Children - Fantasy & Sci-Fi

The Far Side of Evil

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ISBN: 9780142402931
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Published: Firebird - January 13th, 2005

This companion to Enchantress from the Stars continues the story of Elana. She is sent on her first mission after graduating from the Federation Anthropological Service. Assigned to the planet Toris (a world that is on the edge of a nuclear war), Elana must only observe. But soon finds herself in the middle of it all when fellow agent Randil's personal feelings get in the way of his profession duties.~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Past Perfect, Present Tense

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ISBN: 9780142405376
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Published: Puffin Books - April 6th, 2006

A number of short stories broken up into sections of Past, Present, and even the Supernatural, plus other comments by the author, make up this great short story collection. From seriously funny to fantastic, each story combines Peck's wit and ability to pull you into the story. These are must reads for fans of Peck, short stories, or just great literature. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Dragon of Lonely Island

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ISBN: 9780763628055
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2006

A great-great-aunt passes on the friendship of a three-headed dragon to Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily. But if a three-headed dragon is not unusual enough, each of the heads tells a story of what it means to be special--even if that special quality is not obvious at first. Rupp tells an enjoyable tale of what family and friends are and what they can do. Other VT Tidbits... Rupp lives with her family in Vermont. She has written education and adult psych books as well as children's non-fiction and fiction titles. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9781423122623
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2009

This series explores one author’s interpretation of what James Bond might have been like as a child. Set in the early 1930’s, Bond is sent to Eaton when his beloved aunt and guardian tends to her ailing brother. His first adventure is set during a holiday in Scotland where he not only investigates the disappearance of a young boy, but the mystery surrounding the castle owned by the father of his greatest school rival. A great combination mystery, adventure and even a bit of science-fiction. This is a book for fans of 007 and for those who are just meeting this secret agent for the first time. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor

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ISBN: 9780763631628
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 14th, 2006

A sixteen-year-old slave, Maerad, is an orphan who finds herself not only gifted with music, but with unusual and amazing magical powers. Taking from the worlds of fantasy, magic, and even history, this first in a series is a new voice in young adult fiction worth reading. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Year of the Hangman

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ISBN: 9780142400784
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Published: Speak - February 9th, 2004

The question is: "What if the British had won the American Revolution?" The answer is Creighton Brown’s story. Forced to leave England and sent to live with a strict uncle who asks him to spy on the American colonialists, Creighton soon finds himself a prisoner of some recognizable historic figures in some historically unfamiliar situations. To his amazement, he starts questioning his loyalty to his uncle and England. For the history lover, for someone who wants something that is unique or for someone who loves to ask the question, "What if?" ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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