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Good And Evil: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about good and evil?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to good and evil. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about good and evil.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about good and evil can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Written by C. S. Lewis & illustrated by Pauline Baynes
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

Open the door and enter a new world! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages with a magical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years.

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Misfits
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A brand-new series from Jen Calonita, set in the world of Fairy Tale Reform School! Not everyone born royal is meant to rule…”Funny, charming, and rebellious.”–James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of The Story Thieves series and the Revenge of Magic seriesIn Enchantasia, becoming a legendary prince or princess doesn’t happen overnight. Enter Royal Academy, the training ground for the fairy tale leaders of tomorrow! But Devin has major reservations about her new school and her royal future. How can she be a princess and the best creature caretaker Enchantasia has ever seen? It doesn’t help that there’s something seriously weird about RA’s headmistress. Olivina seems obsessed with preparing students for possible attacks from villains (“A royal can’t rule when they’re stuck in a tower!”) Devin gets that being Snow White and Rapunzel’s fairy godmother has probably made Olivina pretty paranoid, but anytime someone steps a toe out of line, Olivina becomes more of a fairy nightmare than a fairy godmother. Something isn’t right with this lady, and Devin is determind to find out what. But what Devin discovers could change the fairy tale world forever…Don’t miss The Fairy Tale Reform School series: FlunkedCharmedTrickedSwitched

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It
Written by Stephen King
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 18-

It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real…….

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Skulduggery Pleasant
Written by Derek Landy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-15

She’s twelve. He’s dead. But together they’re going to save the world. Hopefully.The iconic first book in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series.Stephanie’s uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn’t fiction.Pursued by evil forces, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead sorcerer…

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Renegades
Written by Marissa Meyer
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 12-18

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal. Secret Identities.Extraordinary Powers.She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies–humans with extraordinary abilities–who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice–and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

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  • Fablehaven - For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.

  • The Divine Comedy - This splendid verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum provides an entirely fresh experience of Dante’s great poem of penance and hope. As Dante ascends the Mount of Purgatory toward the Earthly Paradise and his beloved Beatrice, through “that second kingdom in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, “ all the passion and suffering, poetry and philosophy are rendered with the immediacy of a poet of our own age. With extensive notes and commentary prepared especially for this edition.”The English Dante of choice.”–Hugh Kenner.”Exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence, terror, and profoundly moving depths.”–Robert Fagles, Princeton University.”Tough and supple, tender and violent . . . vigorous, vernacular . . . Mandelbaum’s Dante will stand high among modern translations.”– “The Christian Science Monitor”

  • Akata Witch - Affectionately dubbed the Nigerian Harry Potter, Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one’s place in the world.Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing–she is a free agent with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading Akata Witch, you will be, too!

  • The Doughnut Kingdom - What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction? World domination, obviously. The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they’ll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour? Sure, why not? Adapted from the popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest, The Doughnut Kingdom is the first graphic novel of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.

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Withering-by-Sea
Written & illustrated by Judith Rossell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel. High on a cliff above the gloomy Victorian town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful aunts. Stella dreams of adventuring on the Amazon—or anyplace, really, as long as it isn’t this dreary town where nothing ever happens. Then one night Stella sees something she shouldn’t have. Soon she finds herself on the run from terrifying Professor Stark and his gang of thugs. But how can one young girl outwit an evil magician, much less rescue his poor, mistreated assistant? With the help of a mysterious maestro, his musical cats, and a lively girl named Gert, Stella Montgomery sets out to do the impossible.

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The School for Good and Evil
Written by & illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Soon to be a major motion picture from Netflix!The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning!With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed–Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to the beloved series, The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King, available June 2020!–Maria Tatar, Chair of Folklore and Mythology Program, Harvard University and Editor of The Classic Fairy Tales

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Dracula
Written by Bram Stoker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 18-99

A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker’s working notes for the novel and Dracula’s Guest, the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. Dramatic and Film Variations focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel’s unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A. Roth, Carol A. Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijsktra, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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A Clockwork Orange
Written by Anthony Burgess
chapter book
Recommend Ages: -

In Anthony Burgess’s influential nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, a teen who talks in a fantastically inventive slang that evocatively renders his and his friends’ intense reaction against their society. Dazzling and transgressive, A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom. This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition, and Burgess’s introduction, “A Clockwork Orange Resucked.”

