Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 science fiction & fantasy 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. The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In 2014)

by: J.R.R. Tolkien
Release date: Oct 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 320
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Now a major motion picture

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible.” —New York Times Book Review

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3. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingKazu Kibuishi
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 768
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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 GrandPre. 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. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingKazu Kibuishi
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 368
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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 GrandPre. 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

5. 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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6. 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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7. Charge Of The Lightning Bugs (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Notebook of Doom)

by: Troy Cummings
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Stermont’s latest monster is SHOCKING! 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

8. 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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9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. Finding Love on Summer Hill (Morgan James Kids)

by: Kelly PedersenKelly Pedersen
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 38
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In Finding Love On Summer Hill discover the special relationship between two shelties and their human family. Candy is rescued from a shelter and comes to live at Summer Hill Farm. After being abandoned she has many fears and goes to Hershey, another sheltie, for advice. Find out how Hershey reveals an important secret that teaches Candy how to love, and be loved, for the first time in her life!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

13. The Time Seekers

by: D. A. Squires
Release date: Nov 12, 2015
Number of Pages: 536
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*KINDLE ILLUSTRATIONS IN VIVID COLOR*

Alexandra St. Germaine is dreading going back to school.

The Pine School is not a typical school and her sixth-year teacher, Miss Blueberry, is not typical either. And things get off to a rather disastrous start, leading to some shocking changes in Classroom #6.

At home, the elegant Chadwick Manor, Alexandra’s constant companion is a blue and gold macaw parrot named Taco. He is a kind-hearted and intelligent bird, with an impressive vocabulary and very definite opinions. All is well until one dark and stormy night, when Taco and Alexandra find their world quite upended. Two wet and windswept figures are standing in the Chadwick foyer–with their pets–and the winds of change begin to blow.

Mystery and magic sweep into Dark Harbor, along with the chilly fall weather . . . a teacher whose face is hauntingly familiar, the bewitching night of All Hallows’ Eve, time travel to a Salem Witch Trial, strange Miss Ima from the Book Nook, and a magical key which unlocks a tragic past.

The Time Seekers is a children’s novel for elementary (grade four and above) through middle school age children. In the tradition of Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Time Seekers takes flight with two anthropomorphized birds: a macaw parrot and a common raven (who only speaks French), yet remains grounded in authentic human emotions and experiences . . . friendship, love, redemption and forgiveness, and never giving up.

With more than 500 pages (64 chapters, Prologue and Epilogue), some French language, The Time Seekers’ Map, and over 30 pen and ink illustrations, as The Time Seekers is opened, so, too, is a portal to a classic adventure story. An alchemy of magic and human emotion, woven into a tapestry of New England locales (Maine and Cape Cod), The Time Seekers truly belongs on the family bookshelf to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

“You have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins . . . it is all endless and all one.”

P. L. Travers
Author of the Mary Poppins books

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

14. The Magical Land of Noom (Books of Wonder)

by: Johnny GruelleJohnny Gruelle
Release date: Apr 24, 1998
Number of Pages: 192
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Come on a high-flying adventure with Johnny and Janey as they travel from their own backyard to the mysterious enchanted kingdom they discover on the other side of the moon.
When Johnny and Janey build their Flying Machine out of some old boards and wooden spools, the last thing they expect is for it to actually take off! But that’s just what happens, and before they know it, they’re soaring high above the clouds on their way to the Magical Land of Noom.
Filled with such wonders as mushrooms that taste of ginger cake and flowing springs of lemonade, Noom seems like a paradise to the children. But the lemonade springs belong to the wicked magician Old jingles, who has kidnapped the beautiful Princess of Nite .
Setting out to rescue the princess and return her to her throne, Johnny and Janey are aided by the many friends they find in Noom, including the kind and gentle Soft-Voiced Cow, the spirited Fun Boys, and the exuberant Mr. Tiptoe and his miraculous umbrella. But can this intrepid band defeat the wily Old Jingles and all his tricks?
Johnny Gruelle — who introduced the world to Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, everyone’s favorite rag dolls — is the creator of this stirring, heartwarming tale. Filled with gentle wisdom and delightful whimsy, it is a wonderful introduction to the boundless imagination and loving spirit of Johnny Gruelle.

