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Beyond Harry Potter: 50 Fantasy Adventure Series Starring Mighty Girls

Our top picks of Mighty Girl fantasy adventure series for tweens and teens who loved the Harry Potter books.

It's no wonder that so many kids — and adults — love the Harry Potter series: an epic struggle between good and evil, a world full of magic, fantasy, and adventure, and a powerful coming of age story make a captivating combination! However, while Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, and other strong female characters populate the Harry Potter universe, many girls would love to read a similarly thrilling book or series with a girl at the heart of the story.

Fortunately, there are many great fantasy adventure books starring Mighty Girls out there to choose from! These books include the same elements that make Harry Potter so fascinating and fun to read but bring female characters to the forefront, where their courage, intelligence, and strength can really shine. Whether they're solving mysteries, defeating the minions of evil, or saving the people they love, these daring Mighty Girls are sure to inspire readers of all ages!

For more stories for all ages starring adventurous Mighty Girls, visit our Action & Adventure Collection. For more Mighty Girl fantasy stories, check out our Fantasy & Science Fiction Collection.

Fantasy Adventure Series Starring Mighty Girls

The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black

Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham
Recommended Age: 5 - 8

Princess Magnolia is perfectly princessy in every way, but when the monster alarm rings, she ducks into her closet and changes into the mysterious Princess In Black! The Princess In Black is ready to tackle any monster problem but while she's doing that, she has to make sure that she protects her secret identity... from the public, from nosy duchesses, and even from her closest princess friends. Of course, sometimes it's easier to fight your monster battles with a little help! This fun early chapter book series, packed with full-color illustrations, is full of excitement and adventure for emerging readers. For more of Magnolia's adventures, visit our The Princess in Black Collection.

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Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover's Luck

Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover's Luck

Written by: Kallie George
Illustrated by: Alexandra Boiger
Recommended Age: 6 - 9

Young Clover believes in luck... because hers is all bad. Misfortunes seem to strike her over and over — which bothers her most when it interferes with her desire for a pet. When her pet canary escapes through a hole in her window, what seems like another stroke of bad luck may turn out to be good: she stumbles across a cottage, which turns out to be home to the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, run by the mysterious Mr. Jams. To Clover's delight, Mr. Jams offers to let her volunteer — but when a witch comes after the creatures while Clover is working alone, can she keep them all safe? This charming illustrated chapter book opener is the first in a trilogy of books full of magic, whimsy, and reminders that courage and compassion are more powerful than luck.

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The Never Girls Collection #1

The Never Girls Collection #1

Written by: Kiki Thorpe
Illustrated by: RH Disney
Recommended Age: 6 - 9

Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are all very different — but they all dream of meeting a real fairy. And then suddenly they find themselves whisked of to Pixie Hollow, the home of Tinker Bell! At first they're delighted, but in Pixie Hollow, the four girls are just Clumsies who don't belong. And when Kate jealously steals a handful of pixie dust, the girls wonder if they'll ever make it home. Even if they do, can they really forget the magic of the fairies, or do they dare continue their adventures between the worlds? This box set includes the first four volumes of this magical early chapter book series: In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist.

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Dragons and Marshmallows: Zoey and Sassafras #1

Dragons and Marshmallows: Zoey and Sassafras #1

Written by: Asia Citro
Illustrated by: Marion Lindsay
Recommended Age: 6 - 9

Zoey has made an amazing discovery: magical animals show up in her backyard when they need help — so it's up to her to help them feel better! This time, it's a sick baby dragon she names Marshmallow. With her beloved cat Sassafras, Zoey will use the scientific method to learn enough about her patient to treat him, including testing if Marshmallow is warm or cold blooded; herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore; and much more. This first book in the whimsical illustrated early reader chapter book series is a fun blend of fantasy and real-world science. Fans of this book can follow Zoey's further adventures in the rest of the Zoey and Sassafras series.

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Cinders and Sparks: Magic at Midnight

Cinders and Sparks: Magic at Midnight

Written by: Lindsey Kelk
Illustrated by: Pippa Curnick
Recommended Age: 7 - 10

Messy and outdoors-loving Cinders finds life with her mean stepmother and stepsisters boring... until the day her wishes start coming true, and her dog Sparks starts talking! As she tries to figure out what's happening, Cinders meets her fairy godmother, whose name, Brian, isn't the strangest thing about her. And when Cinders magics her own way to the royal ball, it's not quite what she expected either: Prince Joderick would rather be baking than picking a princess, and the royal family is terrified of fairies. This laugh-out-loud chapter book, featuring plenty of hilarious black and white illustrations, follows Cinder as she figures out how to make her own destiny... and how to adapt when it's not what she (or the reader!) expected.

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The Power of Poppy Pendle

The Power of Poppy Pendle

Written by: Natasha Lowe
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

In Poppy's world, witches work for good and are treated with respect and honor so when Poppy, whose parents are not witches, develops powers, they are thrilled. Poppy, on the other hand, is not: all she wants to do is become a great baker. Her parents push her into magic despite her protests, and soon Poppy is exploring some dark paths out of frustration and resentment. Fortunately, friendship and good food win out in the end! Poppy is a sympathetic characters and readers will empathize with a tween who expresses her anger in inappropriate ways (and enjoy the included recipes!) Fans of this story can find more stand-alone stories set in Poppy's magical world in our Poppy Pendle Collection.

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Tuesdays at the Castle

Tuesdays at the Castle

Written by: Jessica Day George
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Princess Celie loves living in Castle Glower, and she especially loves Tuesdays, the day that a new room, turret, or wing magically appears! No one can guess what the castle will do next, and Celie is the only one who ever takes the time to map the new additions. And, when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and foreign interlopers appear to try to claim the kingdom, Celie's intimate knowledge of the castle will be key to protecting herself, her family, and her people. Celie's unique friendship with the magical castle provides fodder for all sorts of fun adventures in this charming story! You can continue Celie's adventures in Wednesdays in the Tower, Thursdays with the Crown, Fridays with the Wizards, and Saturdays at Sea.

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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Written by: Anna Meriano
Illustrated by: Mirelle Ortega
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Leonora's mother, aunt, and older sisters run the best bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, and Leonora wants to help prepare for Dia de los Muertos — but once again, they tell her she's too young. One day, when Leo sneaks down to the bakery, she learns why: they are all brujas, witches of Mexican ancestry, and they bake a little delicious magic into every bite! Leo's sure she's old enough to learn magic too, so when her best friend has a problem, she decides to dig into the family recipe book. But Leo doesn't read Spanish, so deciphering the recipes isn't easy... and when things go awry, Leo learns that her family will support her but she has to fix her own mistakes! This charming story effortlessly weaves together Mexican, Texan, and American cultures and adds a dash of mystery and magic to delightful effect. The story continues in this three-part series in A Sprinkle of Spirits.

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A Tale of Magic...

A Tale of Magic...

