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LEMONY SNICKET
  Cover Art: Horton Halfpott or The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor or The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset Angleberger, Tom
Horton Halfpott or The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor or The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Horton, an upstanding kitchen boy in a castle in nineteenth-century England, becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding a series of thefts, which is also connected to the pursuit of a very eligible and wealthy young lady's affections.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes : a Story Auxier, Jonathan
Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes : a Story
Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes, that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Anybodies Bode, N. E.
The Anybodies
After learning that she is not the biological daughter of boring Mr. and Mrs. Drudger, Fern embarks on magical adventures with her real father and finally finds a place that feels like home.
2004
Children's Fiction Book BODE
  Cover Art: Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism Byng, Georgia
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.
2002
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Thief and the Beanstalk Catanese, P. W.
The Thief and the Beanstalk
Nick is a desperate orphan who joins a band of thieves, in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange, however, he has to help them break into the lavish white castle rumored to belong to an old man named Jack. Legend says it's full of riches from Jack's quest up a magical beanstalk decades ago. When Nick's dangerous mission leads him to Jack, he gets a chance to climb the famed beanstalk himself. But Nick doesn't know that things are much different these days; there are new foes at the top, with cruel weapons and foul plans--plans that could destroy the world as Nick knows it.
2005
Children's Fiction Book CATANES
  Cover Art: The Arctic Incident Colfer, Eoin
The Arctic Incident
In his second adventure, the youngest, brightest, and most dangerous criminal mastermind is at boarding school when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. It's from a man Artemis never thought he'd see again--his father--who has been kidnapped by the Russian mafia.
2002
Teen Fiction Book COLFER
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  Cover Art: Matilda Dahl, Roald
Matilda
Child genius, Matilda, decides to take revenge on her uncaring parents and villainous teacher.
1988
Children's Fiction Book DAHL
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  Cover Art: School of Fear Daneshvari, Gitty
School of Fear
Twelve-year-olds Madeleine, Theo, and Lulu, and thirteen-year-old Garrison, are sent to a remote Massachusetts school to overcome their phobias, but tragedy strikes and the quartet must work together -- with no adult assistance -- to face their fears.
2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Wrath of Mulgarath DiTerlizzi, Tony
The Wrath of Mulgarath
Three ordinary kids, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, have entered another world -- without leaving this one!
2004
Children's Fiction Book DITERLIZZ
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  Cover Art: The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle Elliott, David
The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle
After eating constantly at the fast food restaurant known as Gussy's, ten-year-old Roscoe finds himself turning into a giant bug.
2001
Children's Fiction Book ELLIOTT
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  Cover Art: The Traveling Restaurant : Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts : a Novel for Children Else, Barbara
The Traveling Restaurant : Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts : a Novel for Children
When twelve-year-old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, he gets left behind and finds refuge on The Travelling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Jasper faces challenges, adventures, storms and hungry pirates. Should he go in search of his parents, or his lost baby sister? Who should he trust? And why is Lady Gall, Provisional Monarch of Fontania, hunting him?
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Thief Lord Funke, Cornelia Caroline
The Thief Lord
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with -- and the protection of -- Venice's "Thief Lord."
2002
Children's Fiction Book FUNKE
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  Cover Art: Coraline Gaiman, Neil
Coraline
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
2002
Children's Fiction Book GAIMAN
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  Cover Art: A Tale Dark & Grimm Gidwitz, Adam
A Tale Dark & Grimm
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 13 Curses Harrison, Michelle
13 Curses
When fairies steal her brother, thirteen-year-old Rowan Fox promises that in exchange for his return she will find the thirteen charms that the fairies have enchanted and hidden in the human world.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dial-a-ghost Ibbotson, Eva
Dial-a-ghost
A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.
c2001
Children's Fiction Book IBBOTSON
  Cover Art: Enchanted Glass Jones, Diana Wynne
Enchanted Glass
After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intruding on their lives.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dying to Meet You Klise, Kate
Dying to Meet You
In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: What-the-Dickens : the Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy Maguire, Gregory
What-the-Dickens : the Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
As a terrible storm rages, ten-year-old Dinah and her brother and sister listen to their cousin Gage's tale of a newly-hatched, orphaned, skibberee, or tooth fairy, called What-the-Dickens, who hopes to find a home among the skibbereen tribe, if only he can stay out of trouble.
2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow McKenzie, Riford
The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow
Strange things begin happening at Elijah's New England home just before his twelfth birthday in 1927, especially after two aunts he had never met whisk him away to Moaning Marsh, where he realizes that they are witches who need something from him in order to remove a curse.
2008
Children's Fiction Book
   
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