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A Wizard of Earthsea
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 12-17

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin s “A Wizard of Earthsea” marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.”

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  • I Am Number Four - Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books–but we are real. Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing. But “they” know. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They killed them all. I am Number Four. I am next.

  • The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet - When Neal and Julie agree to help Eric straighten up his basement, they never imagine that they’re in for more than getting a little dusty. But as the three kids follow a soccer ball into the small room under the basement stairs, the floor suddenly evaporates to reveal a rainbow staircase to another world!Before they have a chance to look around, they are caught in the midst of a battle. Shiny red men riding giant lizards are shooting arrows straight at them. They are saved by Princess Keeah of Droon who tells them the red men are warriors for the evil Lord Sparr. She promises to help them get home if they will carry a message for her.The message is delivered successfully but the brave Keeah has been captured by Lord Sparr. Equipped with a cape of invisibility, a six legged camel/horse, and a talkative spider-troll named Max, the three children manage to sneak in and rescue Keeah.Astride a magic carpet, Julie, Eric, Neal, and Keeah fly to the stairs that will take the three “Upper World” children back home. The kids are astonished to discover that no time has passed back in their own world. But even as they marvel at their adventure, they realize that Princess Keeah has left them a secret message: Your dreams will tell you to return!

  • The Thirteenth Fairy - Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz. Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens. Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent–he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once! Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. The disturbing Mr. Hyde is making his repugnant presence known in late 19th Century London. But punishment for his vile acts are always parried by the good, and well-respected, Dr. Jekyll. Soon, the secret relationship between the two men will be revealed. A classic that continues to be referenced today, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will forever be locked in literary history.

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Atlas Shrugged
Written by Ayn Rand
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 18-

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller–nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy…why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction…why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph…why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism–her groundbreaking philosophy–offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Written by Gregory Maguire & illustrated by Douglas Smith
chapter book
Recommend Ages: -

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. “Wicked” is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

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The Gunslinger
Written by Stephen King
chapter book
Recommend Ages: -

“An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series. A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake. Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” The Gunslinger is “a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center” (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is “brilliant and fresh…and will leave you panting for more” (Booklist).

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The Wishmakers
Written by Tyler Whitesides & illustrated by Jessica Warrick
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

“Looking for a fantastically fast-paced and funny read? Your wish is granted!” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Twelve-year-old Ace’s life is about to change in the most unexpected and magical ways—all because of a peanut butter jar.

When he opens it, he inadvertently releases a genie named Ridge. Now a Wishmaker, Ace is given a week to complete a seemingly impossible quest, and if he fails the world will end in the most tragic (but cuddly) way imaginable.

Luckily, Ridge can help by granting Ace an unlimited number of wishes…as long as Ace is willing to accept the consequences. The bigger the wish, the greater the consequence. So, if Ace wants to avoid having pogo sticks for legs or his clothes turn invisible, he’ll have to be careful what he wishes for and get a little creative.

Perfect for fans of Dan Gutman and Max Brallier, this new middle grade series by Tyler Whitesides (author of the Janitors series) is a wonderful mix of unpredictable magic, zany humor, and daring adventure. You’ll wish it never ends!

