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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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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 Witch's Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Rumplestiltskin revealed! Why he did what he did.
By Michael Gruber
(2005)
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Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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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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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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Dragon's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.
By Jane Yolen
(1982)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic, magical fantasy novel for tweens up.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book.
By J. K. Rowling
(2003)
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The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical twins take on Paris in exciting sequel.
By Michael Scott
(2008)
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard Book Poster Image
age 10+
Four kid-friendly stories for Potter fans; one gruesome one.
By J. K. Rowling
(2008)
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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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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 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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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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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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