Flyte by Angie Sage, Book 2 in the Septimus Heap series.
Septimus Heap is apprentice to the Extra Ordinary Wizard now. He has spent the last year becoming acquainted with his family and feeling a part of the new community at the Wizard's castle. He enjoys learning,conjuring and charms. He's growing into a fine wizard. One day his adopted sister - Jenna - is kidnapped by their older brother,Simon, who desires to serve his dark master, DomDaniel and to be the Extra Ordinary Wizard's apprentice. Now Septimus must begin a quest to save his sister and stop the approach of the dark Magyk.
The Case of the Missing Servant
Vish Puri, a Punjabi private investigator, is “India’s Most Private Investigator”, and as the most accomplished investigator in India he runs a detective agency known as Most Private Investigators, Ltd. in New Dehli.
The Case of the Missing Servant shows Puri (“Chubby” to his friends) and his cleverly nicknamed employees ( Handbrake, Flush, Tubelight and Handcream) hired for two investigations.
The Dollhouse Murders
by Betty Ren Wright
Middle Grade read. So-so. Can you spell , meh? I don't think many of my students would be intrigued, but just in case, I listened to the very end.