Written by: Chris Colfer
Recommended Age: 9 - 13

14-year-old Brystal Evergreen lives in the Southern Kingdom, where women are forbidden from reading and all magic is outlawed. But the book-loving girl defies the first law, and then, to her shock, discovers that she's also breaking the second: she is a fairy with magic abilities! Disowned by her family and sent to the Bootstrap Correctional Facility for her "crimes," Brystal is rescued by a mysterious woman named Madame Weatherberry, who runs an Academy of Magic. But when Madame Weatherberry disappears, Brystal and her classmates will have to decide if they dare to go searching for her — and if they have the power to stop a plot that threatens to end all magic forever! The first book in a new series by the author of the Land of Stories, this magical adventure celebrates found family and being true to yourself.

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The Wild Robot Boxed Set

The Wild Robot Boxed Set

Written by: Peter Brown
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Meet Roz the robot and her animal friends in this bestselling series about what happens when technology and nature collide! In The Wild Robot, when robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea what her purpose is — but she knows she needs to survive. In The Wild Robot Escapes, Roz has been reprogrammed to follow the orders of humans, but desperately misses her animal friends and island home. Fortunately, she has a few human allies who may be able to help her get back to her island home! Finally, in The Wild Robot Protects, a poison tide threatens Roz's peaceful wilderness home, sending her on a quest to stop the threat... without resorting to violence. This gorgeous box set includes hardcover editions of The Wild Robot, The Wild Robot Escapes, and The Wild Robot Protects.

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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible

Written by: Ursula Vernon
Illustrated by: Ursula Vernon
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Harriet Hamsterbone finds life as a princess terribly boring... until the day her parents tell her that she's been cursed to prick her finger on a hamster wheel on her twelfth birthday and fall into a deep sleep. Harriet is surprisingly delighted: after all, if the curse is going to play out, that means she's invincible against every other threat! But when the curse backfires, leaving everyone else in the kingdom asleep, Harriet has to figure out how to break the curse — even if that means finding a prince. Packed with comic-style illustrations throughout, kids will laugh at Harriet's glee, and at her befuddlement when the consequences of the curse turn out to be more complicated than she expected. Harriet's adventures continue in the rest of the Hamster Princess series.

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Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers

Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers

Written by: Anna James
Illustrated by: Paola Escobar
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

11-year-old Tilly Pages' mother disappeared shortly after she was born, and she found solace in the thousands of books at her grandparents' bookshop, and her one friend, Oskar. But when some of the avid reader's favorite characters — including Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland — make an appearance, Tilly learns she can travel into any story she chooses. Tilly's bookwandering is more powerful than most, though, and when a creepy employee of the shop follows her into the books, she and Oskar must dig into the mystery... which might even reveal what really happened to Tilly's mother. This imaginative ode to the magic of books is sure to make young readers wish they could bookwander with Tilly. For more of Tilly's adventures, check out our Pages & Co. Collection.

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The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Written by: Jill Murphy
Illustrated by: Jill Murphy
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

At the top of a mountain surrounded by a deep wood stands Miss Cackle's Academy, where young witches train in all the witchy arts. Mildred Hubble is the worst witch in the school, struggling with everything, but she's getting by until she accidentally makes an enemy of Ethel, the teacher's pet. But when she decides to run away and overhears people plotting against the school, Mildred is faced with a choice: leave the Academy to its fate or see if the worst witch might actually save the day. Fans this series, originally published in the 1970s, can find seven of her adventures in The Worst Witch: Complete Adventures box set.

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Inkheart

Inkheart

Written by: Cornelia Funke
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Meggie's father, Mo, has refused to read to her since she was a baby, and she's never known why until the day a man called Dustfinger appears and calls her father Silvertongue. It turns out that Mo has a wonderful but terrible ability: if he reads a book aloud, the characters literally come to life — and the last time he did, he not only freed a wicked villain named Capricorn from the book Inkheart, he also accidentally read Meggie's mother into the book. Now, though, Capricorn wants to put Mo's abilities to evil use, and he's planning to use Meggie to make him do it. In order to stop Capricorn, Meggie and her family will have to find the author of Inkheart... in hopes that they can write a new ending. This unique story-within-a-story will fascinate young fantasy fans! The story continues in Inkspell and Inkdeath.

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Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea

Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea

Written by: Liz Kessler
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Emily Windsnap is half-human, half-mermaid, and the moment she discovers her true heritage, she's off on a series of underwater adventures! But there are dangers that Emily, who was raised as a human, isn't prepared for in the world of the merpeople — and when she makes mistakes, the consequences can be enormous. Fortunately, she has good friends to help her find her way. This beautiful collection includes the first six books from the Emily Windsnap series in paperback editions. For more books in the series, visit our Emily Windsnap Collection.

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Oz: The Complete Paperback Collection

Oz: The Complete Paperback Collection

Written by: L. Frank Baum
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Venture into Oz, the mysterious and magical world of witches and wizards, scarecrows and mechanical men, and much more! The cherished American fairy tale series is now available in a complete set of paperbacks From the moment Dorothy set foot on the Yellow Brick Road, readers were hooked. Fifteen books later, there was a whole world full of unique characters to explore — and many of them are Mighty Girls. This set compiles all fifteen books into five paperback volumes, so fans of Oz can read the whole thing from beginning to end.

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The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men

Written by: Terry Pratchett
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Terry Pratchett brings his Discworld witches to younger readers with his series about budding witch Tiffany Aching. In The Wee Free Men, nine-year-old would-be witch Tiffany finds herself desperately seeking witch magic to defend her home — and her pesky little brother — from the denizens of Fairyland. It turns out that Tiffany, who's intelligent, determined, and has a talent for cheese, also has a gift for being a witch. Tiffany's story continues in A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight, and Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown — in which Tiffany comes into her own as a fully independent witch. With plenty of adventure, humor, and heart, this action-packed and thought-provoking series will bewitch readers young and old alike!

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Of Giants And Ice

Of Giants And Ice

Written by: Shelby Bach
Illustrated by: Cory Loftis
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Rory Landon's parents are celebrities, so when she arrives at a new after-school program and nobody knows who she is, she realizes that there's something strange about the people here. When the fire-breathing dragon shows up, she knows she's in for a real adventure! It turns out that Ever After School could care less about famous people from our world: they're more interested in fairy tale heroes like Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumplestiltskin, who sometimes even show up to teach a class or two. Now Rory is in a fairy tale of her own...so hopefully she's up to the challenge! The first volume of the Ever Afters series is full of fun, magic, and adventure. Fans of the first book can continue the series with the second, Of Witches and Wind.

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The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives

Written by: Michael Buckley
Illustrated by: Peter Ferguson
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

When Sabrina and Daphne go to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm, they discover a surprising family tradition: work as fairy-tale detectives! Since the time of their ancestors, the Brothers Grimm — whose fairy tales were actually case files — the family has kept tabs on the Everafters... some of whom are good and some of whom are very, very bad. And when a malicious Everafter sets a giant loose on their rural New York town, it's time for Sabrina and Daphne to take up the mantle and solve the mystery! Fans will particularly enjoy spotting the many fairy-tale references in this whimsical and clever book. You can also get the whole series in The Sisters Grimm Box Set.

