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The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481411400
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

What happens when a two-bit gangster is given the second chance he never wanted? Recommended for mature YA fans.

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The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786852550
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 12th, 2004

This middle grade fantasy is a starkly realized reimagining of our world where spirits provide almost limitless power to the Magicians who can control them.  To this day, this series remains one of my all-time favorites.  Not only is the writing itself incredible but its main character is one of the most powerful examples of character growth you will ever find in a middle grade novel.

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The Lost Years (Merlin (Puffin) #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142418895
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Published: Puffin Books - May 12th, 2011

This series was my Harry Potter when I was a kid. A great story of magic, monsters, and a reluctant hero.

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The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060530945
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 2010

Reminiscent of The Jungle Book, The Graveyard Book follows a young orphan as he navigates the trials and tribulations of any young boy’s life. Fortunately, he has the support of a graveyard full of ghosts to help him over life’s many hurdles. Full of his signature brand of humor, Neil Gaiman has created another timeless masterpiece.