Strange, Scary and Weird Adventures
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield
When his parents disappear after a fierce storm, eleven-year-old Danny, unaccustomed to acts of bravery, comes to their rescue after finding a valuable shard of wood that enables him to talk to plants and animals and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies,including the demonic Sammael.
Series: Book of Storms
The Mysterious Abductions by Tracey Hecht
Three unlikely nocturnal animal friends--Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin, and Bismark the sugar glider--form a brigade of the night to look into the mysterious disappearance of animals.
Series: The Nocturnals
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.
Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm
In the city of Elyzandrium, an intrepid cat and his animal friends meet an inventor of magical toys, investigate the case of the stolen laughter, and ultimately become a successful crime fighting gang of ninjas.
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes, who has been locked away at a school for troubled children, is called upon to save the last animals living in a post-apocalyptic world where disease has killed most living things.
Series: The Last Wild