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The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart

The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart

Written by: Stephanie Burgis
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Aventurine the dragon is tired of being treated like she's a helpless fledgling, so she decides to sneak out of her home and prove her mettle with a hunt. It all goes awry, though, when Aventurine is lured by the delicious aroma of a cup of enchanted hot chocolate and gets transformed into a weak, vulnerable 12-year-old girl! The trade off is that she has a new passion — and the chance to learn to make the confection herself. But can Aventurine figure out the human world well enough to reconcile her human and dragon identities...and can a mere chocolate apprentice save the kingdom? It turns out that combining magic, chocolate, and dragons makes a recipe for a delicious story! The adventure continues in The Girl with the Dragon Heart and The Princess Who Flew With Dragons.

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The Clockwork Crow

The Clockwork Crow

Written by: Catherine Fisher
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

12-year-old orphan Seren has just received word that her godfather, Captain Arthur Jones, will take her in, so she immediately starts imagining a happy life at his country estate. Instead, things go awry from the moment she sets foot in the train station, where a mysterious stranger gives her a package containing a mechanical crow. Then, she arrives at Plas-y-Fran to discover that Jones and his wife are away and their son, Tomos, has been missing for a year. Rumor has it that he's been taken by fairies... but if Seren could bring him home, maybe the happy family life she's been imagining could come true. With cantankerous Crow by her side, Seren sets of on a difficult and dangerous journey full of mystery and magic! Atmospheric and dark, this novel will delight readers eager for a taste of fantasy adventure.

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The Unicorn Quest

The Unicorn Quest

Written by: Kamilla Benko
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

After 11-year-old Claire and her older sister Sophie move to Windermere Manor, they discover a secret ladder in the fireplace leads to the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in constant turmoil: the four magic guilds no longer trust each other after the disappearance of their beloved unicorns, and terrible wraiths freely roam the land. Scared, the girls return home, but when Sophie disappears, Claire will have to push through her fear to return to Arden and bring her sister safely home. A magical world where nothing is ruled by pure good or evil and a protagonist who challenges herself to find her own power make this an exciting introduction to the world of Arden. The sisters' adventures continue in the sequel, Secret in the Stone and concludes with Fire in the Star.

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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Written by: Jonathan Auxier
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

12-year-old Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy, Peter Nimble, and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into a real-life adventure beyond anything she has ever read! Soon Sophie is on an adventure to find four magical tomes that can help Peter solve a riddle and save the world. This companion to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes introduces an intriguing Mighty Girl character to Jonathan Auxier's fascinating world of magic and mystery.

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The Jumbies

The Jumbies

Written by: Tracey Baptiste
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of the jumbies — they're just stories made up by parents! Except that one night, she sees a pair of yellow eyes near the forbidden forest. The next day, a beautiful but strange woman named Severine shows up at Corinne's house. She's going to claim the entire island for the jumbies — unless Corinne can stop her. Corinne has courage aplenty and friends to stand by her sides — but how can an ordinary girl save her island against this magical force? Unless, of course, she has magic of her own... An action-packed story and vibrant Caribbean setting will delight middle grade readers. Readers can follow Corinne's adventures in Rise of the Jumbies and The Jumbie God's Revenge.

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Books of Elsewhere Series

Books of Elsewhere Series

Written by: Jacqueline West
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

When 11-year-old Olive moves into a crumbling mansion, she makes a startling discovery: she can travel into the house's eerie paintings! But the world of Elsewhere has its own dangers, and when Olive accidentally frees the dangerous witch Annabelle, she'll have to muster all her courage to learn more about this world's magical origins, keep the real world safe from its denizens, and face her fears and limitations in a final confrontation where Olive realizes that the price of protecting her home might mean the destruction of Elsewhere... forever. This set includes all five of the Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows, Spellbound, The Second Spy, The Strangers, and Still Life.

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Skyborn: Sparrow Rising

Skyborn: Sparrow Rising

Written by: Jessica Khoury
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

12-year-old Ellie lives in a world where everyone has wings and is part of one of the Clandoms, communities formed around bird types. Her greatest wish is to join the Goldwings, like the knight who saved her on the day her parents were killed by one of the dangerous gargol monsters... but she's a Sparrow, one of the low clans, and there's never been a Sparrow Goldwing. Determined to enter the trials anyway, Ellie sets out for the capital, only to find herself teaming up with a band of outcasts: Nox, a Crow wounded on a secret mission; Twig, a boy of mixed Clandom parentage; and Gussie, a Falcon inventor. Their stories force her to confront the dark side of the Clandoms... and make her wonder what really makes someone a hero. This stunning series opened by master fantasy author Jessica Khoury is an enthralling adventure.

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Begone the Raggedy Witches

Begone the Raggedy Witches

Written by: Celine Kiernan
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

In Mup's world, the raggedy witches are the enforcers for a tyrannical queen who has outlawed most magic — Mup's grandmother. And when her Aunty dies, the raggedy witches come for Mup's family and spirit away her father. Mup and her mother decide to leave the ordinary world and journey through the Witches Borough to rescue him... but it won't be easy. Everything is off-balance, and even Mam and Mup herself start to seem off-kilter. Even if Mup can retrieve her father, will she ever be the same? The first book of a trilogy about family and forbidden magic, this book takes fantasy tropes and gives them a new twist. Mup's story continues in The Little Grey Girl and concludes in The Promise Witch.

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The Serpent's Secret

The Serpent's Secret

Written by: Sayantani DasGupta
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Kiranmala's parents have always told her that she's a real Indian princess, and she's always rolled her eyes... until the morning of her twelfth birthday, when her parents disappear and a rakkhosh demon smashes into the kitchen of her New Jersey home! Then, two handsome princes show up at her door, insisting they are here to rescue her. As Kiran gets whisked away to a dimension of magic, wonder, and creatures she thought were Indian fairy tales, she'll have to learn fast to avoid the Serpent King and the Rakkhoshi Queen, find her parents, and save the world. Full of action, mythology, and magic, this book is a thrilling and fast-paced introduction to Kiran's world; she returns in the rest of the four-part Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series.

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The Rose Legacy

The Rose Legacy

Written by: Jessica Day George
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Orphan Anthea Cross-Thornley desperate for a home when she receives an invitation to safety from a long-lost uncle. To her horror, she discovers that her uncle breeds horses, which have been forbidden from her kingdom after they spread a plague centuries ago. Worse, Anthea finds she can sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, and while her uncle considers The Way a gift, it terrifies her. As Anthea learns more about her family and her country's history, though, she starts to question all the truths she thinks she knows... and when she learns that her mother is alive and threatens everything she holds dear, Anthea will have to choose which path to follow. This thought-provoking fantasy will delight young animal lovers and anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. Anthea's story continues in the second volume, The Queen's Secret and concludes in The Rider's Reign.

