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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 Book of Wonders Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting adventure with girl hero and Arabian Nights flavor.
By Jasmine Richards
(2012)
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Earwig and the Witch Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comical tale of a spunky girl adopted by a witch and devil.
By Diana Wynne Jones
(2012)
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Cold Cereal: The Cold Cereal Saga, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humor spikes kids' surreal cereal factory romp.
By Adam Rex
(2012)
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Bliss: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 8+
A family's magical recipes wreak hilarious havoc.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2012)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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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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Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Always October Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Scary, fast-paced monster tale lacks character development.
By Bruce Coville
(2012)
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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
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Survivors: The Empty City Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's Book Poster Image
age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
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The Familiars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.
By Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson
(2010)
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