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Babbit, Natalie                       Tuck Everlasting
The Tuck family discovers a spring which grants eternal life, decides to protect it for the
sake of humanity, and finally meets challenges to their goals in the form of a ten-year-
old's inquisitive mind and a greedy stranger who suspects their secret. ideas and voice,
characterization IL 5-8 RL 5.9 good for synthesizing

Colfer, Eoin                   Artemis Fowl **
The reader will discover that these are high-tech fairies and the book is action-packed and
filled with 21st century gadgets. Artemis Fowl is from a legendary crime family. He
seems to be almost completely evil, but maybe he does care about his crazy mother who
is locked in a bedroom upstairs in the family mansion.IL 5-8, RL 6.7

Colfer, Eoin                    Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident **
Artemis has spent the last two years searching for his father. Artemis Senior was aboard
a ship that sunk in the Arctic. Although it is generally believed that everyone aboard has
died, Artemis will not believe it. He has spent a lot of the fairy money on finding his
father. Meanwhile, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police is not having such a
good time herself. Because of the incident with Artemis in which the fairy gold was lost,
she has been reduced to patrol. During a routine patrol, Holly stumbles on a cache of
illegal weapons in the hand of goblins. Now, there is nothing stupider than a goblin so
they must have had help getting the softnose lasers. They also have some Mud Man
firesuits that keep them from being detected by standard scanning. There is just no way
the B'wa Kell could have done this without Mud Man help. And what Mud Man would
help goblins? There is only one name that comes to mind -- Artemis Fowl! Could it be?
Would he be so bold as to team up with goblins? Or is someone else in charge of this
operation? Just maybe this time Holly and Artemis will find themselves on the same
side. Could that ever happen? RL 7.1

Colfer, Eoin.                 THE SUPERNATURALIST
If you want non-stop action, lots of laughs, believable characters, and a solid mystery,
check out Eoin Colfer’s science-fiction hit, The Supernaturalist. IL 5-8, RL 6.2

DeMari, Silvana.                THE LAST DRAGON
It's not easy being an elf. Especially when you are alone in a wet, cold world. And that is
what happens to Yorsh. He is the target of intolerance and all alone. Until he meets a
human who takes pity on him. But now the humans have been condemned to be hanged
for helping an elf. They are able to escape but Yorsh reads a prophecy that states "When
the last dragon and the last elf" come together, they will save the world. So now they are
on a quest to find the last dragon. IL 5-8, RL 6.5
Funke, Cornelia                       Dragon Rider
Firedrake, a silver dragon, leads a mission to locate the Rim of Heaven, in response to the
threat posed by humans who are scheming to flood the valley where his clan of dragons
currently lives. Accompanied by a brownie named Sorrel and an orphan boy named Ben,
Firedrake begins the quest with only scant information to go on. (2004)

Grahame, Kenneth.              Wind in the Willows. * (J Classics Ga)
The escapades of Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger, four animal friends, who live along a
river in the English countryside.

Hill Stuart                    Blade of Fire
It's been twenty years since Queen Thirrin Lindenshield defeated General Bellorum and
saved the tiny country of the Icemark. But changes are coming.

Charlemagne, the youngest of Thirrin and Oskan's five children, is growing increasingly
angry and resentful that he can't train to be a warrior, because of the polio that crippled
him when he was only four.

Ende, Michael                   The Neverending Story
Bastian Balthazar Bux isn't very good at defending himself against bullies. In fact, he
isn't very good at much of anything. So, when the bullies from school come after him
one morning all he can do is run. Maybe it's luck that he chooses to hide in the bookstore
on the corner or maybe it's something more. Whatever it might have been, his unplanned
detour starts him on adventure unlike any he could have ever imagined. Before he can
even think about it he takes the book from the old man's chair and races to school with it.
Once there, he locks himself in the attic and begins to read. At first it seems like any
other tale of fantasy, but as he continues to read Bastian finds himself being pulled
further and further into the pages until he suddenly discovers that he has been a part of
the Neverending Story from the very beginning. And that's when Bastian's real
adventures begin. RL 6.9

Hoffman, Alice.              WATER TALES : AQUAMARINE AND INDIGO
Two stories about friends who find themselves with an affinity for water. Great adventure
stories. IL 5-8, RL 5.9

Jacques, Brian                Mossflower

Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. (J Ju) Will Milo find Rhyme and Reason in the
weird land beyond the Phantom Tollbooth?

Levine, Gail Carson           Ever
Ever was another wonderful fantasy adventure by Gail Carson Levine, told in the
alternating voices of Kezi and Olus, giving us a glimpse into both their minds. As with
her other books, she has created an exotic and believable world filled with wonderful
O'Brien, Robert C.           Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats, whose
former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

Paolini, Christopher                Eragon Inheritance, Book I **
A great fantasy weaving the adventures of young man with the first dragon to be born in
over a century. Eragon was the first of the Dragon Riders. It was an honor for me to
bear his name. Even though the Dragon Riders were no more. Galbatirox had seen
to that. Even though it had cost him his great black dragon. Along with all the
other Riders' dragons. Now he rules as King of Alagaesia by cruelty and sorcery.

Pullman, Philip                       The Golden Compass                    RL7
Here Earth is one of only five planets in the solar system, every human has a daemon (the
soul embodied as an animal familiar) and, in a time similar to our late 19th century,
Oxford scholars and agents of the Church are in a race to unleash the power that will
enable them to cross the bridge to a parallel universe. (1996)

Tolkein, JRR                         Hobbit **

Voight, Cynthia                      On Fortune’s Wheel