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The Nightmare Thief

The Nightmare Thief

Written by: Nicole Lesperance
Illustrated by: Federica Fenna
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

12-year-old Maren's family make dreams, hand-crafting whatever their customers wish, and their one firm rule is that dreams can never be given to someone without their consent. When Maren's sister Hallie ends up in a coma after an accident, Maren thinks the perfect dream might help her heal — and sneaks her a dream of flying, sure that it would be all right just this once. Unfortunately, a sinister new customer of the shop, Ms. Malo, saw what she did, and starts blackmailing Maren into making custom nightmares... nightmares which may be affecting the whole town of Rockpool Bay. Maren faces a difficult decision: if she protects the town and defies Ms. Malo, she might destroy her family's business forever. Fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl will love this first in a fantasy duology that perfectly balances whimsy and suspense. Maren's story concludes in The Dream Spies.

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Keeper of the Lost Cities Collection

Keeper of the Lost Cities Collection

Written by: Shannon Messenger
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit in, and she's always had to conceal a big secret: she's a Telepath. When she meets a mysterious boy named Fitz, she learns that she literally doesn't belong where she is, because she's actually an elf living in the human world. But while returning to the elf world answers some of her questions, others linger...including where she really came from and why she can't remember her past. This box set collects paperbacks of the first five volumes of the series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, and Lodestar. For the remaining books in the series, check out Nightfall, Flashback, and Legacy, plus the extra special installment Unlocked which alternates between Sophie and Keefe’s perspectives and includes plenty of fun bonus information!

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Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Written by: Roshani Chokshi
Recommended Age: 9 - 12

Aru Shah tells fibs to fit in with her jet-setting classmates, but it backfires when several of them show up at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture and demand she prove her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed. Lighting the lamp releases the Sleeper, an ancient demon who wants to wake the God of Destruction. With her classmates and mother frozen in time, Aru will need to seek legendary heroes from the Mahabharata — and discover unexpected gifts of her own — but will it be enough to save the day? This exciting adventure rooted in Indian mythology is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan. Aru's adventures continue in the rest of this three-part series, Aru Shah and the Song of Death and Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes.

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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes

Cape: The League of Secret Heroes

Written by: Kate Hannigan
Illustrated by: Patrick Spaziante
Recommended Age: 9 - 13

For Josie O'Malley, a recent immigrant from Ireland, World War II Philadelphia is a grim place: her father is overseas fighting the Nazis, and the caped superheroes she loves have mysteriously disappeared. Eager to help the war effort, the mathematics whiz is quick to apply to a government call for puzzle-solving kids — except that an official tosses her test because she's a girl. But a top-secret organization has its eyes on Josie, and two other applicants, Japanese-American Akiko and African-American Mae. And when the three get together, they're shocked to discover they're transforming into the newest superheroes in town — with a critical mission to fulfill. Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this exciting first volume in a trilogy inspired by comic books and the earliest computer programmers.

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Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

Written by: Julie Abe
Recommended Age: 9 - 13

12-year-old Eva Evergreen is getting desperate: she only has until her birthday to earn the rank of Novice Witch, or she'll lose her magic forever — but she struggles to cast simple spells and falls asleep if she overdoes it. With a month to go, she travels to the seaside town of Auteri, where the major allows her to stay if she can protect them from the Culling, a destructive magical storm. It's not long before she's come up with a clever idea to win over the town: a "semi-magical fixes" repair shop that allows her to combine the magic she has with some technological know-how. But with the Culling drawing nearer, will Eva's pinch of magic be enough? This charming and creative fantasy celebrates ingenuity and persistence, perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service. Eva's story continues in Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch.

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Princess Academy

Princess Academy

Written by: Shannon Hale
Recommended Age: 9 - 13

When their small mining village is deemed to be the location of the future princess, Miri and the other teenaged girls are sent to an academy where they will learn how to be “proper” princesses before the prince comes to choose one of them as his wife. At first, Miri only has to face the strict, condescending academy mistress and the bitter competition among the girls, but when bandits determined to kidnap the future princess find the academy, Miri has to rally the girls to work together and use her newly discovered power to communicate silently to save herself and all her classmates. This multilayered story in a rich historical fantasy world will captivate readers! Miri's story continues in Princess Academy: Palace of Stone and Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters.

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Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

Written by: Tim Probert
Illustrated by: Tim Probert
Recommended Age: 9 - 13

In the magical world of Irpa, Bea lives a happy life with her grandfather, Alfirid the Pig Wizard — until the day she goes out to gather herbs and meets Cadwallader, a member of an ancient race called the Galdurians long thought to be extinct. Cad thinks that the Pig Wizard can help him find his missing people, but when Bea leads him home, Alfirid is gone, leaving behind only the Jar of Endless Flame and a mysterious note. Now Bea and Cad must journey across Irpa to find him, finding both marvels and dangers along the way — and their friendship may be the only thing keeping the light in their world. This stunning graphic novel, first in the Lightfall series, introduces a charming pair of friends and a wondrous world that readers will be eager to explore further.

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Dragon Slippers

Dragon Slippers

Written by: Jessica Day George
Recommended Age: 9 - 13

When her aunt uses the orphan girl Creel as bait for a dragon — and therefore a prince — as a way to drag the family out of poverty, Creel befriends the dragons instead! With encouragement from her new friends, and a gift of a mysterious pair of slippers, Creel moves to the city and opens a dress shop, only to find herself drawn into a conflict that could spell the end of both the kingdom and the dragons. With an epic world, exciting action, and vivid description, this book is sure to captivate young readers. Creel (and the dragons’) story also continues in the sequels, Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear.

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Fablehaven

Fablehaven

Written by: Brandon Mull
Illustrated by: Brandon Dorman
Recommended Age: 9 - 14

Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among the greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. But when the rules get broken, powerful forces are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and maybe even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most... Brandon Mull's debut novel — and the series that follows — crackles with magic and adventure. You can also find the full series in the Fablehaven Boxed Set.

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The Search for WondLa

The Search for WondLa

Written by: Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrated by: Tony DiTerlizzi
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Eva Nine was raised in an underground sanctuary by the robotic Muthr, but when her home is destroyed, the 12-year-old returns to the surface to search for other humans — who she knows must exist because of a strange piece of cardboard depicting a girl, an adult, a robot, and the letters "WondLa." But not all humans will be friends, and soon Eva finds herself making tough choices on her journey to a place she can call home. This unique story, now available in a 10th anniversary edition, includes Augmented Reality maps so readers can follow Eva's journey in 3D. Fans of Eva can follow the rest of her story in A Hero for WondLa and The Battle for WondLa; the trilogy is also available in a box set.

