Fantasy

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.

E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!

By William Joyce

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E. Aster Bunnymund uses his martial arts skills, his network of tunnels, and the help of MiM, Sand Mansnoozy, and Nicholas St. North to battle the Nightmare King, Pitch, who has sent a venomous serpent to attack Bunnymund's royal guard of warrior eggs.
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The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

“I think there is a destiny laid on me that I am not to know anything interesting, go anywhere interesting, or do anything interesting.”

In The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander, Taran feels that nothing exciting happens in his life and that nothing ever will.  And yet, Taran longs to be a hero, like his idol Prince Gwydion, the famed warrior who fights in the name of the High King of Prydain.  Taran lives on a farm called Caer Dallben, named after the ancient enchanter who dwells there. Dallben, between reading from his mysterious tome, The Book of Three, and giving Taran wise but confusing advice, spends most of his time meditating--an endeavor that he often undertakes lying down with his eyes closed while snoring.  The only other person on the farm is Coll, who instructs Taran in making horseshoes, despite there not being any horses.