Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
Most people think that young Blair Stanley has a wild imagination. So when he starts talking about a huge dog that visits him at night, his older brother, David, doesn't pay any attention. Besides, David has other things to worry about, like avoiding the school bully and steering clear of the escaped convicts hiding in the neighborhood.
When David discovers that Nightmare, Blair's dog, is very real after all, he helps Blair and his sisters break the family's "no pets" rule. Their plan to hide Nightmare works until the dog disappears, and Blair goes off to find him. David knows no six-year-old kid should wander around the woods alone, but there's an added danger. What if the convicts are out there, too, and find Blair before David can?
"Eminently readable, this will delight Snyder's fans and earn her new ones."—School Library Journal
"The family mix continues to work its charm. . . ."—Kirkus Reviews
"A strong effort with the right blend of homey family details and page-turning adventure. . . ."—Booklist
"Blair's Nightmare is the third book about the Stanley family. . . . There is enough mystery to keep the reader turning the pages and enough realism to illustrate the theme."—The New York Times Book Review