Location

Author

Title

Year

J ALE/J BOCD ALE

Alexander, Lloyd

The Black Cauldron

2007

In the imaginary Land of Prydain, where "evil is never distant," it has become imperative that the Black Cauldron, chief implement of the diabolical Arawn, be destroyed. In this cauldron Arawn has created his terrible army of deathless warriors from the stolen bodies of the slain. For each of those chosen to journey to Arawn's domain, the quest has a special meaning, and to Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, the adventure becomes a glorious opportunity to wear his first sword and prove himself a man among men.

J ALE/J BOCD ALE

Alexander, Lloyd

The Book of Three

2007

Taran is desperate for adventure, something in short supply for a lowly assistant pig-keeper. When the famous oracular pig Hen Wen vanishes, Taran begins a perilous quest which demands all his courage and strength. Accompanied by his larger-than-life band of followers including hot-headed Eilonwy and the disgruntled dwarf Doli, Taran confronts the evil forces of the Horned King, the witch Achren, and their army of lifeless cauldron-born warriors.

J ALM/J BOCD ALM

Almond, David

Skellig

2009

Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

J ANG/J BOCD ANG

Angleberger, Tom

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

2010

Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.

J ARM/J BOCD ARM

Armstrong, Alan

Whittington

2006

Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.

J AVI/J BOCD AVI

Avi

Poppy

1996

A hoot owl, Ocax, rules Dimwood Forest and promises to protect the mice as long as they ask his permission to move about.  Poppy is a deer mouse under the owl's protection, but when her fiance is killed by Ocax she defies the owl and begins a journey to a new place.  Poppy wants to find a place where her family can live away from Ocax, but she has to do it without Ocax catching her.

J AVI/J BOCD AVI

Avi

Poppy and Ereth

2009

After a long, hard winter in Dimwood forest, Poppy the deer mouse finds new adventure thrust upon her while rescuing Ereth the porcupine from the mud.

J AVI/J BOCD AVI

Avi

Poppy and Rye

1999

When their home next to a brook is destroyed by beavers, a large family of golden mice is aided by Poppy the deer mouse and her grumpy porcupine friend, who in the process forges a relationship with the son he had abandoned.

J AVI/J BOCD AVI

Avi

Ragweed

2001

Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger, and sees cats for the first time.

J BAB/J BOCD BAB

Babbitt, Natalie

Tuck Everlasting

1995

When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon the Tuck family's disturbing secret, she is forced to come to terms with her conflicting emotions. She feels drawn to the loving, gentle and rather eccentric Tucks, but what they tell her is too incredible to be believed. Doomed to--or blessed with--eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family tries to make Winnie understand that the terrible magic of the forest spring can never be revealed.

J BAK/J BOCD BAK

Baker, E.D.

Dragon Kiss

2009

Audun, a dragon from the Icy North, encounters obstacles as he pursues the love of his life--a human girl who can transform into a dragon using magic.

J BAK/J BOCD BAK

Baker, E.D.

Dragon Princess

2010

Although a princess, Millie cannot keep herself from turning unexpectedly into a dragon, so she ventures off to the Frozen North to find the Blue Witch, who she hopes will help her learn to control her dragon magic.

J BAK/J BOCD BAK

Baker, E.D.

Frog Princess

2005

After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.

J BAK/J BOCD BAK

Baker, E.D.

No Place for Magic

2006

Emma and Eadric travel to Upper Montevista to ask his parents to bless their upcoming marriage and discover that Eadric's younger brother has been kidnapped by trolls.

J BAK/J BOCD BAK

Baker, E.D.

A Prince Among Frogs

2011

While Princess Millie and her dragon fiancé prepare for their wedding, the entire royal family of Greater Greensward teams up to find Millie's baby brother, who has been kidnapped and turned into a frog.

J BAK/J BOCD BAK

Baker, E.D.

Salamander Spell

2010

Thirteen-year-old Grassina vies with her older sister, Chartreuse, to see who will inherit the family's talent for magic and become the Green Witch, while each ponders which prince will be at her side during her "happily ever after."

J BAR/J BOCD BAR

Barrie, J.M.

Peter Pan

2007

Peter, the boy who never grew up, teaches the Darling children how to fly and takes them to Never-Never Land where they have many adventures with pirates, fairies, and Indians.

