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The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book 1)

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What do readers say about Who Could That Be at This Hour??

nothing but funweird and wackymystery and adventureswitty and entertaining

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.

In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted,... Read more about Who Could That Be at This Hour?

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What do readers say about The Mysterious Benedict Society?

full of adventuresmart and entertainingyoung adult fictiongood plot pacing

ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD Looking for special opportunities?

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.)... Read more about The Mysterious Benedict Society

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When twelve-year-old evil genius Artemis Fowl tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy - Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit - and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nast... Read more about Artemis Fowl

HO Chi Minh City in the summer. Sweltering by anyone’s standards. Needless to say, Artemis Fowl would not have been willing to put up with such discomfort if something extremely important had not been...

#4

Percy Jackson has ADHD, dyslexia, and a taste for trouble, so he's stuck going to a private school in upstate New York for hard-to-handle kids. If he doesn't get his life into shape, this could be the sixth school he's expelled from.

Then one day, Pe... Read more about The Lightning Thief

But if you recognize yourself in these pages—if you feel something stirring inside—stop reading immediately. You might be one of us. And once you know that, it’s only a matter of time before they sens...

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The extraordinary bestselling true story of a young man's uncompromising pilgrimage that ended in tragedy.... Read more about Into the Wild

It was very dark. Rusty could sense something was near. The young tomcat’s eyes opened wide as he scanned the dense undergrowth. This place was unfamiliar, but the strange scents drew him onward, deep...

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When Redwall was published in 1987 it catipulted author Brian Jacques to international stardom. And small wonder! This enthralling tale is jam-packed with the things we long for in a great adventure: danger, laughter, hairbreath excapes, tragedy, mys... Read more about Redwall

MATTHIAS CUT A comical little figure as he wobbled his way along the cloisters, with his large sandals flip-flopping and his tail peeping from beneath the baggy folds of an over-sized novice’s habit. ...

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Brandon Mull's New York Times bestselling series about siblings Seth and Kendra who discover their grandparents are the caretakers of a sanctuary for magical creatures!

For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden r... Read more about Fablehaven

#8

20 Years in Print

Winner of the National Book Award

TIME Magazine's 100 Best YA Books of All Time

"Dazzling" -Publishers Weekly, starred review... Read more about Holes

Stanley was sitting about ten rows back, handcuffed to his armrest. His backpack lay on the seat next to him. It contained his toothbrush, toothpaste, and a box of stationery his mother had given him....

#9

What do readers say about The Phantom Tollbooth?

pen and inkclever use of wordscreative and wittya magical tollbooth

Milo's exciting adventure in lands of edible words and mysterious creatures-Dictionopolis, the Mountains of Ignorance, the Kingdom of Wisdom, and more! "Lucid, humorous, full of warmth."-New Yorker... Read more about The Phantom Tollbooth

Following the instructions, which told him to cut here, lift there, and fold back all around, he soon had the tollbooth unpacked and set up on its stand. He fitted the windows in place and attached th...

#10

What do readers say about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

symmetry and symbolismcoming of age talemagical and mysterious novelit is very suspenseful

Air-raids over London during WWII compel four siblings - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy - to be sent away from the city to the house of a kindly but remote Professor "who lived in the heart of the country." There is much to discover in the country: w... Read more about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

And really it was a wonderful tea. There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar-topped...

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