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Best Middle-Grade Science Fiction, Fantasy & Adventure of 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WITCH'S BOY

    SEPT. 16, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE WITCH'S BOY

by Kelly Barnhill

The classic fantasy elements are all there, richly reimagined, with a vivid setting, a page-turning adventure of a plot, and... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    KNIGHTLEY AND SON

    MARCH 4, 2014

CHILDREN'S

KNIGHTLEY AND SON

by Rohan Gavin

A rousing page-turner with one fault: It ends. (Mystery. 10-14) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GLASS SENTENCE

    JUNE 12, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH

    SEPT. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH

by Mary McCallum ; illustrated by Annie Hayward

Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GREENGLASS HOUSE

    AUG. 26, 2014

CHILDREN'S

GREENGLASS HOUSE

by Kate Milford ; illustrated by Jaime Zollars

An abundantly diverting mystery seasoned with mild fantasy and just a little steampunk. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HE LAUGHED WITH HIS OTHER MOUTHS

    AUG. 5, 2014

CHILDREN'S

HE LAUGHED WITH HIS OTHER MOUTHS

by M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

Layered, beautiful, smart and achingly funny. In a word, brilliant. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE NIGHT GARDENER

    MAY 20, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE NIGHT GARDENER

by Jonathan Auxier ; illustrated by Patrick Arrasmith

Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message, Arrasmith’s atmospheric drawings and touches of humor amid the... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AUDREY (COW)

    NOV. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

AUDREY (COW)

by Dan Bar-el ; illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte’s Web, all wonderful. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE FORBIDDEN STONE

    JAN. 7, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE FORBIDDEN STONE

by Tony Abbott

Equal parts edge-of-your-seat suspense and heartfelt coming-of-age. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOUNDLESS

    APRIL 22, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE BOUNDLESS

by Kenneth Oppel

Canadian railway history, fantasy, a flutter of romance—and a thoughtful examination of social injustice—collide in this... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WEST OF THE MOON

    APRIL 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

WEST OF THE MOON

by Margi Preus

Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE

    NOV. 18, 2014

CHILDREN'S

THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE

by Carrie Ryan ; John Parke Davis

Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come add up to a... Full review >

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