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Author: E.J. Gore

Taya Bayliss – Dog Sitter

Taya Bayliss – Dog Sitter

Eleven year old Taya Bayliss volunteers to dog sit the mischievous Minette for the summer holidays. Minette's sneaky habits bring a spate of thefts in the neighbourhood to Taya's notice. She and her friend, Chris, find themselves in some tricky and dangerous situations as they try to find out who the thief is. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker

Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker

This is the third book in the Taya Bayliss series of mid-grade mystery/adventures from author E. J. Gore. The Bayliss family are on the move again, this time to Narralong, home of the famous Splinter Island Bird Sanctuary. Taya's father is there to investigate a change in the breeding habits of the native birds, or so he says. A recurring dream, a series of lies and the discovery of a body on the beach lead Taya to suspect that her father is involved in something far more serious. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Tree Hugger

Taya Bayliss – Tree Hugger

This is the fifth in the collection of Taya Bayliss mysteries for young readers aged 8-12 years. Taya and her best friend, Chris, become environmental warriors when they set out to help Professor Monahan save a beautiful stretch of riverfront land from money-hungry property developers. Taya doesn't think she believes in ghosts, but there is something very creepy about the whole situation. Will the big woolly dog, Minette, be a help or a hindrance as the children search for a precious document that will block the development?

Do you believe in ghosts? More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Snake Charmer

Taya Bayliss – Snake Charmer

This is the fourth in the collection of Taya Bayliss mysteries for young readers.

A weekend spent at the Comino farm turns out to be far more scary than Taya has expected. While planning a joint birthday party, she and her friend, Chris, find some interesting items in the attic, including a carpet python. Snakes are definitely not Taya's favourite creatures.

Taya thinks one of the items she has found could prove the innocence of Uncle George Comino who is in jail for theft. Her persistence annoys Chris, but the hint of a mystery is irresistible for Taya.

If George did't take the ruby cross, who did?

Who is Bryan?

Where is the cross now?

In the spirit of Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five', Taya and Chris use their quick wits and keen observational skills to put the clues together. Taya has to face one of her greatest fears before this mystery is solved. Could you charm a snake? More info →
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GummShoes: Mission #1: The Nobbled

GummShoes: Mission #1: The Nobbled

Do you know someone who is a scared, teased, isolated, needy kid that everyone rejects? Frankie Gumm and Oliver Mollison do - and they make it their mission to help these kids hold their heads up high. In Mission #1, the GummShoes set out to investigate why the school's top athlete has been prevented from playing in the soccer league matches for three weeks in a row. More info →
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