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By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By Melanie Rawn. 1988
Rohan, the new prince of the Desert, seeks to bring lasting peace to his world of many princedoms, while trying… to preserve the lords of the sky. Sioned, fated by Fire to be Rohan's bride, is caught in the struggle between Rohan and the High Prince, and must avert the menace of war. Followed by "The star scroll" .1988. (Dragon Prince ; 1)
By Terry Goodkind. 2004
Young peasant woman Abigail petitions the First Wizard to help her besieged homeland. Zedd refuses, for granting her request would… mean forsaking his sacred duty. Then he learns they are bound in a debt of bones. Prequel to "The Sword of truth" series. 1998.
By Steven Erikson. 2000
Seer Sha’ik, leader of the rebellion against Seven Cities’ Malazan occupiers, awaits the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Meanwhile… an Imperial assassin plots to kill both Sha’ik and Empress Laseen. Sequel to “Gardens of the Moon” (DC37655). Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2000. (Malazan book of the fallen ; 2)
By Ernest Drake, Dugald Steer. 2003
Describes the origins of dragonology and how it is probably the most rewarding of the natural sciences and at the… same time one of the oldest and least researched. Includes the first dragons of the world, dragons' life cycle, behaviour and much more. Grades 4-7. Bestseller 2005. 2003. Uniform title: Dragonology
By Annie Dalton. 1998
Vasco Shine is a threat to every child - he steals their dreams. Only Joe, Kevin and pale, prickly Flora… can stop him. They must go into the fantastic Kingdom of Afterdark where nothing and no one is what it seems. Travelling through paradise islands, magical dream fields and terrifying dangers, the three friends search for the Pearl of the Deep - the key to Vasco's wickedness. Grades 2-4. 1998.
By Elizabeth Knox. 2007
Aided by her family and her creation, Nown, Laura investigates the powerful Regulatory Body's involvement in mysterious disappearances and activities… and learns, in the process, the true nature of the Place in which dreams are found. Senior High. Sequel to "Dreamhunter". 2007. (Dreamhunter duet ; 2)
By Elizabeth Knox. 2005
In a world where select people can enter "The Place" and find dreams of every kind to share with others… for a fee, a fifteen-year-old girl is training to be a dreamhunter when her father disappears, leaving her to carry on his mysterious mission. For Junior and Senior High readers. Followed by "Dreamquake" (DC33948). 2005. (Dreamhunter duet ; 1)
By Anne McCaffrey. 1979
A mischievous boy soprano whose voice is changing faces an uncertain future at the Harperhall of Pern, until the master… Harper drafts him for a dangerous secret mission. Sequel to "Dragonsinger". Grades 5-8. 1979. (Harperhall trilogy ; 3)