Book Lists for Kids:
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The Wolves Chronicles series (J FIC AIKEN)
Book 1: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia escape from a prison-like orphanage school with the help of Simon the Gooseboy, but then must find a way to protect themselves from vicious wolves!

Eddie Dickens Trilogy (J FIC ARDAGH)
Book 1: A House Called Awful End
When eleven-year-old Eddie Dickens's ill parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken by his great-uncle and great-aunt, Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maude, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow.

Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass series (J FIC BELLAIRS)
Book 1: The Curse of the Blue Figurine
Johnny Dixon is plunged into a terrifying mystery-adventure when he removes a very special blue figurine from church.

Herculeah Jones mystery series (J MYS BYARS)
Book 1: The Dark Stairs
The intrepid Herculeah Jones helps her mother, a private investigator, solve a puzzling and frightening case.

Spiderwick Chronicles series (J FIC DITERLIZ)
Book 1: The Field Guide
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

Orphan Train Children series (J FIC NIXON)
Book 1: Lucy's Wish
Ten-year-old Lucy, an orphan who wants a little sister more than anything, finds a very special one in the less than perfect family which she joins.

A-Z Mysteries series (J MYS ROY)
Book 1: Absent Author
Three friends, Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose, solve mysteries together.