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Twelve Nights
Written by Andrew Zurcher
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

A magical tale of imagination, adventure, and the power of storytelling, perfect for fans of The Golden Compass and A Wrinkle in Time. Kay’s father has gone missing on Christmas Eve! And when Kay and her sister Ell go to his office, everyone he works with claims never to have heard of him. So later that evening, when Kay wakes up to find two mysterious strangers outside her bedroom window, talking about her father and looking for the last remnants of his existence, she demands to know what’s happened to her dad. The two strangers, Flip and Will, are wraiths, on a mission to bring Kay and Ell’s father to their world–the world of woven stories and grand imagination that their father has spent his career studying. Only things in that world have gone very wrong, and the Bride of Bithynia, the only being who can set things right, is nowhere to be found. Can Kay and Ell find their father and join Flip and Will in a centuries-old battle to save the world? Debut author Andrew Zurcher has created a world as captivating as Lyra’s Oxford and Alice’s Wonderland in this spellbinding quest of a novel. Praise for Twelve Nights * Debut author Zurcher writes with surety and panache . . . a superb adventure. –Booklist, STARRED REVIEW One for the bookshelf of any fantasy enthusiast. –Kirkus Reviews

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  • Stormspeaker - The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series!Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan – once Heroes of Erdas – are now wanted fugitives. Framed for a crime they didn’t commit, they’ve been hunted across the globe by the ruthless mercenaries, the Oathbound.The four friends have traveled to the deserts of Nilo seeking answers, along with an ancient and powerful relic that’s connected to the history of their world. There they discover a vast, secret library dedicated to preserving the wisdom of Erdas. But this library houses more than just tomes and scrolls. Guarding this knowledge are their old friends Takoda and Xanthe, along with Kovo the Ape. With the Oathbound following close behind, can the heroes risk branding their friends as traitors?

  • Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine - After a dramatic jailbreak at a top-secret prison, the planet’s most dangerous supervillains are on the loose! Luckily, Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes are on hand to chase them down. But though they manage to bring in a whole host of bad guys, they can’t find their nemesis Magpie anywhere. Little do they know that he’s linked up with another old enemy…. the super smarmy Nicholas Knox is back! Together, they’ve developed a dastardly machine that can GIVE people superpowers! In the wrong hands, it has the potential to bring about the end of the World of Heroes as we know it … and it just happens to be in the wrongest hands of all. Will the Super Zeroes triumph against the odds as they use their unusual talents and wits to bring down the world’s craftiest villains?

  • The Bad Guys in Cut to the Chase - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!I wish I’d had these books as a kid. Hilarious! – Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThey may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds… whether you like it or not in this New York Times bestselling illustrated series.A MYSTERIOUS DOORWAY! (Sure, it’s in the grossest restaurant in the world, but that doesn’t make it any less mysterious. OK?) Behold! What lies beyond?! An evil centipede? An alternate universe? A few decent explanations? VRRRING! NING! NING! NING!Hey, was that a CHAINSAW?! Let’s see if you can read and run at the same time… GO! It’s the Bad Guys’ next adventure!

  • Robo-Rabbit Boy, Go! - When hero Super Rabbit Boy disappears, it’s up to Robo-Rabbit Boy to power up and save the day!Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Uh-oh, Super Rabbit Boy is in big trouble. He’s been kidnapped by Queen Spooky and her ghost troop! Without Super Rabbit Boy, Animal Town is scared. So meanie King Viking creates Robo-Rabbit Boy to help. Robo-Rabbit Boy is fast like Super Rabbit Boy and strong like Super Rabbit Boy, but is he a hero like Super Rabbit Boy? This latest Press Start! adventure is fully charged! With full-color art by Thomas Flintham!

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Switched
Written by Jen Calonita
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-14

The fourth installment in the beloved Fairy Tale Reform School series where the teachers are (former) villainsReform or relapse? Things at Fairy Tale Reform School are great. Rumpelstiltskin has been ousted, and everyone is buzzing about the fact that Beauty and Prince Sebastian (aka the Beast) have joined the teaching staff. Everyone, that is, except Gilly, who can’t seem to focus on anything but Anna. How is it that her beloved sister somehow went bad and joined up with Rump? And why doesn’t anyone seem to care? Sure, the Royal Court says they’re working on it, but they’ve got exactly nothing to show for it. But when new-kid Jack joins FTRS with tales of his own family being snatched by Rump, Gilly knows she’s in good company. Jack wants answers, just like Gilly. And if the Royal Court can’t get the job done, then maybe it’s time to break some rules…This series is perfect for read-alongs between parents and kids and engaging reluctant readers.

