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Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Never a dull moment in pirate adventure with comic mayhem.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2012)
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The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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The Hunters: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen sailors chase cruel pirate captain in exciting sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark Book Poster Image
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
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Seizure: Virals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
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Navigating Early Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)
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New Lands: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2013)
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Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
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Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
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The Emerald Shore:  The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
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Beyond the Kingdoms: The Land of Stories, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
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The Poe Estate Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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The Caldera: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start builds to exciting with pirates and a volcano.
By John Flanagan
(2017)
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The Runaway King: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Young king faces pirates, thieves in swashbuckling sequel.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2013)
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