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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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This Savage Song: Monsters of Verity, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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I'll Give You the Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Enthralling trilogy conclusion tugs at the heartstrings.
By Cassandra Clare
(2013)
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The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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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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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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