|CALL NUMBER||TITLE||AUTHOR||INTEREST LEVEL
|J LOW||THE GIVER|
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
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.
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
|J BAU||THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ|
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.
|L. Frank Baum||1-5|
|J DIC||THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX|
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
|J CAR||ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND|
Alice falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
|J BAR||PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS|
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.
|J DIC||MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT|
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.
In the Kingdom of Ayortha, Aza, an unattractive woman with a magical voice, learns to balance her appearance with her talent, meanwhile, her singing attracts both Prince Ijori, who cannot resist it, and Queen Ivi, who plots to use it to benefit herself.
|Gail Carson Levine||6-8|
|J DLA||THE FIRE WITHIN|
When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career.
|J BAB||TUCK EVERLASTING|
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
|JT PUL||THE GOLDEN COMPASS|
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
|J ALE||THE BLACK CAULDRON|
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces even more dangers as he seeks the magical Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death.
|J LEW||THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE|
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
|J OBR||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.
|Robert C. O'Brien||4-6|
|J JUS||THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH>|
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
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 TOL||THE HOBBIT, OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN|
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
|J LEN||A WIND IN THE DOOR|
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 BAN||THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD||Lynne Reid Banks||3-5|
|J ROW||HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE|
escued 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 RIO||THE LIGHTNING THIEF|
After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
|J GAI||THE GRAVEYARD BOOK|
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
|J COO||THE DARK IS RISING|
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
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