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Books with author Juliana Kolesova

  • The Runaway: A Maryellen Mystery

    Alison Hart, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 16, 2017)
    Scooter, Maryellen's pudgy pet dachshund, may be lazy, but he's one of the family, and Maryellen loves him dearly. And he never misses a meal! So when Scooter doesn't show up at dinnertime, she's worried. Maryellen launches a search and discovers some strange goings-on in her neighborhood. With the help of her friends and family, the search for Scooter takes Maryellen from the streets of Daytona Beach to the rocket launchpad at Cape Canaveral!
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  • Message in a Bottle: A Julie Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 16, 2017)
    When Julie visits Gold Moon Ranch, a farming commune in California's gold rush country, the back-to-the-land lifestyle seems idyllic at first. But peculiar problems keep cropping up, almost as if someone was trying to shut down the commune! Then, on a secret trip to an abandoned gold mine, Julie stumbles on a mysterious message that hints at long-lost treasure. Julie is desperate to find it, before danger closes in on Gold Moon Ranch.
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  • Smoke on the Wind: A Kaya Classic Volume 1

    Janet Shaw, Juliana Kolesova

    eBook (American Girl, Aug. 28, 2014)
    Feeling lonesome and missing her sister and her horse who were captured by enemy raiders, Kaya befriends a dog that has wandered near camp. Although others warn her not to trust the animal, Kaya senses something different. Then, an annual gathering makes Kaya hopeful of her sister’s return, and a group of hunters bring news of horses running wild in the mountains. Will this summer bring the happy reunions Kaya’s tribe is hoping for?
  • Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic 1

    Kirby Larson, Juliana Kolesova

    eBook (American Girl, Aug. 21, 2017)
    Nine-year-old Nanea may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove that she's ready for more responsibility, the unthinkable happens: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the naval base where her father works, and America is at war! With friends and family missing, and rumors of more attacks to come, Nanea worries—will life ever be the same again?
  • The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2016)
    Julie really likes the new girl in her class, Carla Warner. Still, there's something odd about her. The things Carla says don't quite add up, and she seems to avoid answering certain questions. At first Julie is sure there's a sensible explanation, but as Carla's stories become more outlandish, Julie can't escape a disturbing fact: either her new friend is lying -- or she's in real danger. An illustrated "Looking Back" essay provides facts about America in the 1970s.
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  • Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic 1

    Kirby Larson, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 21, 2017)
    Nine-year-old Nanea may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove that she's ready for more responsibility, the unthinkable happens: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the naval base where her father works, and America is at war! With friends and family missing, and rumors of more attacks to come, Nanea worries--will life ever be the same again?
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  • The Journey Begins: A Kaya Classic Volume 2

    Janet Shaw, Juliana Kolesova

    eBook (American Girl, Aug. 28, 2014)
    Kaya’s Nez Perce people are known for their skill with horses, and Kaya hopes to become the best horsewoman in the village. But after accepting a foolish challenge that puts her brothers in danger, Kaya earns a punishment and an insulting nickname. Kaya is inspired by a brave young woman in her village, and is determined to make better choices. Will Kaya prove that she can change and lose that horrible nickname?
  • Menace at Mammoth Cave: A Kit Mystery

    Mary Casanova, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 19, 2018)
    Kit is in Kentucky to visit her brother, Charlie, and her Aunt Millie. She's looking forward to riding horses and touring Mammoth Cave. But trouble has come to the quiet Kentucky hill country, and with locals blaming the CCC workers, Kit fears that Charlie's life is in danger. Then Kit discovers that the culprit may be someone she knows. Soon, Kit isn't sure who she can trust. But one thing is certain: she's got to find the culprit -- before things get worse.
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  • Intruders at Rivermead Manor: A Kit Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2016)
    To help her family make ends meet, Kit takes a job helping an elderly lady at a rundown mansion called Rivermead Manor. When she discovers a hidden room in the old house, she is sure its secrets will make a great newspaper article. But then Jessamine, Kit's long-lost friend, appears and seems to be in trouble, yet she won't confide in Kit. Determined to help, Kit follows clues, but will both of these mysteries lead to a story that's bigger than she could have imagined, or will they stay hidden at Rivermead Manor?
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  • Hula for the Home Front: A Nanea Classic 2

    Kirby Larson, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 21, 2017)
    Nanea had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea's dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's a new girl who seems to be getting all of Miss Smith's attention. There are also worries at home as Nanea's big brother talks about joining the Army. Nanea can't bear the thought of him leaving. In the swirl of changes, Nanea turns to hula. Dancing always makes her feel better. Then, Nanea gets a big idea--could hula help lift the spirits of the soldiers, too?
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  • The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery

    Janet Shaw, Juliana Kolesova

    eBook (American Girl, March 1, 2015)
    Kaya's village is preparing for winter when an injured stranger arrives. She doesn't speak, and no one seems able to reach her but Kaya's beloved dog, Tatlo. Kaya searches for clues, but she must also look deep inside her own heart to truly understand. Who is this stranger, and why is she so silent and alone? Includes a glossary of Nez Perce words and an Inside Kaya's World essay about Nez Perce culture.
  • The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss, Juliana Kolesova

    eBook (American Girl, March 1, 2015)
    When Julie discovers a mysterious note written in Chinese, she brings it to her friend Ivy to translate. The note speaks of a story from long ago, but doesn't quite make sense. Julie suspects it may be written in a secret code. That night, the girls' beloved dolls are stolen. As Julie and Ivy search Chinatown, they decipher clues in the note that seem to link the stolen dolls to a long-lost friendship, and maybe a long-lost treasure. Can they unravel the secrets of the past before the thief does? Includes an Inside Julie's World essay about Chinese immigration in the early 20th century.