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Author/Title

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Aveyard, Victoria.   King’s Cage

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country--and his prisoner. (Red Queen: book 3)

2017

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Bell, Jennifer.   The Crooked Sixpence

Ivy Sparrow and her big brother Seb discover a city beneath London where ordinary objects have magical powers. (The Uncommoners: book 1)

2017

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Bouwman, H. M.   A Crack in the Sea

Pip, a young boy who can speak to fish, and his sister Kinchen set off on a great adventure, joined by twins with magical powers, refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam, and some helpful sea monsters.

2017

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Brody, Jessica.   Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up

Seventh grader Addie Bell can't wait to grow up. Her parents won't let her have her own phone, she doesn't have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn't at all interested in makeup or boys. Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie makes a wish on a magic jewelry box to be sixteen . . . and wakes up to find her entire life has been fast-forwarded four years!

2017

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Chupeco, Rin.   The Bone Witch

Tea's gift for death magic means that she is a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community, but when an older bone witch trains her to become an asha--one who can wield elemental magic--Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice in the face of danger as dark forces approach.

2017

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Gale, Eric Kahn.   The Wizard’s Dog

When his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped, there is nothing Nosewise the dog will not do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms, or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone.

2017

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Garber, Stephanie.   Caraval

Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer.

 

2017

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Graff, Keir.   The Matchstick Castle

Eleven-year-old Brian's summer turns out a lot less boring than expected when he encounters a huge, wacky house in the forest and befriends the eccentric family that lives there.

2017

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McMann, Lisa.   Dragon Captives

Magical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have spent their entire lives wishing for an adventure. When a dragon shows up claiming that his family is being kept as slaves in their homeland, the twins sneak off to the land of the dragons to help them. (The Unwanted Quests: book 1)

2017

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Mull, Brandon.   Dragonwatch

Because Dragonwatch, an ancient group of wizards, enchantresses, and dragon slayers, is crumbling, an uprising of dragons threatens to destroy the magical preserves as well as overrun the non-magical world.(Sequel to Fablehaven/Dragonwatch: book 1)

2017

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Turschaninoff, Maria.   Maresi

As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey. (The Red Abbey Chronicles: book 1)

2017

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Roth, Veronica.   Carve the Mark

Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others' control before they become unlikely survival partners. (Carve the Mark: book 1)

2017

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Anders, Lou.   Skyborn

Thianna and Karn’s quest to retrieve the Horn of Osius takes them to Thica, where the two heroes try to overthrow the queens by beating them at their own game. (Thrones & Bones: Book 3)

2016

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Armstrong, Kelley.   Forest of Ruin

Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, Moria allies with Gavril, while Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favor. (Age of Legends Trilogy: Book 3)

2016

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Auxier, Jonathan.   Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard
Twelve-year-old Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.

2016

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Bardugo, Leigh.   Crooked Kingdom

Kaz and his crew find their loyalties tested after pulling off an impossible heist and are forced to fight for their lives when powerful enemies descend on Ketterdam in pursuit of knowledge about a dangerous drug. (Sequel to Six of Crows Duology: Book 2)

2016

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Barnhill, Kelly.   The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and deliver them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

2016

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Beatty, Robert.    Serafina and the Twisted Staff

In 1899, when an evil threatens all the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains, twelve-year-old Serafina, rat catcher for the Biltmore estate and the daughter of a shapeshifting mountain lion, must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that awaits her. (Sequel to Serafina and the Black Clock)

2016

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Beil, Michael D.   A New Recruit

After witnessing a bank robbery, Andy is recruited by a secret organization that finds and eliminates evil.

2016

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Black, Holly.   The Bronze Key

Things have been better for Callum Hunt since the evil Constantine Madden was "officially" destroyed, even his relations with his father have improved, so he is happy to get back to the Magisterium for his Bronze Year to continue his magical studies--but when one of the students is murdered, Call and his friends, Tamara and Aaron, must track down the killer, without revealing the fact that Call is Madden reborn. (Magisterium: Book 3)

2016

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Booth, Molly.   Saving Hamlet

Fifteen-year-old Emma is acting as stage manager for her school's production of Hamlet when she finds herself transported to the original staging of Hamlet in Shakespearean England.

2016

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Chee, Traci.   The Reader

Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered. (Sea of Ink and Gold: Book 1)

2016

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Chima, Cinda Williams.   Flamecaster

Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the king, Ash, a gifted healer, and Jenna, a girl abandoned at birth, find themselves on the run from the King's Guard. (A Shattered Realms Novel: Book 1)

2016

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Colfer, Chris.   An Author’s Odyssey

Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories. When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. (The Land of Stories: Book 5)

2016

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Crowl, M. Tara.   Eden’s Escape

After escaping her enchanted lamp, Eden begins a new life in Manhattan, but the rebellious twelve-year-old genie only gets a taste of the city's wonders before she is whisked away for a wish granting. (Eden of the Lamp: Book 2)

2016

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Cushman, Karen.   Grayling’s Song

In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell.

2016

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Dashner, James.   The Fever Code

Before the trials, WICKED found Thomas, the perfect boy, to help them build the Maze and find the cure for the Flare, a disease that plagues the world. But the truth of what is really going on is a secret and Thomas must uncover it before time runs out. (Maze Runner: Book 5, Prequel)

2016

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Davis, Kent.   The Changer’s Key

Training to become a soldier in a prophesied war, Ruby Teach endures experiments by army scientists who believe her blood holds the key to victory, while Captain Teach and her motley friends embark on a daring effort to rescue her. (A Riddle in Ruby: Book 2)

2016

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Egan, Catherine.   Julia Vanishes

Possessing an ability to hide on the edge of perception, Julia conceals her talents in a city where magic is banned and poses as a grand lady's housemaid alongside an eccentric band of fellow housemates who have ties to a powerful killer.

