Best Action & Adventure Books for 10 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 action & adventure books for 10 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) (Deluxe Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Jul 21, 2007
Number of Pages: 784
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The thrilling final book in J. K. Rowling’s seven-part saga receives a production treatment as sumptuous as its story, with a special slipcase and art exclusive to this Deluxe edition.

Beyond the excitement of the Book 7 text itself, the Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive insert featuring near-scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré’s interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom-designed slipcase is foil-stamped and contains a full-cloth case book that has been blind-stamped on front and back cover with foil stamping on the spine. The book includes full-color endpapers featuring the jacket art from the trade edition, and a wraparound jacket featuring art created especially for this edition by Mary GrandPré.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Sep 02, 2003
Number of Pages: 1232
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A New York Times Bestseller

It’s the darkest year yet for Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling’s hero in the Harry Potter series. In Rowling’s fifth book Harry finds himself and Dumbdelore under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic which refuses to alert the community and acknowledge the terrifying truth that Voldemort has returned.

Harry’s other challenges include:

• Hogwarts having a High Inquisitor
• Facing an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations (O.W.L.s)
• Distressing changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team lineup
• Vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors
• Ever-increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar

Harry faces the difficult transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Readers, on the other hand, will be thrilled and eagerly waiting for the next title in the spectacular, magical series.

(AR) For ages 13-18

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

3. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingKazu Kibuishi
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 464
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This special edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPre. For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “”He’s at Hogwarts…he’s at Hogwarts.”” Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may be a traitor in their midst.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

4. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 608
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Artfully packaged and given the deluxe treatment, this signed and numbered limited edition of The Mark of Athena is sure to delight the legions of fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Each book is hand-signed by Rick Riordan and includes specially commissioned full-color art from series illustrator John Rocco. The deluxe slipcase features a wrap-around illustration and makes an elegant centerpiece for any bookshelf. 
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

5. The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A laboratory dog’s search for love

by: Martha RitterRyan Matt
Release date: Jan 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 238
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A charming, classic adventure tale about the scary, crazy, and heart-thumpingly joyful plunge into connecting with others

A mute, nameless foxhound has spent her life in a laboratory cage. She has never seen the sun. When she gets rescued, Dottie, a diva ladybug with a heart as big as her hat, helps the dog understand the world and find a home with Olivia, a restless, solitary girl seeking comfort that her new pet cannot supply.

The isolated dog and the hesitant girl must face their fear of connecting. They learn to tame each other, let go, survive adventures, and find the courage to trust as they search for their place in the sun.

The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ— lyrical and approachable, with resonant details–has both humor and heart. Although intended for children eight through twelve, its classic unfolding and off-beat characters tickle the fancy of adults as well. It is both an adventure story and a tale with many layers–about overcoming obstacles, mining experience for what matters, and doing what is necessary, though not always desirable, for friendship. Ultimately, it is about the joy of a hard-won connection.

The classic illustrations–with a contemporary edge–reflect this fresh, poignant, wise, and sometimes downright wacky book.

“Not since Kafka has an insect risen to this level of artistic genius.”–Dottie

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

6. Pippi Goes on Board (Pippi Longstocking)

by: Astrid LindgrenFlorence Lamborn
Release date: Feb 24, 1977
Number of Pages: 144
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Outrageous Pippi Longstocking has no parents around and no rules to follow, so she lives according to her own daredevilish ways. She’s been treating her friends Tommy and Annika to wild adventures, too–like buying and eating seventy-two pounds of candy, or sailing off to an island in the middle of a lake to see what it’s like to be shipwrecked. But then Pippi’s long lost father returns, and she might have to leave Villa Villekulla!

From the Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winning author of the classic Pippi Longstocking, this is another rollicking adventure that’s sure to please fans of the freckled, fun-loving little girl.

