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Books in American Girl Mysteries series

  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say

    Patti Kelley Criswell, Angela Martini

    Paperback (American Girl, June 1, 2011)
    A friend talks about you behind your back. What do you say to her? You want to watch a TV show that's on past your bedtime. How do you ask your parents? You break your friend's favorite CD. How do you apologize? In American Girl's latest Smart Girl's Guide, you'll learn the exact words to say in these situations, plus more than 200 others!. Tell a friend that you're sorry for her loss. Ask a teacher for more help. Stand up to a bully. Let someone know how much they mean to you. Inside this book, you'll find the tools, tips, techniques, (and actual words!) to help you untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace.
  • The Silver Guitar: A Julie Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss, Elizabeth Ansfield, Sergio Giovine

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2011)
    When an oil spill threatens the sea birds of San Francisco, Julie is eager to participate in an auction to raise money for the clean-up efforts. But then she learns her friend T.J. is in trouble. In the process of uncovering the clues that may prove T.J.'s innocence, she begins to wonder whether the people involved with the auction may be keeping some awful secrets.
  • Missing Grace: A Kit Mystery

    Elizabeth McDavid Jones, Jean Paul Tibbles

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2010)
    Kit writes a newspaper story about how her dog, Grace, saved the Kittredges and their boarders from a house fire. Grace becomes a local celebrity, and all the attention is a lot of fun for Kit--until the night Grace mysteriously vanishes. Who would take Kit's dog--and why?
  • Danger in Paris: A Samantha Mystery

    Sarah Masters Buckey

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2015)
    Samantha and Nellie are thrilled to visit Paris with Grandmary and the Admiral! But what could be behind the Admiral's secret government meetings? After a suspicious accident and a break-in at their hotel suite, the girls are worried. Is someone trying to harm their beloved grandfather and stop his secret mission? Includes a glossary of French words and an "Inside Samantha's World" essay about tourism and international tensions in Europe in the early 1900s.
  • Rebecca Boxed Set With Game

    Jacqueline Greene, Robert Hunt

    Paperback (American Girl, Sept. 1, 2010)
    This keepsake boxed set features Rebecca's six beautifully illustrated books. Discover what it was like to grow up in New York City in 1914.The set also opens up to a fun-filled game. Collect cards featuring Rebecca's favorite things, and earn points as you move around the board. The first person to finish is not necessarily the winner. Roll the die and see what happens!Book Details:Format: Book+ToyPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 550Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
  • The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery

    Sarah Masters Buckey, Juliana Kolesova

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2016)
    Samantha and Nellie set sail for Europe aboard an ocean liner in 1906. Also traveling on the ship is a world-famous archaeologist with the legendary sapphire he discovered. Before the archaeologist can deliver his treasure to a London museum, the priceless jewel disappears. Samantha realizes that every one of the ship's first-class passengers is a suspect -- and one of them must be the thief! Can Samantha and Nellie uncover the real culprit and find the missing jewel? The book includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay and a glossary of French words used in the story.
  • Mini Mysteries 3

    Rick Walton, Lauren Scheuer

    Paperback (American Girl, Sept. 1, 2007)
    Marie, Noelle, and all their friends are back to solve more mysteries---big and small. This year, the girls struggle all year long to earn enough money to travel to Hawaii where their biggest mystery ever awaits them. These popular books appeal to girls who love to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and crack cases! Along with Marie and her best friend, Noelle, girls must figure out which clues in the story will help solve the mystery and which ones are red herrings--those false leads that can send a reader in the wrong direction. A repeating cast of characters and real-life girl situations allow readers to connect with the stories they're reading. Once the reader solves a mystery, she can tear open a case folder in the back of the book to check her answer.
  • Danger at the Zoo: A Kit Mystery

    Kathleen Ernst, Jean Paul Tibbles

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2005)
    Kit lands a summer job writing a children's column for her local newspaper. She decides to look for story ideas at the Cincinnati Zoo, where her friend Stirling works as a guide and her old friend Will, the hobo, has a job cleaning cages. As Kit noses around the zoo, she stumbles into some strange doings in the monkey house. Her reporter's instincts tell her that she's onto something worth investigating--and she's determined to get the story.
  • The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery

    Janet Shaw, Jean Paul Tibbles

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2005)
    Kaya's village is preparing for the powerful winter Spirit Dances when an injured stranger arrives. The young woman doesn't speak, and no one can reach her but Kaya's beloved dog, Tatlo. Who is the stranger, and why is she so silent and alone? Will she bring harm to the village--or take Tatlo away from Kaya? Kaya searches for clues about the woman-- but she must look deep inside her own heart to truly understand her. When she does, Kaya not only solves the mystery but takes a brave step toward growing up.
  • American Girl: Inspiring Stories from the Past: Coloring and Activity

    American Girl

    Paperback (Weldon Owen, Oct. 6, 2020)
    Journey to the past with the American Girl historical characters in this official coloring and activity book.American Girl historical characters have been changing the world in bold and exciting ways. From Kaya escaping captivity in another tribe in 1764 to Julie joining the boys’ basketball team in 1974, these courageous, smart, and spirited historical characters from the American Girl line have inspired girls to fearlessly express themselves. Learn about each of these amazing girls through their entertaining scenes and engaging activities focused on their lives and experiences. Recreations of the beautiful artwork from their most popular books give young artists the chance to bring these historical characters to life. Be inspired by American Girl!
  • Caroline 1812: With Board Game

    Kathleen Ernst

    Paperback (American Girl, Sept. 4, 2012)
    American Girl newest historical character Caroline Abbott on the shore of Lake Ontario in Sockets Harbor, New York. Inspiring stories of Bravery and Kindness.
  • The Jazzman's Trumpet: A Kit Mystery

    Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2015)
    Kit can hardly believe her luck when she wins tickets to a sold-out jazz concert, and a chance to write a news story about it! But when sinister pranks threaten to cancel the show, Kit's research turns into an investigation. Then a valuable trumpet goes missing, and Kit herself is accused of theft. Can Kit prove her innocence and put a stop to the mayhem before the real thief sends the band packing? Includes an "Inside Kit's World" essay about the popularity of jazz and swing music during the Depression.