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Chronicles of Narnia: 7 Books in 1 Paperback (Revised)
Written by & illustrated by Pauline Baynes
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.Experience all seven tales of C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, in one impressive paperback volume!Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world, which has been enchanting readers of all ages for over sixty years.This edition presents the seven books–The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle–unabridged and arranged in C. S. Lewis’s preferred order. Each chapter is graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes.

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Power Play
Written by Ridley Pearson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby’s computer at school. It’s a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a violent encounter in Epcot. A staged attack by new Overtakers at Downtown Disney, startles the group. One of their own, Charlene, is acting strange of late. Has she tired of her role as a Kingdom Keeper or is there something more sinister at play? When caught sneaking into Epcot as her DHI, acting strictly against the group’s rules, Finn and Philby take action. Has the “impossible” occurred? Have the Overtakers created their own holograms? Have they found a way to “jump” from the Virtual Maintenance Network onto the Internet, and if so, what does that mean for the safety of the parks, and the spread and reach of the Overtakers? Are they recruiting an army from outside the parks? A dark cloud in the Kingdom Keeper era is unfolding, and with dissention in their own ranks, it’s unclear if there’s any chance of escape.

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Legacy of Secrets
Written by Ridley Pearson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

Disneyland, Opening Day, 1955. When five present-day teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers find themselves thrown into a past that would make anyone envious, things don’t exactly work out the way they’d hoped. Finn, Charlene, Maybeck, Willa, and Philby open a door into a place and a time when the legend of the Disney parks is just starting. They are there, in 1955, to retrieve Walt Disney’s infamous pen that once saved the parks as we know them. But like all things Disney, nothing is as it seems.The early days of the Tower of Terror, the origin of the Overtakers (Disney villains), and the real power of magic unfold in an unexpected series of events that propel both the Keepers and Disney itself into a darkness no one saw coming. Along the way, the Keepers visit Walt Disney’s hilltop home, Disneyland’s opening day and reception, and find themselves separated from friends sixty years away. The three Fairlies, young women in Disney’s School of Imagineering, girls with astonishing powers of their own, have unmasked a long-buried secret that threatens the lives of their friends as well as everything Walt Disney worked for.

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A Tale of Sorcery...
Written by Chris Colfer
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The thrilling third book in Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic… series As the doors were pushed, flames and magma spewed out from between the cracks, offering glimpses into the world of fire and chaos beyond them. Brystal Evergreen is running out of time. It has been almost one year since she made a deal with Death to find and destroy the Immortal in exchange for her life. But she still hasn’t found a single clue about who or where the Immortal is. To make matters worse, something dark and malignant has risen from deep within the earth, threatening life as we know it. To stop this new evil, the fairies and witches must work with all the kingdoms and territories, including the Righteous Brotherhood and their Army of the Dead. But is the threat more familiar than they expected? And why is a secretive group of Sorcerers convinced that Xanthous Hayfield is connected to it? Sorcery, magic, and science collide in this thrilling third book in the Tale of Magic… series that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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  • PopularMMOs Presents Zombies' Day Off - New York Times bestselling authors and YouTube sensations Pat and Jen from the beloved Minecraft-inspired channel PopularMMOs fall into a “fun-tastic” new world in their exhilarating third graphic novel adventure, Zombies’ Day Off. Pat and Jen are heroes! After defeating Evil Jen and closing all the portals to the underworld, they have nothing to worry about, no villains to defeat, and no adventures to go on. Awesome, right? Until a mysterious voice tells Jen that she has to go to the underworld to uncover a secret about her past. It is a quest she can only undertake alone. With Jen off to find out the truth and Pat desperate to find Jen, the heroes almost don’t notice that a sinister plot is afoot. There’s a new villain in town, and his team of ninja sailors are determined to take over the underworld and the real world.To defeat him, Pat and Jen might just have to do the unthinkable–team up with Evil Jen! But can Pat and Jen find each other and find a way to work with their nemesis to stop this sinister plot before it’s too late? Join the adventure in the third book of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series from PopularMMOs, one of the most popular YouTubers in the world, with over 22 million subscribers and 14 billion views!