2016

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Farrey, Brian.   The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse

A princess and a peasant girl, who hides a sorrow in a town where everyone lives with unending joy, embark on a dangerous quest to outwit a centuries-old warning foretelling the fall of the Monarchy.

2016

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Foxlee, Karen.   A Most Magical Girl

When Annabel's mother abruptly leaves her with her two mysterious aunts, she is thrust into a magical side of Victorian London she never knew existed and discovers that she is the key to saving it from an evil wizard bent on destroying all good magic.

2016

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Gayton, Sam.   Hercufleas

A flea becomes a giant-slayer, proving that mighty heroes can come in small packages.

2016

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George, Jessica Day.   Fridays with the Wizards

When the dangerous ancient wizard Arkwright escapes the dungeon and goes missing within the Castle, Princess Celie must find the wizard and save her family.

2016

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Gidwitz, Adam.   The Inquisitor’s Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution. (Newbery Honor Award 2017)

2016

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Graff, Lisa.   A Clatter of Jars

Children with magical Talents attend a summer camp, where nothing is what it seems. (Companion to A Tangle of Knots)

2016

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Grey, Jacob.   The Swarm Descends

When the evil Mother of Flies emerges from the defeat of the Spinning Man and begins searching for the last vital piece of Blackstone's legacy, Caw, the last survivor of his line, teams up with his friend Lydia and loyal crow allies to protect their city. (Ferals: Book 2)

2016

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Grey, Jacob.   The White Widow’s Revenge

The thrilling conclusion to Ferals, a fantasy trilogy that's part Batman, part The Graveyard Book, and all high-stakes adventure. Caw has defeated the dreaded Spinning Man and vanquished the Mother of Flies. But a new feral has appeared--one who intends to uphold the Spinning Man's dark legacy. (Ferals: Book 3)

2016

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Grove, S E.   The Crimson Skew

In a world transformed by 1799's Great Disruption--when all of the continents were flung into different time periods, Sophia Tim’s journeys home to Boston, anticipating her reunion with Theo, but he has been conscripted to fight in the Western War, Prime Minister Broadgirldle's twisted vision of Manifest Destiny. (Mapmakers: Book 3)

2016

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Hamilton, Alwyn.   Rebel of the Sands

Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she's counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan's army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji...and herself. (Rebel of the Sands: Book 1)

2016

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Headley, Maria Dahvana.   Aerie: a Magonia novel

The tale that began in Magonia finds Aza returning to Earth only to be called back to her sky kingdom, where she must fight for both the survival of humanity and her love for her best friend, Jason. (Sequel to Magonia)

2016

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Heilig, Heidi.   The Girl from Everywhere

Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's pirate ship, but when he gambles with her very existence, it all may come to an end.

2016

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Henry, Emily.   The Love that Split the World

At the beginning of her last summer in Kentucky before leaving for college, Natalie is once again visited by the apparition she calls "Grandmother" and meets a new boy, Beau, who changes her life.

2016

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Imfeld, Robert.   A Guide to the Other Side

Thirteen-year-old Baylor Bosco does not like ghosts, but as a medium he sees them--including his twin sister Kristina--everywhere but Kristina disappears after a strange ghost shows up and Baylor must try to find her on his own. (Beyond Baylor: book 1)

2016

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Johnston, E. K.   Ahsoka

Struggling to find her place after the devastating events of Order 66, Jedi apprentice Ahsoka's resolve to fight the Empire leads her to Bail Organa and the Rebel Alliance.

2016

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Lackey, Mercedes.   Elite

While fighting monsters that break through the barriers surrounding Apex City, Joy and her pack of magical hounds begin finding dead Psimons, and reporting the incidents only causes more trouble. (Hunter: Book 2)

2016

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Lin, Grace.   When the Sea Turned to Silver

Pinmei, a storyteller's granddaughter, must find the Luminous Stone that lights the night to rescue her grandmother, who has been kidnapped by the Tiger Emperor. (Companion book to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon)

2016

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Maas, Sarah.   Empire of Storms

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. (Throne of Glass: Book 5)

2016

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Mafi, Tahereh.   Furthermore

Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities.

2016

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Marsh, Katherine.   The Door by the Staircase

Happy to be adopted at last, twelve-year-old orphan Mary Hayes soon learns a terrifying secret about her new mother, the mysterious Madame Z.

2016

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May, Elizabeth.   The Vanishing Throne

Aileana Kameron is the Falconer, born to hunt and slay the faeries who prey on mankind--but now, in 1847, the great battle is past, Edinburgh lies in ruins, and Aileana is a prisoner of the Fae prince Lonnrach, whose sister murdered her mother, and somehow she must find a way to escape, before he can steal her memories. The Vanishing Throne is a thrilling sequel to The Falconer. (The Falconer Trilogy: Book 2)

2016

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McMann, Lisa.   Going Wild

Discovering a mysterious bracelet after moving to Arizona, Charlie Wilde finds that she has developed superhuman abilities and speed and teams up with new friends to discover what is happening to her and how to control her powers. (Going Wild: Book 1)

2016

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Messenger, Shannon.   Lodestar

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities--but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.
The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she's warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key--if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world's underbelly and the Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her. (Keeper of the Lost Cities: book 5)

2016

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Messner, Kate.   The Seventh Wish

Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing...in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom.

2016

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Milford, Kate.   The Left-Handed Fate

A quest story to find the three pieces of a magical engine which can either win the War of 1812...or stop it altogether.

2016

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Mull, Brandon.   Death Weavers

Still separated from his power, Cole must cross to the echolands and rely on his instincts to help rescue his friends. With enemies closing in, Cole risks losing everything to find the one thing that might save them. (Five Kingdoms: Book 4)

2016

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Myracle, Lauren.   Wishing Day

Three sisters in the town of Willow Hill participate in a fabled tradition of making three wishes and find out what they really want only after their wishes come true.

