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Part of Harry's longstanding appeal is that he could be any 11-year-old boy -- but he also has an aptitude for magic. The gorgeous 2015 edition of this series start features a new cover and more than 100 lavishly detailed illustrations.

Circus Mirandus Book Poster Image
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Micah, orphaned at a young age, is about to lose his beloved grandfather, who raised him on stories about the Circus Mirandus. The true magic of this gripping fantasy lies in its ability to make the reader crave to believe in the impossible.

Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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Set in 1969, this novel-in-verse is about 12-year-old Mimi Yoshiko Oliver, a half-African-American, half-Japanese girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Coming-of-age story delicately weaves in American history; Mimi's courage and determination inspire.

The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
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Ada was born with a clubfoot and has been hidden away by her mother in the English countryside. She comes into her own during WWII when she and her brother are evacuated. Historical fiction at its best; an unforgettable character with an unflinching voice.

The Blackthorn Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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An irresistible mix of history (it's set in England in the 17th century), science, staunch friendship, swashbuckling thrills, world saving, and comic misadventure as 14-year-old Christopher and his best friend must try to solve murders and stay alive.

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Common Sense Tips

Common Sense Tip

  • Kids age 7 to 8 enjoy short, funny chapter books and comic graphic novels with appealing characters and stories about school, animals, or young detectives.