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100 Cupboards 100 Cupboards / N.D. Wilson

After his parents are kidnapped, timid twelve-year-old Henry York leaves his sheltered Boston life and moves to small-town Kansas, where he and his cousin Henrietta discover and explore hidden doors in his attic room that seem to open onto other worlds.


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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl / Daniel Pinkwater

Big Audrey, who has cat-like whiskers, and her telephathic friend Molly set out on a journey to find out why flying saucers are landing behind the old stone barn in Poughkeepsie, New York, and, more importantly, to determine whether another cat-whiskered girl really exists.


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Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo / Mark Crilley

Fifth-grader Akiko's old friends from the planet Smoo return to Earth to take her to see an intergalactic zoo, where she has a harrowing adventure with a winged Zullziban girl.


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Aliens Ate My Homework Aliens Ate My Homework / Bruce Coville

Rod is surprised when a miniature spaceship lands in his school science project and reveals five tiny aliens, who ask his help in apprehending an interstellar criminal.


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Among the Enemy : a Shadow Children Book Among the Enemy : a Shadow Children Book / Margaret Peterson Haddix

In a society that allows families to have only two children, third child Matthias joins the Population Police to infiltrate their system.


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Amulet of Avantia :--Nixa the Death Bringer/(Beast Quest #19) Amulet of Avantia :--Nixa the Death Bringer/(Beast Quest #19) / Adam Blade

Fight the Beasts. Fear the magic!
Taladon the Swift has returned! But to Tom's horror, his father is a ghost. To save Taladon, Tom must battle the Ghost Beasts and collect the pieces of the shattered Amulet of Avantia. First is Nixa the Death Bringer. Will her deadly disguises lure Tom to his death?

 


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Boom! Boom! / Mark Haddon

When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.


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Cakes in space Cakes in space / Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
"When ten-year-old Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more"--

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Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery / Kevin O'Malley

When something lands on one of the moons of the planet Jurassica, Captain Raptor and his spaceship crew go to investigate.


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Challenge of the Hordika Challenge of the Hordika / Greg Farshtey

When the Toa Metru return to their city of Metru Nui, they battle giant spiders which have invaded the town.


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The City of Ember The City of Ember / Jeanne DuPrau

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.


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Commander Toad and the Space Pirates Commander Toad and the Space Pirates / Jane Yolen

"Any fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, or other books in this series will enjoy Yolen's snappy space adventure. . . . will keep new readers, especially boys, going."--Booklist.


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Cosmic Cosmic / Frank Cottrell Boyce

Super-sized, eleven-year-old Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space.


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Dark Life Dark Life / Kat Falls

When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.


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Eye of the storm Eye of the storm / Kate Messner
Jaden's summer visit with her meteorologist father, who has just returned from spending four years in Russia conducting weather experiments not permitted in the United States, fills her with apprehension and fear as she discovers that living at her father's planned community, Placid Meadows, is anything but placid.

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The Firefly code The Firefly code / Megan Frazer Blakemore
Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in Old Harmonie, a utopian community where every kid knows he or she is genetically engineered to be better and smarter, but when a strangely perfect new girl named Ilana moves in, the friends beginto question the only world they have ever known.

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First Light First Light / Rebecca Stead

When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.


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The Flinkwater factor The Flinkwater factor / Pete Hautman
Thirteen-year-old Ginger investigates a series of weird events taking place in her home town of Flinkwater, Iowa, beginning with people falling into comas while using their computers.

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Fog Diver Fog Diver / Joel Ross
"In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E"-- Provided by publisher.

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Found Found / Margaret Peterson Haddix

When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.


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The Fourteenth goldfish The Fourteenth goldfish / Jennifer L. Holm ; illustrations by Tad Carpenter
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

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Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor / Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Brian Biggs
In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

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Fuzzy mud Fuzzy mud / Louis Sachar
"Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world" -- Provided by publisher.

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The Giver The Giver / Lois Lowry

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.


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Into the Abyss Into the Abyss / Victor Appleton

Tom, Bud, and Yo are on the S.S. Nestor, a Swift Enterprises research vessel, to witness Mr. Swift testing his submersible, the Verne-1. Mr. Swift plans to use the Verne-1 to place a network of seismometers on the sea floor to detect underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other phenomena that might generate tidal waves on the ocean's surface. But when an unexpected storm hits and the S.S. Nestor looses contact with the Verne-1, it's up to Tom to save his father.


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The Invasion The Invasion / K.A. Applegate

The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power -- they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them. So begins K.A. Applegate's epic series about five normal kids with a limitless amount of forms and abilities.

 


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The Journal of Curious Letters The Journal of Curious Letters / James Dashner

Thirteen-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only "M.G.," and the clues contained therein lead him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality and a confrontation with evil Mistress Jane.