2016

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Napoli, Donna Jo.   Hush: an Irish princess’ tale

Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.

2016

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Nielsen, Jennifer A.   The Scourge

When the lethal plague known as the Scourge returns to Keldan the victims are sent to Attic Island, and Ani Mells of the River People is among them--but Ani does not feel sick, and with the help of her best friend, Weevil, she sets out to uncover the truth of what is happening, and expose the lies the people of Keldan have been told.

2016

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Park, Linda Sue.   Forest of Wonders

When Raffa makes a cure from a rare crimson vine he finds deep in the forbidden forest, the bat he saves transforms into something much more. (Wing & Claw: Book 1)

2016

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Patterson, James.   Word of Mouse

The illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships he makes along the way.

2016

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Porter, Sarah.   Vassa in the Night

After being sent out to buy lightbulbs from Babs Yagg, the convenience store owner and witch, Yassa decides to try to break the witch's spell on her Brooklyn neighborhood, with help from Erg, a tough-talking wooden doll.

2016

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Riordan, Rick.   Demigods & Magicians

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time in this short story collection.

2016

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Riordan, Rick.   The Hammer of Thor
When the god of thunder's hammer goes missing, Magnus Chase and his friends are tasked with retrieving it before an onslaught of giants attacks the mortal world. (Sequel to Sword of Summer)

2016

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Riordan, Rick.   The Hidden Oracle

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor. (The Trials of Apollo: Book 1)

2016

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Ross, Joel N.   The Lost Compass

Thirteen-year-old tetherboy Chess and his crew may have escaped the slums, but they cannot escape the Fog. When they retreat to the mountaintop sanctuary of Port Oro, they discover that the deadly white mist will soon swallow the entire city. Will the slum kids be able to save Port Oro, or will they run out of time? (Sequel to the Fog Diver)

2016

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Schwab, Victoria.   This Savage Song

As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met. A Romeo and Juliet-esque fantasy about the difference between good and evil and the blurry gray area in between.

 

2016

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Sherman, Delia.   The Evil Wizard Smallbone

After running away from an abusive home, Nick becomes the apprentice to wizard Zachariah Smallbone, the owner of a bookstore whose snarky books teach Nick the magic he will need to defeat Smallbone's nemesis, werewolf Fidelou.

2016

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Shepherd, Megan.   The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

A girl living in a children's hospital during WWII discovers that a winged horse has entered her world and needs her help.

2016

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Smith, Ronald L.   The Mesmerist

Thirteen-year-old Jess and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists--until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London's supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners.

2016

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Stewart, Trenton.   The Secret Keepers

When twelve-year-old Reuben finds a peculiar, magical watch that has the power to turn its wearer invisible, he's propelled on the adventure of a lifetime.

2016

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Stiefvater, Maggie.   The Raven Kings

Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. (The Raven Cycle: Book 4)

2016

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Tahir, Sabaa.   A Torch Against the Night

Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia's brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison, a mission that is complicated by hunting Empire soldiers, the manipulations of the Commandant, and lingering ghosts from their pasts. (Sequel to An Ember in the Ashes)

2016

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Towler, Grayson.   The Dragon Waking

For thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher, having a friend who is really a dragon and can perform magic, change shape, and fly her away from the predictability of small-town life feels like a dream come true. But secrets have a price, and the more Rose learns about her friend Jade and the world of dragons, the more dangerous her life becomes.

2016

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Vegas, Peter.   The Iron Tomb

Following the various clues his uncle left behind, using the same knowledge of Ancient Egyptian history, culture, and religion he once hated, Sam makes his way across Egypt, trying to solve the mystery of his uncle's disappearance and, eventually, the secret of the Iron Tomb. (Pyramid Hunters: Book 1)

2016

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West, Hannah.   Kingdom of Ash and Briars

Sixteen-year-old Bristal discovers she is a shapeshifter, one of three remaining elicromancers tasked with guarding the realm of Nissera against dark magic while manipulating three royal families to promote peace.

2016

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Westerfeld. Scott.   Swarm

As they celebrate the opening of their underground nightclub, the Zeroes, six teenagers with unique abilities, learn about the sinister power of Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill--and who loves killing Zeroes. (Zeroes: Book 2)

2016

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Applegate, Katherine.   Crenshaw

A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

2015

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Armstrong, Kelley.   Empire of Night

Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire. (Age of Legends Trilogy: Book 2)

2015

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Bardugo, Leigh.   Six of Crows

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first. (Six of Crows Duology: Book 1)

2015

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Crowl, M. Tara.   Eden’s Wish

Eden has spent her twelve years in luxury in an antique oil lamp but hates being a genie, so she jumps at the chance to go to Earth and revels in its pleasures until she gets caught up in a centuries-old conflict between powerful immortals, placing her mortal friends, Tyler and Sasha, at risk. (Eden of the Lamp: Book 1)

2015

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Davis, Kent.   A Riddle in Ruby

In an era called The Chemystral Age, magically augmented alchemy and chemistry have thrust an alternate version of eighteenth-century colonial America forward into industrialization. Thirteen-year-old Ruby is a smuggler's daughter and picklock prodigy, and she and her mostly faithful servant, Cram, navigate a world filled with cobalt gearbeasts, alchemical automatons, and devilish secret societies. (A Riddle in Ruby: book 1)

2015

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Grabenstein, Chris.   The Island of Dr. Libris

A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.

2015

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Grey, Jacob.   The Crow Talker

In a city ravaged by crime and corruption, 13-year-old orphan Caw's only friends are the murder of crows he has lived with since his parents flung him from their house aged only five... (Ferals: Book 1)

2015

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Headley, Maria Dahvana.   Magonia

Aza Ray Boyle's life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she is swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.

2015

Levine, Gail Carson.   Fairest

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.

