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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Whimsical fantasy sequel falls short of original.
By Colin Meloy
(2012)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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The Spindlers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantastic, creepy tale for tweens features fierce big sis.
By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
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Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
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Return to the Willows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Cardboard Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantastic action-meets-existentialism graphic novel.
By Doug Tennapel
(2012)
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Through the Skylight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful time-travel tale explores rich culture, history.
By Ian Baucom
(2013)
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Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second book in popular series is even more spine-tingling.
By Jacqueline West
(2011)
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The Ability Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
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House of Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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The Witch's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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The Real Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Shy boy fights monsters, makes friend in powerful fantasy.
By Anne Ursu
(2013)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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Over the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl searches for brother in exciting fantasy graphic novel.
By Peter Wartman
(2013)
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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
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