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15. The King of Little Things

by: Bil LeppDaniel T. Wenzel
Release date: Sep 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Long ago in a faraway realm, the King of Little Things ruled happily over all things small?from buttons to beetles, from marbles to macaroni. When King Normous thinks he has finally become the ruler of all the world, he is enraged to learn that the King of Little Things still reigns happily in his tiny kingdom. Normous sends his army to defeat this upstart, but he finds he cannot outfight or outwit a king who holds sway over the little things of the world. After all, it is the little things that keep the big things going.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Bullies

16. Dragon Keepers #3: The Dragon in the Library

by: Kate KlimoJohn Shroades
Release date: Apr 26, 2011
Number of Pages: 218
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Dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy need help!

Emmy, their rapidly growing dragon, has become a real grouch, saying she’s missing “something,” and the cousins don’t have a clue what that something is. Jesse and Daisy go online to ask Professor Andersson, their favorite dragon expert, for help and end up seeing him being kidnapped!

The kidnapper is none other than Sadie Huffington, the girlfriend of their enemy, St. George the Dragon Slayer. She has hatched a wicked scheme to use the professor to both find St. George and capture Emmy. Now the dragon keepers and their dragon must storm Sadie’s castle and rescue the professor from the witch and her pack of vicious dog-men!

In this third fantasy book in the Dragon Keepers series, Kate Klimo introduces readers to a magical library filled with shelf elves and reveals the secrets of the gigantic red book that Jesse and Daisy discovered in The Dragon in the Sock Drawer. She keeps the action and adventure flying while bringing both heart and imagination to this tale of two kids and a dragon, growing up together.

The Dragon Keepers series is perfect for kids who crave books about dragons and magic but are caught betwixt and between—too old for Magic Tree House and not yet ready for Eragon and the Inheritance cycle.

Visit http://www.foundadragon.org.

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17. Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan

by: Laura MartinEric Deschamps
Release date: May 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 373
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Jurassic World meets Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in this epic new middle grade series full of heart-pounding action and breathtaking chills!

One hundred and fifty years ago, the first dinosaurs were cloned. Soon after, they replaced humans at the top of the food chain. The only way to survive was to move into underground compounds. . . .

Five years ago, Sky Mundy’s father vanished from North Compound without a trace. Now she has just stumbled on a clue that not only suggests his disappearance is just the tip of an even larger mystery, but also points directly to the surface. To find her dad—and possibly even save the world—Sky and her best friend, Shawn, must break out of their underground home and venture topside to a land reclaimed by nature and ruled by dinosaurs.

Perfect for fans of Brandon Mull, Lisa McMann, and Rick Riordan, this exhilarating debut novel follows two courageous friends who must survive in a lost world that’s as dangerous as they’ve always feared but also unlike anything they could ever have imagined.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

18. Far-Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane

by: Paul StewartChris Riddell
Release date: Aug 09, 2011
Number of Pages: 240
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Fergus Crane has an almost ordinary life—attending school on the ship Betty Jeanne and helping his mother in the bakery. But then a winged mechanical horse appears and whisks Fergus off to meet his long-lost uncle. Not only that, he finds out that his teachers are not what they seem—they’re actually pirates! Can Fergus save his schoolmates from the far-off Fire Island? Perfect for 8- to 12-year-old readers, this is a deliciously accessible story.

“Part Dickensian comedy, part pirate adventure.”–Publishers Weekly

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

19. Treasure Of Green Knowe (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Green Knowe Chronicles)

by: Lucy Maria BostonPeter Boston
Release date: Apr 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 214
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. During his summer visit to his great-grandmother’s old mansion, Tolly learns about the house’s eighteenth-century inhabitants and becomes involved in a bygone search for lost treasure.
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20. The Only Thing Worse Than Witches

by: Lauren Magaziner
Release date: Aug 14, 2014
Number of Pages: 272
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Roald Dahl meets Eva Ibbotson in this hilarious middle grade debut perfect for reading aloud

Rupert Campbell is fascinated by the witches who live nearby. He dreams of broomstick tours and souvenir potions, but Rupert’s mother forbids him from even looking at that part of town. The closest he can get to a witchy experience is sitting in class with his awful teacher Mrs. Frabbleknacker, who smells like bellybutton lint and forbids Rupert’s classmates from talking to each other before, during, and after class. So when he sees an ad to become a witch’s apprentice, Rupert simply can’t resist applying.