2015

 

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Maas, Sarah.   Queen of Shadows: a Throne of Glass novel

Embracing her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen, Celaena returns to the empire to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past. (Throne of Glass: Book 4)

2015

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Messner, Kate.   All the Answers

Twelve-year-old Ava finds an old pencil in her family's junk drawer and discovers, during a math test, that it will answer factual questions, so she and her best friend Sophie have a great time--and Ava grows in self-confidence--until the pencil reveals a truth about her family that Ava would rather not know.

2015

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Riggs, Ransom.   Library of Souls

With a madman on the loose and Miss Peregrine in peril, Peculiar Children Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom stage rescue missions, meet new allies, and face great dangers. (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: Book 3)

2015

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Ross, Joel N.   The Fog Diver

In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E.

2015

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Segel, Jason.   Nightmares!: the sleepwalker tonic

Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must find out why their neighboring town has become overrun with sleepwalkers before what's going around reaches them and it's too late.

2015

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Westerfeld, Scott.   Zeroes

Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis. (Zeroes: Book 1)

2015

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Yardi, Robin.   The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

Mateo, a Mexican-American fourth grader from California, spots two skunks stealing his sister's trike. He launches a crusade to retrieve the trike and soon learns that the skunks are not only thieves---they can talk, too!

2015

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Barnhill, Kelly.   The Witch’s Boy

When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

2014

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Dowding, Philippa.   Jake and the Giant Hand: weird stories gone wrong

“When Jake returns to his grandfather's farm, his grandfather acts differently, the place is full of flies, and his friend Kate tells him about a giant rotting hand found years before on a nearby farm--which might be his grandfather's.”…Baker & Taylor (Weird Stories Gone Wrong Series: Book 1) (Paperback Collection)

2014

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Jensen, Marion.   Almost Super

Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.

2014

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Maas, Sarah J.   The Assassin’s Blade: the Throne of Glass novellas

In these five prequel novellas to "Throne of Glass," feared assassin Celaena embarks on daring missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny.

2014

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Maas, Sarah.   Heir of Fire

Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. (Throne of Glass: book 3)

2014

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Perkins, Lynn Rae.    Nuts to You

After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.

2014

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Preus, Margi.   West of the Moon

In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goat herder, dreams of joining her father in America.

2014

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Riggs, Ransom.   Hollow City

In 1940, Jacob and his new friends escape from Miss Peregrine's island and travel to London where they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: Book 2)

2014

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Torday, Piers.   The Last Wild

Feeling barely alive in a world where all animals are endangered, Kester Jaynes, a voiceless inmate in a home for troubled children, discovers that he can communicate with bird and cockroach rescuers that he endeavors to save from extinction.

2014

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Yolen, Jane.   Centaur Rising

In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur is born and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.

2014

 

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Armstrong, K. L. & M. A. Marr.   Loki’s Wolves

Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendants of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendants of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world. (The Blackwell Pages:  Book 1)

2013

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DiCamillo, Kate.   Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic FloraBelle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

 

2013

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Hahn, Rebecca.   A Creature of Moonlight

Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with the father she has never known--a wild dragon.

2013

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Ibbotson, Eva.   The Abominables

A century after a yeti captures Lady Agatha Farlingham and takes her to a hidden valley to raise his motherless children, tourism threatens their peaceful existence and young Con and Ellen take these educated and civilized yetis across Europe to Lady Agatha's home in England.

2013

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Maas, Sarah.   Crown of Midnight: a Throne of Glass novel

As the royal assassin to an evil king, eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien must decide what she will fight for--survival, love, or the future of a kingdom. (Throne of Glass: Book 2)

2013

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Mull, Brandon.   Wild Born

As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts--a bond that gives great powers to all of them. (Spirit Animals: book 1)

 

2013

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Shurtliff, Liesl.   Rump: the true story of Rumpelstiltskin

Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.

2013

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Sutherland, Tui T.    The Menagerie

Filled with unicorns, dragons, phoenixes, and other fairy tale creatures, the Menagerie is a highly guarded secret facility in the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming. At least, it was a secret--until six griffin cubs escaped. If Logan and Zoe don't get the cubs back fast, the entire Menagerie will be shut down. The race is on and the resulting adventure is only the beginning of a thrilling series that will leave readers wanting a magical menagerie of their very own. (The Menagerie: Book 1)

2013

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Ursu, Anne.   The Real Boy

"A shy boy named Oscar who works as the hand to a powerful magic w orker becomes the only person who can save his village from an evil monster"--

2013

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Webb, Holly.   Rose

While others at St. Bridget's Home for Abandoned Girls dream of adoption, Rose wants only a job and independence until she is hired as maid to Mr. Fountain, an alchemist, and realizes that she, like his grand residence, is filled with magic.

 

2013

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Alexander, William.   Goblin Secrets

Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays.

2012

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Applegate, Katherine.   The One and Only Ivan

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

2012

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Carey, Janet Lee.   Dragonswood
In AD 1192 on Wilde Island, Tess, the daughter of a cruel blacksmith, is accused of witchcraft and must flee, but when she meets a handsome and enigmatic warden of Dragonswood who offers her shelter, she does not realize that he too harbors a secret that may finally bring about peace among the races of dragon, human, and fairy. (Sequel to Dragon’s Keep)

2012

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Carman, Patrick.   3 Below

Having explored every part of the fantastical Whippet Hotel, Leo discovers that it hides even more amazing secrets beneath its foundation, in an adventure that puts the hotel's fate in Leo's hands. (Floors: Book 2)

2012

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Cashore, Kristin.   Bitterblue

Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, Queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities. (Graceling Realm: Book 3)

2012

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Colfer, Chris.   The Land of Stories: the wishing spell

"Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about"—(The Land of Stories: Book 1)

2012

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Funke, Cornelia.   Ghost Knight
Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral’s boarding school. Includes historical notes.

