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Books in American Girl Mysteries series

  • The Cry of the Loon: A Samantha Mystery

    Barbara Steiner, Jean-Paul Tibbles

    Hardcover (Amer Girl Pub, March 1, 2009)
    In June 1907, twelve-year-old Samantha looks forward to a happy summer with Nellie and her younger sisters at Grandmary's country home in the Adirondacks but a series of mysterious accidents on the property lead Samantha to suspect that someone is deliberately causing trouble.
  • Betrayal at Cross Creek

    Kathleen Ernst

    Paperback (Amer Girl, March 1, 2004)
    It's 1775. Elspeth Monro, newly come from Scotland, is just beginning to feel at home in North Carolina, with a new friend and a weaving apprenticeship she loves. To Elspeth, the brewing Revolution feels very far away--until someone starts to threaten her own family, trying to force them to join the rebels. When her grandfather marches off to fight with the British, Elspeth is left alone to protect her grandmother--and to figure out who is putting her family in danger!
  • Design By Me Tropical

    Trula Magruder, Jen Skelley Duval

    Spiral-bound (American Girl, Aug. 30, 2011)
    The tangled jungles, busy beaches, and detailed undersea art in this book will demand patience, practice, and your prettiest colored pencils, crayons, or markers! Large fold-out posters, special foil and flocked art pages, and intricate art designs promise hours and hours of coloring fun! Plus, coloring tips, display ideas, a portfolio, and a frame will help you store or showcase your favorite artwork!
  • Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery

    Kathleen Ernst, Sergio Geovine

    Hardcover (American Girl, Feb. 26, 2013)
    When Caroline learns that British spies may be lurking in Sackets Harbor, she is worried. Then, a long lost friend of Papa�s shows up in town. Papa is delighted to give him a job at Abbott�s Shipyard, but soon, strange things start going wrong. Caroline is sure a spy is making trouble at the yard--but is it one of Abbott�s trusted workers, whom she has known all her life, or could it be Papa�s dear friend? An illustrated "Looking Back" section discusses the role of spies in the War of 1812.
  • The Awesomest, Randomest Book Ever: Super smarts and silly stuff for girls

    Mary Richards Beaumont, Stacy Peterson, Lisa Wilber

    Spiral-bound (American Girl, Aug. 28, 2014)
    You and every girl you know will find something fun in this book, because it's a little about...everything! It has advice, crafts, games, encouragement, activities, and more. It's about baby animals, fun crafts, and delicious recipes. It's about using your imagination, learning stuff, and solving problems. It's also about science and room decorating, tricks and trivia, too. And it's totally awesome - just like you!
  • Whistler in the Dark

    Kathleen Ernst

    Paperback (Amer Girl Pub, March 1, 2002)
    It's 1867. Twelve-year-old Emma Henderson is mortified when Mother takes to wearing a Reform Dress--hideous bloomers! Worse, Mother has accepted a newspaper job in wild, far-off Colorado Territory. But even Emma can't imagine just how badly things will go in Twin Pines. From the moment she and Mother step off the stagecoach, it's clear that someone doesn't want them there.This book includes a richly illustrated "Peak Into The Past" essay.
  • Baking with Grace: Discover the Recipe for Ooh La La!

    Trula Magruder

    Hardcover (American Girl, July 1, 2015)
    Bake up a bakery business with help from Grace, our Girl of the Year 2015! From making a doll-sized oven for baking pretend treats to setting up signs and putting together to-go boxes, dolls will have everything needed to create a Parisian-style shop. A paper chalkboard is perfect for displaying today's menu, and little paper doilies add an elegant touch. Includes: 32-page how-to book in English; doll-sized oven mitt; 2 patisserie bags; 2 bread bags; 1 paper chalkboard; 1 sheet of stickers for labeling and crafting; 5 sheets of paper for signs, ice cream cones, a newspaper, table tents, French flags, and doilies; 5 sheets of punch-outs for boxes, signs, doughnuts, crafting, doilies, and more!
  • Cecile Rey Mini Doll

    American Girl Editors

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 30, 2013)
    This 6-inch mini-doll brings Cecile's world to life on a smaller scale. She arrives dressed in an outfit in the style of the 1850s. Plus, she comes with Meet Cecile, a miniature abridged version of the book that tells her story of growing up in 1853 New Orleans.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/30/2011Pages:
  • Kirsten Boxed Set with Game

    Janet Shaw, Renée Graef

    Paperback (American Girl, Sept. 1, 2010)
    This keepsake boxed set features Kirsten's six beautifully illustrated books. Discover what it was like to grow up in pioneer America.The set also opens up to a fun-filled game. Collect cards featuring Kirsten'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!
  • A Brighter Tomorrow: My Journey with Julie

    Megan Mcdonald, Juliana Kolesova, Michael Dworkin

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 28, 2014)
    What if you suddenly found yourself in Julie�s world--sunny San Francisco in the 1970s? How would you feel with lots of changes happening at once, and what could you do to make things change for the better? Join Julie on this adventure where the two of you can challenge the boys to a basketball contest, or spend a day at the beach and rescue a baby sea otter. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.
  • Secrets in the Hills: A Josefina Mystery

    Kathleen Ernst

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2015)
    Josefina has heard tales and legends all her life: rumors of gold and silver buried in the hills, and even stories of a ghostly Weeping Woman who haunts the countryside. She never imagined that such tales might be true until the day a mysterious stranger arrives at her rancho. Could all these stories lead to the discovery of a long-lost treasure or a terrifying omen? Includes a glossary of Spanish words and an "Inside Josefina's World" essay about New Mexican legends.
  • The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 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.