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Spiderwick Chronicles

By Holly Black

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Three siblings discover an old book with pictures of fantastic creatures in the spooky old house in which they live.
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The Water Horse

By Dick King-Smith

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Angus discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Celtic mythology.
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Where the Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak

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A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
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Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbitt

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The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
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The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo

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The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
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Prince Caspian

By C.S. Lewis

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Sequel to The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.
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The Frog Princess

By E. D. Baker

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After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.
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The Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan

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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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Nim's Island

By Wendy Orr

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Nim is a young girl who inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates, via e-mail, with the reclusive author of the novel she has been reading.
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The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis

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Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
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