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The Lost planet The Lost planet / Rachel Searles
Waking up on a distant planet, Chase Garrety is horrified to learn that he has no memory of his life and finds himself under the protection of a mysterious benefactor who requires him to complete an important mission before time runs out.

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The Lost planet The Lost planet / Rachel Searles
Waking up on a distant planet, Chase Garrety is horrified to learn that he has no memory of his life and finds himself under the protection of a mysterious benefactor who requires him to complete an important mission before time runs out.

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Mars evacuees Mars evacuees / Sophia McDougall
Twelve-year-old Alice Dare is one of 300 seven- to sixteen-year-olds evacuated to Mars to attend school and train as soldiers, safe from the war with Earth's invading aliens, the Morrors, but when all of the adults and robots mysteriously disappear, the youths must survive on their own.

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Mars evacuees Mars evacuees / Sophia McDougall
Twelve-year-old Alice Dare is one of 300 seven- to sixteen-year-olds evacuated to Mars to attend school and train as soldiers, safe from the war with Earth's invading aliens, the Morrors, but when all of the adults and robots mysteriously disappear, the youths must survive on their own.

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Masterminds Masterminds / Gordon Korman
"A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment"-- Provided by publisher.

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh / Robert C. O'Brien

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.


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The Prince who fell from the sky The Prince who fell from the sky / John Claude Bemis
When an orbital spacecraft crashes on a post-apocalyptic Earth where animals have regained control, a cubless mother bear adopts the lone survivor, a young boy, and leads him on a journey toward safety from the ruling wolf clans.

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The Scavengers The Scavengers / Michael Perry
With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.

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The Seventh element The Seventh element / Wendy Mass
The Voyagers have made it to the last planet but must acquire a seventh element, combat dragons and an alien clone, and face serious illness before returning to Earth.

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The Silver Child The Silver Child / Cliff McNish

Drawn to a wasteland of garbage dumps called Coldharbour, six children undergo mysterious transformations and band together to face an unknown enemy. When Milo couldn't stop himself from eating every scrap of food in his house in one sitting, he was worried and scared. Little did he know that this was only the beginning of the changes that he would experience. And he's not alone! Follow the adventures of six extraordinary kids as they experience life-altering changes and eventually find one another in the wasteland of Coldharbour. They are drawn together for one purpose - to save humanity from the terror of the roar. A terror that only they know exists.


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The Silver Six The Silver Six / AJ Lieberman & [illustrations by] Darren Rawlings
"When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back!" -- from publisher's web site.

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Six Six / M.M. Vaughan
When twelve-year-old Parker's father, on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped, Parker is determined to find him, but his search soon uncovers a sinister project that threatens far more than Parker's family.

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Sky jumpers Sky jumpers / Peggy Eddleman
"Twelve-year-old Hope lives in a post World War III town called White Rock where everyone must participate in Inventions Day, though Hope's inventions always fail. Her unique skill set comes in hand when a group of bandits invades the town"--

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Smasher Smasher / Scott Bly
Charlie, a math genius with otherworldly skills, is plucked out of his own time by Geneva, a bionic girl from the future, and recruited to help defeat Gramercy Foxx, a tycoon who plans to unleash a deadly biological computer virus that will enslave the world--and the two children have only twenty days to accomplish their task.

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Space case Space case / Stuart Gibbs
"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"--

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Space dumplins Space dumplins / Craig Thompson with color by Dave Stewart
In a highly acclaimed graphic novelist's debut book for young readers, Violet Marlocke sets out with a group of misfit friends on an outer space mission to save her father who has gone missing during a hazardous job, leading them all into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

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The Titanic mission The Titanic mission / Dan Gutman
"In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman's all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can't agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship? With real historical photographs to put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship's fateful last voyage like you've never seen it before."-- Provided by publisher.

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Wake Up Missing Wake Up Missing / Kate Messner

After a concussion that effects her balance, memory, and other abilities, twelve-year-old Kat goes to I-Can, the "Miracle Clinic in the Swamp," where she joins forces with other patients to expose plot that endangers them all.


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When the Tripods Came When the Tripods Came / John Christopher

Fourteen-year-old Laurie and his family attempt to flee England when the Tripods descend from outer space and begin brainwashing everyone with their hypnotic Caps.


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When You Reach Me When You Reach Me / Rebecca Stead

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.


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The Wingsnatchers The Wingsnatchers / Sarah Jean Horwitz
Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice, Felix Carmer III, is aided by Grit, a fiery, flightless faerie princess, in winning a magic competition, in exchange for him helping Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances.

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The Worst Band in the Universe The Worst Band in the Universe / Graeme Base

Castigated for defying tradition and playing an original tune on his Splingtwanger, thirteen-year-old Sprocc leaves Planet Bipp in search of musical freedom and enters the annual Worst Band in the Universe Competition. Includes a CD of songs supposedly recorded by the bands in the story.


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A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time / Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

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