“Lovers of Pippi Longstocking will welcome this rollicking tale of a topsy-turvy world in which Pippi and her next-door neighbors put into practice some ideas about good times.” – School Library Journal

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7. The Dreamer, The Schemer & The Robe (The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz, Book Two)

by: Jenny L. Cote
Release date: Aug 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 400
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Winner of the 2010 Gold Award from the Readers Favorite Book Review and Awards!

After saving Noah and family from the evil stowaway Charlatan aboard the ark in The Ark, the Reed, & the Fire Cloud, heroes Max and Liz, along with faithful mates Kate and Al, earn immortality and a directive from God to serve as His envoys for pivotal points in human history. They have waited for centuries for a word from the Maker; now they learn they are to work behind the scenes in the life of Joseph. In The Dreamer, The Schemer, & The Robe the fate of an entire nation rests in their paws.

All looks hopeless for the young teenager as Joseph s brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt. Has Charlatan returned to Egypt to once again stop Max and Liz from accomplishing their mission? With the help of two new characters, a British archeologist mouse and a forlorn camel, they must combat the forces of evil that are out to thwart their plans, leading them into mysterious adventures with pyramids and mummies. If Max and Liz fail in this mission, all of Egypt will suffer from famine, and the Hebrew nation will never be born.

Abounding in life lessons on struggle, enduring trials, forgiveness, and redemption, The Dreamer, The Schemer, & The Robe is a nonstop thriller filled with twists and turns, side-splitting humor, treachery and heartache, hope and redemption.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

8. Adventures of Rush Revere: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, Rush Revere and the First Patriots, Rush Revere and the American Revolution

by: Rush LimbaughKathryn Adams Limbaugh
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 736
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Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal Rush Revere, his wisecracking horse Liberty, and the whole Time-Traveling Crew for an epic American history adventure with this special boxed set edition of the New York Times bestselling series for young readers.

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Hold on to your pointy triangle hats. We’ll begin by joining a shipload of courageous families journeying on the Mayflower in 1620. Yawn? I don’t think so. 1620 was an awesome time, and you’ll experience that rough, dangerous ocean crossing too. Together, we’ll ask the pilgrims all our questions, find out how they live, and join them at the first Thanksgiving.

Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Jump into the bustling streets of Boston in 1765, where talk of revolution is growing louder. You’ll meet fierce supporters of liberty, such as Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere, as they fearlessly defy British rule. It’s an exciting, turbulent, thrilling time to be an American.

Rush Revere and the American Revolution: We’re off to meet some super-brave heroes who fought for American independence in 1775, against all odds—and won! We’ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and dodge musket balls at some famous battles.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

9. Welcome To Showside

by: Ian McGinty
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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From the writer/artist of Adventure Time comes an all ages romp with a horror twist.
Showside is just your average southern town, except that portals to the Nexus realm keep popping up and flooding the town with demons and monsters. The only thing keeping Showside safe is Kit and his friends Belle and Moon. From the writer/artist of Adventure Time Candy Capers and Bravest Warrior comes an all ages romp with a horror twist.
Soon to be an animated series!

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

10. Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake

by: Cynthia RylantArthur Howard
Release date: Nov 30, 1994
Number of Pages: 44
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Mr. Putter and his beloved cat bake a light and airy Christmas cake for their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry. “Howard’s relaxed, mixed-media pictures catch the nuances of the cozy, affectionate relationship between an old man and a cat with all the right moves.”–Booklist
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

11. The Last Akaway-A Spirit Animal Adventure

by: Gary Karton
Release date: Feb 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 273
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2013 Bronze Moonbeam Award Winner (Pre-Teen Fantasy)

What’s an Akaway?

An Akaway is a rare and magical creature that connects you to your spirit animal. Once you’ve connected, you have all the special powers that your spirit animal possesses.

But those powers are in serious jeopardy when the diabolical Uncle Skeeta tricks 11-year-old Brody Boondoggle into helping him steal the Akaway’s spirit.

Now, aided by his skeptical big brother, Jake, and guided by his quirky Grammy, Brody must lead the way on an adventure to defeat Uncle Skeeta, save the last Akaway, and protect the special powers of kids everywhere.

