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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen connects with African folklore in exciting fantasy.
By Kwame Mbalia
(2019)
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Alien Superstar, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien navigates Hollywood in funny, fast-paced series start.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2019)
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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.
By Kate Hannigan
(2019)
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Escape From the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, upbeat villain-kids romp sets up movie finale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2019)
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The Library of Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively library series start mixes fact, fantasy, adventure.
By Zeno Alexander
(2019)
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Endling #2: The First Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friends battle extinction in heart-filled, thrilling sequel.
By Katherine Applegate
(2019)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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Twilight of the Elves: The Adventurers Guild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy sequel fueled by action, humor, zombie elves.
By Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos
(2018)
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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Book Poster Image
age 8+
Haunting tale of friendship and magic in Victorian times.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2018)
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The Legend of Greg: Failures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Middle Earth meets Chicago in wild magical Dwarf tale.
By Chris Rylander
(2018)
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Guardians of the Taiga: Wild Rescuers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minecraft wolf-girl heroine shines in exciting book debut.
By StacyPlays
(2018)
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Freya and the Magic Jewel: Thunder Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun read, troubling message for girls to be peacemakers.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2018)
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Endling #1: The Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced animal fantasy tackles theme of extinction.
By Katherine Applegate
(2018)
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Bob Book Poster Image
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Bob
age 8+
Sensitive, suspenseful story of girl's little green friend.
By Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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Worlds Apart: Story Thieves, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wild adventures, cameos, recaps in loony series finale.
By James Riley
(2018)
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Granted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Grounded fairy learns to let her heart lead in magical tale.
By John David Anderson
(2018)
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