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Par Kelly Regan Barnhill. 2016
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the… forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her. Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal. Grades 5-8. 2016.
Par Sarah Beth Durst. 2015
Sophie's parents run a secret shop where dreams are bought and sold. When Sophie dreams, her dreams become real, so… she is forbidden to have any. Sinister events are set in motion when she is accidentally seen by one of her parents' customers, and it's up to Sophie to save her family. Grades 5-8. 2015.
Par Karuna Riazi. 2017
When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood… and Sand, a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik's cube, they know it is up to them to defeat the game's diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. For grades 5-8. 2017.
Par Peter V Brett. 2012
This collection of stories contains another exciting tale from the Warded Man universe, deleted scenes from the original work, a… glossary, and a grimoire of wards. In the title story, demons have hunted humanity almost to extinction. Arlen Bales seeks magic that can turn the tide--and finds hope in Abban, a merchant in the Great Bazaar of Krasia. 2012.
Par Cinda Williams Chima. 2011
Thief-turned-wizard Han Alister joins forces with Raisa ana'Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells, to defend her right to… the Gray Wolf Throne. Sequel to "The Exiled Queen". Followed by “The Crimson Crown”. Junior and Senior High. 2011.
Par Philippa Dowding, Allister Thompson. 2012
Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto; he’s now in a new school and has no friends.… But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Grades 3-6. 2012.
Par Lloyd Alexander. 2008
Naive and bumbling Carlo, his shady camel-puller Baksheesh, and Shira, a girl determined to return home, follow a treasure map… through the deserts and cities of the infamous Golden Road, as mysterious strangers try in vain to point them toward real treasures. Junior High. 2008.
Par Julia Donaldson. 2006
When Jumbeelia, an eight-year-old giant, climbs down a beanstalk and collects some "iggly plops," the little people of children's stories,… she treats them like toys, unaware that she is endangering their lives. Grades K-3. 2006.
Par Carol Kendall. 2000
A handful of Minnipins, a sober and sedate people, rise up against the Periods, the leading family of an isolated… mountain valley, and are exiled to a mountain where they discover that the ancient enemies of their people are preparing to attack. Grades 5-8. 2000.
Par Maiya Williams. 2004
Thirteen-year-old Rowan and his eleven-year-old sister Nina, still bereft by the death of their mother the year before, experience an… unusual adventure through time when they come to stay with their two eccentric great-aunts in a small town on the Maine coast. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Alex Bledsoe. 2010
Old World vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski, staked in 1915 Wales, rises anew in 1975 Memphis. Through a group of modern… vampires, including the beautiful perpetual teenager Fauvette, he has learned to navigate this new era and prepares to reclaim his former wealth and power. But fresh dangers lurk in this society of funk, fast cars, and racial tension. A celebrity sheriff cheated by Zginski becomes obsessed with revenge. Fauvette and Leonardo, another young vampire, begin to question his leadership. And two mysterious vampire sisters, who have nursed a lethal grudge since the Civil War, converge on Zginski. One is dark and serious and can draw energy without killing; the other is light, scheming, and without a conscience. Zginski must use all of his wits and vampiric powers if he is to survive the girls with their games of blood. Sequel to "Blood groove". 2010.
Par John Bellairs, Brad Strickland, Edward Gorey. 1993
In this sequel to "The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring", Rose Rita Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann, the kindly neighbourhood… witch, are transported back to 1828. There they attempt to save the Weiss family from being destroyed by a wicked wizard. Grades 5-8. c1993.
Par Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson. 2009
Rand al’Thor struggles with internal conflict while seeking to unite the fractured kingdoms for Tarmon Gai’don, the last battle. Meanwhile… Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, tries to mend the divisions. Sequel to “Knife of dreams”. Followed by “Towers of Midnight». 2009.
Par Philip Pullman. 1995
A tale set in Victorian England on an alternate Earth. Young Lyra Belacqua and her daemon enjoy an idyllic life… among the scholars at Jordan College. Then her friend Roger and other children are abducted by the Gobblers. Venturing north in pursuit, Lyra encounters an alien and sinister world. Descriptions of violence. For Junior and senior high readers. 1995. (His dark materials ; 1) Uniform title: Northern lights
Par Clive Barker. 1989
Armageddon begins quickly. It is 1971. In the small Californian town of Palomo Grove four girls go swimming in a… mysterious and haunted lake. Nine months later several children are born. Their prize is the Art, the greatest power known to mankind. Dreams will be made real. At last the grove will see the Great and Secret Show. It will never be the same again; nor will the world. Strong language. Followed by "Everville" (DC17398). 1989. (Book of the art ; 1)
Par Susan Shwartz. 1992
Kundry the harlot is condemned to wander the earth eternally because she laughed during the Crucifixion of Christ. A thousand… years later, she is under the spell of the evil sorcerer Klingsor who commands her to use her powers of seduction to steal the Holy Grail from the custody of Amfortas. Despite her crime and abject bondage to evil, fate provides her with the possibility of redemption through love and faith. Some descriptions of sex. 1992.
Par Victoria Forester. 2010
Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid… of Piper. And her ma's at her wits' end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities, whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Grades 4-7. 2010.
Par Paula Volsky. 1996
The land of Aveshq is smouldering under occupation by the foreign Vonahrish and imposed religion. A young civil servant of… mixed blood confronts the high priest of the Aoun-Father cult, barely escaping. He meets a local princess who confirms his knowledge of religious secrets, but then she falls into the priest's power. 1996.
Par Kim Antieau. 1997
Free-spirited Gloria Stone has the gift of healing with her hands but cannot remember further back than ten years. Coyote… Creek in Arizona Territory provides her food and shelter in exchange for her services until misunderstandings drive her away. Then searching for a cure for friends, she finds out more about herself and her own powers. 1997.
Par M. T Anderson. 2004
Thirteen-year-old best friends Gregory and Brian travel to rural Vermont for a visit with Gregory's eccentric Uncle Max. In Max's… Victorian mansion, Gregory and Brian become involved in an ancient game played by supernatural opponents. Some violence. Grades 5-8. 2004.