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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Amal Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling story of girl in Pakistan forced to be a servant.
By Aisha Saeed
(2018)
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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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 Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2015)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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The Westing Game Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Asylum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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Out of My Mind Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl with cerebral palsy conquers challenges in moving tale.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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Drama Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
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Spy School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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