  • The Rift - Avatar Aang and friends honor an Air Nomad holiday that hasn’t been celebrated in over one hundred years, but when cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen lead Aang to a refinery operating on land sacred to the Airbenders–they soon find themselves in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind! This collection of The Rift Parts 1-3 features annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and artists Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), with a brand-new sketchbook section!

  • The Wishbreaker - Ace and Ridge are back to save their friend—and the world—in this sequel to The Wishmakers. Being a Wishmaker may be more trouble than it’s worth. Sure, you get a genie who can grant an unlimited number of wishes, but for each one you make you have to accept an awful consequence in return. Not to mention that you’re also given an impossible quest and only seven days to fulfill it! Despite all that, Ace and his genie, Ridge, managed to complete their last mission—but they couldn’t save their friend Tina from being abducted by a rogue genie who’s bent on using his limitless power to rule the world. To rescue her, Ace must reunite with Ridge to become a Wishmaker once more, and they’ll need to team up with the unlikeliest of new allies. It’s not every day you get a second chance to save the world, so Ace is determined to learn from his past mistakes and wish for the best, literally. Perfect for fans of Max Brailler, Adam Gidwitz, and Dan Gutman, this middle grade series is a wonderful mix of unpredictable magic, zany humor, and daring adventure. “An ingenious premise” raved Kirkus in a starred review!

  • Disney at Last - The stakes are high–both for the past and the future. The finale of The Return series leaves the Kingdom Keepers with unimaginable choices to make.

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Bunny vs. Monkey: Book Three
Written & illustrated by Jamie Smart
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Return to the forest with Bunny, Monkey, and the rest of the crazy crew in Book Three of the series called graphic novel gold by SLJ and milk-snortingly funny by Shelf Awareness!It’s quiet in the woods today. Isn’t it lovely? Really quiet. Really, very–WHAMMMM! KER-THWUMP!What’s that?! It’s Bunny and Monkey fighting with all sorts of crazy inventions…The Vacuphant!The Stench!A carrot!But wait! Something else has just arrived in the woods–something new. Something called Hew-Mans…It’s Bunny vs. Monkey: Book Three!

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The Great Divorce
Written by C. S. Lewis
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 16-100

The writer, in a dream, boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks on a incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations and comes to significant realizations about the ultimate consequences of everyday behavior. This is the starting point for a profound meditation upon good and evil. “If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell.

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Dragon Slayers
Written by Lisa Mcmann
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” The Revinir is getting desperate. Following her dramatic abduction of Fifer and Thisbe, the dragon woman traps the twins in an isolated, crumbling palace and surrounds them with four killer dragons in an attempt to coerce them to join her side. Hope finally arrives when Dev sneaks into the castle and the threesome reunites, hatching a plan against the Revinir so devious, so horrifying, that it just might work. But when it comes time to act, Thisbe struggles to confront her deepest fears about her inner levels of good and evil and, to her own dismay, questions if she’s really been on the right side all along. In Artimé, Rohan and Queen Maiven join forces with Aaron, Florence, and the others to discover the truth of what happened to the twins. But when Fifer sends a devastating message that challenges everything they believe in, Rohan attempts to handle the situation on his own…with disastrous results.

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The Bad Guys in the Baddest Day Ever
Written by Aaron Blabey
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!I wish I’d had these books as a kid. Hilarious! – Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds… whether you like it or not! This New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. All hail Crown Prince Marmalade! Surrender to his evil magnificence! Kneel before his butt-handed glory! Or…like…DON’T! The Bad Guys and even Badder Girls might have been knocked down, but does that mean they’ll stay down? No way, chicos! Pull on your party pants-it’s the ultimate battle between Bad and BAAAAAAD!