J BAU/J BOCD BAU

Baum, L. Frank

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

2002

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

The Everafter War

2009

After their parents awake from a sleeping spell, Daphne and Sabrina become caught in the middle of a war between the Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army and learn a shocking secret about a deadly enemy.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

Fairy Tale Detectives

2005

Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

The Inside Story

2010

As the fairytale detectives race through the Book of Everafter searching for their baby brother, they encounter various characters including the Editor and his army of Revisers, who threaten the children with dire consequences if they continue to change the stories.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

Magic and Other Misdemeanors

2008

Fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm face their first case without Granny Relda's help when the future gets mixed up with the past in Ferryport Landing, and because some of the future does not look bright, Puck helps them try to make some changes.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

M is for Mama’s Boy

2010

Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillain Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

NERDS: National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society

2009

While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

Once Upon a Crime

2007

When the fairy-tale detectives rush to New York City hoping to find an Everafter who can cure Puck, they trigger a chain of events that includes a murder mystery, and learn many new things about their mother who, along with their father, is still in an enchanted sleep.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

Problem Child

2006

With the help of a long lost relative, and a little magic, Sabrina Grimm and her sister Daphne try to find out who has kidnapped their parents and rescue them.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

Tales from the Hood

2008

When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved.

J BUC/J BOCD BUC

Buckley, Michael

Unusual Suspects

2006

Although filled with anger over her parents' disappearance, eleven-year-old Sabrina Grimm -- along with her grandmother, sister, and several fairy-tale characters -- tries to discover who has killed her teacher.

J CAR/J BOCD CAR

Carroll, Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

2008

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world inhabited by all sorts of unusual characters.

J CAR/J BOCD CAR

Carroll, Lewis

Through the Looking-Glass

2010

Alice climbs through the mirror in her room to find a strange world where curious adventures await her.

J CAT/ J BOCD CAT

Catling, Patrick Skene

The Chocolate Touch

2008

John Midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he′ll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn′t care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate.

J COO/J BOCD COO

Cooper, Susan

Boggart

2009

Returning home to Toronto, Canada, after visiting the Scottish castle inherited by her family, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.

J COV/J BOCD COV

Coville, Bruce

I Was a Sixth-Grade Alien

2009

When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth-grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador's son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.

J COV/J BOCD COV

Coville, Bruce

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

2002

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

J DAH/J BOCD DAH

Dahl, Roald

Matilda

1994

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

J DAH/J BOCD DAH

Dahl, Roald

The Witches

1994

A courageous young boy struggles to save the children of Britain from the nasty schemes of the Grand High Witch of the World.

J DIT/J BOCD DIT

DiTerlizzi, Tony (with Holly Black)

The Spiderwick Chronicles Volume 1

2004

Includes the first two books of the Spiderwick Chronicles series: The field guide and The seeing stone.

The Field Guide: When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

The Seeing Stone: When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things that are normally invisible.

J DRA/J BOCD DRA

Drake, Salamanda

Dragonsdale

2007

Cara yearns to ride her beloved Skydancer, a rare Goldenbrow dragon, but her father refuses to permit her to fly and she must be content with mucking out stalls and helping raise young dragons at the famed stud and training farm known as Dragonsdale.

J DUA/J BOCD DUA

Duane, Diane

Deep Wizardry

1998

During a summer vacation at the beach, thirteen-year-old wizard Nita and her friend Kit assist the whale-wizard S'reee in combating an evil power.

J DUA/J BOCD DUA

Duane, Diane

High Wizardry

2000

When her younger sister uses the family computer with its special wizard software to travel to worlds light years away, Nita uses her wizardry to try to find her.

J DUA/J BOCD DUA

Duane, Diane

So You Want to be a Wizard

1998

Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.

J DUA/J BOCD DUA

Duane, Diane

Wizard Abroad

2000

Sent on vacation to her aunt's home in Ireland, teenage wizard Nita becomes entangled in a magic battle to save the country from the ghosts of its past.

J DUP/J BOCD DUP

Duprau, Jeanne

City of Ember

2004

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

J DUP/J BOCD DUP

Duprau, Jeanne

People of Sparks

2004

The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isnt long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the towns resources are limited and it isnt long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, its up to Lina and Doon to discover whos behind the vandalism and why, before its too late.

J EAG/J BOCD EAG

Eager, Edward

Half Magic

2008

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.

J FUN/J BOCD FUN

Funke, Cornelia

Dragon Rider

2004

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.

J GID/J BOCD GID

Gidwitz, Adam

A Tale Dark and Grimm

2011

ollows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.

J GLI/J BOCD GLI

Gliori, Debi

Pure Dead Magic

2002

When their father is kidnapped and danger looms, the Strega-Borgia children, their mysterious new nanny, and a giant tarantula use magic and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace to their Scottish castle.

J GRA/J BOCD GRA

Grahame, Kenneth

The Wind in the Willows

2006

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

J GRE/J BOCD GRE

Greenburg, Dan

The Onts

2007

Ten-year-old orphan twins Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffin have had it bad at Cincinnati's Jolly Days Orphanage, but things get much worse when the Mandible sisters offer to share their home in the Dripping Fang Forest.

