Best Action & Adventure Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 action & adventure books for 8 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 Sorcerer’s Stone (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingKazu Kibuishi
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 336
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPre. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley–a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry–and anyone who reads about him–will find unforgettable. For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…if Harry can survive the encounter.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

by: J.K. RowlingKazu KibuishiMary GrandPré
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 464
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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 GrandPré.

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

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

by: J.K. RowlingKazu KibuishiMary GrandPré
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 768
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This special edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal — even by wizarding standards.

And in this case, different can be deadly.

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

4. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

by: Rush Limbaugh
Release date: Oct 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 224
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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a book for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

MEET RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE!

Okay, okay, my name’s really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I’ve always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock star—this guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy, cobblestone-y streets shouting “the British are coming!” On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain streaming…

Well, you get the picture. But what if you could get the real picture—by actually going back in time and seeing with your own eyes how our great country came to be? Meeting the people who made it all happen—people like you and me?

Hold on to your pointy triangle hats, because you can—with me, Rush Revere, seemingly ordinary substitute history teacher, as your tour guide across time! “How?” you ask? Well, there’s this portal. And a horse. My talking horse named Liberty. And—well, just trust me, I’ll get us there.

We’ll begin by joining a shipload of brave families journeying on the Mayflower in 1620. Yawn? I don’t think so. 1620 was a pretty awesome time, and you’ll experience exactly what they did on that rough, dangerous ocean crossing. Together, we’ll ask the pilgrims all our questions, find out how they live, join them at the first Thanksgiving, and much more.

So saddle up and let’s ride! Our exceptional nation is waiting to be discovered all over again by exceptional young patriots—like you!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

by: J.K. RowlingKazu KibuishiMary GrandPré
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 368
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This special edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself!

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

6. Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

by: Rush Limbaugh
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 256
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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal for a new time-travel adventure.

“Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d like a moment. I’m Liberty, Rush Revere’s loquacious equine companion—his trusty talking horse! Always at the ready to leap from the twenty-first century into America’s past, that’s me. When he says ‘Let’s go!’ I’m so there. I’m jazzed, I’m psyched, I’m—”

“Ah, excuse me, Liberty?”

“Yeah, Rush?”

“Usually you say ‘oh no, not again!’ and ‘while we’re in colonial Boston, can I try the baked beans?’”

“Okay, fine—you do the talking. I’ll just be over here, if you need me.…”

Well, he’s sulking now, but I couldn’t be your tour guide across time without Liberty! His name says it all: the freedom we celebrate every July Fourth with fireworks and hot dogs (and maybe some of those baked beans). But how did America get free? How did thirteen newborn colonies tell the British king where he could stick his unfair taxes?

Jump into the bustling streets of Boston in 1765, where talk of revolution is growing louder. I said LOUDER. You’ll have to SHOUT to be heard over the angry cries of “Down with the king!” and “Repeal the Stamp Act!” that fill the air. You’ll meet fierce supporters of liberty like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and my idol, Paul Revere, as they fearlessly defy British rule. It’s an exciting, dangerous, turbulent, thrilling time to be an American…and exceptional young patriots like you won’t want to miss a minute. Let’s ride!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

7. Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

by: Rush LimbaughKathryn Adams LimbaughKathryn Adams Limbaugh
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 257
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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!

Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!

Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We’ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.

The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam’s dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way.

But don’t worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait—that one’s for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries.

Now let’s open the magic portal to the past!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

8. Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

by: Josh FunkBrendan Kearney
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest “food fight” ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there’s ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast . . . even without a drop of coffee!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

9. Circulus de Potentia (Magicae Mathematica Book 2)

by: Jim West
Release date: Jun 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 234
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Award winning novel of the 2015 Reader’s Favorite Book Award.

