Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-707-1950.
Emma knows she is special: her mother told her so before she died. When she finds the clue to a hidden treasure Emma knows she will fulfill her destiny. This wonderfully voiced audio is perfect for lovers of magic, traditional music, and quirky but cool characters.
The psychic detectives at Lockwood & Co. find their pursuit more dangerous than expected – especially when a mysterious talking skull starts sharing its secrets. Lyons’ audio is enthralling and this sequel to The Screaming Staircase (Random House Audio, 2013) stands on its own.
Quick-witted storyteller Molly and her younger brother Kip, who won’t let his crippled leg slow him down, seek servants’ work at a ramshackle English Manor house where they uncover a mysterious and deliciously creepy curse.
Multiple guests, each with a secret, arrive at Milo’s house—the Smugglers’ Inn—at same time as a blizzard hits.This snowed-in mystery includes theft, hidden treasure, people who are not what they seem, and adopted Milo's discovery that he's more than he ever thought he could be.
Ghosts invisible to adults plague England. Young Lucy is the newest member of Lockwood & Co, a ghost-hunting agency desperate for clients after a disastrous job involving the ghost of a murdered girl. Now, they must take on a high-risk job that could save their firm but also take their lives. Excellent world-building and narration help build suspense and keep the story moving.
Ghosts know Sam Toop as a “Talker,” and since he hears them, they ask his help with Unfinished Business. Toop discovers terrible wrongs in some of London’s haunted houses, and the ghosts themselves have to help him help them.
When Jon starts boarding school in Salisbury, England, malicious ghosts haunt him. With new friend Ella, he calls on the trustworthy ghost of Sir Longspee, sworn to help those in need. Elliot Hill’s narration captures the quiet humor that leavens the suspense of this ghost story, a perfect choice for middle-grade fans of knights and castles. (10-14)