J HAD/J BOCD HAD

Haddon, Mark

Boom!

2010

When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.

J KIM/J BOCD KIM

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody

Suddenly Supernatural Books 1 & 2

2009

Includes School Spirit and Scaredy Kat.

 

School Spirit:  Like her mother, a professional medium, Kat has been able to see dead people since turning thirteen, and although they would prefer to be normal, Kat and her best friend come to terms with their own talents while helping free the spirit of a girl trapped at their middle school.

 

Scaredy Kat: Thirteen-year-old Kat, still not comfortable in her role as a medium, and her friend Jac, undergoing a serious crisis about the role of music in her life, try to find a way to help the unhappy spirit of a young boy in the abandoned house next door.

J KIM/J BOCD KIM

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody

Unhappy Medium

2009

Kat accompanies her best friend Jac to a musicians' conference at the Whispering Pines Mountain House, where she works to free the spirit of a dead medium and helps Jac resolve a serious conflict.

J KOL/J BOCD KOL

Koller, Jackie

Dragonling

2002

Finding a baby dragon accidentally left alive after his older brother's dragonquest, Darek risks death and the anger of his people in trying to return it to the Valley of the Dragons.

J LAW/J BOCD LAW

Law, Ingrid

Savvy

2008

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

J LEN/J BOCD LEN

L’Engle, Madeleine

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

2007

The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.

J LEN/J BOCD LEN

L’Engle, Madeleine

A Wind in the Door

2007

With Meg Murry's help, the dragons her six-year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.

J LEV/J BOCD LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

Fairies and the Quest for Never Land

2010

Gwendolyn Carlisle loves fairies, perhaps too much. On her birthday, she receives the precious "kiss" necklace which has been passed down from mother to daughter ever since Peter Pan gave it to Wendy Darling. That night, Gwendolyn has the first of her visions, tantalizing, lifelike visions, almost as if she were actually in Fairy Haven. She sees animal-talent fairy Beck give a pie to wise Mother Dove and hears the voices of water-talent Rani and even Tinker Bell herself.

J LEV/J BOCD LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg

2005

Prilla, the unusual new fairy in Neverland, finds her mettle, Mother Dove's wisdom, and Tinker Bell's courage tested by many trials, including a hurricane, a selfish fairy, and Captain Hook.

J LEV/J BOCD LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand

2007

Three fairies from Never Land must deliver a wand they promised to the mermaid who has threatened to flood their home in Fairy Haven.

J LEV/J BOCD LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

Tale of Two Castles

2011

Twelve-year-old Elodie journeys to Two Castles in hopes of studying acting but instead becomes apprentice to a dragon, who teaches her to be observant and use reasoning, thus helping her to uncover who is poisoning the king.

J LEV/J BOCD LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

The Wish

2009

When granted her wish to be the most popular girl in school, Wilma, an eighth grader, forgets that she will graduate in three weeks and her popularity will vanish.

J LEW/J BOCD LEW

Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples)

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

2003

Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporarily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism.


J LIN/J BOCD LIN

Lin, Grace

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

2010

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

J LOW/J BOCD LOW

Lowry, Lois

Gossamer

2006

While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

J MCA/J BOCD MCA

McAllister, Margaret

Urchin of the Riding Stars

2005

A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces.

J NES/J BOCD NES

Nesbit, E.

The Enchanted Castle

2001

Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted wishing ring.

J NIM/J BOCD NIM

Nimmo, Jenny

Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

2006

Charlie and his magically gifted friends and relatives work together to rescue Billy Raven, a young orphan, from a mysterious and dangerous couple who have adopted him.

J NIM/J BOCD NIM

Nimmo, Jenny

Midnight for Charlie Bone

2003

Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

J OPP/J BOCD OPP

Oppel, Kenneth

Silverwing

2001

When a newborn bat named Shade (but sometimes called "Runt") becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

J REI/J BOCD REI

Reisman, Michael

Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper

2008

Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.

J REI/J BOCD REI

Reisman, Michael

Simon Bloom, the Octopus Effect

2009

When twelve-year-old Simon becomes the official Keeper of the Order of Physics, he and his friends Owen and Alysha face extreme danger as they try to protect the Universe from destruction by evil forces.

J REX/J BOCD REX

Rex, Adam

The True Meaning of Smekday

2010

In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestiral named J. Lo as her copilots.

J RIO/J BOCD RIO

Riordan, Rick

The Throne of Fire

2011

Ever since the gods of ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House. Now their most threatening enemy yet, the chaos snake Apophis, is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end.

