A Candidate for Murder

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307827461
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book A Candidate for Murder written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2013-09-25 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes A Candidate For Murder from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. A suspense novel set in the world of politics. With her father running for governor of Texas, Cary is determined to find out why she appears to be in danger. “A thriller…[with] believable characters and an ever-mounting level of suspense [that will] hold the reader’s attention to the finish.” –Publishers Weekly “Nixon is back doing the kind of book she does best…an inviting read.” –Booklist /2000

Ghost Town

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307527948
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Ghost Town written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2008-12-24 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. In the old towns of the Wild West, there’s more to hear than the paint peeling from the deserted storefronts, more than the tumbleweeds somersaulting down the empty streets. If you listen hard, you can hear voices whispering stories. Stories like the one about the lost mine in Maiden, Montana, or how Wyatt Earp won the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. And don’t forget about the Bad Man from Bodie, California—he’s still searching for his lost finger! Can you hear them? “An entertaining collection.” –School Library Journal “Combining history and mystery…[Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories] recalls classic campfire tales.” –Booklist “A well conceived (and titled) collection…[of] chilling short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews

Joan Lowery Nixon

Publisher : Enslow Pub Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780766021945
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (21 users)

Download or read book Joan Lowery Nixon written by Mary Dodson Wade and published by Enslow Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2004 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the life and career of juvenile mystery writer Joan Lowery Nixon.

If You Were a Writer

Publisher : Aladdin
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ISBN : 9780689719004
Pages : 32 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (719 users)

Download or read book If You Were a Writer written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Aladdin. This book was released on 1995-03-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Melia wants to be a writer just like her mom. She's not exactly sure what a writer does, though. She sees her mom staring at the typewriter and then she sees her opening up boxes of books. But what comes in between? With some help from her mom, Melia begins to learn the tools of the trade. She learns how to make pictures with words, how to search for ideas, and, of course, how to start a story. Before she knows it, Melia's creating her own spellbinding tales. Maybe she is a writer after all!

Shadowmaker

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307823504
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Shadowmaker written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2013-09-25 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Shadowmaker from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. When Katie Gillian and her mother move from Houston to a small Texas town, they never imagine that violence and intrigue will interrupt their six-month stay. Could the two bodies found have anything to do with the newspaper articles Katie’s reporter mother is writing—or with the shadowy figures Katie has noticed lurking outside her house at night? “Strong female characters[,]…affecting and fast-paced, this mystery delivers.” –Publishers Weekly “Nixon deftly weaves the ordinary difficulties of a new kid in school into a suspenseful mystery…[and her] characters are interestingly complicated.” –Booklist “[A] smoothly knit novel.” –Kirkus Reviews

Circle of Love

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307827607
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Circle of Love written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2013-11-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Civil War has officially ended and Frances Mary Kelly's true love, Johnny, is back from the war. But to Frances's dismay, Johnny is hesitant to marry her. Attempting to ease her aching heart, Frances accepts an offer to go to New York City and escort a group of orphans out West to new homes. Along the way, she must deal with a flood of painful memories and a threatening stranger. Will Frances be able to complete her mission... and return home to find out what her future will be?

The Other Side of Dark

Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Pages : 185 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book The Other Side of Dark written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 1986 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seventeen-year-old Stacy awakens from a four-year coma ready to identify, locate, and prosecute the young man who murdered her mother and wounded her.

The Stalker

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307823555
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book The Stalker written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2013-09-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Stalker from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. When Jennifer Lee Wilcox returns home from the beach, she finds that Stella Trax, her best friend’s mother, has just been murdered. The police think Stella’s daughter Bobbie did it. Jennifer sets out to prove Bobbie’s innocence, but as she uncovers clues, she realizes she’s only leading herself to danger! “An exciting, fast-moving thriller.” –VOYA “A dandy suspense tale.” –Publishers Weekly

Search for the Shadowman

Publisher : Yearling
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ISBN : 9780440411284
Pages : 162 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (411 users)

