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Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer
Ages 10 - 12
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When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. Book 1

more like this: [tween reads] [magic] [kidnapping] [adventures] [artemis fowl] [geniuses] [if you like percy jackson] [great series]

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Corydon & the Fall of Atlantis

by Tobias Druitt
Ages 10 and up
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Trouble has invaded the Island of Monsters once again. The peace-loving Minotaur has been kidnapped. Signs suggest he's been taken to the city of Atlantis, and so Corydon and his fellow monsters set sail to rescue their friend.

more like this: [friends] [tween reads] [monsters] [if you like percy jackson]

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
ages 9 - 12
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Step into Greek mythology with this book. The pictures will make you feel like you're part of the story--follow along while you listen to the tape.

more like this: [mythology] [if you like percy jackson] [greece]

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Fablehaven

by Brandon Mull
Ages 10 and up
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Fablehaven, a sanctuary for mystical creatures, survives as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Kendra and her brother Seth do not know their grandfather is the current caretaker, but they soon face the challenge of their lives when powerful forces of evil are unleashed. Book 1

more like this: [tween reads] [fantasy] [if you like the spiderwick chronicles] [if you like percy jackson] [fablehaven]

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Gregor the Overlander

by Suzanne Collins
Ages 9 - 12
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When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he's hurtled into the dark Underland, a world that is on the brink of war. But his arrival is no accident--a prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. (Book 1)

more like this: [bugs] [underland chronicles] [sisters] [bats] [if you like percy jackson] [great series] [if you like the books of ember] [if you like warriors]

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Inkheart

by Cornelia Funke
Ages 9 - 12
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Meggie, age 12, learns that her father has a magical power: when he reads a book aloud, the characters in the book come to life. Now he is being pursued by one of these characters, the evil Capricorn, and his gang, in this exciting and suspenseful fantasy.

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Pandora Gets Jealous book jacket

Pandora Gets Jealous

by Carolyn Hennesy
Ages 10 - 12
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Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened.

more like this: [mythology] [tween reads] [if you like percy jackson] [pandora]

Runemarks book jacket

Runemarks

by Joanne Harris
Ages 9 - 12
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Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world.

more like this: [mythology] [tween reads] [fantasy] [magic] [if you like percy jackson]

Savvy book jacket

Savvy

by Ingrid Law
Ages 10 and up
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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.

more like this: [tween reads] [magic] [adventures] [colorado authors] [if you like percy jackson] [savvy]

Skulduggery Pleasant book jacket

Skulduggery Pleasant

by Derek Landy
Ages 9 and up
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When twelve-year-old Stephanie Edgely inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with ace detective Skulduggery Pleasant, a walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.

more like this: [tween reads] [listen to this] [magic] [skeletons] [detectives] [if you like percy jackson] [skulduggery pleasant]

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The Alchemyst

by Michael Scott
Ages 10 and up
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According to legend, Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life from the powerful book of Abraham the Mage--a book he has protected since his death in 1418. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. When the book is stolen, Sophie and Josh Newman find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. Book 1

more like this: [fantasy] [if you like harry potter] [if you like percy jackson] [secrets of the immortal nicholas]

The Pig Scrolls

The Pig Scrolls

by Gryllus the Pig, translated by Paul Shipton
Ages 9 - 12
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A translation of an ancient Greek manuscript written by Gryllus, a talking pig who was once a man, which describes the many adventures that he and his companions--a junior prophetess named Sybil and a bumbling goatherd--experience while traveling to Delphi to try to prevent the universe from coming to an end.

more like this: [pigs] [if you like percy jackson]

The sea of trolls book jacket

The Sea of Trolls

by Nancy Farmer
Ages 10 and up
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Set in A.D. 793 in the land of the Vikings, this novel is the story of two children swept up on a quest on which they encounter a dragon, a giant spider, and trolls.

more like this: [if you like percy jackson] [if you like the chronicles of narnia]

Into the Wild book jacket

Warriors

Foresake the twolegs and enter the world of the warrior cats!

more like this: [great series]

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