J ROD/J BOCD ROD

Rodgers, Mary

Freaky Friday

2007

A thirteen-year-old girl gains a much more sympathetic understanding of her relationship with her mother when she has to spend a day in her mother's body.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

1999

When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2007

Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldermort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future,  struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2000

Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2005

The wizarding world has finally woken up to Voldemort’s return, and his Death Eaters are on the rampage, causing chaos, confusion and death. Harry Potter, who is now surrounded by more rumours than ever before, returns to Hogwarts for his sixth-year of magical education – but the school is no longer the haven it used to be, and spies who have been hidden for years will soon show their true colours. As suspicions escalate and workloads increase, Albus Dumbledore invites Harry to join him in piecing together the tale of Voldemort’s parentage and upbringing – a tale that will reveal his darkest secret yet.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2003

When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2000

During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

J ROW/J BOCD ROW

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

1999

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

J RYL/J BOCD RYL

Rylant, Cynthia

Van Gogh Café

1999

The Van Gogh Cafe, located in Flowers, Kansas, has magic in its walls, causing strange and mysterious events to occur there.

J SAG/J BOCD SAG

Sage, Angie

Darke

2011

Apprentice Septimus Heap must enter the Darke to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction, but he needs the help of many to battle the spreading Darkenesse.

J SAG/J BOCD SAG

Sage, Angie

Flyte

2006

When Princess Jenna is pursued by a dark wizard, it is the apprentice, Septimus Heap, who must save her while enduring such terrors as a night in the Forest with hungry wolverines and carnivorous trees.

J SAG/J BOCD SAG

Sage, Angie

Magyk

2005

After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

J SAG/J BOCD SAG

Sage, Angie

Physik

2007

Pulled through a glass that brings him back in time, Septimus Heap becomes the apprentice of an alchemist.

J SAG/J BOCD SAG

Sage, Angie

Queste

2008

Nicki and Snorri are trapped in Time, and Septimus Heap goes on a quest to find the House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets.

J SAG/J BOCD SAG

Sage, Angie

Syren

2009

Wolf Boy is sent on a Task by Aunt Zelda, while Septimus and the dragon, Spit Fyre, fly off to bring their friends home, but they all wind up on an island whose secrets are as dangerous as its inhabitants.

J SCH/J BOCD SCH

Schlitz, Laura Amy

Night Fairy

2010

When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.

J SEL/J BOCD SEL

Selden, George

The Cricket in Times Square

1994

The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

J SKE/J BOCD SKE

Skelton, Matthew

The Story of Cirrus Flux

2010

In 1783 London, the destiny of an orphaned boy and girl becomes intertwined as the boy, Cirrus Flux, is pursued by a sinister woman mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel, all of whom believe that he possesses an orb containing a divine power.

J STE/J BOCD STE

Stewart, Paul

Beyond the Deepwoods

2005

Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs.

J STE/J BOCD STE

Stewart, Paul

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

2006

Twig, a young sky pirate captain, is the only one who can save the floating city of Sanctaphrax from the Mother Storm.

J STE/J BOCD STE

Stewart, Paul

Stormchaser

2005

In his continuing adventures, Twig, now sixteen years old, joins the crew of his father's sky pirate ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to collect the powerful stromphrax, a substance that purifies water and also prevents the city of Sanctaphrax from floating away.

J STJ/J BOCD STJ

St. John, Lauren

Dolphin Song

2008

A second prophesy, this time involving dolphins, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl who has mystical powers over animals, when she embarks on a school trip to study marine life off the coast of Mozambique.

J TRA/J BOCD TRA

Travers, P.L.

Mary Poppins

2005

An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpet bag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.

J VAL/J BOCD VAL

Valente, Catherynne M.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

2011

Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

J VAN/J BOCD VAN

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power

2009

When the diabolical Damien Black robs a bank and steals a tiger-eye of great sentimental value, he is pursued by thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez and his sidekick, a talking gecko named Sticky, who are armed with a magical Aztec armband.

J VAN/J BOCD VAN

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Gecko and Sticky: The Villains’ Lair

2009

Thirteen-year-old Dave and his sidekick, a talking gecko named Sticky, try to retrieve an ancient Aztec powerband and its magic ingots from the evil villain, Damien Black.

J WHI/J BOCD WHI

White, E.B.

Charlotte’s Web

1970

An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved.

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Wilson, Nathan

Dandelion Fire

2009

Presents the continuing adventures of Henry York, who has been living in Kansas with his cousins, where he discovers doorways leading to other worlds and becomes involved in a multi-world struggle between good and evil.

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Winthrop, Elizabeth

Castle in the Attic

1996

A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.

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Wood, Maryrose

The Mysterious Howling

2010

Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.

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Wrede, Patricia

Searching for Dragons

2006

Princess Cimorene enlists the help of Mendanbar, King of the Enchanted Forest, to join her quest to save the kidnapped king of the dragons Kazul.

 

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