10 and up

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"In a small boat,

with a small hope,

in a rising wind,

on a rising sea."

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“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.”

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“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”

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Open the cover on this one, and off you go to the races. Instant action, instant menace, instant character introductions in deft sketches that don’t hold things up for a second.

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Avi’s story collection The Most Important Thing brings to life seven very real family situations and experiences that are quite common today.

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If ever a story cried out to be conveyed as a graphic novel it’s this one.

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“. . . not your typical young adult beach read.”

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“bully.com is full of suspense with a surprise ending skillfully written to keep readers hanging on every word.”

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“. . . inspiring both young and the old to find their way to the classics.”

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“Ms. Warren’s crisp, energetic prose is enhanced with a multitude of photos, drawings, and paintings that reveal the Victorian age Dickens examines in his novels. . . .

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“The Auslander is a powerful piece of young adult fiction that appeals just as comfortably to adult readers.”

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“Its familiarity and comfort level are its greatest strengths. . . . [but] we can’t help wanting more.”

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“The magic of this book is dazzling: an elixir for invisiblity, champagne bubbles for forgetting, and the surprising twist at the end.”

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Rex Riders is a deft blend of action, humor, and wall-to-wall adventure in a truly original setting. Reading it was nothing short of pure joy, . . .”

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It takes a while for an author to find her place in the ever-expanding world of genres. This is especially true in the world of fiction for kids. E. E.

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Robin Mckinley’s books are always amazing, and this one is no exception.

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Fifteen-year old Lena loves the sea. More than anything, she wants to learn to surf, but her dad, who hasn’t gone into the water for many years, prohibits it.

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In the sudden vast over-abundance of gloomy teen dramas in the wake of the Twilight phenomenon, it’s getting harder and harder to find one that takes an original swing at the genre.

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“He’s pale as a bone and looks older than anyone I’ve ever seen. His skin is all weird. It’s thin and wrinkly, like tracing paper that was rolled into a ball and then smoothed out.

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When one hears the name Christopher Pike, high-school horror immediately comes to mind but not necessarily tales involving flying carpets and the lore of the Middle East.

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"Look,” someone said, “He’s made light.” That one simple phrase illustrates the courage and ingenuity of a young man seemingly trapped in the poverty and hopelessness of a tiny hamlet in southeaste

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Rick Riordan has written for both children and adults, but is probably most known today for his best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.