Fantasy

Peter and the Starcatchers

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By Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson 

A “prequel” to Peter Pan: showing how he came to the Island of Lost Boys, how he got his magic and flying ability, how he met Wendy, etc. A rip-roaring good pirate yarn.

Merlin’s Dragon

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By Barron, T.A. 

Basil, a small, flying lizard who is searching for others like himself, discovers that there is more to him than he knows, as he becomes engaged in Avalon's great war between the evil Rhita Gawr and the forces of good.  Sequel: Doomraga's Revenge.

Child of the Dark Prophecy

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By Barron, T.A. 

When the peaceful world of Avalon (contained on the roots of a supernaturally big tree) begins to suffer mysterious droughts and darkness, the heir of Merlin is the only one who can save it. But is 17-year old Tamwyn the heir, or is he the child of the dark prophecy, who is destined to destroy Avalon? Loosely tied to the author’s Lost Years of Merlin series.  Sequels: Shadows on the Stars, The Eternal Flame.

Watership Down

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By Adams, Richard 

Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren so that they can live in peace.

Wintersmith

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By Pratchett, Terry 

At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil. At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is Winter itself—snow, gales, icicles—all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. It’s going to be a long winter, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring—Spring won't come. (prequels: The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky)

 

The Warrior Heir

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By Chima, Cinda Williams 

High school soccer player Jack has always had to take medicine for his heart condition. But when he can’t take it one day, he discovers that he really has a “warrior stone” in his heart, which gives him magical abilities and extraordinary strength, and that he is destined to fight a duel to the death against another warrior on behalf of the Houses of the Wizards. Both sides are coming after him to force him to fight for their side, or to kill him. (sequel: The Wizard Heir, third book: The Dragon Heir)

True Talents

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By Lubar, Dave 

It’s been over a year since fourteen-year-old Eddie “Trash” Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School found out about their special hidden talents. Trash can move things with his mind, Torchie is a fire-starter, Cheater reads minds, Lucky finds lost objects, Flinch can predict the future, and Martin can see into people’s souls. Now back home with their families, all the boys want to do is get back to their normal lives, start attending high school, and keep in touch with their friends from Edgeview.
When Trash tests his power in a bank and accidentally steals a fistful of cash, he is kidnapped by the ruthless leader of a shadowy company whose purpose is to gather information about psychic phenomena—and who is willing to do anything to get it…. Torchie, Cheater, Lucky, Flinch, and Martin join forces to rescue their friend using their hidden talents, and discover their true talents in the process.

Pandora Gets Vain

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By Hennessy, Carolyn 

A fun take on the Greek myths. In the first book,tThirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened. In the second book, Pandy, her friends Alcie and Iole, and her little dog Dido, brave many obstacles as they travel to Egypt in search of the second of the seven evils—vanity.

Impossible

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By Werlin, Nancy 

Lucy, seventeen and pregnant, has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter. She discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child’s birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil? Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair.”

 

Heroes of the Valley

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By Stroud, Jonathan 

When young Halli Sveinsson plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny, forcing him to leave home and go on a hero's quest where he encounters highway robbers, terrifying monsters, and a girl who may finally be his match.

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