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Written by: Madeleine L'Engle
Recommended Age: 9 and up

People in town think Meg is a loose cannon, her brother Charles Wallace is dumb, and her father ran off and left their scientist mother — but Meg doesn’t believe a word of any of it. So when an unexpected stranger appears in their kitchen and tells Meg about a tesseract — the “wrinkle in time” which her father was researching for the government — Meg decides to set off through space and time to find him, with Charles Wallace and her next-door neighbor Calvin. It turns out her mission will require all of their strengths to accomplish! A Wrinkle in Time is the first of a quintet of science fiction classics, which are also available in a box set. Fans of the book can also check out the graphic novel adaptation by Hope Larson.

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Amulet Box Set

Amulet Box Set

Written by: Kazu Kibuishi
Illustrated by: Kazu Kibuishi
Recommended Age: 9 and up

After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin’s mother Karen decides to move the family to their great-grandfather’s house in the little town of Norlen. The locals believe the house is haunted, but the family discounts the rumors — until Karen is kidnapped by a monster! Emily and Navin discover they will have to follow her into another world if they want to reunite their family. Along the way, Emily discovers a stone amulet and learns that she has powers she didn’t know she possessed. This box set collects the first eight volumes of this popular and critically-acclaimed graphic novel series.

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Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons

Written by: Patricia C. Wrede
Illustrated by: Elise Primavera
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Princess Cimorene has no interest in being a proper princess, so instead of waiting to be kidnapped by a dragon, she runs away and makes a bargain with one — and not just any dragon, but Kazul, one of the most powerful and dangerous dragons! Soon, to the great confusion of the princes who come to rescue her, she sends them all packing and settles into her new life among the dragons. Fortunately for Kazul, Cimorene also manages to help unearth the wizards’ plot against the dragons in time to stop it... for now. Fantasy fans will love reading about how Cimorene finds life, love, and family, all on her own terms. Readers can also check out the Enchanted Forest Chronicles box set, which includes all four books in the series.

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Written by: Jessica Townsend
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Morrigan Crow knows she's cursed: she was born on the unluckiest day, she gets blamed for every misfortune, and everyone reminds her that she's doomed to die on midnight of her next birthday. Then a mysterious man named Jupiter North appears and whisks her away to a magical city called Nevermoor. But her residence isn't permanent: Morrigan is Jupiter's selection to compete for a place in the Wundrous Society... and if she fails, she'll have to face her deadly fate. Exciting, whimsical, and colorful, this book will be a favorite with readers who love fantasy and adventure; Morrigan's adventures continue in Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow and Hollowpox: the Hunt for Morrigan Crow.

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May Bird and the Ever After

May Bird and the Ever After

Written by: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Illustrated by: Leonid Gore
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

The woods of Briery Swamp fit May Bird like a fuzzy mitten, and keep her safe from the taunts of children at school who don't understand her. But one day, when she falls in the lake, she emerges into an unexpected new world — one that's far from warm and fuzzy. The Ever After is full of ghosts — including kindly ghosts like Pumpkin, who has watched May Bird since she was a child, but also nightmarish and bizarre creatures that have been haunting her for years. And if she doesn't get out fast, horrifyingly evil Bo Cleevil will turn her into nothing. This offbeat fantasy, the first of a trilogy is scary, fanciful, and truly suspenseful. Fans of this story can find the whole series in The May Bird Trilogy box set.

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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

Written by: Ally Carter
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

April was abandoned as an infant, but her mother left a note, promising she'd return, and a mysterious key. The key, it turns out, bears the crest of the Winterborne family, so April sneaks into their newly opened museum exhibit to see what she might be able to open — with disastrous results. Next thing she knows, she and four other foster children have been selected to live in Winterborne House, which is being converted into a group home. But strange things are happening in the house, and as the children learn stories about a missing heir, a mysterious phantom, and a fiendish plan, they start to wonder if they are capable enough to avoid losing the first place that's felt like home. Acclaimed author Ally Carter's middle grade debut is an entertaining mystery packed with action, adventure, and found family. April's story continues in the sequel, Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery.

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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

Written by: Joe Ballarini
Illustrated by: Vivienne To
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

Kelly Ferguson was going to a Halloween party; instead, she's babysitting. Boring! Well, until Baby Jacob gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman. It turns out that monsters are real, there's a secret society of babysitters that defend children from them, and Kelly is the newest recruit. Thanks to the society's ancient handbook, Kelly knows she has to destroy the Boogeyman... but when her pursuit leads to the school's big Halloween dance, she'll have to figure out a way to do it without attracting unwanted attention. This hilarious and action-packed series opener is full of adventure and appealing characters; you can find more of Kelly's story in the rest of the three-part Babysitter's Guide to Monsters series!

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The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery

The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery

Written by: P. G. Bell
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

11-year-old, physics-loving Suzy wakes up one night to find a train track being built through the middle of her living room. The Impossible Postal Express runs on fusion bananas and carries parcels to "all the weird and magical places that don’t quite fit anywhere else." Before she knows what's happening, the Postmaster deputizes her to help, and her first task is to deliver a snow globe to the evil Lady Crepuscula. But it turns out that the snow globe, which can talk and is named Frederick, doesn't want to be delivered: he has information Crepuscula could use to take over all of the Union of Impossible Places. But Frederick isn't telling her everything, and Suzy will have to decide if she can risk herself and her new friends... and what will save the Union. This rollicking, whimsical adventure, first in a trilogy, will take young readers on a magical ride!

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Thirteen Witches: The Memory Thief

Thirteen Witches: The Memory Thief

Written by: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

12-year-old Rosie knows she'll never get the love she craves from her neglectful mother, so she's turned to reading — and writing — fantasy stories instead. But when her best friend Germ seems to be growing up faster than her, and suggests they get rid of "childish things," Rosie burns her stories... and in the process reveals The Witch Hunter’s Guide to the Universe, a guide about thirteen malevolent witches... one of whom cursed Rosie's mom, the last known witch hunter, stealing her memories and causing her indifference to her daughter. Now, Rosie will rely on unexpected supernatural allies and her own courage and imagination in the hopes of defeating the Memory Thief. This heartfelt and magical trilogy opener from bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson is a reminder of the power of stories, both to provide hope and to work for change. Rosie's story continues in The Sea of Always.

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A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic

Written by: Michelle Harrison
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

13-year-old Betty Widdershins dreams of leaving the dreary island of Crowstone, where she lives in the care of her grandmother Bunny... even if it means leaving her sisters Fliss and Charlie behind. But when Bunny catches her trying to escape, she reveals a shocking secret: the family is cursed, and if a Widdershins daughter leaves the island, she'll die by the following sunset. She gives them three magical objects to help keep them safe, but when the sisters accidentally trigger the curse while trying to help a mysterious prisoner, Betty finds herself in a race against time to unravel a mystery, break the curse, and save the sisters she adores. A hint of magic and a heap of suspense make this story of secrets and sisterly love feel like a modern classic. The adventures of the Widdershins sisters continue in the rest of the A Pinch of Magic series.