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A Hole New World
Written by PopularMMOs & illustrated by Dani Jones
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Minecraft-inspired YouTube star PopularMMOs brings everyone’s favorite characters to life in a thrilling adventure to save their friend, battle the undead, and escape the hole new world they’ve crashed into with one unfortunate misstep. Fans of DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and Zach King: My Magical Life will love this PopularMMOs graphic novel adventure, filled with hilarious jokes, thrill-a-minute action, and beloved characters. When Pat and Jen stumble into a hidden hole while playing hide-and-seek, they find that they’re trapped in a dangerous underworld and that their good friend, Bomby, has been kidnapped! Now it’s up to our daring duo and their “friend” Carter to battle the zombies, find the castle, and get back home before it’s too late. Can Pat and Jen find Bomby and flee the underworld before they get zombified by the evilest villain of them all—Evil Jen? One of the most popular YouTubers in the world, with over 13 million subscribers and 10 billion views, PopularMMOs brings together one magical unicorn, one talking cloud, an enormous golem, a dimwitted ship captain, and one oblivious cat in this heart-stopping adventure, as Pat and Jen try to rescue their friends from the zombie-filled new world they’ve fallen into with a single regrettable stumble.

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  • Tales of a Major Meta Disaster - Book 6 in the bestselling, award-winning Epic Zero series!*Over 2,000 five-star series reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Elliott Harkness is always (kind of) ready to answer the call for justice. That is, until a new law is passed where all Meta heroes are required to surrender themselves to the government. But when the Freedom Force resists and gets captured by the military, Elliott is the Metas’ only hope! Elliott visits the White House to get the law reversed and discovers a sinister secret that changes everything. The shape-shifting Skelton have been on Earth for years, and they’ve infiltrated the highest ranks of the government! But they aren’t the only ones trying to take over the planet. The dreaded Krule the Conqueror has captured the Skelton Homeworld, and now he’s headed straight for Earth! With the fate of the human race at stake, will Elliott become the epic hero he’s always wanted to be-or will he always be just an Epic Zero? Epic Zero 6 is the sixth book in the hilarious, action-packed series that will entertain kids, middle school students, and adults. Epic Zero 6 includes 16 illustrated character profiles and a full glossary of superpowers. Click “Buy Now” to read today!

  • Rise of the Serpentine - Zane, Cole, Jay, and Kai return after a confrontation with their master, Sensei Wu, in NINJAGO #2. The four masters of Spinjitzu must now face an unknown future full of new enemies, and greater obstacles. The major mystery they must now confront is, who are the snake tribes known as the Serpentine?

  • Redwall - It was meant to be: The classic fantasy adventure that began the Redwall phenomenon is finally available in a cool graphic format. Illustrated by renowned comics artist Bret Blevins, Redwall: The Graphic Novel brings to life all the battles, all the heroes, and all the villains in a fun new format perfect for reluctant readers, those just entering the Redwall world, or the countless existing fans of the series.

  • The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!I wish I’d had these books as a kid. Hilarious! – Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds… whether you like it or not! This New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants The Bad Guys - sorry, Shadow Squad-G - have finally saved the world from butt-handed evil. And now it’s time to celebrate! But when one member of the team makes a shocking discovery, the party might be over sooner than everyone thinks…

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Bunny vs. Monkey: Book Two
Written by Jamie Smart
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Return to the forest with Bunny, Monkey, and the rest of the crazy crew in Book Two of the series called graphic novel gold by SLJ and milk-snortingly funny by Shelf Awareness!Welcome back to the woods! It’s a peaceful home, really, but wait . . . ZAP! ZAAP!! ZAAAPPPPP!!!!It’s Monkey in a hovercraft that fires lasers! And is that a kitten cannon and a Hamster Mobile too?Join Bunny, Monkey, Skunky, Pig, and all the rest of the lovable and crazy characters from the first book, as science and nature fight again. There’s all the same irreverent humor, bold and appealing art, and non-stop action, but this time with robotic worms, Trojan mooses, and lemony doomsday devices, of course.It’s the continuing battle between good and evil . . . It’s . . . Bunny vs. Monkey: Book Two!