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Children’s Books > Animals

12. The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

by: Jessica HaightStephanie RobinsonRoman Muradov
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 272
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Fans of the classic detective/spy story as well as the popular THE SECRET SERIES will adore this highly illustrated debut middle-grade adventure featuring three young sleuths!

Fear Not the Unexpected.  

Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow is less than thrilled that her family is moving thousands of miles from civilization to the quiet country town of Ashpot, Connecticut, where she’s absolutely certain she’ll die of boredom.
As if leaving New York City and her best friend, Lizzy, the only other member of the elite Detective Mystery Squad (DMS), weren’t bad enough, Fairday is stuck living in the infamous Begonia House, a creepy old Victorian with dark passageways, a gigantic dead willow tree, and a mysterious past. 
         Before she can even unpack, strange music coming from behind a padlocked door leads Fairday up a spiral staircase and into a secret room, where an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a strange picture of a red-haired lady are the first in a series of clues that takes the members of the Detective Mystery Squad on an amazing adventure.

“The novel builds to an exciting climax that takes magic in stride and suggests that further mysteries await the DMS trio.”–Publisher’s Weekly 

“This paranormal mystery will be of interest to young readers looking for something spooky but not violent or scary.”–Booklist 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Moving

13. The Adventures of Zoe Flynn and Alex Everhart: The Disappearing River

by: David MittanGail Mittan
Release date: Oct 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 81
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The MakeThinkers. Team – an MIT graduate with two children, and his mom, a highly experienced, elementary school teacher – created this adventure story with fun challenges to help your children unlock their natural creativity & powerful critical thinking skills.

Each chapter takes less than 15 minutes to complete. It’s perfect for parents to read to their children at bedtime, or for older children to read on their own.

Zoe Flynn and Alex Everhart live on Harriet street, in a quiet town near NYC. They are best friends and enthusiastic adventurers. When they find a magnificent, golden colored wooden box in the attic, their lives change forever! Inside the box are the Enchanted Sweaks of Yellowfield which take them on a fantastic journey into hidden lands with magical creatures right here in our world!

Read ten exciting adventures and solve the fun challenges at the end of each chapter to help Zoe & Alex find the disappearing river!

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14. Eyes of the Sun (Kilenya Series, 5)

by: Andrea Pearson
Release date: Oct 11, 2013
Number of Pages: 284
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This is the fifth book in the Kilenya Series. The first book, The Key of Kilenya, is available as a free download, and the second is available free to subscribers of Andrea’s newsletter at this link: http://kilenyaseriesnewsletter.blogspot.com/ Enjoy!

In this, the fifth installment of the Kilenya Series, Jacob Clark masters his last magical ability to harness energy from the sun, which leads him to the location of the Key of Ayunli. Unfortunately, the Lorkon learn where it is, too, and they race to see who will get to it first. But complications rise as Jacob and his friends are tasked to release Lasia, the Fire Pulser, while Azuriah declares that they must rid the land of Gevkan from Lirone, the sky-dwelling monster.

With so many important and dangerous tasks, Jacob is forced to increase the boundaries of his Shiengol abilities before the Lorkon army arrives. He feels the possibility of failure mounting, knowing that without him, those he loves will suffer or even die. Can he buy more time, or will he be forced to face Keitus and the other Lorkon before he’s ready?

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15. Montague: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue

by: Mary GregoryRoger Kabler
Release date: Jun 17, 2013
Number of Pages: 54
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An amazingly illustrated children’s book follows the adventures of a Pit Bull rescued by an upscale New Yorker.