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Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Written by: Rhiannon Williams
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

Ottilie has always been the tentative one between her and her brother Gully, even though he's younger than her. But when Gully goes missing one night, Ottilie refuses to lose the only family she has — and discovers that he's been kidnapped by the Narroway Hunt to join their male-only organization and fight the vicious monsters called dredretches. So her only choice is to disguise herself as a boy and infiltrate the Hunt to find him. But escaping will be even more difficult than getting in, especially while she has to keep her true identity a secret. And as she trains alongside the rest of the Hunt, she begins to realize just how important their mission might be... The first book in an original new fantasy trilogy explores the conflict between Ottilie's admiration for the Hunt and frustration at their unjust rules, and celebrates the power of doing what's right, no matter the cost.

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Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Written by: Robert Beatty
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

From the moment that children at her home on the Biltmore Estate start disappearing, Serafina begins to realize that she is different than she thought. She forms a friendship with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore's owners, and slowly grows into — and claims — her role as the protector of Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This New York Times bestselling series is now available in a box set that collects hardcover editions of Serafina and the Black Cloak, Serafina and the Twisted Staff, Serafina and the Splintered Heart, and Serafina and the Seven Stars.

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The Hatmakers

The Hatmakers

Written by: Tamzin Merchant
Illustrated by: Paola Escobar
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

11-year-old Cordelia is grieving the apparently loss of her father Prospero, whose ship was lost at sea during an expedition to find new ingredients for the magic her family, the Hatmakers, weave into their hats. Alongside four other families — the Bootmakers, the Watchmakers, the Cloakmakers, and the Glovemakers — the Hatmakers' creations can influence the moods and emotions of their owners. As rumors of war with France rise, the decree goes out to create Peace clothing for King George... but all of them are stolen. There may be a plot against the Makers' Guild — one that could lead to war. With the help of a member of the archrival Bootmakers and a street urchin, Cordelia will have to uncover the truth before it's too late. This sparkling fantasy adventure by Tamzin Merchant celebrates a courageous and resourceful heroine who never gives up. Cordelia's story continues in The Mapmakers.

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So You Want To Be A Wizard

So You Want To Be A Wizard

Written by: Diane Duane
Recommended Age: 10 - 14

Nita Callahan is using the library as a refuge from the bullies who torment her when she stumbles across an unexpected title: right next to career books about being a pilot, a scientist, and a writer, she finds So You Want To Be A Wizard! At first, she figures it's a joke, but when she takes the Wizard's Oath, she finds her name magically appears on the list of wizards. Soon, she and another new wizard, Kit Rodriguez, find themselves caught up in a battle to stop the dark Lone Power. But perhaps clever Nita and Kit can find a way to turn even the Lone Power towards the light. Fans of this exciting and entertaining fantasy novel can follow Nita's further adventures in the rest of the Young Wizards series.

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The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

Written by: Rick Riordan
Recommended Age: 10 - 14

After their mother's tragic death, siblings Sadie and Carter became strangers to one another: Sadie lived with her grandparents in London, while Carter followed their Egyptologist father on excavations and research missions. But when Carter is 14 and Sadie is 12, their father brings them together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum — one which goes horribly wrong, unleashing the Egyptian god Set and forcing the children to run for their lives. Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that they are inheritors of unexpected powers and the only people who can stop Set from claiming the world. Rick Riordan's signature blending of ancient mythology and modern setting gets a unique twist in this series, which features a dual narration by both Sadie and Carter. Fans of the series can get all three books in The Kane Chronicles: The Complete Series box set.

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The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl

Written by: Shannon Hale
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Ani is the Crown Princess of Kildenree, but she feels most comfortable speaking to animals; she has the gift of speaking in their own languages. As she grows, she never becomes confident speaking with people — which leaves her helpless when a quick-talking lady in waiting leads a mutiny on Ani's journey to get married in a foreign land. Alone and seemingly helpless, Ani becomes a goose girl for the king...and finds a way to turn her special talents to reclaiming her position and stopping war between the kingdoms. This book opens author Shannon Hale's Books of Bayern series; the story continues with the sequels, Enna Burning and Forest Born.

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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

Written by: Philip Pullman
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jodan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle -- a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle. The first book of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy tackles deep philosophical issues, as well as questions about love, loyalty, and loss. The trilogy has also been reissued with new cover art in the His Dark Materials Boxed Set. There is also a new prequel featuring Lyra as a baby, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage.

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Written by: Catherynne M. Valente
Illustrated by: Ana Juan
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and had an ordinary life until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September meets a Green Wind who invites her on an adventure to Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. With the help of new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday, September is the only one who can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods. But will September be able to return home, or will she find herself bound to Fairyland forever? Catherynne M. Valente's unique and original Fairyland books, featuring illustrations by Ana Juan, have the same timeless quality as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. To follow the rest of September's adventures, visit our Fairyland Collection.

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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Written by: Diana Wynne Jones
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Sophie is the eldest of three daughters, and believes she is destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking the spell lies in the Wizard Howl's ever-moving castle in the hills. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the seemingly heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl — and herself — than first meets the eye. Diana Wynne-Jones' magical book, which inspired the Academy Award nominated Studio Ghibli film, is inventive and full of wonder. Fans of this book should also check out the sequel, House of Many Ways.

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A New Beginning (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger #1)

A New Beginning (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger #1)

Written by: John Flanagan
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Princess Madelyn chafes against the restrictions of royal life, while Ranger Will Treaty has fallen into grief and depression after the loss of a friend. Will's former master Halt knows a solution for both problems: Will should train Maddie as an apprentice ranger. Maggie constantly questions her master and wrestles with finding her place if she's not a princess. But when she and Will discover a dangerous plot, Maddie will not only learn to work with her teacher; she'll also learn where she really belongs. Simultaneously an ending to the best-selling Ranger's Apprentice series and the beginning to the Royal Ranger series, this exciting action adventure introduces readers to the first female Ranger in the world of Araluen. To continue Maddie's story, the series continues in The Red Fox Clan, Duel at Araluen, The Missing Prince, and Escape from Falaise.

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Wildwood Chronicles

Wildwood Chronicles

Written by: Colin Meloy
Illustrated by: Carson Ellis
Recommended Age: 10 and up

When Prue McKeel's brother is abducted by a murder of crows, her life goes from ordinary to fantastical in a hurry. The crows have taken her brother into a vast forest the locals call the Impassable Wilderness. When Prue and her friend Curtis dare to enter the wood, they discover another world, full of warring creatures, peaceful mystics, and a chaotic crisis being prompted by mysterious but powerful denizens. Together, they must do more than rescue Prue's brother; they must fight for the freedom and safety of the Wildwood. This exciting story, told in dual narration, is perfect for fans of epic fantasy; the box set includes a gorgeous package and over eighty illustrations, including maps and full-color plates.

