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Book cover Mark of the Dragonfly New Review
Jaleigh Johnson (2014) , 200+ pages
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction


Thirteen-year old Piper lives in Scrap Town 16 and fixes machines brought to her by "scrappers" after meteorstorms. After the latest storm, Piper finds a young survivor with a dragonfly tattoo on her arm. The tattoo is the king’s mark, and Piper figures that getting the girl back to the king will earn her a big reward. The two girls stow away on a train called the “Old 401”, but will they survive a train attack and kidnapping in order to reach the king? There is plenty of adventure in this exciting book.

Reviewed by: Thea / South County Regional Library

Book cover A Tangle of Knots New Review
Lisa Graff (2013) , 200+ pages
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Adventure, Fantasy


36 suitcases with a habit of disappearing, and one of them has a secret. People who are born with strange and wonderful talents like: never getting a paper cut, finding lost things, or knowing and baking the perfect flavor of cake for anybody in the world. Knotting them all together is a strange and wonderful mystery, a dream waiting to come true, and the world’s biggest cake-baking competition in New York City. A ferret, a thief, and a hot air balloon ride help untangle everyone for what might be the sweetest slice of fate?

Reviewed by: Amanda / University City Regional Library
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Comments from Readers

Sabrina, age 11 from Indiana
Awesome book.

Javonna, age 14 from Nebraska
I loved this book. I smile with joy as i read it to my little sister at night. They love this book now

Hannah, age 11 from NC
I love it


Book cover Chews Your Destiny New Review
Rhode Montijo (2013) , 120-160 pages
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Adventure, Fantasy, Humor
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Chewing gum all day every day is what Gabby Gomez loves best, but her gum- chewing habit has gotten her into a lot of sticky spots. When her mom finally draws the line and takes the last of her gum, Gabby is devastated. But wait… is that one last piece in her pocket? What could it hurt? Gabby is about to discover her secret power to save lives and catch crooks, but will her mom burst her bubble when she finds out? With bubble gum pink illustrations throughout, this unique superhero story is sure to please graphic novel and chapter book readers alike.

Reviewed by: Rene / ImaginOn

Book cover Handbook for Dragon Slayers New Review
Merrie Haskell (2013) , 200+ pages
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Adventure, Fantasy


Tilda doesn`t much like being a princess, especially a princess with a limp. She wishes she could run away so that she can follow her dream of writing a book of her own. When her mother is kidnapped and a cousin lays claim to the family’s lands, Tilda flees with her handmaid and her hopeful- dragonslayer friend. Tilda`s adventures include magical horses, dragon`s hoards and evil wizards, and she learns what price she may have to pay for her running away in the first place. No damsels in distress, here! Just smart and brave Tilda using her wits to find a way to save the day herself.

Reviewed by: Kristi / Mountain Island Library
If you liked this book, you may also like: Tuesdays at the Castle

Book cover Jinx New Review
Sage Blackwood (2013) , 200+ pages
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery


Abandoned in the Urwald, a magical forest, and almost eaten by trolls, Jinx is saved at the last moment by a wizard! For an ordinary boy, life in wizard Simon Magus’s house—with all of its strange visitors and “do not touch!” things—is always an adventure. Sneaking around, learning to read, spying on Simon, Jinx learns more about his world than he could begin to even imagine. All of Jinx’s learning and growing gets noticed in a very big way with some very big consequences. . . . Danger, magical creatures, and curses to be broken: life happens fast; will Jinx be ready for it?

Reviewed by: Amanda / University City Regional Library


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