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Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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Jumper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Captivating, complex sci-fi about teleporting teen.
By Steven Gould
(1992)
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The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
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The Dark Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Clever story of a boy who conquers his fear of the dark.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy cites the colors of his moods in poetic slice of life.
By Tameka Fryer Brown
(2013)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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Nine Days Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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The Apprentices: The Apothecary Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
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The Wells Bequest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
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The Hypnotists: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced tale of a boy with hypnotic eyes and evil mentor.
By Gordon Korman
(2013)
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Game Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional puzzler has great role models, some dark moments.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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