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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
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Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Enthralling trilogy conclusion tugs at the heartstrings.
By Cassandra Clare
(2013)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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