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A Case for Buffy by  Ulf Nilsson
"Chief Detective Gordon and Chief Detective Buffy face a wicked fox as they investigate the disappearance of Buffy's mother."
A Furry Fiasco by Paul DuBois Jacobs
"The Animal Inn is an all-inclusive pet resort/hotel/center/spa for animals from dogs to rabbits, cats to ducks, parrots to lizards. From doggie and kitty daycare, to grooming, and group play--you name it, and the Animal Inn has it. The Inn is run by the Tyler family along with their pets Leopold, the Macaw; Fuzzy and Furry, the gerbils; dogs Dash and Coco; felines Shadow and Whiskers; and a rollicking horde of animal visitors. When the animals hear that a new boarder--a Komodo Dragon--will be coming to the Inn, they panic! Is it a fire-breathing dragon? Will it gobble them all up and then devour their family? What's to become of the Animal Inn?--From publisher's website."
All paws on deck by Jessica Young
"Tank is a clumsy, outgoing Great Dane, and Haggis is a bored, curmudgeonly Scottie--so one afternoon Tank suggests they turn the wagon in the backyard into a ship and play pirate."
Attack of the Plants by  AnnMarie Anderson
"Next stop...The Magic School Bus heads to the Galapagos Islands to learn about invasive species! Seat belts, everyone! The class returns from summer break to find their beloved Ms. Frizzle has been promoted and her younger sister, Fiona Frizzle, is taking her place. But Arnold is worried. What if the new Ms. Frizzle makes a mess of things? His fears come true when she takes them on a field trip and everything goes wrong! Can Arnold find a way to make it right again?"
Battle of the Bands by  Melody Reed
Keyboardist Jasmine, age eight, tries to convince her bandmates, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet, to prove themselves in a Battle of the Bands competition, despite their poor equipment.
Series -
The Major Eights
Goldie Blox Rules the School! by Stacy McAnulty
"When Goldie Blox accidentally blows off the roof of her school, she and her friends Val, Ruby, and Li have to work together and use their creative know-how to rebuild the school"-- Provided by publisher.
Hot Diggity Dogs by Stephanie Calmenson
"When a new hot dog stand opens in town, dog-lovers Kate and Lucie rush to try it out. The food is great, but the owners' dachshunds, Ketchup and Mustard, soon disappear and it is up to the girls to save the day, while evading boys and preparing for the Bark-in-the-Park dog competition."
King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred by Dori Hillestad Butler
"Trying to communicate with his human owner (and detective partner) can be frustrating for King the golden retriever as he uncovers clues in a missing dog case".
Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings
"Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters--and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him."
Skeleton Crew Showdown by  Michael Anthony Steele
"Fred's friend invites the Mystery Inc. gang on a vacation on the old pirate ship he just bought, but there seems to be another crew on board--a crew of skeleton pirates who intend to take their ship back."
Sparkly New Friends by  Heather Ayris Burnell
"Unicorn and Yeti run into each other (literally) while looking for sparkly things, and despite some differences, (for instance Unicorn is magic, Yeti is not, Yeti likes snowball fights, Unicorn can not throw snowballs)--the two become friends over a shared love of hot chocolate with rainbow sprinkles."
Series -
Unicorn and Yeti
The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders by Amy Marie Stadelmann
"Beatrix is a witch, but her twin sister Olive is not, and when Beatrix plays one trick too many on Olive and their classmate Eddie the two decide to get back at her with a bucket of garden spiders--but when the spiders get into a growing potion and turn into giant spiders the three children have to work together to save their town."
Updated 10/30/2019