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Books in An Avon Camelot Book series

  • Gremlins

    George Gipe

    Paperback (Avon Books, June 1, 1984)
    Eccentric inventor Rand Peltzer returns to Kingston Falls from a business trip, bringing his son Billy an extraordinary, furry little creature called Gizmo the Mogwai, a wondrous pet that transforms Billy from a mild-mannered bank teller into a hero
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  • A Haunting in Williamsburg

    Lou Kassem

    Paperback (HarperCollins, May 1, 1990)
    At first Jayne thought she was dreaming. Staying in colonial Williamsberg in a house one owned by her ancestors, She was used to seeing peple dressed in old-fashion costumes...but not in the middle of the night, not standing at the foot of her bed...The trouble stranger was Sally Custis, a young girl who once lived in the house. She was haunted by a terrible wrong she had done over 200 years ago and she begged Jayne to help her set it right. But little did Jayne know when she steeped among the dead in the darkened old graveyard, that a chilling hand of evil would reach out to stop her from discovering a long buried truth...
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  • Christmas Countdown: A Story a Day for 25 Days

    Steve Englehart

    Paperback (Avon Books, Oct. 1, 1994)
    A unique companion to Christmas presents twenty-five ways the holiday is celebrated throughout the world. Original.
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  • Bet You Can't!

    Vicki Cobb, Kathy Darling

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Feb. 1, 1983)
    With this collection of irresistible bets, you can team up with science and be a winner every time. Stump your family, friends, or favorite enemy with these deceptively simple dares. They're all impossible to perform thanks to principles of gravity, mechanics, fluids, logic, energy and perception. For every trick -- whether it be blowing up a balloon in a bottle or kissing your elbow -- the authors reveal the natural cause at work that guarantees human defeat.Here's an entertaining and enticing introduction to basic scientific principles that proves yet another: science can be fun!WINNER OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCE'S CHILDREN'S SCIENCE BOOK AWARD
  • Sea Feather

    Lois Szymanski, Laurie Hardin

    Paperback (Camelot, April 1, 1999)
    When their family journeys to Chincoteague Island to see the wild pony auction, Alison and and her sister Laura plan to use their savings to buy a pony for themselves, but they soon discover that they may not have enough money to realize their dream. Original.
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  • Danger Along the Ohio

    Patricia Willis

    Paperback (Avon Books, March 9, 1999)
    Traveling down the Ohio River in 1793, Amos, Clara, and Jonathan are separated from their father during a brutal Indian attack. The three children are swept down the river, and must make their way back through the wilderness in the direction of the Marietta settlement, hoping to find their father there. Their plight becomes still more dramatic -- and dangerous -- when Amos rescues a wounded Indian boy from the river. Though the boy mistrusts them and his condition slows them down, Amos refuses to leave him behind to die. Now more than ever, it seems they'll never make it back to their father and to safety.
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  • Basic Fun: Computer Games, Puzzles, and Problems Children Can Write

    Susan Drake Lipscomb, Margaret Ann Zusnich

    Paperback (Avon Books, July 1, 1982)
    Introduces the fundamentals of computer programming using the BASIC programming language. Includes descriptions and listings of programs designed to amuse and challenge users.
  • Christie & Company

    Katherine Hall Page

    Paperback (Camelot, Sept. 1, 1997)
    After discovering their mutual interest in reading mysteries, three middle-grade students become involved in a real mystery that results in mayhem and excitement at their Massachusetts boarding school. Reprint.
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  • Can of Worms

    Kathy Mackel

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 1, 2000)
    Fellow citizens of the galaxy: I do not belong on this planet. I am being held against my will, trapped by ignorance and cruelty. You must save me. Take me away from this. I am desperately in need of your assistance. Please help me. Mike Pillsbury.When a frustrated plea to the universe attracts a motley crew of aliens determined to rescue him, Mike Pillsbury decides he isn't quite ready to relinquish life on Earth. Will his visitors, who all have something at stake, let him stay? 00-01 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Masterlist (Gr. 6-8) and 00-01 Young Reader's Choice Award Program Masterlist
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  • Captain Kate

    Carolyn Reeder

    Hardcover (Camelot, Feb. 1, 1999)
    Determined to take her father's coal-carrying barge on the C & O Canal from Cumberland, Maryland, to Georgetown in D.C., twelve-year-old Kate learns hurtful truths about herself
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  • The Sara Summer

    Mary Downing Hahn

    Paperback (Camelot, July 1, 1995)
    Shooting up taller than anyone in her sixth grade class, Emily is humiliated by peer teasing until new girl Sara comes to town, an inch taller than Emily and refusing to let anyone tell her how to feel. Reprint.
  • Green Mango Magic

    Sylvie Hossack

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Oct. 6, 1999)
    Maile has been lonely since her mother died and her father and brother left their Hawaiian home. She spends most days with her grandmother-until a girl named Brooke arrives from the mainland. At last Maile has a friend her own age, one who understands her problems-because she has a few of her own.Brooke is funny and spunky. She doesn't even make a big deal about being treated for cancer and losing all her hair. Maile is happy againuntil she begins to worry that Brooke will get sick and Maile will lose her new friend, too. Maile has heard of magical Hawaiian cures and hopes to get Brooke healthy with a diet of poi and a visit to a kahuna, a healer who lives in the mountains. Instead, Maile discovers the real island magic of ho'oponopono, "how to make things right again," and through her desire to cure Brooke learns the secret to healing her own broken heart. 00-01 Young Reader's Choice Award Program Masterlist
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