The Nethergrim, by Matthew Jobin

NethergrimSummary:  An evil force has been awakened from years of sleep and it is up to fourteen-year-old Edmund, an aspiring sorcerer, and his friends to stop it.


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The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer

RivermanSummary:  The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.


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The Witch’s Island, by Zoe Griffin

Witchs IslandSummary: Melody Spring is a normal fifteen-year-old girl living in a tiny town in Indonesia. But when Melody and her best friends Claire and Sky find out that an evil enchantress called the Witch Greene lives on a nearby island and plans to take over their town, their lives change forever.  The three girls undertake the task of defeating the witch and saving their town, but is the Witch Greene really the end of their problems, or is she just a pawn in a much bigger game?

CreateSpace Independent Publishing


The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu

Real boySummary: A shy boy named Oscar who works as the hand to a powerful magic worker becomes the only person who can save his village from an evil monster.

Walden Pond

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Storybook of Legends, by Shannon Hale

Storybook of LegendsSummary: At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of famous fairy-tale characters, students Apple White and Raven Queen face the moment when they must choose whether to follow their destinies, or change them.

Little, Brown

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Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, by Richard Peck

Mouse with the Question Mark TailSummary:  A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.


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The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root, by Christopher Pennell

Mysterious Woods of Whistle RootSummary:  Eleven-year-old Carly Bean Bitters, an orphan, can only sleep during the day and feels very lonely until she meets a rat, Lewis, and sets off on an adventure to figure out what is threatening the woods and its inhabitants.

Houghton Mifflin

Adventures of a South Pole Pig, by Chris Kurtz

Adventures of a South Pole PigSummary:  Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she escapes the knife and lives her dream of pulling a sled with a team of dogs.


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Wings of Fire the Hidden Kingdom, by Tui Sutherland

Wings of FireSummary: Something deadly is stalking the peaceful kingdom, and the dragonets soon discover that RainWings have been mysteriously disappearing from the forest. When the RainWing queen won’t do anything to find her missing tribe members, Glory and her friends set off on their own rescue mission – which leads them right back into enemy territory.


Story’s End, by Marissa Burt

Storys EndSummary:  A deadly Enemy has threatened the future of Story–and twelve-year-old Una Fairchild is the only one who can stop his plans and save the character world from destruction.


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House of Secrets, by Chris Columbus

House of SecretsSummary:  Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.


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Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson

RithmatistSummary: As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.

Tor Teen

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Flame in the Mist, by Kit Grindstaff

Flame in the MistSummary:  Thirteen-year-old Jemma finds herself in a race for her life when she discovers an ancient prophecy that reveals the truth about her past and an unimaginably great and dangerous destiny–to defeat the evil Agromonds and restore peace and sunlight to Anglavia.


Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde

FroggedSummary: When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.


Jinx, by Sage Blackwood

JinxSummary: A young boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond–and within–the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine.


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