Anyone but Ivy Pocket, by Caleb Krisp

Summary: Fate intervenes when Ivy is called to the sickbed of a dying duchess and is charged with delivering a mystical (and possibly cursed) diamond necklace to the utterly revolting Matilda Butterfield for her twelfth birthday.

Greenwillow

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Bamboo Sword, by Margi Preus

Summary: In Japan in 1853, at the time of U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry’s visit to Japan, Yoshi, a young Japanese boy who dreams of becoming a samurai one day, learns about America from Majiro and has adventures with Jack, a young cabin boy aboard one of the U.S. ships.

Amulet

Dungeoneers by John David Anderson

Summary: In an effort to help make ends meet, Colm uses his natural gift for pickpocketing to pilfer a pile of gold from the richer residents of town, but his actions place him at the mercy of Finn Argos, a who gives Colm a choice: he can be punished for his thievery, or he can become a member of Thwodin’s Legions, a guild of dungeoneers who take what they want and live as they will. Colm soon finds himself part of a family of warriors, mages, and hunters, learning to work together in a quest to survive and, perhaps, to find a bit of treasure along the way.

Walden Pond

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross

Summary: In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E.

HarperCollins

Omega City, by Diana Peterfreund

Summary: Gillian doesn’t listen to people who say her father’s a crackpot. His conspiracy theories about the lost technology of Cold War–era rocket scientist Dr. Underberg may have cost him his job and forced them to move to the middle of nowhere, but Gillian knows he’s right and plans to prove it. When she discovers a missing page from Dr. Underberg’s diary in her father’s mess of an office, she thinks she’s found a big piece of the puzzle. She and her friends set off on a journey into the ruins of Omega City, a vast doomsday bunker deep inside the earth. But while Gillian wants to save her dad’s reputation by bringing Dr. Underberg’s secrets to light, there are others who will stop at nothing to make sure they stay buried . . . forever.

HarperCollins

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Jack : the True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, by Liesl Shurtliff

Summary: Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother’s milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

Knopf

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Big Game, by Dan Smith

Summary:  Every boy in Oskari’s remote mountain village must face a ritual hunt on his thirteenth birthday—the Trial—to become a man. It’s Oskari’s turn, and whatever animal he kills—if he succeeds—will symbolize who he will become. Not long after he sets out, Oskari comes across a figure who introduces himself as the president of the United States. Air Force One, sabotaged, has crashed, and the president is running for his life. Will Oskari be brave enough, strong enough, and smart enough to save the president and himself?

Scholastic

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