After noticing all the clocks in his town have stopped, thirteen-year old CJ discovers a special "clock world" he never knew existed--a seemingly peaceful village where most of the citizens are clock parts who are tasked with keeping the big clocks in town running. He soon finds their world is divided into two warring factions and CJ must find the only person who can help them: the elusive Tick Tock Man.
With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, they battle gear-headed terrorists, razor sharp pendulums and each other while on their search. This unlikely duo must defeat the gearheads and help restore order before this crazy world of chimes and springs and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp and takes CJ's quiet New England town with it.
In this follow-on to Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Kasey and Paula try to solve the mystery of an empty time capsule and along the way discover a town's 300-year old secret.
While filming a student documentary, Kasey and Paula investigate an empty time capsule and discover their town's 300 year-old secret involving a special group of time traveling historians. Now Kasey and Paula must immerse themselves in the historians' world and use their powers to solve the mystery of the empty time capsule.
Amy, Amanda, Marshall, and Ziggy expect their middle school to be empty on Saturday morning so they can get ready for the regional science fair. They don't expect a botched experiment to attract a horde of time-displaced ancient Mayans when their unusual science advisor, Frederick Froth, goes missing. The four must use their unique science skills and work together as they grapple with a Mayan god, the Dark Rift, and the principles of science to rescue Mr. Froth.
The Secret at Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery, a middle grade mystery from MB Publishing
released September 16th, 2014
Twelve-year-old April O'Day's summer has gotten off to a flying start. As the new bat retriever for the Harpoons, her hometown's minor league team, she's fetching bats and doling out great advice to players and coaches alike. In a word, she's becoming indispensable. But mysterious things are happening at Haney Field, which April and her best friend - and fellow baseball enthusiast - Darren Plummer are determined to uncover. As they quickly learn, this is no ordinary season. In fact, it's a whole new ball game.
Dizzy Miss Lizzie, a middle grade mystery from Indigo Sea Press original release March 7, 2012, re-published November 22, 2014 and October 2016
Thirteen-year-old Kasey Madrid finally has the freedom she's always wanted. Instead of putting up with sitters or camps, she can spend the summer home alone in their "new" house. Never mind that the house is a creepy old place built in the nineteenth century. The creep factor skyrockets when Kasey meets a nineteenth-century girl named Lizzie Bellows in the basement. It takes some time for Lizzie to convince Kasey she's not a ghost, though neither girl understands why they can see each other when they live 120 years apart. The difference in their worlds doesn't stop the two from becoming fast friends. Lizzie's life isn't easy though. In her time, her parents died in a fire many believe Lizzie started herself. As the summer passes and Kasey learns more about her own past, she is shocked to discover Lizzie is part of a terrible Madrid family secret. It's up to Kasey to go back to Lizzie's world to unlock the secret and clear Lizzie's name.
A list of names, an old map, and a drawing of a Native American warrior named Komaket: these are the items "professional student" Dennis Kozma receives on his twenty-fifth birthday from his father, who died fifteen years ago. Unfortunately, Dennis' memory is tainted by accusations his father defrauded their town.
The map leads Dennis to the graves of the men on the list...members of a secret society awaiting the return of Komaket. While unraveling the mystery of the secret society, Dennis discovers a shocking conspiracy: town officials covered up a dark secret and framed his father.
As he strives to clear his father's name before the long-awaited arrival of Komaket changes his quiet New England town forever, Dennis comes to a startling and fateful realization - nothing is what it seems and all clues lead to the...
Center Point was nominated for the "2014 NIEA Indie Excellence Award"
and the "2014 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award"
The Dragon's Song, a middle grade adventure
With only a change of clothes, eleven-year-old Bao Dang begins his journey out of South Vietnam to escape the oppressive government, circa 1980. Years earlier, he watched in horror as Communist soldiers dragged his parents from their house and sent them to a re-education center.
He covertly travels at night by small boat down the Saigon River to the South China Sea, where he and over 100 other "boat people" pack into a trawler designed to hold fewer than thirty. For six grueling days they avoid police and pirates and face the constant threat of capsizing while living only on rationed rice and water.
Bao and the others find refuge at a camp in Indonesia. Bao harnesses the power of music to endure months of harsh living as he awaits word from relatives in the US. Finally, he is united with them in Rhode Island, leaving behind everything for the ultimate gift: freedom.
The Night Train, a middle grade novel
Thirteen-year-old Bailey Stewart and her family move from Denver to rural Elk City after her father gets a job as a school principal. The farm land behind them belongs to Roscoe Stewart, her grandfather, a psychiatrist known for some bizarre treatments and methods. After Roscoe ends up in the hospital, Bailey visits him and he gives her a small, model train engine called The Night Train.
Bailey goes to Roscoe's house and discovers something wonderful in his basement: a massive train village that's a scale model of Elk City. Bailey finds that The Night Train can take her back to specific dates in town history. After each visit, Bailey slowly remembers small details from her own fragmented past. Each visit is a clue, but she doesn't know why she's getting them.
After several journeys on The Night Train, Bailey finally begins to piece the strange memories together. But when Roscoe's radical method goes terribly wrong, Bailey soon finds that nothing about her or her family's existence in Elk City is what it seems.
Thirteen-year-old Devin Drake, aka The Amazing Devin, has always wanted to be a magician. He practices hard, but when it comes time to perform, the taunting and name-calling from the school bullies always interferes with his act. After a bully's disruption leads to a disastrous performance at his friend's birthday party, Devin is ready to turn in his wand.
That all changes when he sees his favorite magician, The Great Tangredi, in a live performance. Tangredi invites Devin backstage, where he gives the young magician advice on how to use the power of magic to prepare for most anything in life. Later, Tangredi sends Devin a "magic box" and a book on Ehrich Weiss, who grew up to be Harry Houdini. After reading it, Devin discovers that twelve-year-old Ehrich, a first-rate magician, is in his head, sharing his thoughts.
Ehrich teaches Devin the secrets of the magic box, how to become a better magician and how to stand up for himself. With his help, Devin devises a spectacular magic trick for the school talent show that illustrates the school's major bullying problem. But The Amazing Devin soon learns there are some things even magic can't solve.
Cat Scratch Fever, a middle grade mystery
Kasey and Paula volunteer at an animal shelter and find themselves matching wits with Wyman Dent, an evil cat bounty hunter. They know Wyman will win (and the poor kitties will lose) unless they can stop him. When Kasey realizes it's all based on a story she wrote years earlier, she attempts to alter the outcome in her favor. But her story takes an unexpected turn, and everyone is left to wonder if any of it is real.