Book Lists for Kids:
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The Anybodies series (J FIC BODE)
Book 1: The Anybodies
After learning that she is not the biological daughter of boring Mr. and Mrs. Drudger, Fern embarks on magical adventures with her real father and finally finds "a place that feels like home."

The Dark is Rising series (J FIC COOPER)
Book 1: The Dark is Rising
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.

Inkheart series (J FIC FUNKE)
Book 1: Inkheart
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

The Secret of Platform 13 (J FIC IBBOTSON)
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.

Children of the Lamp series (J FIC KERR)
Book 1: The Akhenaten Adventure
When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.

Tapestry series (J FIC NEFF)
Book 1: Hound of Rowan
After seeing his destiny in a mysterious tapestry, twelve-year-old Max McDaniels becomes a student at Rowan Academy, where he trains in "mystics and combat" in preparation for war with an ancient enemy that has been kidnapping children like him.

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series (J FIC SCOTT)
Book 1: The Alchemyst
While working at summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh are caught up in the struggle between rival alchemists over the possession of an ancient book holding the secret formulas for everlasting life.