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Outbreak
Written by C. Alexander London
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

CALLING ALL CAHILLS! Announcing a 39 Clues Superspecial adventure – the gang is back, and called to investigate one of their own: Sinead Starling.A TRAITOR RETURNSThe Cahills are the most powerful family history has ever known. For the past five centuries, they have secretly served as guardians of the world. The Cahills command presidents, take down corrupt governments… and are currently led by a fourteen-year-old boy with a superhero complex.Dan Cahill may be young, but he’s nobody’s fool. So he knows he must act fast when he learns that Sinead Starling, a former friend who betrayed the family, is up to her eyeballs in a plot to control a deadly virus. But is Sinead behind the plot, or is she a hero trying to stop the virus from getting out? The search for Sinead will take Dan and his friends from Cuba to the Bermuda Triangle, where the fate of the world may just depend on whether the Cahills can trust a traitor…

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The Lost Continent
Written by Tui T. Sutherland
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation – brand-new tribes of dragons!Blue the SilkWing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And Pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember – SilkWings and HiveWings live and work together in harmony, and because they stay vigilant, no one has seen a dangerous LeafWing in years.Now that Blue’s sister, Luna, is undergoing her Metamorphosis, Blue knows things are going to change. Luna will have her wings and her silk, be assigned a partner and a work order, and move to another Hive. A few days later, Blue’s own wings and silk will come in.But nothing could prepare Blue for what happens when Luna’s wings start to grow. Suddenly his world is turned upside down, throwing him into dangers he never knew existed. Pantala isn’t as peaceful as it seems, and Blue isn’t safe. Whether he’s ready or not, it’s time to adapt – and fight for his life.

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Tales of a Total Waste of Time
Written by R.L. Ullman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Book 4 in the bestselling, award-winning Epic Zero series!*Over 2,000 five-star series reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Elliott Harkness thinks he has it all figured out. He’s (sort of) in control of his powers and finally living the superhero life. But after a not-so-heroic encounter with a time-traveling crook, Elliott wakes up one morning to discover everyone in his life is gone… and he might be next! Elliott realizes the time-trotting trouble-maker has traveled into the past and changed everything! In order to fix his reality, Elliott must follow him. However, he can’t mess with history or reveal his true identity, otherwise he might set off a chain reaction that alters his present forever! But his own existence is up for grabs when he meets his parents as young adults, and they hate each other! And that’s not all! A mysterious villain is searching for a powerful cosmic object that threatens the universe, and it may be buried in the past! With the fate of the present riding on fixing the past, will Elliott become the epic hero he’s always wanted to be-or will he always be just an Epic Zero? Epic Zero 4 is the fourth book in the hilarious, action-packed series that will entertain kids, middle school students, and adults. Epic Zero 4 includes 16 illustrated character profiles and a full glossary of superpowers. Click “Buy Now” to read today!

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The Secrets of the Wild Wood
Written & illustrated by Tonke Dragt
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A stunning gift edition of the thrilling Sunday Times and Telegraph Book of the Year, the sequel to The Letter for the King. One of the King’s most trusted knights has vanished in the snow, so young Sir Tiuri and his best friend Piak must journey into the shadowy heart of the forest to find him. The Wild Wood is a place of mysteries, rumours and whispered tales. A place of lost cities, ancient curses, robbers, princesses and Men in Green. As the darkness surrounds him and reports grow of secret plots and ruthless enemies, Tiuri finds himself alone and fighting for survival - caught in a world where good and evil wear the same face, and the wrong move could cost him his life…

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