2012

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Hunter, Erin.   The Empty City

"In the aftermath of the Big Growl the destroyed his city, a Lone Dog named Lucky must find a way to work with other dogs in order to survive in this frightening new world"—(Survivors: Book 1)

 

2012

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Loftin, Nikki.   The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy

In this twist on "Hansel and Gretel," two middle schoolers find themselves in a new charter school filled with a mysterious abundance of food at mealtimes and sinister teachers up to no good. (Paperback Collection)

2012

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Maas, Sarah.   Throne of Glass

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. (Throne of Glass: Book 1)

2012

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Oliver, Lauren.   The Spindlers

Accompanied by an eccentric, human-sized rat, Liza embarks on a perilous quest through an underground realm to save her brother Patrick, whose soul has been stolen by the evilest of creatures--the spider-like spindlers.

2012

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Potter, Ellen.   The Humming Room

Twelve-year-old orphan Roo Fanshaw is sent to live with an uncle she never knew in a largely uninhabited mansion on Cough Rock Island and discovers a wild river boy, an invalid cousin, and the mysteries of a hidden garden.

2012

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Schlitz, Laura Amy.   Splendors and Glooms

When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.

2012

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Schmidt, Gary D.   What Came From the Stars

In a desperate attempt for survival, a peaceful civilization on a faraway planet besieged by a dark lord sends its most precious gift across the cosmos into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

 

2012

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Shelton, Dave.   A Boy and a Bear in a Boat

A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele, for a short trip but soon their boat encounters "unforeseeable anomalies," strange storms, a terrifying sea monster, and the rank remains of The Very Last Sandwich.

2012

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Stiefvater, Maggie.   The Raven Boys

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

2012

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Stone, Jeff.   Phoenix

"When their home is robbed, thirteen-year-old Phoenix Collins, an up and coming amateur dirt-bike racer, discovers a shocking mystery about his grandfather, and Phoenix must travel to China and then to Texas to find some answers"—(The Five Ancestors: Out of the Ashes: Book 1)

2012

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Auxier, Jonathan.   Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes: a story

Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime. (A Peter Nimble Adventure)

2011

Barnhill, Kelly.   The Mostly True Story of Jack

Jack is practically invisible at home, but when his parents send him to Hazelwood, Iowa, to spend a summer with his odd aunt and uncle, he suddenly makes friends, is beaten up by the town bully, and is plotted against by the richest man in town.

2011

Booraem, Ellen.   Small Persons with Wings
When Mellie Turpin's grandfather dies and leaves her family his run-down inn and bar, she learns that for generations her family members have been fairy guardians, and now that the fairies want an important ring returned, the Turpins become involved in a series of magical adventures as they try to locate the missing ring.

2011

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Carman, Patrick.   Floors

Ten-year-old Leo's future and the fate of the extraordinary Whippet Hotel, where his father is the maintenance man, are at stake when a series of cryptic boxes leads Leo to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. (Floors: Book 1)

2011

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Cowing, Sue.   You Will Call Me Drog
Unless eleven-year-old Parker can find a way to remove the sinister puppet that refuses to leave his hand, he will wind up in military school or worse but first he must stand up for himself to his best friend Wren, his mother, and his nearly-absent father.

2011

Dixon, Heather.   Entwined

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join The Keeper, who is trapped in a magic passageway, in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish.

2011

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Doyle, Roddy.   Greyhound of a Girl

"Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky twelve-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying. But Gran can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure"—

2011

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Epstein, Adam Jay & Andrew Jacobson.   Secrets of the Crown

When human magic is destroyed, familiars Aldwyn the cat, Skylar the blue jay, and Gilbert the tree frog set out without their wizards to seek the Crown of the Snow Leopard, the only object that can save the kingdom of Vastia from the evil hare Paksahara. (The Familiars: Book 2)

2011

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Evans, Lissa.   Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms: magic, mystery & a very strange adventure

Moving away from everything familiar to live in a new house, ten-year-old Stuart Horten reluctantly befriends the annoying triplets next door and is swept up in a magical quest to find his great-uncle Tony, a famous magician who disappeared along with his fantastical workshop.

2011

Flanagan, John.   The Outcasts

Hal, who does not fit into Skandian society, ends up in a brotherband, a group of boys learning the skills that they need to become warriors, with other outcasts, and they compete with other brotherbands in a series of challenges. (Brotherband Chronicles: Book 1)

2011

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Kirby, Matthew J.   Icefall

Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

2011

Meloy, Colin.   Wildwood

When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest at the edge of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants. (The Wildwood Chronicles: Book 1)

2011

Moran, Katy.   Bloodline Rising

Cai, a thief in seventh-century Constantinople, finds himself held captive on a trading ship bound for Britain--the home his father, a ruthless barbarian assassin, fled long ago--where he discovers that his Anglish captors know more about the secrets of his family than he does.

2011

Mull, Brandon.   A World Without Heroes

Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.  (Beyonders Series: Book 1)

2011

O’Neal, Eilis.   The False Princess

For sixteen years, Nalia has been raised as the princess of Thorvaldor, but one day she learns that her real name is Sinda and that she is part of a complicated plot that would change the future of her country forever.

2011

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Okorafor, Nnedi.   Akata Witch

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

2011

Oliver, Lauren.   Liesl & Po

A mix-up involving the greatest magic in the world has tremendous consequences for Liesl, an orphan who has been locked in an attic, Will, an alchemist's runaway apprentice, and Po, a ghost, as they are pursued by friend and foe while making an important journey.

2011

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Peck, Richard.   Secrets at Sea

In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.

2011

Stanley, Diane.   The Silver Bowl

From the age of seven when she became scullery maid in a castle, Molly has seen visions of the future which, years later, lead her and friend Tobias on an adventure to keep Alaric, the heir to the throne, safe from a curse.

