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Fantasy.

Adult: T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020). A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth,… Continue reading Fantasy.

Reluctant Hero.

Adult: Patricia McKillip, The Riddle-Master of Hed (1976). Riddle-Master #1. Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of… Continue reading Reluctant Hero.

Orphan.

Middle-Grade: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden (1910). When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one… Continue reading Orphan.

Dinosaurs.

Picture Books: Ryan T. Higgins, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates (2018). Penelope the dinosaur starts school, but it’s hard to make friends when her classmates are so delicious! It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so… Continue reading Dinosaurs.

Uknown Parent/s.

Middle-Grade: Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities (2012). Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain. Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She… Continue reading Uknown Parent/s.

Dragons.

Middle-Grade. Patricia C. Wrede, Dealing with Dragons (1990). The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1. Determined not to be pushed into a marriage to a boring and proper prince, Princess Cimerone flees her kingdom and becomes an assistant to the dragon Kazul.”

Princess.

Chapter Books. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, The Princess in Black (2014). The Princess in Black #1. Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black! Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . .… Continue reading Princess.

Gods Among Us.

Greek mythology. Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2005). Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully… Continue reading Gods Among Us.

Time Travel.

Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me (2010). Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone.  It would be easy to… Continue reading Time Travel.

Ponies.

Фрауке Шойнеманн и Антье Циллат, Дело о похищенных карпах (2020). Булли и Лина: Друзья-Детективы №1. Булли – пони, который терпеть не может детей. Лина – девочка, которая о-очень боится пони. Казалось бы, их встреча должна была закончиться катастрофой! Но неожиданно Булли и Лина стали… друзьями! Вместе они разгадывают тайны и обожают приключения! Провести все каникулы… Continue reading Ponies.

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