The Secret Notebook

The Secret Notebook

by D.A. D'Aurelio
The Secret Notebook

The Secret Notebook

by D.A. D'Aurelio


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Riley Green is certain her lie detector pen will improve her status in a school full of kids from the most powerful families of Washington, D.C. But her plan collapses when her invention idea is stolen, her favorite teacher goes missing, and mysterious threats begin to appear around capital. Before vanishing, Riley's teacher entrusts her with her most prized possession, the lost notebook of Nikola Tesla, legendary inventor and scientist. Now Riley and her friends must protect the notebook from thieves who want to steal the details it holds about a dangerous invention. When Riley discovers another secret, she must decode a mysterious message before it's too late. Her teacher's life depends on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684461929
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,126,772
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years


At the heart of the story is Riley Green, a six-grader who struggles with a sense of belonging in her exclusive private school, but learns that believing in herself means she can belong anywhere;  The middle-grade mystery involves a likable female protagonist and the famous scientist Nikola Tesla, and it includes a strong STEM tie in its compelling plot;  There has been a resurgence of interest in Tesla, who was a fascinating figure and trailblazing scientist. (Some might say he was a mad scientist.);  The novel meets curriculum needs for the study of inventions and inventors, and the study of physics and electricity;

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