2011

Stiefvater, Maggie.   The Scorpio Races

“Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.”…Baker & Taylor

2011

Van Allsburg, Chris.   The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: fourteen amazing authors tell the tales

“Best-selling storytellers share tales inspired by the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, in a volume that includes contributions by such writers as Kate DiCamillo, Stephen King and Jon Scieszka.” … Baker & Taylor (Short Stories Collection)

2011

Voigt, Cynthia.   Young Fredle

Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

2011

Appelt, Kathi.   Keeper

On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.

2010

Berry, Julie.   Secondhand Charm

On her journey to the royal university to become a doctor, fifteen-year-old Evie, wearing potent gypsy charms, learns of her monstrous inheritance.

2010

Bolger, Kevin.   Zombiekins

Stanley Nudelman buys a weird stuffed animal at the yard sale of a woman rumored to be a witch, and soon he and his friend Miranda are trying to save their schoolmates from becoming zombies.

2010

Bow, Erin.   Plain Kate

Plain Kate's odd appearance and expertise as a woodcarver cause some to think her a witch, but friendship with a talking cat and, later, with humans help her to survive and even thrive in a world of magic, charms, and fear.

2010

Buckley, Michael.   NERDS 2!: M is for Mama’s Boy

Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillian Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother. (NERDS Series: Book 2)

2010

Buckley, Michael.   The Sisters Grimm, Book Eight: the inside story

As the fairytale detectives race through the Book of Everafter searching for their baby brother, they encounter various characters including the Editor and his army of Revisers, who threaten the children with dire consequences if they continue to change the stories.

2010

Collins, Tim.   Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire: because the undead have feelings too!

Nigel Mullet, a 100-year-old vampire doomed to spend eternity in the body of a socially awkward fifteen-year-old boy, records his attempts to impress the love of his life, Chloe, while battling an embarrassingly overwhelming desire to sink his fangs into her.

2010

Cypess, Leah.   Mistwood

Brought back from the Mistwood to protect the royal family, a girl who has no memory of being a shape-shifter encounters political and magical intrigue as she struggles with her growing feelings for the prince.

2010

Epstein, Adam Jay & Andrew Jacobson.   The Familiars

When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow "familiars," a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other wizards.

2010

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Flanagan, John.   The Emperor of Nihon-ja

In a faraway land, a young warrior must protect an emperor from an uprising and train an inexperienced army, with assistance from his Ranger friends. (Ranger’s Apprentice Series: Book 10)

2010

Gidwitz, Adam.   A Tale Dark and Grimm

Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.

2010

Hawkins, Rachel.   Hex Hall

Witch Sophie Mercer, having been sent to a reform school by her father after a prom night spell went horribly wrong, learns her roommate, who is the only vampire on campus, is the suspect in a series of attacks on students and sets out to find the real culprit.

2010

Jones, Diana Wynne.   Enchanted Glass

After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intruding on their lives.

2010

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Kehret, Peg.   Ghost Dog Secrets
Sixth-grader Rusty, determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in frigid weather, calls animal control, then takes matters into his own hands, aided by his best friend and a ghost collie that leads Rusty to an even deeper secret.

2010

O’Brien, Caragh M.   Birthmarked

When her midwife mother is forcibly taken away by the very people she serves, sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone starts to question the role of the Enclave and whether it deserves the loyalty her family has so faithfully given.

2010

Pinkwater, Daniel.   Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl

Big Audrey, who has cat-like whiskers, and her telepathic friend Molly set out on a journey to find out why flying saucers are landing behind the old stone barn in Poughkeepsie, New York, and, more importantly, to determine whether another cat-whiskered girl really exists.

2010

Potter, Ellen.   The Kneebone Boy
Otto, Lucia, and Max Hardscrabble, whose mother has been missing for many years, have unexpected and illuminating adventures in the village of Snoring-by-the-Sea after their father, who paints portraits of deposed monarchs, goes away on a business trip.

2010

Riordan, Rick.   The Lost Hero

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself. (Heroes of Olympus: Book 1)

2010

Riordan, Rick.   The Red Pyramid

Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him. (The Kane Chronicles: Book 1)

2010

Roberts, Laura Peyton.   Green

Abducted by leprechauns on her thirteenth birthday, Lilybet Green learns that there is more to her family tree--and to her bond with her late grandmother--than she ever imagined.

2010

Shulman, Polly.   The Grimm Legacy

New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.

2010

Toft, Di.   Wolven

Twelve-year-old Nat, with help from family, friends, and his "pet" Woody, a wolf that turns into a boy, must face werewolves that have been altered as part of a dastardly plan.

2010

Van Cleve, Kathleen.   Drizzle

When a drought threatens her family's magical rhubarb farm, eleven-year-old Polly tries to find a way to make it rain again.

2010

Williams, Allen.   The Witches’ Kitchen

When Toad wakes up dangling over a bubbling witches' cauldron with no memory of her former life, she just manages to escape and, with the help of an imp, a fairy, and some other friends, she sets out to discover her identity.

2010

Wood, Maryrose.   The Mysterious Howling

Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball. 

2010

Berry, Julie.   The Amaranth Enchantment 

Orphaned at age five, Lucinda, now fifteen, stands with courage against the man who took everything from her, aided by a thief, a clever goat, and a mysterious woman called the Witch of Amaranth, while the prince she knew as a child prepares to marry, unaware that he, too, is in danger.

2009

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Buckley, Michael.   NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world. (NERDS Series: Book 1)

2009

Buckley, Michael.   The Everafter War

After their parents awake from a sleeping spell, Daphne and Sabrina become

caught in the middle of a war between the Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's

Everafter army and learn a shocking secret about a deadly enemy.  (Sisters Grimm: Book 7)

2009

Cashore, Kristin.   Fire: a novel

In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world.

