The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse by Richie Earl

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Publication Date: December 22, 2011

RE_Legend_Finndragon_CurseEmma, Megan and Scott’s father disappeared eleven months before Emma found a mysterious verse in the lining of her father’s backpack. Could he have found Finndragon’s Gate? The siblings set off on an adventure which takes them to a mystical and dangerous world 1,500 years in the past and pit them against magical creatures. Can they find their father in time? The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse (Tales of Finndragon) is YA fantasy.

 

 

 

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The Griffin Cryer by Julia Hughes

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Publication Date: February 26, 2013

JH_Griffin_CryerFrankie Shaunessy is a troubled 15-year-old when one day, she calls her dog and a griffin responds. Frankie soon discovers that life isn’t all a person might think it is and that she has people she can truly rely. Can the griffin and his rider rely on her as she helps them find their way home?

 

 

 

 

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Amy’s Pendant by D.L. Morrese

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Publication Date: March 9, 2013

DM_Amys_PendantAmy gets a pendant from her cousin, Muce, for her 14th birthday. Her aunt believes it might be magical; and the more Amy handles it, the more she agrees. The pendant starts to glow when Amy visits a spot on her grandparent’s farm. So when life (her mother losing her job) forces her to make the long journey back, Amy revisits the place to find something on the other side of a cave wall that she would have never imagined. Artificially intelligent squirrels, rabbits and a special raccoon named Ralph bring a new knowledge that the medieval world she left is not all that is out there. What is out there doesn’t want her to go home? Can she beat Mark Seven and return to her beloved family with the help of her furry friends?

 

 

 

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The Slayer and the Sphinx by Adam Bolander

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Publication Date: June 8, 2012

AB_The_SlayerPorter Collins is a slayer who kills Mythics (creatures that the human race doesn’t believe exist). Sarah is a 16-year-old Sphinx who has been isolated for her own protection. When Sarah’s home is invaded by slayers she must transport herself to safety. She soon realizes that Porter has been trapped in her transportation ring and has lost his memory. If Porter’s memory returns he will kill Sarah and while she realizes the danger, she can’t bring herself to kill him. Will they be able to find home and both stay alive.

 

 

 

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Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion by Nicoletta Costa

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Publication Date: December 6, 2012

NC_Julio_Bunny_LionLenny the Lion is lost and needs help to get to a very important engagement. Complicating matters is that Lenny is from a far-away land and doesn’t speak the local language. Julio Bunny and his friends help Lenny and show that generosity of spirit and kindness transcend the language barrier. This book is geared toward ages 3-6,

 

 

 

 

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The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey

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Publication Date: March 1, 2007 (Scholastic)

 

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In The Fire Within, the first book of a young adult series, David Rain, a 20-year-old college student rents a room from Liz Pennykettle and her 10-year-old daughter, Lucy. Liz and her daughter make odd clay dragons that they sell and Lucy makes a special dragon for David. Inspired by the dragon, David begins to write a story for Lucy finding that what he writes seems to happen.

 

 

 

 

 

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Legends of Amun Ra 1: The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman

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JS_Legend_Emerald_TabletIn Legends of Amun Ra The Emerald Tablet, Leoros is the 13-year-old son of an archaeologist and scientist; he is sick of being dragged around the globe by his mother. Before he has a chance to make a friend or a connection with anyone, they’re off again to another country. While in Egypt, Leoros’s mother finds an Emerald Tablet that helps to transport Leoros to another world. A world that he’ll someday be expected to save. But sometimes evil can be as alluring as good.

 

 

 

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