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Not Just a Witch Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
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The Tears of the Salamander Book Poster Image
age 10+
A dark, brilliant, and breathtaking surprise.
By Peter Dickinson
(2003)
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The Thief Lord Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
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The Wish List Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Wicked is the key word here, in all its senses.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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Never Trust a Dead Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)
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The Prophecy of the Stones Book Poster Image
age 10+
Reads like what it is: a 14-year-old's writing.
By Flavia Bujor
(2004)
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A Hat Full of Sky Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel is strong, but slower than its predecessor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2004)
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The Pearl of Anton Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clumsy but exciting high fantasy.
By Gene Del Vecchio
(2004)
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Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens.
By Tamora Pierce
(2006)
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The Other Ones Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen doesn't want magic powers -- hard to believe!
By Jean Thesman
(1999)
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Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
A teen wrote this engrossing fantasy story.
By Christopher Paolini
(2003)
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The Book of Three Book Poster Image
age 10+
Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2006)
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Redwall: Redwall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale promotes peace in the face of war.
By Brian Jacques
(1986)
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The Wish in the Bottle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Folkloric tale founders under weight of nostalgia.
By Morna MacLeod
(1997)
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View from the Cherry Tree Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
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Endymion Spring Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fuzzy but intermittently exciting mystery.
By Matthew Skelton
(2006)
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The Wee Free Men Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
The epic saga continues -- and improves.
By Christopher Paolini
(2005)
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I, Coriander Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fairy tale with history, romance, for 10 up.
By Sally Gardner
(2006)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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