2009

Chima, Cinda Williams.   The Demon King: a Seven Realms novel

Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court. (Book 1)

2009

Cooper, Michelle.   A Brief History of Montmaray

On her sixteenth birthday in 1936, Sophia begins a diary of life in her island country off the coast of Spain, where she is among the last descendants of an impoverished royal family trying to hold their nation together on the eve of the second World War.

2009

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Cross, Sarah.   Dull Boy

Avery, a teenaged boy with frightening super powers that he is trying to hide, discovers other teenagers who also have strange powers and who are being sought by the icy and seductive Cherchette, but they do not know what she wants with them.

2009

George, Jessica Day.   Princess of the Midnight Ball

A retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who wear out their shoes dancing every night, and of Galen, a former soldier now working in the king's gardens, who follows them in hopes of breaking the curse.

2009

Harrison, Michelle.   13 Treasures

Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.

2009

Lin, Grace.   Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon that cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

2009

Scott, Michael.   The Sorceress

While armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle Flamel, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman accompany the Alchemist to England to seek Gilgamesh.  (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series)

2009

Smith, Roland.   Tentacles

After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, Marty and Grace go to live with their scientist uncle and accompany him on, what soon becomes an increasingly dangerous expedition to New Zealand to track a giant squid. (Sequel to Cryptid Hunters)

2009

Snyder, Laurel.   Any Which Wall

In the middle of an Iowa cornfield, four children find a magic wall that enables them to travel through time and space.

2009

Spratt, R.A.   The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate.

2009

Taylor, Laini.   Silksinger

While journeying by dragonfly caravan over the Sayash Mountains, warrior-faerie Whisper Silksinger, hunted by devils, meets a young mercenary with an ancient scimitar and secrets of his own.  (Faeries of Dreamdark series: Book 2)

2009

Zahler, Diane.   The Thirteenth Princess

Zita, cast aside by her father and raised as a kitchen maid, learns when she is nearly twelve that she is a princess and that her twelve sisters love her, and so when she discovers they are victims of an evil enchantment, she desperately tries to save them. Inspired by the Grimm fairy tale, "The twelve dancing princesses."

2009

Appelt, Kathi.   The Underneath

An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free. Newbery Honor Book 2009.

2008

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Basye, Dale E.   Heck: where the bad kids go

When timid Milton and his older, scofflaw sister Marlo die in a marshmallow bear explosion at Grizzly Mall, they are sent to Heck, an otherworldly reform school from which they are determined to escape. (Heck Series: Book 1)

2008

Bosch, Pseudonymous.   If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

Cass and Max-Ernest discover the Museum of Magic, unscramble more coded messages, and solve new mysteries in their attempt to thwart the Terces Society's ambitions of discovering immortality.

(Secret Series: Book 2)

2008

Brooks, Laurie.   Selkie Girl

When sixteen-year-old Elin Jean finds a seal pelt hidden at home and realizes that her mother is actually a selkie, she returns the pelt to her mother, only to find her life taking many unexpected turns.

2008

Colfer, Eoin.   Airman

In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.

2008

Fisher, Catherine.   Sapphique

After his escape from the sentient prison, Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected, and he does not know whether he is to be its king, how to free his imprisoned friends, or how to stop Incarceron's quest to be free of its own nature. (Sequel to Incarceron)

2008

Gaiman, Neil.   The Graveyard Book
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Newbery Medal Winner 2009.

2008

Hennesy, Carolyn.   Pandora Gets Jealous

Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened.

2008

 

Hunter, Erin.   The Quest Begins

Three young bears of different species--one black, one polar, and one grizzly--travel on a perilous quest to the Northern Lights, escorting a shape-shifting grizzly cub whose destiny will affect them all. (Seekers: Book 1)

2008

Law, Ingrid.   Savvy

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident. 2009 Newbery Honor Book

2008

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Lyons, Jayne.   100% Wolf

At the time of his first transformation, a young werewolf of noble and proud ancestry is driven from his pack when, instead of turning into a fierce wolf, he changes into a little black poodle.

2008

Marchetta, Melina.   Finnikin of the Rock

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.

2008

McKinley, Robin.   Chalice

A beekeeper by trade, Mirasol's life changes completely when she is named the new Chalice, the most important advisor to the new Master, a former priest of Fire.

2008

Mebus, Scott.   Gods of Manhattan

Thirteen-year-old Rory discovers a spirit world that thrives alongside his contemporary New York City, filled with fantastical creatures and people from the city's colorful past who have become gods and goddesses and who have chosen Rory to perform a dangerous mission.

2008

Paolini, Christopher.   Brisingr, or, the Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular

The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.  (Inheritance: Book 3)

2008

Seidler, Tor.   Gully’s Travels

When his beloved owner falls in love with a woman who is allergic to long-haired dogs, Gulliver is given away to his doorman and the pooch's wonderful life of leisure comes to a dramatic end after he moves in with his new owner's family in their cramped home in Queens.

2008

Uehashi, Nahoko.   Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

The wandering warrior Balsa is hired to protect Prince Chagum from both a mysterious monster and the prince's father, the Mikado.

2008

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Bosch, Pseudonymous.   The Name of This Book is Secret

Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality. (The Secret Series: Book 1)

2007

Carey, Janet Lee.   Dragon’s Keep

In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon’s claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother’s dark secrets.

2007

Fisher, Catherine.   Incarceron

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

2007

Jacques, Brian.   Eulalia!

On his way to invade Redwall Abbey, vicious and tyrannical Captain Vizka Longtooth captures Gorath, the brave young badger whose predicted destiny is to become the next Badger Lord.

2007

Jonell, Lynne.   Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat

When Emmy discovers that she and her formerly loving parents are being drugged by their evil nanny with rodent potions that can change people in frightening ways, she and some new friends must try everything possible to return things to normal.

2007

Jones, Frewin.   The Faerie Path

Anita, an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl, is transported from modern-day London to the realm of Faerie where she discovers that she is Princess Tania, the long-lost daughter of King Oberon and Queen Titania.

