Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books for 10 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 science fiction & fantasy 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 y la piedra filosofal

by: J. K. RowlingAlicia Dellepiane
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 254
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Harry es húerfano de padre y madre y vive con sus tíos odiosos y su primo insoportable y malcriado. Por suerte Harry puede ir a un colegio especial de magia. Ágil y divertida, esta novela entretiene a grandes y chicos.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

2. Harry Potter Y La Piedra Filosofal (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Feb 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 254
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by: J.K. Rowling
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 316
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“‘Give me Harry Potter,’ said Voldemort’s voice, ‘and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'”

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin – Harry must stand and face his enemy …

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

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by: J.K. Rowling
Release date: Jan 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 650
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This is the braille version of the international bestseller. The Harry Potter epic continues to gather speed as Harry enters his third year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry and does battle with the traitor behind his parents’ deaths. Besides coping with the usual adversaries – sneering classmate Draco Malfoy, evocatively-named Potions Master Snape – the young wizard-in-training has a new worry with the escape of Sirius Black, murderous minion of archenemy Lord Voldemort, from the magicians’ prison of Azkaban. Six volumes in braille.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Hebrew Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingGili Bar-hillel
Release date: Jul 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 892
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In his fifth year at Hogwart’s, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Oct 04, 2004
Number of Pages: 640
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When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort’s rampaging supporters and the terrifying Dark Mark is resurrected, it is obvious to Harry that, far from failing, Voldemort is getting stronger. The ultimate symbol to the magic world of the evil Lord’s return would be if the one and only survivor of his death curse, Harry Potter, could finally be beaten. So when Harry is entered for the Triwizard Tournament – a competition between three wizarding schools to find the ultimate magician – he knows that rather than win it, he just has to get through the trials alive.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Prepack

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Jul 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 528
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When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogswart School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been unleashed on the school.

  • 9780439064866:ISBN-13
  • 0439064864:ISBN-10
  • Scholastic:Publisher
  • June 1999:Publish Date
  • 341:Page Count
  • Ages 8-12:Reading Level
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    Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

    8. Shadow Castle

    by: Marian Cockrell
    Release date: Mar 29, 2016
    Number of Pages: 200
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    In the middle of a deep forest is an enchanted valley and a castle where only shadows live, shadows of kings and queens who have waited for hundreds of years for the spell cast upon them to be broken. One day, a girl named Lucy follows a little dog through a tunnel into the valley and meets the mysterious red-haired Michael, who takes her into the shadow world to meet Prince Mika and his mortal wife Gloria, their children and their children’s children, and to learn the magic that will lift the spell. This new expanded edition contains additional chapters not published in the original 1946 edition.
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    Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

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

    by: Rick Riordan
    Release date: Oct 02, 2012
    Number of Pages: 608
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    In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six–who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?

    The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . .
    With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.
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    Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

    10. Book of Nightmares (Diadem: A Fantasy Mystery, No. 6)

    by: John Peel
    Release date: Apr 01, 1998
    Number of Pages: 164
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    Pixel is trapped on a planet where nightmares become real. To rescue him, Score and Helaine will have to face their deepest fears.
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    Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

    11. Cry of the Wolf (Avalon Web of Magic)

    by: Rachel Roberts
    Release date: Jul 01, 2003
    Number of Pages: 189
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    Adriane and Stormbringer, the mistwolf, have quite a uniquely close and strong emotional bond of friendship. But is it strong enough to save them when Storm is lured through the portal to Aldenmor, another world much like Earth where magic still thrives? Adriane believes it is, and follows Storm to the magical world. There, Adriane faces the challenge of her life as she confronts Moonshadow, the pack leader and the entire mistwolf pack and tries to bring Storm home. The strange boy she meets, Zach, may be able to help her, but she will need Emily and Kara’s magic to survive this battle.
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    Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

    12. Combat Boy and the Monster Token (Volume 1)

    by: Angela Joewell Purbaugh
    Release date: Jul 13, 2014
    Number of Pages: 156
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    Tom Hock dreams big. He wants to be the greatest pro gamer in the world, and he’s got the skills to make it. Right now though, the twelve-year-old’s happily exploring San Diego’s Comic Book Convention with his older brother, Joey.

