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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Poster Image
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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North to Freedom Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
By Anne Holm
(1969)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
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Sidekicked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)
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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
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The Boundless Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, funny, lively guide urges girls to adventure.
By Caroline Paul
(2016)
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Clean Getaway Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy and grandma's thrilling ride through U.S., family past.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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The Cay Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message.
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
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Fish: a Novel Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Aid-worker family races to safety ahead of war.
By L. S. Matthews
(2004)
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The Incredible Journey Book Poster Image
age 9+
A clever story and evocative writing.
By Sheila Burnford
(1961)
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Just Clowning Around Book Poster Image
age 2+
Short, simple, and playful stories.
By Steven MacDonald
(2000)
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The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A clever, suspenseful mystery in series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The least subtle book thus far in the series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Foot Book Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Dr. Seuss takes a fun walk through land of opposites.
By Dr. Seuss
(1968)
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There's a Wocket in My Pocket Book Poster Image
age 2+
This is a terrific read-aloud or primer.
By Dr. Seuss
(1974)
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Once Upon a Time in the North Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brief, action-packed prequel to popular series.
By Philip Pullman
(2008)
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The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio Book Poster Image
age 9+
Author's last is a rousing, delightful adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2007)
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