2007

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Kingsley, Kaza.   The Dragon’s Eye

Twelve-year-old Erec Rex stumbles upon a world where magic has not been forgotten, and must survive the ultimate test in order to save the magical kingdom he was born to rule. (Eric Rex: Book 1)

2007

LaFevers, R.L.   Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

2007

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Lott, Tim.   Fearless

The smartly painted exterior of the City Community Faith School hides a disturbing secret. Behind its walls, 1000 girls are forced to labor in the city's laundry, separated from their families and deprived of their freedom. One of these girls is Little Fearless who never gives up hope that one day she will be rescued.

2007

Mull, Brandon.   The Candy Shop War

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

2007

Taylor, Laini.   Blackbringer

Magpie Windwitch, faerie, devil hunter, and granddaughter of the West Wind, must defeat an ancient evil creature, the Blackbringer, who has escaped from his bottle and threatens to unmake all of creation. (Faeries of Dreamdark series: Book 1)

2007

Barry, Dave.   Peter and the Shadow Thieves

 Realizing that Molly and the other Starcatchers are in danger when the sinister being Lord Ombra visits the island and seems to control people through their shadows, Peter and Tinker Bell travel to England to help save the stardust. (Peter and the Starcatchers Series: Book 2)

2006

DiCamillo, Kate.   The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

2006

Gardner, Lyn.   Into the Woods

Pursued by the sinister Dr. DeWilde and his ravenous wolves, three sisters--Storm, the inheritor of a special musical pipe, the elder Aurora, and the baby Any--flee into the woods and begin a treacherous journey filled with many dangers as they try to find a way to defeat their pursuer and keep him from taking the pipe and control of the entire land.

2006

Mull, Brandon.   Fablehaven
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.

2006

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Alison, Jennifer.   Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator

During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower. (Gilda Joyce Series: Book 1)

2005

Buckley, Michael.   The Sisters Grimm, Book One: fairy-tale detectives

Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

 

2005

Hale, Shannon.   Princess Academy

While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

2005

Lubar, David.   Invasion of the Road Weenies:  and other warped and creepy tales

A collection of thirty-five stories featuring such horrors as a monstrous Halloween costume, a midnight visit to a graveyard, and a hearing-impaired genie. Includes author's notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.  (Short Story Collection)

2005

Riordan, Rick.   The Lightning Thief

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Book 1)

2005

Sage, Angie.   Magyk

After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier. (Septimus Heap: Book 1)

2005

Stone, Jeffrey S.   Tiger

Five young warrior-monk brothers survive an insurrection and must use the ancient arts to avenge their Grandmaster.  (Five Ancestors: Book 1)

2005

Farmer, Nancy.   The Sea of Trolls

After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.

2004

Flanagan, John.   The Ruins of Gorlan

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. (Ranger’s Apprentice Series: Book 1)

2004

Oppel, Kenneth.   Airborn

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

2004

Byng, Georgia.   Molly Moon Stops the World

Believing that she has been sent to Los Angeles by her librarian friend, Lucy Logan, to stop an evil plot by the wealthy Primo Cell, Molly Moon and her friend Roger, orphans with unusual hypnotic powers, find themselves in danger from an unsuspected source. (Molly Moon Series: Book 1)

2003

Collins, Suzanne.   Gregor the Overlander

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. (Book 1)

2003

DiCamillo, Kate.   The Tale of Despereaux

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

2003

DuPrau, Jeanne.   The City of Ember

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. (Book 1)

2003

Funke, Cornelia.   Inkheart

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

2003

Hale, Shannon.   The Goose Girl

On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

2003

Hunter, Erin.   Into the Wild

For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all. (Warriors: Book 1)

2003

Kessler, Liz.   The Tail of Emily Windsnap

After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.

2003

Clements, Andrew.   Things Not Seen

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

2002

Colfer, Eoin.   Artemis Fowl: the Arctic incident

When Artemis learns that his father has been kidnapped by the Russian mob, he races to the Arctic Circle to make a daring rescue where he finds an old acquaintance, Captain Holly Short, who is investigating a plot of the goblin mob. (Artemis Fowl: Book 2)

2002

Paolini, Christopher.   Eragon

In Alagaësia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

2002

Colfer, Eoin.   Artemis Fowl

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. (Book 1)

2001

D’Lacey, Chris.   The Fire Within

When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career.

2001

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Avi.   Ragweed

Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger and sees cats for the first time. (Prequel to Poppy and Poppy and Rye)

1999

Morris, Gerald.   The Squire’s Tale

In medieval England, fourteen-year-old Terence finds his tranquil existence suddenly changed when he becomes the squire of the young Gawain of Orkney and accompanies him on a long quest, proving Gawain's worth as a knight and revealing an important secret about his own true identity.

1998

Hesse, Karen.   The Music of Dolphins

Using sophisticated computer technology, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been raised by dolphins records her thoughts about her reintroduction to the human world.

1996

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Feiffer, Jules.   A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears

Determined to make his good-natured son worthy of succeeding him, King Watchamacallit sends Prince Roger on a quest.

1995

Pulllman, Philip.   The Golden Compass

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. (His Dark Materials: Book 1)

1995

Ibbotson, Eva.   The Secret of Platform 13

Odge Gribble, a young hag, joins an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on a journey from their magical island kingdom to London through a tunnel which opens every nine years for nine days, to try and rescue the young prince who had been stolen as an infant nine years before.

1994

Fleischman, Sid.   The Whipping Boy

A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

1986

Jacques, Brian.   Redwall

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall’s inhabitants destroy the enemy.

1986

Dahl, Roald.   The BFG

Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

1982

Babbitt, Natalie.   Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.

1975

Cooper, Susan.   The Dark is Rising

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.

1973

Eager, Edward.   Half Magic

Four children spending their summer in a city apartment enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin. (Book 1)

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