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A to Z Mysteries: The Haunted Hotel
Ron Roy. Ill. John Steven Gurney.
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose have to spend a night in the Shangri-La Hotel to figure out who is haunting it. Can they discover the culprits before the owners have to sell their hotel? (Team 1)
Random House. 87 pp. Pb., ISBN 0-679-89079-3. US$3.99. CAN$5.50.
Derek Jeter: Surefire Shortstop
Bob Schnakenberg. Ill. with photographs.
Biography of this outstanding baseball player who as a young boy in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan told everyone that he would one clay play for the New York Yankees. (Team 3)
Lerner. 64 pp. ISBN 0-8225-3671-4 (library). US$21.27. Pb., First Avenue Editions, an imprint of Lerner Publications. ISBN 0-8225-9838-8. US$5.95.
Dive! My Adventures in the Deep Frontier
Sylia A. Earle. Ill. with photographs.
A first-person account of underwater excursions with whales, dolphins, seahorses, and other sea creatures combined with beautiful underwater photographs of the author and animal. Explains about the work of an aquanaut and about deep-sea submersible diving vehicles. (Team 3)
National Geographic Society. 64 pp. ISBN 0-7922,7144-0 (trade). US$ 18.95.
882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic
Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter. Ill. with photographs.
Everything student historians want to know about Titanic is here. Was the curse of an Egyptian mummy on board? Did the Heart of the Ocean really exist? The book is resplendent with photos, diagrams, and paintings. (Team 2)
Scholastic. 96 pp. Pb., ISBN 0-439-04296-8. $US9.99. CANS12.99.
Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea
Gail Gibbons. Ill. by the author.
From the sunlight zone ([is less than] 450ft.) to the abyss (13,000 to 20,000 ft.), a submersible travels the oceans with a lively mixed-gender, multiracial crew who collect samples from each level. It is interesting to see what lives beneath the waves. (Team 2)
Little, Brown. 32 pp. ISBN 0-316-30945-1 (trade). US$14.95. CAN$19.95.
Marcia Williams. Ill. by the author.
Words and pictures tell the stories of deadly monsters from the oral traditions of five cultures. The comic book format is packed with action and humorous comments by the characters. (Team 1)