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Journey by Aaron Becker

Journey by Aaron Becker

Journey is Aaron Becker's first picture book, and what a debut! Using his artistic prowess rather than text, Becker delivers a blockbuster fantasy adventure worthy of the multiplex, with sweeping landscapes, amazing sets, and glorious detail.

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Liesl and Po

"Coincidences; mix-ups; harmless mistakes and switches.  And so a story is born."  Imagine Cinderella with a really, really wicked stepmother and a lonely, yet helpful ghost. 

In Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver, 11- year-old Liesl is confined to a tiny attic bedroom, locked away and totally isolated by her cruel stepmother while her father falls ill and dies.  Her only friends are the shadows and the mice -- until one night two shadows move and speak.

Akata Witch

By Nnedi Okorafor

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Born in America but living in her parents’ native Nigeria, Sunny Nwazue is split not just between countries, but between the physical and magical worlds. With newly discovered powers that she must hide from nearly everyone she loves, Sunny and two friends join forces to find a serial killer.

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The Truth About Princesses

By Nancy Kelly Allen; Illustrated by Youngsun Kim

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Learn the facts about favorite princesses from near and far, from what they look like to how they behave. Princesses from many well known fairy tales make appearances in this easy to read non-fiction book. JNF 398.2 Al Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Eragon

By Christopher Paolini

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In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

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Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldermort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.
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Hex Hall

By by Rachel Hawkins

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Sophie has just been exiled to Hex Hall, a school for rebellious teens…of the supernatural sort. Witches like herself, werewolves, and even a vampire or two are her new classmates, along with a host of equally unusual teachers. As mysterious and murderous events unfold, Sophie learns about her past and a secret society that dooms them all.

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

If you enjoy dark humor, dry wit, tales of the occult and rooting for the bad guy, then you need to start reading Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard right away.  Cabal is a "scientist" obsessed with destroying death.  Toward this end, he has traded his soul with the Devil for knowledge of necromancy.  Unfortunately, it turns out that Cabal actually needs his soul to perform his experiments and so returns to the Devil, this time agreeing to collect 100 souls within a year or forfeit his own life for good.  To aid Cabal in his quest is a demonic carnival, his vampire brother Horst (one of Johannes' early experimental whoopsies) and an insane asylum’s-worth of escaped psychotics.  Johannes Cabal has one year in which to trick, bribe, extort, charm, bedazzle, bully, bludgeon or otherwise convince 100 people to sign their souls over to the Devil or he is dead and Hell-bound to boot. 

Dark is Rising

By Susan Cooper

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On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

By Betty MacDonald

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From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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