A festival in Nosaj’s honor has been interrupted by a mysterious challenger wearing the Circulus de Potentia, a band of gold that gives him unstoppable strength and power. One by one the Guardians fall and a race is on for Alex to go find the wizard with a secret regarding the curious symbol on the golden band. Finding this peculiar wizard named Pythagoras wouldn’t be such a daunting task if it wasn’t for the packs of wolves that roam the forest and a maze she and her friends will have to solve as well as a riddle fashioned by Daedalus himself. What awaits Alex in the Forest of Factors? Can Archimedes solve the equation in time? Can the Guardians stop this invincible challenger?

A symbol unknown, a riddle unsolved, a maze guarded by a monster, a race against time to find the secrets of the Circulus de Potentia and the most precious thing in the world.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

10. Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3)

by: Troy Cummings
Release date: Oct 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 96
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Monsters, monsters, everywhere!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this third book in the series, Alexander goes up against shadow smashers. These monsters jump from shadow to shadow, causing problems all over town! Meanwhile, a member of Alexander’s Super Secret Monster Patrol (SSMP) may turn out to BE a monster! Fun black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life throughout.

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

11. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Bk 3) (The Heroes of Olympus)

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 05, 2012
Number of Pages: 710
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“Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge”–Copyright p.
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12. Book of Nightmares (Diadem )

by: John Peel
Release date: Mar 08, 2005
Number of Pages: 192
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Destiny is not the innocent girl she pretended to be on Earth. She’s actually a power-hungry magic-user who has kidnapped Pixel and taken him to a terrible planet called Zarathan – where fears come to life and falling asleep means death!

Helaine and Score embark on a risky mission to rescue their friend. Living skeletons, vampire ghosts, and other mythical monsters from Helaine’s imagination attack them mercilessly. But with magic and clever thinking, they manage to fight these ghouls and convince the Fair Folk to lead them to Pixel. But Destiny has blocked their only exit off the planet, and they are exhausted from endless battles. Will the trio find a way off Zarathan before falling into a deadly sleep?

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

13. Whack Of The P-Rex (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Notebook of Doom)

by: Troy Cummings
Release date: Aug 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In this fifth book, Alexander stumbles into a VERY large footprint. And his friend Rip keeps finding candy in the street. What kind of monster leaves HUGE footprints behind? And where is all the candy coming from? Alexander, Rip, and Nikki must find out fast–before it’s too late! This book is filled with humor, suspense, and zany black-and-white illustrations throughout!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

14. Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8)

by: Troy CummingsTroy Cummings
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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“Stermont’s latest monster is SHOCKING!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this 8th book, there’s trouble at Alexander’s brand-new school. Lights are flickering, students are getting zapped, and escalators are running at super-speeds! When the sky fills with green lightning, Alexander, Rip, and Nikki know monsters must be to blame. Can the S.S.M.P. turn out the lights on these shocking monsters?”

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

15. Avalon: Web of Magic Book 3: Cry of the Wolf (Bk. 3)

by: Rachel Roberts
Release date: May 27, 2008
Number of Pages: 216
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Adriane and Stormbringer the Mistwolf have a unique bond. When Stormbringer is lured into the portal to Aldenmor, Adriane pursues her companion into the magical world, where she must confront the entire mistwolf pack in order to bring Storm home. The strange boy she meets in that land of wonders and terrors may help her, but Adriane will need Emily and Kara’s magic as backup if she’s going to survive this battle.

Cry of the Wolf is the third book in Avalon: Web of Magic, a twelve-book fantasy series for middle grade readers. Through their magical journey, the teenage heroines discover who they really are . . . and run into plenty of good guys, bad guys, and cute guys.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

16. The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade

by: Max BrallierDouglas Holgate
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 296
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A very funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel, now a New York Times bestseller!

“Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs.”–Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid
 
The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose?
 
Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

17. Recess Is A Jungle! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Eerie Elementary)

by: Jack ChabertSam Ricks
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Sam, Antonio, and Lucy are passing around a soccer ball at recess when something strange happens… They soon find themselves in a fog-filled jungle! The grass and trees have come alive, growing high into the sky. And the friends discover that it’s not just the school itself that’s alive — it’s everything on the school grounds! Sam, Antonio, and Lucy must find their way out of a monstrous hedge maze in time to rescue the rest of the students!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

18. Treasure at Lure Lake

by: Shari L. Schwarz
Release date: Apr 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 192
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An epic adventure–that’s all Bryce wants this summer. So when he stumbles upon a treasure map connected to an old family secret, Bryce is determined to follow the clues to unearth both, even it means hiking in the wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Bryce must work with his bickering brother, Jack, or they may never see the light of day again!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

19. Truth Runner (Son of Angels, Jonah Stone)

by: Jerel Law
Release date: Nov 12, 2013
Number of Pages: 272
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Faced with unparalleled grief, will Jonah return to Elohim?

Parents are looking for fiction that makes Christianity exciting for their kids. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson, the Kane Chronicles, the Secret Series, and other middle grade series packed with action and adventure. But the message is solidly based in Scripture, conveying that God is always in control.

It has been a trying six months for Jonah, Eliza, and Jeremiah Stone. They have been grieving over the loss of their nephilim mother, who was murdered by Abaddon’s forces. As part angels, the siblings have been in school with other children of nephilim to hone their special powers

In Truth Runner, Jonah has left Angel School and attempts to forget Elohim’s calling by moving back to his hometown and starting high school as a “normal” kid. But Jonah can still see fallen angels—and the evil they’re doing. When Jonah realizes the Fallen are attacking his friends without their knowledge, he is faced with a choice: continue to ignore it and forge his own path, or remember who he really is and fight for his friends.

As Jonah’s story begins to resemble his Biblical character’s namesake, will he turn back to Elohim’s path for his life?

Meets national education standards.

 

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

20. Old Granny Fox (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics)

by: Thornton W. Burgess
Release date: Jun 23, 2010
Number of Pages: 96
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Winter’s here, and there’s a carpet of deep snow covering the Green Forest and the nearby meadow — which means Reddy Fox and Granny Fox are having trouble finding food. Reddy, of course, is full of reckless ideas, such as getting into Farmer Brown’s chicken house in daylight.
Using the wisdom she’s acquired over the years, Granny overrules many of Reddy’s foolhardy suggestions, taking the conceit out of a youngster who thinks he knows more than anyone else. Granny also teaches Reddy quite a bit about patience, common sense, and resourcefulness.
A timeless fable by master storyteller Thornton W. Burgess, Old Granny Fox will delight youngsters with an entertaining story while teaching important lessons — in a painless and enjoyable way — about wildlife, the environment, and personal conduct.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

21. Koonland (The Beginning)

by: Jaime DS
Release date: Apr 09, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Koonland is a children’s book about the struggles creatures have in their own land. It is the first book of a series in which the characters learn there is hope in the land they inhabit. Their careless leader had abused his power and nearly destroys the land. Luckily a leader emerges and brings hope back to Koonland.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

22. Of Witches and Wind (The Ever Afters Book 2)

by: Shelby Bach
Release date: Jul 23, 2013
Number of Pages: 417
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In this second book in a series that Kirkus Reviews calls a “fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy,” it’s up to Rory to save the Ever After School—and deal with her father’s fiancée.

After taking part in a successful real-life fairy tale, Rory Landon is now an Ever After School veteran. She has better friends than she’s ever had, and she’s stronger, more confident, and ready to take on whatever comes next.

Or so she thought. When a nefarious plan from The Snow Queen threatens the entire Ever After School program, it is up to Rory and Chase to save everyone. Between this new adventure and what is happening at home—where a potential stepmom has entered the picture—Rory wonders if she really has what it takes to come to the rescue.

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

23. Impyrium

by: Henry H. Neff
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 592
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“A rare jewel. A new classic in the fantasy genre.” — Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series

“A magnificent, rich, exhilarating book. I say this with all honesty: I haven’t read about a world so deep, so purely magical, so well-developed, since Harry Potter.” — James Dashner, author of the bestselling Maze Runner series

In the first book of Henry H. Neff’s new high-stakes middle grade fantasy series, two unlikely allies confront a conspiracy that will shake the world of Impyrium to its core.

