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summer of the woods
by steven k. smith
Brothers Sam and Derek move to Virginia with their family and discover a rare 1877 Indian Head coin in the woods behind their new house. Join the brothers as they solve the mystery in the first book of local author, Steven Smith’s, fast-paced Virginia Mystery Series!
in the latest book in the virginia mystery series, the brothers visit Maymont, Richmond’s historic estate. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger leads to a frantic chase and a desperate message to save Maymont’s bald eagles.
Isn’t it fun to color?
Every color has a feeling,
just like we do.
Yellow makes us feel happy.
Dark blue can make us feel sad.
Red can seem angry.
Black can look scary.
What color do you feel like today?
Theodore thinks everything is a potential meal. Lucky for the bird, wolf, and tiger, who pass by his cave, Theodore isn’t hungry…yet. But then something new approaches. A boy. Has Theodore found a new favorite food? Or something more?
Nikki Tate’s father has been on death row for killing his best friend in a gambling dispute, but he has always maintained his innocence, and now his conviction has been overturned and he is back at the casino–he is determined to find the real killer, and Nikki is inevitably drawn into his dangerous search for the truth.
The one secret she cares about keeping—her identity—is about to be exposed. That is, unless Lauren “Panda” Daniels plays along with her blackmailer’s little game of Dare or . . . Dare. But when the game turns deadly, Panda doesn’t know what to do. And she may need to step out of the shadows to save herself . . . and everyone else on the Admirer’s hit list.
Garland, Derby, and Triple Clark spend each season traveling in their Rambler—until summer, when small-town Ridge Creek, Virginia, calls them back. Derby’s summer traditions bring her closer than she’s ever been to a real home, but this time, the person Derby loves most in town needs her help.
Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.