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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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Davin Book Poster Image
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age 7+
An exciting read-aloud.
By Dan Gordon, Zaki Gordon
(1997)
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The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Return of the King Book Poster Image
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck Book Poster Image
age 4+
A joyful read-aloud with a message.
By Dr. Seuss
(1949)
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Babe the Gallant Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
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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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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Brilliant story; more fast-paced, violent than first book.
By Philip Pullman
(1997)
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The Wee Free Men Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Poster Image
age 7+
Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
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Dragon's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.
By Jane Yolen
(1982)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
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The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum Book Poster Image
age 4+
Wistful fantasy weaves a mesmerizing spell.
By Kate Bernheimer
(2008)
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The Looking Glass Wars, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The violent "truth" behind Alice in Wonderland.
By Frank Beddor
(2006)
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