For Kids! Marissa Moss & Jordan Jacobs
present Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris (Sourcebooks, $12.99) and Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies (Sourcebooks, $6.99), respectively.
When Mira receives a cryptic postcard from her missing mother, she sets off with her father and brother to find her in Paris. Only Mira doesn't know she's looking in the wrong century.
With an innocent touch to a gargoyle sculpture on the roof of Notre Dame, Mira is whisked into the past. There she learns her mother isn't just avoiding the family, she's in serious trouble. Following her mother's clues, Mira travels through time to help change history and bring her mother home.
There's nothing twelve-year-old Samantha Sutton wants more than to become an adventure seeking archaeologist like her brilliant Uncle Jay. Samantha's big dreams are finally coming true when Jay invites her along on a summer excavation exploring an ancient temple in the Peruvian Andes.
But this adventure isn't exactly what she thought it would be with her nosy older brother Evan and Jay's bossy colleagues monitoring her every move. On top of that, she has to deal with the local legend El Loco: a ghostly madman who supposedly haunts the ruins. But when the project's most important finds start to go missing, it's up to Samantha to solve the mystery before Jay loses his job and the treasures of the temple are lost forever.