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The Harper Hall of Pern Trilogy Box Set

The Harper Hall of Pern Trilogy Box Set

Written by: Anne McCaffrey
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Anne McCaffrey's beloved Harper Hall trilogy introduces readers to Menolly — and her nine fire lizards, miniature versions of the dragons that sear Pern's skies of deadly Thread! 15-year-old Menolly's family believes that her love of music — and dreams of becoming a Harper, one of the musicians and teachers of Pern — is disgraceful in a girl, and they forbid her even to hum a tune. When she runs away, finding shelter in a seaside cave, she finds herself bonded to nine of fire lizard hatchlings — an event that could both save her world and change her life forever! This stunning box set includes paperback editions of Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums. For the original Pern trilogy, which we recommend for ages 14 and up, check out The Dragonriders of Pern.

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Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers

Written by: B. B. Alston
Recommended Age: 10 - 13

13-year-old Amari is sure that her missing brother, Quinton, is alive, and she's tired of being bullied at school for believing it. So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton — if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real. When it's revealed that Amari is a natural born magician, she now faces discrimination in the Bureau as well... especially when an evil magician starts threatening the supernatural world. Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this trilogy opener perfect for fans of Nevermoor. Amari's adventures continue in Amari and the Great Game.

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Alanna: The First Adventure

Alanna: The First Adventure

Written by: Tamora Pierce
Recommended Age: 11 and up

Alanna has always dreamed of heroic deeds as a knight, something denied to girls in Tortall, while her brother Thom yearns to learn magical arts. So when they’re sent off to learn their trades, the pair decide to trade places: Thom goes to the convent, while Alanna sets off to become a page — and eventually, she hopes, a knight. “Alan” finds it easier than expected to conceal who she really is, and quickly impresses those around her with her determination. But she’s haunted by visions of an evil city, and she wonders whether she can keep her gender a secret and whether she will falter or finally achieve her destiny. The Song of the Lioness quartet continues with In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like A Man, and Lioness Rampant; there is also a beautiful Song of the Lioness Quartet box set.

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Wild Magic

Wild Magic

Written by: Tamora Pierce
Recommended Age: 11 and up

Thirteen-year-old Daine has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's actually magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she studies with the master mage Numair. But soon she begins to sense other beings too: Immortals, bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned for four hundred years. Now someone has broken the barrier, and it's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack. The Immortals series continues with Wolf Speaker, Emperor Mage, and The Realms of the Gods; fans can also get this The Immortals Quartet box set with stunning new cover art.

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The Hunger Games Box Set

The Hunger Games Box Set

Written by: Suzanne Collins
Recommended Age: 12 and up

In the world of The Hunger Games, everything changes when one girl decides not to play along with her oppressors' games. Follow Katniss Everdeen as she struggles to survive — and rebel against — a world where the decadent Capital combines reality television with death sport, forcing tributes from oppressed districts to kill each other for the entertainment of the elite. This beautiful box set features hardcover editions of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, plus the prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

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First Test

First Test

Written by: Tamora Pierce
Recommended Age: 12 and up

It's been a decade since knighthood was opened to women in Tortall, thanks to Alanna of Trebond, but no one has been brave enough to try — until Keladry steps forward. Although she's officially welcome, she faces a more difficult path than the male pages: Lord Wyldon, the training master, is adamantly opposed to female knights and puts her on a probationary period that's never been assigned to any boy. Despite that, she is determined to succeed, and as she makes both human and animal friends, she will prove that she's as deserving as any candidate there — or more so. Keladry's story continues in Page, Squire, and Lady Knight.

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The Last Dragonslayer

The Last Dragonslayer

Written by: Jasper Fforde
Recommended Age: 12 and up

In the unUnited Kingdoms, magic used to be the most powerful force there was... but as the dragons have died off, it's been drying up. Today, magic is most often used for mundane tasks, like rewiring a house or delivering pizza via flying carpet. At Kazam Mystical Arts Management, 15-year-old acting director Jennifer Strange is struggling to keep the business afloat when the Seers predict the death of the last dragon — and people think she'll be the Last Dragonslayer. Now, she finds herself fighting off commercial endorsements, driving a Slayermobile... oh, and trying to stop a war between two kingdoms. The result is a magical, sometimes dark, and always hilarious adventure that will delight teen and adult readers alike. You can read more of Jennifer Strange's adventures in the other books of the three-part Chronicles of Kazam series.

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The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor

The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor

Written by: Alison Croggon
Recommended Age: 12 and up

16-year-old Maerad has been a slave since childhood, when her family was destroyed by war, and she knows little of her family's path. But when a man named Cadvan takes an interest in her, even freeing her from slavery, she discovers that she has an unexpected heritage and a magical gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor. As she journeys with her mysterious rescuer and teacher, she also discovers that she may be part of an ancient prophecy — and her actions may make the difference in a war against forces of darkness she can barely comprehend. This rich and complex fantasy, the first book in the four-part Pellinor series, is a stunning introduction to Maerad and her legendary world.

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The Black Witch

The Black Witch

Written by: Laurie Forest
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last Black Witch, but unlike her ancestor, she has no mystical power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she has the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary at Verpax University, which admits all manner of people, including many of sworn enemies of the Gardnerians, she quickly learns how difficult it is to escape her family's legacy. As Elloren seeks out other outcasts for company, which forces her to confront the stereotypes and xenophobia she's been taught, she begins to realize that there may be good reasons for their opposition to her government. This complex, rich fantasy conveys powerful messages about prejudice and extremism; Elloren and her friends return in the further books of The Black Witch Chronicles.

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Sabriel

Sabriel

Written by: Garth Nix
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. With the help of new friends, she'll travel deep into the lands of the Dead but every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny. The first book of the Abhorsen Trilogy established Garth Nix as a star of the fantasy world; the story continues in Lirael and Abhorsen — or all three books are available in the Abhorsen box set.

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Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Written by: Rae Carson
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Lee Westfall has a secret: she can sense when gold is near. She's used her talent frugally, but everything falls apart when her parents are murdered, her best friend — maybe more — leaves for the California gold rush, and her uncle tries to claim her parents' property, including her and her talent, for himself. To escape, Lee disguises herself as a boy and sets out by train for California. With a mix of historic obstacles — everything from hunger and illness to buffalo stampedes — and fantasy ones — keeping her gold-finding abilities a secret — this first volume of the Gold Seer Trilogy features a fast-paced story and an appealing, determined main character. Fans of the first book can check out the other two volumes, Like A River Glorious and Into The Bright Unknown.

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Akata Witch

Akata Witch

Written by: Nnedi Okorafor
Recommended Age: 13 and up

12-year-old Sunny was born in America but lives in Nigeria, and her African features and albino skin leave her feeling like an outsider no matter where she goes. The talented athlete can't even play the sports she loves because she can't go out into the sun. But when she discovers that she one of the magical Leopard People, it opens the door to a new world. With the help of her new friends, other students of magic, she faces her biggest challenge yet: catching Black Hat Otokoto, a serial killer and magic user who targets the very playgrounds where Sunny feels left out... This thrilling fantasy combines day-to-day triumphs with magic and mystery to pulse-pounded effect! Fans of this book can follow Sunny's adventures in the second volume, Akata Warrior.

