When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
After his parents are lost at sea and further disaster strikes, Nathaniel Fludd is tasked with ensuring that a phoenix's egg is safely hatched, but he also must keep his pet gremlin out of trouble and rescue his cousin and guardian from the Bedouin or risk the extinction of all the world's mythical creatures.
Sixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like, but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep his school from being destroyed.
Hating change and missing both her best friend and her dead goldfish, 11-year-old Ellie encounters a boy who strongly resembles her immortality-obsessed grandfather, in a story that introduces the work of famous historical scientists.
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, braveand true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life.