With gymnastics class going into a four week break, best friends Ashley Sanchez and Ashlee Taylor plan a sleepover with their new friends Sophi and Prisha--but they have very different ideas about what fun activities to plan for.
Born only six months apart, and living in the same apartment building for eight years, Ashley Sanchez and Ashlee Taylor have always been best friends--but now Ashlee's family is moving to a house, and even though it is only three blocks away, it feels to Ashley as if their friendship is in serious jeopardy.
"People in Somerville love to trade stories about days gone by. The town's young sleuths aren't always interested, but when they hear a local legend of buried treasure, they know it's too tasty to resist. Astrid, Rowan, Quinn, and Jace set off to solve the mystery. What they discover is sweeter than they cound have imagined"--
Ever since the Taylors moved out of the apartment building Ashley Sanchez and Ashlee Taylor have been looking for something they could do together--they try basketball and painting class, but somehow their skills do not quite match.
Ashley has a baby brother Sam who is cute because he is just beginning to talk, but is also cranky because his teeth are erupting; Ashlee has a twelve-year-old sister who can be fun, but also often ignores her younger sister--so the eight-year-old friends cannot decide which of them has a worse sibling situation.
When Sidney Fletcher moves to Oak Grove, things get a little strange for Sydney Greene. Not only does Sydney share a name with a boy, but he's in her third-grade class! From first-day-of-school problems to Halloween
ma, Sidney and Sydney quickly become friends. Who says boys and girls can't get along?
The Tour Across the Land is no ordinary bicycle race. Only the top riders take on the cross-country route, and soon they will whiz right through Somerville. The townspeople expect only fun and excitement, but Somerville's young sleuths realize one cycling team has a sinister plan. Will the kids find a way to stop it?
A new kid has arrived in Somerville, and he has brought along a bit of mystery. Something about Jace and his mother just doesn't add up. Astrid, Rowan, and Quinn want to be welcoming, but they also have to get to the bottom of things. What they discover brings the group together and whets their appetite for adventure.
Sidney's mother refuses to let him have a dog, so when his friend Sydney comes up with the idea of starting a dog-walking business, it seems like a way to have dogs to play with and make money at the same time--but soon the friends find out that dogs are a lot of work, and can really strain a friendship.
When a visiting history professor finds a letter from Abraham Lincoln to Albert J. Somer, founder of Somerville, in the Somerville Museum, the whole town is soon buzzing with ideas about what to do with the money the valuable artifact will bring in--so when the letter disappears siblings Rowan and Astrid Vega and their friends Jace and Quinn set out to find it.
It is the first day of third grade and sassy Sydney and the new boy Sidney are not only neighbors, they are in the same class, so mix-ups are inevitable--but they soon find they share some common interests, including a love for Halloween.
When Poppy's parents finally let her adopt a puppy from the shelter, Poppy discovers that there is a lot of responsibility and work involved in a puppy, but fortunately her best friend, Millie, is there to help.