“A magical adventure for kids & dog lovers of all ages. Thanks for the wonderful message that we are responsible for the care & training of our canine companions.” – Amazon Verified Review

A thoughtful afterward focuses on the respect we should have for dogs.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

16. My Never Land Journal (Disney: The Never Girls)

by: Kristen L. DepkenJana Christy
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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This beautiful interactive journal is the perfect gift for kids ages 6 to 9 who dream of traveling to Never Land, just like the Never Girls—four real girls in a fairy’s world. The questions and prompts on every page will provide hours of entertainment and inspiration for fans of the bestselling chapter book series Disney: The Never Girls.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

17. Bear (The Puppy Place #14)

by: Ellen Miles
Release date: Sep 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 80
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Brrr! It’s cold! Snuggle up with a happy husky in this winter adventure.

10-year-old Lizzie Peterson and her family are on an adventurous winter vacation in snowy Vermont when she meets Bear, an adorable husky called lazy and then abandoned by his sled-dog racing team. Lizzie falls in love with Bear, and rescues him when he gets lost during a big snowstorm. Will Lizzie be able to find Bear a home where he is appreciated? When she meets Fern, a young musher, Lizzie goes on the ride of her life–and thinks she may have found the answer.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

18. The Secret of the Shamrock (Chime Travelers)

by: Lisa M. HendeyJenn Bower
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever? Find out in The Secret of the Shamrock.

Book 1 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.  

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

19. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #3: Soul Eater

by: Michelle PaverGeoff Taylor
Release date: Feb 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 336
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It’s winter, and Wolf, Torak’s beloved pack-brother, has been captured by an unknown foe. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North.

As they battle for survival amid howling blizzards and the ever-present menace of the great white bear, their friendship is tested to the breaking point, and Torak is forced to get closer to his enemies than ever before. . . .

Soul Eater is a haunting story of loyalty and loss, a chilling portrayal of the nature of evil, and the next step in the perilous journey that began with Wolf Brother and Spirit Walker.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

20. Max Goes to the Moon: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog (Science Adventures with Max the Dog series)

by: Jeffrey BennettAlan Okamoto
Release date: Aug 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Max the Dog and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era, and their trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony. From the colony, the views of Earth make everyone realize how small and precious planet Earth is. Along the way, the story sets the stage for more sophisticated science, featured in the 19 “Big Kid Box” sidebars that have been fully updated in this new edition, which cover topics including “Phases of the Moon,” “Wings in Space?,” and “Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon”—all thoughtfully explained so that grown-ups and children can learn together about science. Behind-the-scenes science lessons with activities round out this entertaining and educational picture book, the new edition of which is designed to accompany the new Max Goes to the Moon planetarium show, coming soon to planetariums around the world.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

21. Star Dancer

by: B.N. Rundell
Release date: Jul 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 164
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This is a story about a horse and a boy, but not just any horse: a wild mustang stallion and not just any boy, but a native American proud member of the Arapahoe nation on the Wind River reservation in Wild Wyoming. When these two wild hearts are knit together through unique circumstances and challenges, they become a championship team.

Chastised by his peers and often excluded because of his disability, Trey Standingelk is more comfortable enjoying the solitude of long rides in the mountain with just his horse, his dog and his lifelong friend and often companion, Skye.

The two companions find themselves as the captors and eventual trainers of a beautiful mustang stallion, but Trey’s challenges lend an obstacle that must be faced. After learning about the opportunities in the realm of horse training and especially the competitive arena of Free-Style Reining, Trey and Star’s world is rapidly expanded. The connection that develops between the horse, Star Dancer, and Trey goes far beyond man and beast, and becomes a heart to heart lifelong bond.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Special Needs

22. The Fairy Swarm (The Imaginary Veterinary)

by: Suzanne SelforsDan Santat
Release date: Oct 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
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Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. Together, they’ve encountered all sorts of magical beasts–a sasquatch, a lake monster, a dragon, a unicorn, a griffin, and even a leprechaun!

