What happens when a two-bit gangster is given the second chance he never wanted? Recommended for mature YA fans.
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.
This series was my Harry Potter when I was a kid. A great story of magic, monsters, and a reluctant hero.
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.
Pseudonymous Bosch returns with yet another quasi-mystical tale of youth and adventure. Set in an off kilter camp for misfit youths on a volcanic island, our young cutup is a staunch skeptic of all things otherworldly. He is about to discover, through Bosch's singularly witty storytelling, that there are things in the world that simply cannot be explained.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager take us back to the vivid world of Uni the Unicorn to once again show us just how powerful belief can be.
What makes a great story? Is it a happy ending? Maybe it's a journey full of adventure? Perhaps it's even a tale of unlikely friendships? Set out on a magical voyage where Slater and the Fan brothers will work together to answer these questions and more.
Philip Pullman's return to the world of his beloved character Lyra is sure to satisfy fans of His Dark Materials as well as introduce new readers to this wonderful and magical world. The first in a new trilogy that promises to shed new light on the Dust that so fascinated readers two decades ago.