But Witchling Two isn’t exactly what Rupert expected. With a hankering for lollipops and the magical aptitude of a toad, she needs all the help she can get to pass her exams and become a full-fledged witch. She’s determined to help Rupert stand up to dreadful Mrs. Frabbleknacker too, but the witchling’s magic will be as useful as a clump of seaweed unless Rupert can figure out a way to help her improve her spellcasting—and fast!

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21. Jala and the Wolves

by: Marti DumasGaryl Arneta
Release date: May 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 104
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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

22. The Great Candy Land Caper (Great Story World Mix-Up) (Volume 5)

by: Laura E Hill TimpanaroAva P. TimpanaroKayla M. Timpanaro
Release date: Oct 07, 2013
Number of Pages: 118
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The Great Story World Mix-Up Just Got Sweeter… Penelope and Jilly are off to Candy Land on a super sweet adventure. But their plans turn bitter when an Evil Wizard casts a rotten spell turning all the Candy Land candy sour. Penelope and Jilly have just hours to undo the spell and make Candy Land sweet again. But it won’t be easy. The secret to the spell is written on a golden ball that’s been swallowed by a frog that is hopping down the most dangerous path in Candy Land to the Bittersweet, Dark Forest. Find out what happens in…The Great Candy Land Caper
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23. Sansablatt Head

by: Joan Spilman
Release date: Nov 14, 2013
Number of Pages: 314
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Joan Spilman brings her trademark humor and love of human eccentricity to a lively young adult fantasy, Sansablatt Head. Alec Mulroon is an angry, unhappy boy, abandoned by his globe-trotting mother, who sends him gifts to make up for her absence. The latest is an ugly wooden head she found in an antique store. But this head is not empty. One night, it begins to talk, and Alec discovers it is the prison of a young king named Sansablatt from the land of Quelle, banished to earth by a sorcerer. Desperate to escape his wooden prison, Sansablatt takes Alec and a dog named Diogenes to Quelle in hopes of regaining his true form. There, Alec meets a host of remarkable people, from the stubborn yet charming General Eugenia McPherson McNutt to the self-centered Princess Claudine. The land is divided into clan domains: swampland for the Heelers, who love mud and slime, and mountains for the Whitehairs, who hunt and ride and love the clear, cool air; and in the plains the Selorians, Sansablatt’s clan. Wherever there is food to steal, there, too, are the Swarthy Giants, creatures of immense size and little brain who terrorize the countryside. Presiding over the elements are the Skylls, seven cranky wizards who wield magical power, but not always wisely or well. Without its king Quelle has seen nothing but strife, ruled over by the treacherous mage Garious Durg and Sansablatt’s rival, Rock—who looks like a king and talks like a king, but has the intelligence and empathy of, well, a rock. Alec, Sansablatt, and Diogenes embark on a journey through mountainous terrain to the Question Mark Cave, the only place where Sansablatt might regain his true form. On the way they must face their own weakness and fear in order to battle an evil they cannot see or control. Fans of young adult fiction will embrace Spilman’s witty tale of a land where appearances are deceiving, truth is hard to come by, and listening to others (even the lowliest) may prove the difference between life and death. Coming soon is the next book in this series: Deep Woods, Dark Danger.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction

24. Adventures In Flatfrost (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert Mcphillips
Release date: Oct 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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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25. TouchScreenTed: New Friends

by: Monty. J. McClaine
Release date: Oct 15, 2014
Number of Pages: 57
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***BONUS! : FREE Audio Book Included!! ***

A story for all the family – with over 18 full page, fully COLORED HD illustrations!

Fleeing for his life, “Shiny”, a mysterious object from across the universe, (looks like a touchscreen phone), finally escapes battered – with only a few bruises, from the chasing evil Virons after being ambushed – during a peaceful rescue mission…….

Hiding in a passing comet, “Shiny” is tragically separated from his human companion – his “mind link” with his human companion – his main source of energy – weakens to nothing – as the comet leaves his solar system – continuing its one way voyage into deep, deep, space…….
Finally escaping from the attraction of his life saving comet, “Shiny” falls uncontrollably to the planet Earth – landing in a farmer’s field – where he is found by a lonely construction worker named Ted.

This abridged version follows as their friendship grows – as they both get old – and as the energy of both dwindle……………

Returning home after a routine but more regular visit with the Doctor – Ted softly tells “Shiny” about his unfortunate news, which makes them both very sad……..

