On his way to spend Christmas at his mother's house in Canterbury, England, Joe meets a young witch named Twiggy and becomes part of a mystery involving a missing page from an ancient book of magic. J Fic Dal
When their father is kidnapped and danger looms, the Strega-Borgia children, their mysterious new nanny, and a giant tarantula use magic and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace to their Scottish castle. J Fic Gli
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. YA Fic Pao
When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers. YA Fic Ker
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier. J Fic Sag
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. J Fic Fun
This news of being named an [ALA] Alex Award winner is especially sweet because I, personally, know what it means to be included into a world of free access to books, which has been my real family since the first day of the first grade, when I stepped into the bookmobile.