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Meanwhile Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.
By Jason Shiga
(2010)
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.
By David Almond
(2010)
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The Pirate Cruncher Book Poster Image
age 3+
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
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Toby Alone Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
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The Hunting, Book 1: Z. Rex Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action-adventure read for gamers with a Jurassic twist.
By Steve Cole
(2009)
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Robot Zot! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
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Harry and Horsie Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Real hero of this sweet tale is the retro comic book art.
By Katie Van Camp
(2009)
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Treasure Island Book Poster Image
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age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
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Once Upon a Time in the North Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brief, action-packed prequel to popular series.
By Philip Pullman
(2008)
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Nim's Island Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
By Wendy Orr
(2001)
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The White Darkness Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark Antarctic survival story. Overlong but fascinating.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2007)
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The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio Book Poster Image
age 9+
Author's last is a rousing, delightful adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2007)
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The Worst Witch at School Book Poster Image
age 7+
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
By Jill Murphy
(2007)
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Evil Genius Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
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Jane and the Magician Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jane, the dragon-riding knight, saves the magic.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
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Jane and the Dragon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Girl-knight story is predictable but enchanting.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
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Runaway Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Homeless at 12; a poignant read for mature teens.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun page-turner weaves in some ruby slipper magic.
By Elise Primavera
(2006)
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Operation Typhoon Shore: Guild of Specialists, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
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