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Books in American Girl Mysteries series

  • Kaya's Short Story Collection

    Janet Beeler Shaw, Bill Farnsworth, Susan McAliley, Renee Graef

    Hardcover (Amer Girl Pub, Aug. 21, 2006)
    Five short stories starring the Nez Perce girl Kaya are followed by brief actual accounts of what life was like for Native Americans in the eighteenth century.
  • Kit Boxed Set with Game

    Valerie Tripp, Walter Rane

    Paperback (American Girl, Sept. 1, 2010)
    This keepsake boxed set features Kit's six beautifully illustrated books. Discover what it was like to grow up during America's Great Depression.The set also opens up to a fun-filled game. Collect cards featuring Kit'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!
  • The Hidden Gold: A Marie-Grace Mystery

    Sarah M Buckey, Sergio Giovine, Casey Lukatz

    Hardcover (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2012)
    Marie-Grace can't wait to begin her journey up the Mississippi River with her father. The steamboat they're traveling on is the biggest and fanciest boat Marie-Grace has ever seen. It's crowded with all sorts of interesting passengers, including Wilhelmina Newman, a girl her age. Wilhelmina is traveling alone, and she's carrying a secret in one of her trunks--clues to hidden Gold Rush treasure. Marie-Grace and Wilhelmina have to unravel the clues to find the gold--and they're not the only ones looking for it! An illustrated "Looking Back" essay provides facts about the 1850s.
  • A Growing Suspicion: A Rebecca Mystery

    Jacqueline Greene

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2015)
    Rebecca and Ana are spending spring vacation volunteering at a Japanese garden in Brooklyn. Rebecca is enchanted by the lush landscape of ferns and waterfalls, the exotic orchids, and the gardener's beautiful wife. Yet everything Rebecca does there turns out wrong. Someone seems determined to damage the garden ? and to cast suspicion on her and Ana. Can Rebecca find the real culprit before the girls are banished from the garden for good? Includes an "Inside Rebecca's World" essay on urban gardening and public botanical gardens in the early 20th century.
  • Minute Mysteries 2: More Stories to Solve

    Teri Witkowski

    Paperback (American Girl, March 1, 2007)
    Check for clues and see if you can spot the Secrets in Minute Mysteries 2. As you read each story, look for the hints that answere the who, what, and why puzzling each American Girl. How many minutes will it take you to untangle each tale?
  • Midnight in Lonesome Hollow: A Kit Mystery

    Kathleen Ernst

    Hardcover (American Girl, March 1, 2007)
    Kit is visiting Aunt Millie in Mountain Hollow, Kentucky, in 1934. When a professor arrives to study Kentucky mountain traditions, Kit is thrilled to help with her research--until it becomes clear that somebody doesn't want "outsiders" nosing around. Kit decides to find out who's making trouble--even if it means venturing into Lonesome Hollow in the dark of night.
  • The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery

    Sarah Masters Buckey, Jean-Paul Tibbles

    Hardcover (Amer Girl, Feb. 21, 2006)
    When a world-famous archaeologist has the priceless jewel he is carrying to London aboard a cruise ship stolen, Samantha and Nellie help him narrow down the suspects. Simultaneous. 49,000 first printing.
  • Farm and Feast: Gather Together with Friends and Food

    Emily Osborn, Monika Roe

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 19, 2019)
    What is your favorite food? Hamburgers? Cake? Broccoli? Where do you get your food? From a supermarket? A restaurant? A farmers market? In this book, you will craft your way through the food cycle and see how food grown on a farm can be made into a colorful feast for your family and friends. Make a chicken coop, complete with chickens and eggs, so your doll can make a fresh farm breakfast. Build a tractor so your doll can plow, till, and plant seeds in the soil. Create a farmers market stand where your doll can sell her very own fruits, vegetables, and breads. Use the kit's punch-outs to design beautiful plates and platters to serve a crafted feast for your doll's guests. Your doll will love learning how to use homegrown fresh food to throw a fabulous dinner party. Happy farming!
  • Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery

    Kathryn Reiss

    Hardcover (American Girl, March 1, 2010)
    Julie discovers a mysterious note written in Chinese. She brings it to her friend Ivy to translate, and learns that the note once belonged to Ivy's grandmother, from long ago when she was a girl immigrating from China to San Francisco. The note promises great treasure, but it doesn't quite make sense--it's almost as if the writer was sending a secret message in code. Soon after the discovery of the note, Julie's and Ivy's beloved dolls are stolen. Who would do such a thing, and why? Seeking clues, Julie and Ivy search all over Chinatown and even visit the immigration station on Angel Island. Gradually, Julie realizes that in order to find the doll thief, she must figure out the real message hidden in the Chinese note.
  • The Journey Begins: A Kaya Classic Volume 1

    Janet Shaw, Juliana Kolesova, Michael Dworkin

    Paperback (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?
  • McKenna

    Mary Casanova, Brian Hailes

    Paperback (American Girl, Dec. 27, 2011)
    Ten-year-old McKenna has always been a good student-and great at gymnastics. So when her grades suddenly begin to fall, her teacher suggests a little extra help from a tutor. McKenna is horrified until she meets her tutor, Josie, a super-confident girl who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie encourages McKenna to focus on her strengths and work toward her goals one day at a time. But just as McKenna begins to shine in school, she's sidelined with a gymnastics injury--and her confidence unravels. Now she's worried about her grades and earning a spot on the competitive gymnastics team. Can she find a way to believe in herself again?
  • A Spy On The Home Front: A Molly Mystery

    Alison Hart

    Hardcover (Amer Girl, March 1, 2005)
    While spending the summer at her grandparents' farm, Molly McIntire and her friend Anna Schulz must find the real source of anti-American propaganda when Anna's seventeen-year-old brother Max is targeted by the FBI as the traitor. Simultaneous.