When all seems lost – both at journey’s end – Ted’s final tear falls onto Shiny’s darkened screen – triggering a magical transformation – rejuvenating them both, not as the individuals “Shiny” the mysterious touchscreen device from afar, and Ted, the lonely construction worker, but as “TouchScreenTed” and together they begin their fabulous new adventures …………

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26. The First Last Day

by: Dorian Cirrone
Release date: Jun 07, 2016
Number of Pages: 240
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The magic of summer comes to life in this enchanting middle grade debut about an eleven-year-old girl who must save the future by restarting time after she realizes that her wish to relive the last day of summer may not have been such a great thing after all.

What if you could get a do-over—a chance to relive a day in your life over and over again until you got it right? Would you?

After finding a mysterious set of paints in her backpack, eleven-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture of her last day at the New Jersey shore. When she wakes up the next morning, Haleigh finds that her wish for an endless summer with her new friend Kevin has come true. At first, she’s thrilled, but Haliegh soon learns that staying in one place—and time—comes with a price.

And when Haleigh realizes her parents have been keeping a secret, she is faced with a choice: do nothing and miss out on the good things that come with growing up or find the secret of the time loop she’s trapped in and face the inevitable realities of moving on.

As she and Kevin set out to find the source of the magic paints, Haleigh worries it might be too late. Will she be able to restart time? Or will it be the biggest mistake of her life?

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

27. The Zoo of Impossible Animals: Into the Underzoo

by: Rob Crisell
Release date: Aug 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 236
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For thirteen-year-old Jake Jinks and his big sister Miranda, their summer in rural New Mexico takes a bizarre turn when a mysterious ink monkey named Pablo appears on their doorstep. It turns out that Pablo’s home is the Zoo of Impossible Animals—a top-secret facility dedicated to capturing possibly extinct, probably mythical, and unquestionably dangerous animals called cryptids. With the Z.IA.’s eccentric owner Dr. Cazador, Jake and Miranda encounter poison-burping tatzelwurms, two-tailed cats called Bakenekos, and a blue tiger named Chung-Mae. When cryptids start disappearing, however, they have uncover the deadlier, even more top-secret Underzoo as well as a gang of villains. Imagine if Jurassic Park met the Hunger Games and you get an idea of what the Zoo of Impossible Animals is all about.
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28. Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel

by: K. A. Holt
Release date: May 11, 2010
Number of Pages: 272
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What’s going on? Mike is whisked away on a trip to Mars on only eight hours’ notice, and while that sounds kind of cool. . . things aren’t quite right. His parents might be involved in a sabotage plot; the know-it-all, talks-too-much girl in his class seems out of this world; and his sister back on Earth is missing. As if all that weren’t enough, Mike’s teacher seems to come from the Dark Ages of the twenty-first century, and his mom’s assistant is a creepy goon.

What could be worse?

Oh, yeah! The food stinks!

Loaded with laughs and fast-paced action, K. A. Holt’s first novel is set to give summer reading a cosmic blast of fun.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

29. A Riddle in Ruby #2: The Changer’s Key

by: Kent Davis
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 448
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The Riddle in Ruby trilogy takes readers on a rip-roaring adventure through an alternate version of colonial America, where magic and science meet, and where one young thief carries a secret everyone wants. In this second volume, Ruby Teach has become the enemy’s prisoner. She bargained with her freedom to protect her friends—but her friends aren’t about to abandon her, either. That’s not what friends do.

Ruby’s blood holds a secret, one that could turn the tides of the looming war for whomever unlocks it first. Ruby’s father, former pirate Captain Teach, and her friends—a motley crew made up of a young aristocrat, a servant, and an apprentice alchemist—must race against time to locate the hidden fortress where she’s being held. But the one person who could help them is Ruby’s mysterious and powerful mother, and no one has seen her since Ruby’s birth.

Kent Davis sweeps our heroes through cities and the deepest wilderness with imagination, humor, and magic that fans of Jonathan Stroud and Terry Pratchett will devour.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > Colonial

30. Far-Flung Adventures: Hugo Pepper

by: Paul Stewart
Release date: Jul 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 272
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Hugo Pepper was raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders. His parents were eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, but Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has an unusual compass—one that can be set to “Home.” And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure, and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic third tale in the Far-Flung Adventures!

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

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