For over three thousand years, the Faeregine dynasty has ruled Impyrium. But the family’s magic has been fading, and with it their power over the empire. Whether it’s treachery from a rival house, the demon Lirlanders, or rebel forces, many believe the Faeregines are ripe to fall.

Hazel, the youngest member of the royal family, is happy to leave ruling to her sisters so that she can study her magic. But the empress has other plans for her granddaughter, dark and dangerous plans to exploit Hazel’s talents and rekindle the Faeregine mystique. Hob, a commoner from the remote provinces, has been sent to the city to serve the Faeregines—and to spy on them.

One wants to protect the dynasty. The other wants to destroy it. But when Hazel and Hob form an improbable friendship, their bond may save the realm as they know it…or end it for good.

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24. The Lost Celt

by: A. E. Conran
Release date: Mar 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 264
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Written in the voice of Mikey, a fourth-grader who believes that eating crunchy things will get your neurons to fire, The Lost Celt follows Mikey’s adventures after a chance encounter with what he thinks is a time-traveling Celtic warrior.

With the help of his best friend Kyler, and clues from his military history book, Mikey tracks down the stranger, and in the process learns about the power and obligations of friendship.

Full of heart, The Lost Celt throws a gentle light on some of the issues facing our veterans and their families, but it’s the humor and infectious camaraderie throughout this book that makes it so memorable.

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

25. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #3: Soul Eater

by: Michelle PaverGeoff Taylor
Release date: Feb 19, 2008
Number of Pages: 352
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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. . . .

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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

26. Deadlock (H.I.V.E. Book 8)

by: Mark Walden
Release date: Feb 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 305
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High-octane adventures continue in the eighth book of the H.I.V.E. series, and the team of supremely talented criminals is forced to question everything they know about life as villains.

Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organization. First they must track down the location of the Glasshouse, the prison where Furan trains children to become ruthless assassins. But Otto is also being hunted. In the three months since his “expulsion” from H.I.V.E., The Artemis Section—an elite intelligence division that goes after the toughest targets and reports only to the US president—has had an opportunity to locate him. Set against the backdrop of a daring high-tech prison break, nothing is quite as it seems in Deadlock.

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

27. Escape Velocity (H.I.V.E. Book 3)

by: Mark Walden
Release date: Apr 19, 2011
Number of Pages: 357
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Now in paperback, a riveting installment in an action-packed series.

Students and staff at H.I.V.E.—the Higher Institute of Villainous Education—are horrified to discover that Dr. Nero has been captured by the forces of H.O.P.E.—the Hostile Operative Prosecution Executive—the world’s newest and most ruthlessly efficient security force. Otto decides that the only way to find Nero and the truth behind the lies is to escape H.I.V.E. But he’s also struggling with some newfound abilities: Can he really unconsciously interface with computers without physical contact? And if he can, what exactly do his new powers mean? In his search for answers, Otto must flee H.I.V.E., and take the risks that come with being a rogue agent. Then he just has to break into MI6…..

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

28. The Fairy Swarm (The Imaginary Veterinary)

by: Suzanne SelforsDan Santat
Release date: May 03, 2016
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. When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Ben and Pearl must protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele”–
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Children’s Books > Animals

29. The Mistmantle Chronicles, Book Five: Urchin and the Rage Tide

by: M.I. McAllister
Release date: Jul 20, 2010
Number of Pages: 272
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The animals of Mistmantle have enjoyed a long period of peace and prosperity since the violent Raven War. Their tranquility is disrupted when tidal waves threaten  to destroy the island. Mossberry, a squirrel with delusions of grandeur, sees the impending disaster as an opportunity to rise to power…and his reckless decisions will put many citizens in harm’s way. Urchin of the Riding Stars must stop Mossberry and usher everyone to safety before it is too late. Along the way, the ultimate sacrifice must be made for the survival of all. Deeply moving and packed with adventure, this is a fitting conclusion to the beloved Mistmantle Chronicles.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

30. 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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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

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Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 6:02 AM

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