Fantasy

The Call

By Michael Grant

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A seemingly average twelve-year-old learns that he is destined to gather a team of similarly gifted children to try to save the world from a nameless evil, which is threatening to reappear after having been imprisoned for three thousand years.
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Savvy

By Ingrid Law

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Thirteen is when a Beaumont's savvy hits--and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets. But just before the big day, Poppa is in a terrible accident. And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she'll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher's kids in tow. After this extraordinary adventure--full of talking tattoos and a kidnapping--not a soul on board will ever be the same.
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Peter Pan in Scarlet

By Geraldine McCaughrean

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All is not well. Nightmares are leaking out of Neverland! Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys go back only to discover their worst nightmares coming true!
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Gossamer

By Lois Lowry

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While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save a boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.
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Cold Cereal

By Adam Rex

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A boy who may be part changeling, twins involved in a bizarre secret experiment, and a clurichaun in a red tracksuit try to save the world from an evil cereal company whose ultimate goal is world domination.

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Amulet. Book 1: The Stonekeeper

By Kazu Kibuishi

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In this graphic novel, Emily and Navin move with their mother to a strange house that proves to be dangerous and takes them into an underground world inhabited by evil creatures, robots, and talking animals.
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The Magician's Elephant

By Kate DiCamillo

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When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.
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Igraine the Brave

By Cornelia Funke

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The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.
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Dragonbreath

By Ursula Vernon

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Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks--and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.
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The Returning by Christine Hinwood

The Returning by Christine Hinwood

In Christine Hinwood’s The Returning, the war between the Uplanders and the Downlanders is over. But everyone in the village of Kayforl is still struggling with the after effects. Cam returns home from the fighting maimed and struggles to make a new life for himself. But his betrothal to Graceful Fenister is broken off by her father.