Encyclopedia Brown, boy detective extraordinaire, solves ten new cases, including "The Case of the Miracle Pill," "The Case of Nemo's Tuba," "The Case of the Lawn Mower Races," and "The Case of the Air Guitar." Solutions provided at the end of each chapter.
When the children uncover a strange puzzle in a friend's back yard, it's the start of a "spy game" leading to gold. But first they must make sense of an old photo and a riddle, and learn just who is behind this mystery within a mystery.
People line up around the block to buy Mama Tova's cupcakes. But who could be trying to steal her secret recipe? The Boxcar Children follow clues to a cupcake contest, where they must use their mystery-solving skills to find a thief.
A local radio station is holding the Great Detective Race, and the Boxcar Children have entered the contest! They solve riddles and search all over town for clues leading to the grand prize. But when some of the clues turn out to be fake, it's clear that someone is playing unfairly! Who could be trying to ruin the race - and why?
"The Aldens are volunteering at the local recycling center, where they find plenty of things that can be reused, including a piñata that Benny takes home. But when the center is vandalized,the Boxcar children have a mystery to solve. is there treasure amidst the junk?"--P.  of cover.
When the Aldens help a friend of their grandfather's to build the world's largest yo-yo, they soon discover that more than one person is trying to prevent them from finishing the job--and for more than one reason.
"Ten-year-old Lanie loves science and nature, but she has a problem: she's an "outside" girl with an "inside" family. She longs get out and go camping, but they all want to stay home. ... But when her favorite aunt comes to stay, Lanie discovers that the wonders of nature are everywhere-even in her own backyard."--Publisher.
"Lanie is having a busy summer. The backyard wildflower garden she planted with her aunt is starting to bloom with all the flowers that butterflies like best. Lanie is delighted, but her next-door neighbor objects-she says that Lanie is growing an ugly "weed garden" and she threatens to interfere. ... Can Lanie find a way to get along with her neighbor-and find a creative solution to their garden problem?"--Publisher.
The Aldens discover there's nothing more fun than a drive-in movie. But pranks and other odd things are happening at the Diamond Drive-In, and late at night, a ghost is seen walking around the empty lot. Is the old theater really haunted?