unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
08/28/2009 - 5:47pm

Have you also read Garden of the Purple Dragon and Dragon Moon also by Carole Wilkinson?

Here are some other titles I think you may enjoy:

 

In an interview, Carol Wilkinson said she was reading The Amulet of Samarkand and was enjoying it immensely.

The Amulet of Samarakand by Jonathon Stroud.

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

 

Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey.

08/28/2009 - 5:48pm

 Here are some other titles that you might consider. There are two more titles in that series.

 

Frostbite by Richelle Mead.

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose...

12/06/2010 - 4:46pm

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

 

08/28/2009 - 5:51pm

Madapple was a finalist for the American Library Association Award, and I’m on the waiting list to read it.

 

Here are some other titles you may enjoy:

 

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce.

Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.

 

08/28/2009 - 5:54pm

Another book by James Howe that you may enjoy is The Misfits. The book is about four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school and decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.

 

Here are some other books you might like to try:

 

 

08/28/2009 - 5:55pm

If you liked East by Pattou, you might like these.

 

Beauty by Robin McKinley.

Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

 

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.