Fall of Heroes, by Jeramey Kraatz

Fall of HeroesCloak Society series
Summary:  Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City–and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.


Sparkers, by Eleanor Glewwe

SparkersSummary:  Marah, an underclass ‘sparker’ in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims’ eyes black.



Backwards Moon, by Mary Losure

Backwards moonSummary:  When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it is polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.

Holiday House


Where I Belong, by Mary Downing Hahn

Where I BelongSummary:  Brendan takes refuge from unkindness by immersing himself in books, drawing, carving, and daydreaming. When Brendan stumbles upon an old man near his tree house in the Virginia woods, he is quick to believe that this is the magical Green Man, guardian spirit of the forest. Brendan’s need to immerse himself in his fantasy world becomes more acute, until he meets a girl with secrets of her own who may just keep his feet on the ground.



The Chicken Squad, by Doreen Cronin

Chicken SquadSummary:  Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar might be chicks, but they sure aren’t chicken. They’re the Chicken Squad, and it’s up to them to figure out what Tail, the not-so-brave squirrel, is so afraid of. When he describes it as BIG and Scary, that doesn’t give much insight as to what is lurking beyond the coop. Can our fecklees, fluffy heroes defeat something that could very well be — gulp — from out of this world? 


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Creature of Moonlight, by Rebecca Hahn

Creature of MoonlightSummary:  Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with the father she has never known–a wild dragon.

Houghton Mifflin

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The Door, by Andy Marino

DoorSummary:  For years, the door has stayed closed. Hannah Silver hardly notices it as she goes about her strange life in an isolated lighthouse. But when a pair of mysterious strangers — a boy and his guardian — show up at the lighthouse, things start to go very wrong. Hannah’s life is shattered. And the door is now wide open. In order to save herself and her family, Hannah must walk through this door into another world that wants to make sure she never makes it back home.


The Finisher, by David Baldacci

FinisherSummary:  When Quentin Herms is chased from his village into the Quag, a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and murderous Outliers, Vega uses her skills as a talented decoder to uncover dangerous secrets.


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Sky Raiders, by Brandon Mull

Sky RaidersFive Kingdoms

Summary:  Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home–before his existence is forgotten.


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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, by Emma Trevayne

Flights and ChimesSummary:  Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London. This is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird. The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever.

Simon & Schuster

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The Forbidden Library, by Django Wexler

Forbidden LibrarySummary:  When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an “uncle” whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.

Kathy Dawson

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Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle, by George Hagen

Gabriel Finiley and the Ravens RiddleSummary:  How can 11-year-old Gabriel find his missing father, who seems to have vanished without a trace? With the help of Paladin—a young raven with whom he has a magical bond that enables them to become one creature—he flies to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face a series of difficult challenges and unanswerable riddles that could lead to his father . . . or to his death.

Random House


Gameworld, by C. J. Farley

GameWorldSummary:  It turns out that Dylan is the greatest gamer anyone has ever seen, and his skills unlock a real-life fantasy world inside the contest game Xamaica. Now actual monsters are trying to kill him, and he is swept up into an adventure along with his sister, his best friend, and the privileged daughter of Mee Corp.’s chief inventor.  In order to save his sister and his friends, Dylan must solve a dangerous mystery in three days and uncover secrets about Xamaica, his family, and himself.

Akashic Books


Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson

Mark of the DragonflySummary:  Since her father’s death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.


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Mouseheart, by Lisa Fiedler

MouseheartSummary:  Hopper is just an ordinary pet shop mouse before he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization. But Hopper misses his siblings that he lost in the escape attempt. And Atlantia is constantly threatened by the rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees.  Soon, Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of a colossal battle, one that crosses generations and species.  Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets: Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.  And one powerful secret about his destiny…


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