TV Faves as Kid Fiction?
The Cul-De-Sac Children #53: The Penny Can Mystery
Back Cover Blurb: On a rainy Sunday in the Cul-De-Sac, the gang decides to pass the time playing Penny Can. There's just one problem: Someone stole all of Jules' pennies! Can Andy and Grayson find the culprit? And what about Auntie Barb?
Book parody of ''The Boxcar Children: The Guide Dog Mystery,'' by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Albert Whitman & Company
Carrie Mathison Mystery Stories #2: The Mystery of the Good Soldier
Back Cover Blurb: Everyone's favorite blonde super-sleuth is back on the hunt for our nation's enemies! In this volume, Carrie must go undercover to figure out whether a returning soldier Nick is a hero... or a zero. Can she save America again? And what about Uncle Saul?
Book parody of ''The Clue in the Diary,'' by Carolyn Keene. Grosset & Dunlap
Choose Your Own Madventure, #58: Far Away Places
Back Cover Blurb: It's the newest entry in the beloved interactive series that lets kids across the country choose their own path down the spiral of existential misery! In ''Far Away Places,'' YOU are an employee in a mid-century advertising office, desperately searching for happiness in a confusing world. Will you go on vacation to Howard Johnson's with your lovely young wife? Try to form a connection with the new employee? Or set off on a journey into the outer regions of human consciousness? And what about Uncle Roger?
Book parody of ''Choose Your Own Adventure: Supercomputer,'' by Edward Packard. Bantam
Sweet Abbey High #22: Too Much Love
Back Cover Blurb: It's Spring in Sweet Abbey, and you know what that means: Love is in the air! But what happens when Mary, Edith, and Sybil all fall for Cousin Matthew? Oh, who knew high school would be so complicated? And what about Auntie Dowager?
Book parody of ''Sweet Valley High: Too Much In Love,'' by Francine Pascal. Bantam
The Harlan Boys #4: The Secret in the Coal Mine
Back Cover Blurb: Raylan and Boyd are up to their old crime-solving tricks again! When their daddies go missing inside the old Coal Mine, the Harlan Boys investigate the local oil company. Can they uncover the mystery buried deep in the mine? And what about Uncle Art?
Book parody of ''The Hardy Boys: The Hunt for Hidden Gold,'' by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap
Fringe: The Observer Strikes at Midnight
Back Cover Blurb: Olive and Peter were best friends trying to have an uneventful Halloween. But that was all before the mysterious man in black appeared. Will he destroy the past to save the future? And what about Uncle Walter?
Book parody of ''Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight,'' by R.L. Stine. Scholastic
The Adventures of Captain Heisenberg #1
Back Cover Blurb: Wacky best friends Jesse and Gustavo hypnotize their teacher Mr. White into believing that he is really a supervillain named Captain Heisenberg. Can Jesse and Gustavo stop Mr. White's antics? And what about Uncle Hank?
Book parody of ''The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel,'' by Dav Pilkey. Scholastic