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The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
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Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact Book Poster Image
age 10+
Through-the looking-glass adventure not very original.
By A.J. Hartley
(2011)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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The Unwanteds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
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The Grimm Legacy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
By Polly Shulman
(2010)
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The Throne of Fire: The Kane Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Riordan's usual winning mix of action, mythology, and humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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The Search for WondLa Book Poster Image
age 10+
Artwork, great heroine elevate futuristic fantasy.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2010)
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The Emerald Atlas: The Books of Beginning, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling, chilling time travel for mid-grade fantasy fans.
By John Stephens
(2011)
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A World Without Heroes: Beyonders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Overly long start to fantasy series is heavy on violence.
By Brandon Mull
(2011)
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The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
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Hannah's Winter Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moody, complex Japanese fantasy blends reality and mystery.
By Kierin Meehan
(2009)
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Notes from the Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gentle charmer of boy redeemed by cancer patient.
By Gary Paulsen
(2009)
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The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Third book in mythological mashup series still excites.
By Michael Scott
(2009)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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Lyonesse, Book 1: The Well Between the Worlds Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant, exciting industrial/Arthurian mashup.
By Sam Llewellyn
(2009)
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100 Cupboards: The 100 Cupboards, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Brilliant idea. Flawed execution. Exciting anyway.
By N. D. Wilson
(2007)
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Scat Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
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The Last of the High Kings Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel wanders but ultimately satisfies.
By Kate Thompson
(2008)
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