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The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Return of the King Book Poster Image
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
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Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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Sabriel: The Abhorsen Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Necromancer's teen daughter fights the dead.
By Garth Nix
(2005)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War: The Abarat Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
More adventures in bizarre world. Darker than first book.
By Clive Barker
(2004)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Overlong but exciting; gorier than the first two.
By Christopher Paolini
(2008)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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Wings Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2009)
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A Stone in My Hand Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
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Chime Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Spellbinding romantic fantasy with feisty heroine, violence.
By Franny Billingsley
(2011)
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The Summer I Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
age 12+
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Akata Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Imaginative story of U.S. albino finding magic in Nigeria.
By Nnedi Okorafor
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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