    While at the convention, Tom makes two discoveries. The first is the existence of Monster Realm, a mysterious game played deep beneath the convention floor. Those who win the game earn the coveted title of Multidimensional Game Master. The second surprise is Dark Pixy, a cute, butt-kicking pro-gamer with a hidden connection to Monster Realm.

    Once they start playing, Tom, Joey, and Pixy realize they’re trapped in the game, their bodies the slaves of the game designer. The only way to escape is to beat the final boss, a feat impossible for normal gamers.

    Good thing Tom and Pixy aren’t normal gamers. But as they struggle to reclaim their bodies, something within the game also wants access to the real world. If it escapes, no one will survive to attend next year’s convention.</p

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    Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. Soul Eater (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

    by: Michelle PaverGeoff Taylor
    Release date: Feb 01, 2008
    Number of Pages: 323
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    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Torak learns that the Soul-Eaters have snatched Wolf in order to sacrifice him, Torak decides to infiltrate the cult in order to have a confrontation with the most powerful mages on the planet and save his most devoted companion.
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    Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

    16. 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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    Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

    17. 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

    18. 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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    Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

    19. 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

    20. Sprite’s Secret (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Pixie Tricks)

    by: Tracey West
    Release date: May 01, 2000
    Number of Pages: 72
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    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
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    Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

    21. Kung Fu Kellie and the Legend of Anguo

    by: A.H. Shinn
    Release date: Dec 18, 2013
    Number of Pages: 414
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    A baby girl is discovered by a Chinese monk in the strangest place. After being unclaimed for some time, the Taiping monks decide to take her in and raise her as their own. The young girl loves her unconventional life at the monastery, studying everything from botany to kung fu, but one day, she is swept away and has to start a new life in another country with one of the monks, Master Chen. Kellie Wei adapts well to the American life until she learns the secrets that have been kept from her. Once she discovers that the monks at Taiping Monastery are in danger, and possibly because of her, she secretly travels back to China. Her two loyal friends, Jake Russo and Jory Stevens, don’t take “no” for an answer and help her along her journey. The three adventurers discover a world they could have never imagined and Kellie encounters an enemy she didn’t know she had.
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    Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

    22. Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

    by: Patrick SamphireJeremy Holmes
    Release date: Jan 12, 2016
    Number of Pages: 337
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    Mars in 1816 is a world of high Society, deadly danger, and strange clockwork machines. Pterodactyls glide through the sky, automatic servants hand out sandwiches at elegant garden parties, and in the north, the great dragon tombs hide marvels of Ancient Martian technology.

    Twelve-year-old Edward Sullivan has always dreamed of becoming a spy like the ones he reads of in his favorite magazine, Thrilling Martian Tales. Instead, he spends his days keeping his eccentric family from complete disaster … that is, until the villainous archeologist, Sir Titus Dane, kidnaps Edward’s parents as part of a scheme to loot an undiscovered dragon tomb.

    Edward and his sisters set out on a perilous pursuit across the Martian wilderness. Together they must evade Sir Titus’s minions, battle mechanical nasties, and escape deadly Martian hunting machines. If they can’t, they will never uncover the secrets of the dragon tomb and rescue Edward’s family.

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

    23. Anna & Elsa #6: The Arendelle Cup (Disney Frozen) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

    by: Erica DavidFrancesco LegramandiGabriella MattaManuela RazziWilliam Robinson
    Release date: Sep 08, 2015
    Number of Pages: 128
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    Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman, and all the stars from Disney Frozen are back in an all-new magical chapter book series perfect for girls and boys ages 6 to 9. It’s time for the Arendelle Cup–an annual 150-mile sleigh race. People come from far and wide to compete, and this year, to celebrate the castle gates finally being open, Anna and Elsa are going to represent Arendelle themselves!
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    Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

    24. The Crystal Navigator: A Perilous Journey Back Through Time (Colored Illustrations)

    by: Nancy Kunhardt LodgeEvi Gstottner
    Release date: May 10, 2014
    Number of Pages: 166
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    The Crystal Navigator is a middle grade fantasy in the classic tradition of The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland that celebrates the power of imagination. Eleven year old Lucy Nightingale is a special little girl. She can make things with her thoughts. However, she lost her confidence when her mind went blank during an oral report. Then a dazzling new teacher assigns another report about five paintings. Convinced that the only way to get an A on this assignment is to actually talk to the artists, Lucy summons a Wise One to help her with time travel. Her Wise One shows up in the form of a loveable, well-spoken, befuddled Corgi named Wilbur. Lucy and Wilbur fly back to fifteenth-century Florence. The journey turns perilous when the Navigator contracts a virus and propels the two friends into the wrong time. In triumphing over the obstacles Wilbur sets in her way, Lucy finds her self-confidence and more. The book will thrill and educate young readers about the value of viewing life as a journey and the magic that lives inside each of us.
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    Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