Download or read book Search for the Shadowman written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Yearling. This book was released on 1998-04-07 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Search for the Shadowman from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Twelve-year-old Andy Thomas isn’t thrilled with his teacher’s assignment to explore family history. But when he starts asking questions about his ancestors, he is surprised to discover a black sheep named Coley Joe Bonner. No one wants to discuss what happened in the family’s past. Everyone, including Andy’s own relatives, advises him to stop his investigation. But Andy continues and searches everywhere, from the Internet to the local cemetery, to discover the truth. Will Andy’s search hurt those he loves or make them realize that it’s never too late to seek social justice? “A riveting tale of suspense set against a background of fascinating historical context.” –School Library Journal “Hints of disgrace and treachery…children will read the story for the fun of guessing who is warning Andy off the case.” –Booklist

Land of Hope

Publisher : Gareth Stevens Pub
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ISBN : 9780836828115
Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (828 users)

Download or read book Land of Hope written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Gareth Stevens Pub. This book was released on 2001 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rebekah, a fifteen-year-old Jewish immigrant arriving in New York City in 1902, almost abandons her dream of getting an education when she is forced to work in a sweatshop.

The Haunting

Publisher : Laurel Leaf
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ISBN : 9780440220084
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (22 users)

Download or read book The Haunting written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Laurel Leaf. This book was released on 2000-09-12 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Haunting from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. The walls whisper. The ceilings shriek. No one can survive a night of terror inside Graymoss. The old plantation house has been in Lia’s family since the Civil War, but it’s been possessed for generations by a malicious spirit, and Lia’s family has always stayed far away. Now her parents have decided to move into Graymoss, and Lia must either change their minds or chase away the horror lurking inside the old house. Using clues from her great-great-grandmother’s diary and an old copy of Favorite Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Lia must discover what—or who—the evil wants. “Nixon creates a spooky setting fairly dripping in atmosphere, then spins an ever-tightening thread of tension.” –Kirkus Reviews “A book that will please mystery fans…[and a] plot [that] keeps readers guessing until the end.” –School Library Journal “Nixon has woven a tale that grabs and holds her readers…It’s a really fun read!” –VOYA “A page-turner that will satisfy mystery and ghost story fans.” –Booklist

Caught in the Act

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307827569
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Caught in the Act written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2013-11-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor.

More Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1563085712
Pages : 161 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (563 users)

Download or read book More Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers written by Bette DeBruyne Ammon and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1999 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces forty contemporary books aimed at readers in grades 5 through 12, giving information about the author, a plot summary, suggestions for introducing the book to students, and a section on additional activities.

Haunted Island

Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 145328267X
Pages : 123 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (453 users)

Download or read book Haunted Island written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2012-10-16 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On an island in the Mississippi River, a ghost and his dog stand guard When their aunt buys an old, run-down inn on the banks of the Mississippi, Chris and Amy Holt go south to help her fix up the place. They lend helping hands during the day, but at night, they wonder about the island in the middle of the river—a mysterious place where the townsfolk will not set foot. The island was created by an earthquake which shook the ground so fiercely that the river ran backwards, destroying the house of a bitter old miser named Joshua Hanover, and carrying away his precious hoard of silver coins. And according to legend, Hanover’s ghost still roams the island, his phantom dog, Shadow, at his side, searching eternally for his lost treasure. Unable to resist the treasure’s lure, Chris and Amy journey to the island to find out if the stories are true. There they find danger, and a mystery that is far more frightening than they could have ever imagined.

A Family Apart

Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0307827550
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book A Family Apart written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2013-11-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA

Whispers from the Dead

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0440208092
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Whispers from the Dead written by Joan Lowery Nixon and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1991-01-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Whispers from the Dead from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Only Sarah senses the horror. The minute she steps through the doorway of her family’s new home, Sarah feels a smothering cold mist, and hears the echo of a scream and a heartbreaking whisper in Spanish, “Help me!” Sarah feels compelled to find out who is trying to reach her. But can she uncover the mysteries of the past before terror strikes again? “A master at creating compelling suspense novels, Nixon has written yet another carefully plotted, subtly terrifying thriller.” –Publishers Weekly

Literature-Based Mini-Lessons to Teach Writing

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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ISBN : 9780590433723
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (433 users)

Download or read book Literature-Based Mini-Lessons to Teach Writing written by Susan Lunsford and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 1998-10 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides lessons for first- to third-graders on writing stories using examples based on familiar picture books