When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Pearl and Ben are tasked with catching the mischievous creatures. But with know-it-all Victoria getting in the way, the quest will prove difficult. Can Ben and Pearl protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele?
In this thrilling finale to the Imaginary Veterinary series, Suzanne Selfors delivers an incredible adventure, filled with twists, turns, and tons of fun that is anything but imaginary!
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Fairy Swarm. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
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Children’s Books > Animals

23. Moominpappa at Sea (Moomins Book 7)

by: Tove JanssonTove JanssonKingsley Hart
Release date: Sep 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 228
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Leave Moominvalley? Is it possible? Yes, even the Moomin family need a change of scenery sometimes, so they’re off to live in a lighthouse on a tiny island. Here they find space to grow, and to do things they couldn’t in their comfortable, cluttered valley home. As they discover their new home, the family also discover surprising, and wonderfully funny, new things about themselves.

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24. Rivers of Fire (Atherton, Book 2)

by: Patrick Carman
Release date: Apr 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 336
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In bestselling author Patrick Carman’s rich and riveting follow-up to The House of Power, an extraordinary world meets its destiny in an epic and unforgettable rebirth.

The world of Atherton has collapsed and the three levels have become one. Humans and monsters, once separated by vast cliffs, now roam the surface of Atherton together. The inside of Atherton–where the most troubling secrets are hidden–has been breached. While Edgar embarks on a life-or-death quest to find Atherton’s mad maker, his two friends, Samuel and Isabel, venture through dangerous underground realms, confronting deadly cave dwellers, rivers of fire, and waters of life.

Atherton is not what it seems at all, but something far more dangerous, with a history locked inside the mind of a madman and a future beyond Edgar’s wildest imagining.

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25. Ballistic: Icarus Series, Book Two

by: Aria MichaelsL.J. StockClaire Allmendinger
Release date: Jun 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 412
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It’s been three days since Solar Storm Icarus silenced the world…three days since the GRS virus wiped out most of humanity and started changing the few who remained. Liv and the others made it through the initial wave, but they’ve lost a lot along the way and the journey to Salvation is far from over. A rogue military organization has taken hold of the area and they possess a weapon that could change everything.

When Liv finds out her brother and the other refugees are being held captive at Camp Seco, she will risk everything to get him back. As the group embarks upon a dangerous rescue mission, a rival band of survivors threatens their safety and a new storm gathers overhead. The virus has spread and the infected are being drawn together. What’s worse, the beast that lurks inside of Liv is growing stronger and more difficult to control. But Liv has a promise to keep–and her little brother is running out of time.

Will Liv be able to harness her strength to save her brother and the hundreds of other innocents beyond the walls of Camp Seco, or will she let the monster out and put them all at risk?

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26. Cheechako (Cheechako Series, Book 1)

by: Jonathan Thomas Stratman
Release date: Mar 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 145
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Will Rollins, a greenhorn––cheechako––(chee-chock-oh) is miserable in his new Alaska life. In addition to the bully after him, he can’t seem to make any friends in school and doesn’t know a thing about dogsleds, riverboats, hunting, or surviving at 40 degrees below zero.

Even though he doesn’t feel very brave, Will darts out alone onto rampaging-river ice to rescue a stranded dog. His bravery wins him a valuable, trained sled dog, Blackie, and a new human friend as well, an Alaskan Indian boy named Elias.

It’s Elias who challenges and inspires the cheechako to become a rugged outdoorsman and a real Alaskan. Will starts out by feeding, harnessing and then driving a sled dog team. He learns to throw a hatchet–and hit what he aims at! He learns to snowshoe and stay alive in the cold, to challenge his fears and to push on when everything he wants to do is quit. Best of all, he learns to be a good friend.

But when a fierce, Siberian blizzard rampages across central Alaska, stranding Will’s family, nearly burying their log cabin in wind-blown snow drifts,it will be up to Will and Blackie to try to make it out alive. With Elias injured and Will’s family in danger of freezing, can a cheechako save them? Can he save himself?

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27. The Prince Charming Starter Kit

by: Carolyn Carter
Release date: Aug 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 209
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When twelve-year-old McKenzie McIntyre orders a magical kit from a mysterious website, her dream of middle school greatness quickly turns into a snogbugger of a mess. To McKenzie, the kit is the perfect solution. Probably her only shot at transforming Evan Jacoby, the hunkadoodledoo of Kingsley Junior High, into her Prince Charming . . . But powerful magic comes with consequences—and it isn’t just her crush and her future popularity that’s at risk, but her mom’s trust and her best friend’s respect too.

