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WE ARE THE ANTS

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hutchinson
Author's First Name: 
Shaun David
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Simon Pulse)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Henry, bullied at school and depressed over his boyfriend's suicide, wonders how he will survive. If given the opportunity to save the world, will Henry do it, or just let the world explode, putting him out of his own misery? A gripping tale of devastation and finding hope in the most unlikley places.

THE BLACKTHORN KEY

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sands
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Aladdin Mix)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Join Christopher, an apothecary apprentice in 1665, as he seeks to solve the murder of his master and bringing an evil cult to justice.

FINDING SERENDIPITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Banks
Author's First Name: 
Angelica
Illustrator's First Name: 
Stevie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 When her mother goes missing, Tuesday McGillicutty and her dog Baxter follow a thread to the magical place where stories come alive. There they find adventure, friendship and the truth about Baxter.

HALF BAD [AUDIOBOOK]

Half Bad by Sally Green
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
Sally
Narrator's First Name: 
Carl
Narrator's Last Name: 
Prekopp
Publisher: 
Penguin Audiobooks
Publication Date: 
2014

Nathan’s life is full of contradictions in this fantastical mystery. Prekopp’s skillfully paced narration introduces Nathan’s white witch mother and black witch father, his oldest sister's hatred and brother's love through a rollercoaster of shifting settings and emotions.

JOURNEY

Girl in a red boat approaching a castle
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Becker
Author's First Name: 
Aaron
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2013

Looking for excitement, a young girl selects a red marker and draws her way into a magical adventure. This wordless book of lovely pen and ink drawings combined with luminous watercolors creates a rich and exotic fantasy.

A TANGLE OF KNOTS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Graff
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2013

An eclectic cast of characters, each with their own unique magical talent link like puzzle pieces in the space above the Lost Luggage Emporium. Mouthwatering cake recipes, lyrical descriptive language, and wistful humor make this adventure worth the telling.

THE RAVEN BOYS [AUDIO]

The Raven Boys
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stiefvater
Author's First Name: 
Maggie
Narrator's First Name: 
Will
Narrator's Last Name: 
Patton
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Fourteen and Up."

STARRY RIVER OF THE SKY

Rendi crosses a bridge at night.
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lin
Author's First Name: 
Grace
Illustrator's First Name: 
Grace
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lin
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2012

Rendi, a runaway stranded in the peculiar village of Clear Sky, starts trading tales with a storyteller that help him unravel the many mysteries around him, including the biggest—the moon’s disappearance. Chinese folklore interweaves and ties together the lyrical, complex plot and memorable characters.

SERAPHINA

Goredd palace and dragon
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hartman
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2012

In this richly developed fantasy, half-human, half-dragon Seraphina, 16, confronts fear and tension in the uneasy truce between humans and dragons.   This absorbing blend of intrigue, romance, and self-discovery features a creative, independent heroine.  

SERAPHINA [AUDIO]

Seraphina
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hartman
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Narrator's First Name: 
Mandy
Narrator's Last Name: 
Williams
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Ten to Fourteen."

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