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The Folk Keeper Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical and exciting novel with strong heroine.
By Franny Billingsley
(2003)
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Wizard's Holiday Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Leisurely, humorous installment in series.
By Diane Duane
(2004)
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Inkheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Weird creatures and nonstop action.
By Paul Stewart
(2004)
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Leon and the Spitting Image Book Poster Image
age 9+
Every kid's fantasy -- controlling the teacher.
By Allen Kurzweil
(2004)
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The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bartimaeus returns -- alas, not to center stage.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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The Eyes of Kid Midas Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
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The Hound of Rowan: The Tapestry, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similar to Potter, but stands well on its own.
By Henry H. Neff
(2007)
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
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Artemis Fowl Book 4: The Opal Deception Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun kid genius series shows hero's nicer side.
By Eoin Colfer
(2005)
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Lionboy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant premise -- so-so execution.
By Zizou Corder
(2005)
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The Sea of Trolls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy-adventure based on Norse myths.
By Nancy Farmer
(2005)
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The Silver Child (The Silver Sequence, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Six mutating children set out to save the world.
By Cliff McNish
(2005)
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London Calling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Chilling, moving time-traveling ghost tale.
By Edward Bloor
(2006)
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Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin Book Poster Image
age 9+
The surprisingly dry secrets of wizardry.
By Dugald A. Steer
(2006)
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The Dark Is Rising Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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The Navigator Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Time fantasy is occasionally exciting.
By Eoin McNamee
(2007)
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Quidditch Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
J.K. Rowling's magical sport report for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
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The Secret Garden Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book Poster Image
age 9+
A compelling mix of fantasy and science fiction.
By Robert C. O'Brien
(1971)
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