Children - Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer

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By Kate Klimo, John Shroades (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375855887
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Published: Yearling - April 28th, 2009

A baby dragon, a mysterious man, two cousins and wacky adventures make this a must for your fantasy reading, dragon-loving person. Great for ages 7 to 10. Adults can enjoy this delightful story too. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Magic Thief

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ISBN: 9780061375903
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - April 21st, 2009

Young Conn, a thief with a mysterious past, picks the pocket of a powerful wizard, Nevery. This seemingly ordinary event sets into motion amazing and dangerous events. Being turned into a cat is the least of Conn's worries if he and Nevery can not figure out why the magic of the city is disappearing. Or how to stop it. This is the first of a new magical trilogy.  ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Dead Is the New Black

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ISBN: 9780152064082
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2008

This is a fun and light supernatural mystery. From the quirky and catchy opening line our plucky heroine (the only "normal one" in a family of psychics) must figure out love, why one of the band members from the hot new band looks familiar, the mystery of how a body of a local teenage girl can just vanish from the local morgue and if her arch rival is a soul sucking vampire. The first in a delightful new mystery series that has some serious laughs, danger and more than a few surprises! ~ Reviewed By Jeanette

The Declaration

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ISBN: 9781599902951
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 1st, 2008

The year is 2140 and we've found how to never grow old or die. However, the planet can not support a ever growing population making for the worlds governments to adopt a very interesting solution that decides the very humanity of its people. A fantastic story of life, death and what comes between. Ages 12 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Dragon Slippers

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ISBN: 9781599902753
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 1st, 2008

Creel, being one more mouth to feed, is sent to the local dragon (one that no one has seen since her grandfather's time) by her aunt. This is in hopes of confirming the romantic notions that princes must rescue beautiful damsels and marry them. Creel, not believing that there are dragons soon learns other wise. In a bargain to stop the prince from coming and fighting the dragon, she is given a pair of slippers that she will soon realize are more than just pretty blue shoes. With humor, action, spunk, girl power, not-your-every-day prince, and some wonderful new friends (some who just happen to be dragons), Creel takes on the task of trying to stop a nation on the edge of war. Great for ages 9 to 12. Or anyone looking for a fun new realistic fantasy read by a great new author. ~Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9780060872342
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Published: HarperTeen - September 2nd, 2008

When a young doppelganger reluctantly takes over the life of a popular high school student, he finds himself becoming involved with the teens life and his family. This is the one thing his mother always told him not to do: to become attached to the shape you have taken or the people who knew the person before. It is only about survival. However, his mother always did feel that he was a weak example of their species. Now known as Chris, the doppelganger starts seeing that monsters truly do come in all shapes, and some are more "human" than others. Again, Stahler has created a work that stays with the reader after the last page has been read in this interesting take of coming-of-age, learning about yourself and what we will do for loved ones. VT Tidbits...Stahler, an author and teacher, lives with his family in Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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