With a mom who’s more interested in saving the planet than raising her, and an MIA, whale-chasing member of Greenpeace for a dad, McKenzie’s parents don’t seem to get her. Pile on a bad case of writer’s block globbing up her author dreams, and it’s obvious McKenzie needs just this ONE THING in her life to work. But as her expectations for The Prince Charming Starter Kit intensify, the magic spirals out of control. With its promise to “bring out the true heart of any would-be prince,” McKenzie’s determined to prove that Evan is the real deal . . . even if her best friend isn’t so sure about his true character. The kit does come with a caution: Toadies aren’t Princely; Toadies aren’t Charming; Only Princes are Princely; Heed now this warning.

Middle school life is never dull, but McKenzie is about to find out just how un-boring it can get.

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28. The Tripods Collection: The White Mountains; The City of Gold and Lead; The Pool of Fire; When the Tripods Came

by: John Christopher
Release date: Aug 12, 2014
Number of Pages: 1088
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The Tripods’ rule is complete: the classic alien trilogy and its prequel are now available in a collectible paperback boxed set.

In Will’s world, everything is controlled by the Tripods—huge, three-legged machines that descended upon Earth long ago.

Most people unquestioningly accept the Tripods’ power, but Will is not most people. Journey with him in this collection of all four books in John Christopher’s beloved classic sci-fi dystopian series, now available as a paperback boxed set.

Includes:
The White Mountains
The City of Gold and Lead
The Pool of Fire
When the Tripods Came

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

29. The Sign of the Carved Cross (Chime Travelers)

by: Lisa M. HendeyJenn Bower
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Katie joins her friends in being mean to the new girl, Lily. But suddenly, Katie becomes the new girl—in 1675! She has no idea how she traveled in time to a Native American village, but she’s hoping the young woman she meets will be nicer to her than Katie was to Lily. Tekakwitha is a quiet girl with scars on her face from a terrible disease. Tekakwitha’s family doesn’t accept her because of her faith, and soon she and Katie have to run away in the middle of the night. Will Katie ever find her way back home? Find out in The Sign of the Carved Cross.

Book 2 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.  

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

30. The Eye of Midnight

by: Andrew Brumbach
Release date: Mar 14, 2017
Number of Pages: 256
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“Combining a 1920s New York setting with ancient Turkish and Arabian folklore and history, this novel reads like a young Indiana Jones adventure. . . . As smart as it is action-packed.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
On a stormy May day in 1929, William and Maxine arrive on the doorstep of Battersea Manor to spend the summer with a grandfather they barely remember. Whatever the cousins expected, Colonel Battersea isn’t it. Soon after they settle in, Grandpa receives a cryptic telegram and promptly whisks the cousins off to New York City to meet an unknown courier and collect a very important package. Before he can do so, however, Grandpa vanishes without a trace. When the cousins stumble upon Nura, a tenacious girl from Turkey, she promises to help them track down the parcel and rescue Colonel Battersea. But with cold-blooded gangsters and a secret society of assassins all clamoring for the mysterious object, the children soon find themselves in a desperate struggle just to escape the city’s dark streets alive.

“A youthful mystery worthy of John Bellairs, with lyrical language reminiscent of Edith Nesbit; yet it stands on its own, creating a fully realized world with clearly defined lines of good and evil, and just a dash of magic.” —Booklist

“Readers of R. L. LaFevers’s Theodosia Throckmorton series as well as lovers of the Rick Riordan books will enjoy this. A well-crafted adventure with a dash of magic.” —School Library Journal 

“Brumbach’s vivid descriptions and terse, to-the-point dialogue keep the action moving and readers constantly engaged and surprised. . . . A fast-paced, action-packed adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

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