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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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Upside-Down Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
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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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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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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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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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James and the Giant Peach Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lonely boy's magical adventure still satisfies.
By Roald Dahl
(1961)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(1950)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Book Poster Image
age 8+
Potter sequel is a creature-packed page-turner.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
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Dragon Rider Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dragon tale is great for bedtime read-aloud.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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