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The Subtle Knife. Pullman, Phillip.
As boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry search for his father and a powerful magic knife.

The Egypt Game. Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.

The Cay. Taylor, Theodore.
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by the Germans during World War II, a young boy, blinded by the accident, and a Negro man are stranded on a Carribean island, where the boy learns a new kind of vision and love from his old companion.

The Giver. Lowry, Lois.
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelves, Jonas receives memories shared by only one other in his community and is shocked to discover the horrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Walk Two Moons. Creech, Sharon.
After her mother leaves home suddenly, 13 year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her motherís route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Pheobe, whose mother also left.

The Slave Dancer. Fox, Paula.
Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a 13 year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver, and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

The White Mountains. Christopher, John.
14 year-old Laurie and his family attempt to flee England when the Tripods descend from space and begin brainwashing everyone with their hypnotic caps.

Redwall. Jacques, Brian.
The peaceful ways of Redwall Abbey, long a refuge for the mice, change as Cluny the Scourge, a one-eyed rat, takes over.

My Teacher Fried My Brains. Coville, Bruce. Duncan is convinced his teacher is an alien when he finds a fake hand in a dumpster.

The Fairy Rebel. Banks, Lynne-Reid.
A modern-day fairy tale of a woman who wants to have a child and a fairy who grants her wish and offends the all-powerful fairy queen.

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