thing for every human being on Planet Earth ... because things are about to go terribly wrong.
Hardcover, Fiction, 376p. Ages 10 - 14.
Autographed Book Plate by Mark Teague.

The Doom Machine SC1429 $17.99

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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict: Nine-year-old Nicholas has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nidhtmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's sent to a new orphanage, where he encounters strange circumstances and a mystery that could change his life forever.
Hardcover Chapter Book with illustrations. Ages 9 - 12.

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
LB6194 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums: This exclusive companion book to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series is a mind-bending collection that will put YOU to the test! Think you have what it takes to join the Mysterious Benedict Society? Open this book and find out!
Hardcover Illustrated Book of Puzzles. Ages 9 - 12.

Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles... LB1938 $12.99 Our Price $11.04

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The Mysterious Benedict Society: Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
Hardcover Chapter Book Ages 10 & up. 2008 EB White Award for Older Readers.

Mysterious Benedict Society LB7776 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey: The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 10 & up.

Mysterious Benedict Society - Perilous Journey
LB7806 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma: Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 10 & up.

Mysterious Benedict Society - Prisoner's Dilemma
LB5520 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Blackbringer: When the granddaughter of the West Wind decides to venture out from the seclusion of the rest of her kind in Dreamdark to hunt down devils who have escaped their ancient bottles, she chooses a gang of faithful crows to help her on her mission that turns out to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 & up.
Out-of-Print. Only 1 copy available.

Blackbringer PP6302 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Silksinger: While journeying by dragonfly caravan over the Sayash Mountains, warrior-faerie Whisper Silksinger, hunted by devils, meets a young mercenary with an ancient scimitar and secrets of his own.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 & up.
Out-of-Print. Only 1 copy available.

Autographed by Laini Taylor

Silksinger PP6319 $18.99

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How to be a Dragon...without burning your tongue: How would it feel to be turning into a dragon... scale by scale, fang by fang, claw by claw? Rozzie Banks finds out after a snowmobile accident leaves her mother in a coma. This tragedy transports her into a difficult new world, living with her estranged father in an isolated town in Nevada. She despises her new life until, inside a mountain cavern, she meets a shadowy beast. There she touches a mysterious teardrop that begins her transformation into a dragon.
Paper. Ages 11 - 14. First Edition autographed by Arlene Williams

BT4496 How to be a Dragon $16.95

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Hattie Big Sky: For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Montana to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim. "At least now my letters will be more interesting," she writes to her friend who is fighting the Kaiser in France.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 12 & up.
2007 Newbery Honor Book.

Hattie Big Sky RH3137 $15.95 Our Price $13.59

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