    25. Princess Ponies 2: A Dream Come True

    by: Chloe Ryder
    Release date: Mar 04, 2014
    Number of Pages: 128
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    On an enchanted island, far, far away, princess ponies can talk and play. Eight golden horseshoes give the ponies their magic, but when the shoes go missing from the castle, only a true pony lover can save the princesses and their home.

    A Dream Come True
    It’s field day on pony island and Princess Stardust’s best friend, Blossom is competing. Stardust wants to cheer her on, but she knows she and Pippa should keep looking for the missing horse shoes. Will Stardust have to choose between her old friend and her new friend? Or is it okay to have two best friends?

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    Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

    26. Never Girls #11: Into the Waves (Disney: The Never Girls)

    by: Kiki ThorpeJana Christy
    Release date: Jan 05, 2016
    Number of Pages: 128
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    Lainey’s fondest dream has come true! Her parents finally let her get a pet—a goldfish! But bringing her new little friend to Never Land might turn out to be a big mistake. Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies star in a magical early chapter book series for readers ages 6 to 10—The Never Girls!
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    Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

    27. Jala and the Wolves

    by: Marti Dumas
    Release date: Feb 13, 2015
    Number of Pages: 98
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    Do You Believe in Magic?
    Jala does. So when a mirror appears in Jala’s room and transports her to the world of wolves — the fact that she’s become a wolf herself is only the beginning! Can she help her pack survive? And will she ever get back to her human family again?

    Readers of classic fantasy like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Alice in Wonderland will adore this chapter book for young readers. Buy this delightful adventure today.
     
    What Readers Are Saying:
     
    “A lovely and whimsical read for any little girl or grown woman like myself.”
    “Dumas taps into a fantasy that I believe many children probably have (sometimes pretending that they’re an animal, or in Jala’s case, becoming that animal) and what they can learn from that fantasy. Jala learns more about herself, her family, and her world through her adventure as a wolf and that translates to an added layer of discussion that you could have with your child while reading this book. This would make a lovely addition to any child’s ebook library.”
    “Jala and the Wolves…reads like a Hindu fairytale with its quaint nature-filled charm and elegant magic. It reminds me of the books I read as a child – The Secret Garden and the like – and that makes it something I want to share with my daughter.”
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    Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

    28. The Gingerbread Kingdom

    by: Gary McKenzie
    Release date: Feb 01, 2004
    Number of Pages: 236
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    Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

    29. Adventures in Flatfrost (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

    by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
    Release date: Oct 07, 2014
    Number of Pages: 128
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    Prince Lucas and Clara venture to the land of the giants and train Ruskin to control his fire in this fifth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series.

    After a game of hide-and-seek, Prince Lucas and Ruskin are in trouble again. They have melted all the ice in the castle, and the king is not pleased. He sends Lucas and Ruskin to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there. High in the snowy mountains, some new larger-than-life friends lend a helping hand as Lucas, Clara, and Ruskin learn to respect the hard work of others.

    With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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

    30. The Traitor King

    by: Todd Mitchell
    Release date: Jan 20, 2012
    Number of Pages: 272
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    A fast-paced fantasy/mystery involving Celtic mythology for ages 9 & up (Colorado Book Award Finalist). Darren and Jackie Mananann have always known there was something a little strange about their family . . . but it isn’t until an unexpected presence propels them into a fantastical mystery that they discover how truly unusual and eerily powerful the Mananann family is. Things that once seemed ordinary -flowerpots, librarians, plates of cookies- suddenly have extraordinary meanings. And places that once seemed safe -trees in the forest, a fireplace in the den, a secret passage- are suddenly no longer safe. One of Darren and Jackie’s uncles has disappeared, and in order to save him they must unravel all the clues and signs that surround the Manananns’s deepest, darkest secret -a secret that spans two very different worlds. For the Manananns, mystery runs in the family. But where will this mystery lead?
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    Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

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