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The Legend Trilogy

The Legend Trilogy

Written by: Marie Lu
Recommended Age: 14 and up

The war-hungry Republic houses both the extreme elite and the lowest of the low. 15-year-old June is at the top: the scion of a wealthy family being groomed for military greatness. 15-year-old Day is at the bottom: born in a slum and now the most wanted criminal in the nation. But when their paths cross, they will learn truths about themselves and their country and face difficult choices about whether it can be saved... or whether it must be torn down. Told in dual narration, this best-selling series is a thrill ride from start to finish; the box set includes all three books, as well as Life Before Legend, original short stories offering a sneak peek at June and Day's lives before they met.

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Graceling

Graceling

Written by: Kristin Cashore
Recommended Age: 14 and up

In Katsa’s world, the lucky few discover a Grace, a remarkable talent for anything from dancing to swimming to poetry. But in Katsa’s case, her Grace is fighting — and killing. As the King’s niece, she is forced to use her talent on those who oppose him, but she’s not willing to be the King’s thug. Instead, she forms a secret Council to aid those who seek justice. Graces are not always what they appear to be; is it possible that Katsa can turn her seemingly destructive Grace to good use? Fans of this inventive fantasy debut will enjoy checking out the sequels, Fire and Bitterblue.

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The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Box Set

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Box Set

Written by: Leigh Bardugo
Recommended Age: 14 and up

The once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters... and its savior may be Alina Starkov, a refugee who reveals an unexpected power and gets swept to the royal court to be trained as one of the Grisha, the magical elite. But Alina struggles to fit in, and things are not as they seem. As a new threat to Ravka grows, a frightened girl will become a hardened leader. This trilogy, with its innovative fantasy setting, is sure to be a favorite; the box set comes with paperback editions of Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising.

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The Dragonriders of Pern

The Dragonriders of Pern

Written by: Anne McCaffrey
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Only a few of the people of Pern still believe the stories of deadly Thread falling from the sky — so the dragonriders, Pern's defense against Thread, have dwindled in number, and the populace is completely unprepared. Lessa, the lone queen dragonrider, is determined to find a solution to save her world, but it will take every bit of her strong will — and the power of her bond with her dragon — to fill the Weyrs again in time for Thread's arrival. All three of Anne McCaffrey's original Pern books are collected in this volume, perfect to introduce new readers to the series. Fans of the Pern stories will also enjoy checking out Dragonsdawn, which explores the colonists' arrival on Pern and the creation of their dragon partners.

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The Lunar Chronicles Box Set

The Lunar Chronicles Box Set

Written by: Marissa Meyer
Recommended Age: 14 and up

A unique mix of fairy tale and futuristic technology have made the Lunar Chronicles a best-selling series! When Prince Kai seeks out the cyborg Linh Cinder, hoping to recruit her for her mechanical skill, she has no idea she'll become central to a movement to topple the tyrannical Queen Levana. Over the course of the series, she'll meet Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel), and Winter (Snow White), and they'll race against time to topple the queen before their world tears itself apart. Fans of the series will love getting to read this complex and thrilling story from beginning to end.

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The Folk of the Air Box Set

The Folk of the Air Box Set

Written by: Holly Black
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Discover Holly Black's blood thirsty and bestselling The Folk of the Air series in this gorgeous gift set! 17-year-old Jude and her two sisters were kidnapped by Faeries ten years ago, and she wants nothing more than to join their Courts. Earning a spot, however, is a dangerous game. As she tries to find her place in their world, she'll uncover a web of intrigue, make unlikely alliances, break a dangerous curse — and discover the true meaning of power. This gift set includes paperback editions of The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing.

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Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

Written by: Tomi Adeyemi
Recommended Age: 14 and up

When Zélie Adebola was a child, her home of Orïsha was full of magic... until a ruthless king ordered the maji killed, including Zélie's mother, a Reaper who summoned souls. Now, with the help of a rogue princess, Zélie has the chance to bring magic back to Orïsha and rebel against the brutal monarchy. But as she discovers feeling for an enemy and struggles to control her own powers, Zélie will have to learn to embrace who she is — and prepare herself to fight injustice, whatever the cost. This stunning series opener features compelling characters and world-altering choices in a setting inspired by West African mythology. Zélie's story continues in the sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

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Crown of Feathers Trilogy

Crown of Feathers Trilogy

Written by: Nicki Pau Preto
Recommended Age: 14 and up

For generations, fierce warrior queens ruled an empire with the help of the legendary Phoenix Riders. Then, a war between two sisters destroyed it all — but 16 years after everything fell apart, war orphan Veronyka dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories, even if that means disguising herself as a boy. She succeeds, but soon Veronyka's own sister reveals a web of lies, and the new empire sets out to destroy the Riders once and for all. Veronyka will have to risk everything to save the Riders, including the friendships she's only just begun to build... and the life of the sister she both loves and fears. This stunning box set includes hardcover editions of all three books in the series: Crown of Feathers, Heart of Flames, and Wings of Shadow.

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An Ember In The Ashes

An Ember In The Ashes

Written by: Sabaa Tahir
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Laia is a slave, eking out an existence in the Martial Empire's backstreets and hoping to stay out of notice of the elite: those who make trouble are brutally punished. But when her brother is arrested for treason, Laia has only one way to save his life: assist the rebels by spying inside the walls of the premier military academy. There, she meets Elias, the school's best soldier, but an unwilling participant, conscripted against his will. Together, their choices may change their own destinies — and that of the Empire itself. The first book in the four-part An Ember in the Ashes series is full of pulse-pounding adventure in a history-inspired world.

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The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale

Written by: Katherine Arden
Recommended Age: 15 and up

When Vasya's mother died after giving birth to her, she made her father promise to keep her special child safe. The independent young woman grew up on her nurse's 14th century Russian fairy tales about protective spirits and the blue-eyed winter demon, Frost. As a teenager, Vasya fights back against pressure from her father and stepmother to marry, and worries that the arrogant young priest who has recently arrived in her village is making people give up the rituals that honor the spirits. As a frightening winter storm batters them, Vasya will have to discover — and control — unexpected and dangerous gifts to protect her home. A bold heroine and lyrical language draw readers in to this irresistible story, the first of the Winternight Trilogy.

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The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood

Written by: Melissa Albert
Recommended Age: 15 and up

Years ago, 17-year-old Alice's grandmother wrote Tales from the Hinterland, a short set of dark, feminist fairy tales, and then retreated to her estate, the Hazel Wood. Alice has never met her grandmother, though; she and her mother have spent most of her life on the road, avoiding the bad luck that seems to follow them everywhere. But when Alice's grandmother dies, and her mother is stolen away by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, Alice needs help her classmate Ellery, a Hinterland superfan, if she's going to go to the rescue — and figure out where her own bad luck began. A ferocious heroine facing an eerie and dangerous world makes this first book in the three-part Hazel Wood series a thrilling story of exploitation, liberation, and love.

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