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.

Dial

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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.

Harcourt

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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.

Scholastic

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.

Harper

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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.

Balzer+Bray

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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.

Delacourte

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.

Harcourt

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.

Harper

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The Menagerie, by Tui & Kari Sutherland

MenagerieSummary:  When twelve-year-old Logan Wilde wakes up to discover a baby griffin hiding under his bed, he suddenly finds himself thrown into a mystery involving his classmate Zoe Kahn and a magical menagerie right in the middle of his sleepy Wyoming town.

Harper

Thrice Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris

Thrice Upon a MarigoldSummary:  Princess Poppy, the baby daughter of Queen Marigold and King Christian of Zandelphia-Beaurivage, is in terrible danger. Those who have been exiled have joined forces to kidnap the baby as an act of revenge! Can a ragtag parade of rescuers save Princess Poppy in time?

Harcourt

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Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea, by Lisa Martin

Anton and Cecil Cats at SeaSummary:  A swashbuckling story of two very different cat brothers and their adventures at sea.

Algonquin

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