Children - Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Shards and Ashes

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ISBN: 9780062098450
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Published: HarperCollins - February 19th, 2013

These fantastic collections for dystopian short stories by nine of today’s amazing authors take you on journeys on what it means to be human: especially when the old definitions are gone. The ultimate short story collection for all readers ages 14 up. Includes Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Rachel Caine, Carrie Ryan, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist

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ISBN: 9781402298981
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 1st, 2014

Twig is sent to a pony ranch for troubled girls. It is housed on an island that looks and feels haunted. Her first day has Twig seeing an otherworldly bird and what she assumes is a ghost boy! Little does Twig know how real the boy is or the amazing and unusual people, places and friends she will soon encounter when she learns that the island not only has the horses the girls take care of, but unicorns as well. Russell combines the seemingly magical and realistic with a spiritualism that allows the reader to enter a very enchanting world. Ages 9 to 13. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9780545387897
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 1st, 2012

Banyan is alone. To get by in his dystopian society he hires himself out to make trees out of metal scraps. When he meets a mysterious woman and her unusual “family”, Banyan is thrown into an adventure that might give not only the answer to his father’s disappearance, but to the one thing people would literally kill for: real-live trees. But with pirates, dust storms, and other dangers around every corner, who can Banyan trust? Book one of a new series by a fresh new YA voice. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Neptune Project

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ISBN: 9781423159797
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

If Hilari Bell, Pittacus Lore and Jessica Khoury (toss in a bit of ShipBreaker) had a book, this would be the result! Nere has always felt like she didn’t belong. A real “fish out of water” so to speak. But when she finds out why she is so radically different (she is one of a handful of children part of an experiment to have people live under the ocean) and that the government will do anything to stop them, the adventures ripple one after each other! Ages 10 to 14. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Faerieground Wish

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ISBN: 9781623700034
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - April 1st, 2013

Lucy and Soli are best friends. Until Lucy does the unthinkable and Soli feels betrayed. But when Soli wishes Lucy away…and she actually disappears…it is up to Soli to find a way to bring her friend back and in the process, learn about true bravery and friendship along the way. Amazingly colorful illustrations bring the magical world of fairy alive. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Whispering House

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ISBN: 9780060774974
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2012

Hannah and her family move into a small cottage for a few months. But with her father overseas, Hannah must rely on herself, her few very good friends and her art to keep her occupied. But when she draws a picture of Maisie Holt, a girl who lived in the house in the 19th century, things start taking an odd turn. Supernatural mystery makes for a spooky good time for the middle-reader! Companion to The Theft & the Miracle ~Reviewed by Jeanette


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