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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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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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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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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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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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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Two dozen folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
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Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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So You Want to Be a Wizard Book Poster Image
age 9+
Blends fantasy, science fiction in equal measures.
By Diane Duane
(1983)
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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rowling's humorous Magical Beasts 101 for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2001)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Poster Image
age 9+
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
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Abarat: The Abarat Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Travelogue of the weird for kid fantasy fans.
By Clive Barker
(2004)
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