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 Greg HeffleyGreg Heffley Series by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Greg Heffley's Journal

Greg Heffley is given a journal, not a diary, by his mother to record his early years before he becomes famous, not to record his feelings as his mother suggests.  Greg Heffley's Journal follows the cheese touch avoiding, social climbing first year of middle school in words and drawings.  Prankster big brother Rodrick and clueless best friend Rowley feature largely in this first installment in the series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Roderick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Last Straw
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Ugly Truth


Catalog link to Fablehaven by Brandon MullFablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven

Seth and Kendra Sorenson are left by their parents with their eccentric grandfather whom the siblings come to suspect may be hiding things from them, possibly for their own good.  Their grandparents home is the last sanctuary of true magic, where beings from folklore live in safety, if everyone obeys the rules.  When rules get broken an evil entity is released and it is up to Kendra to save her family, Fablehaven and the world.

Rise of the Evening Star
Grip of the Shadow Plague
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
Keys to the Demon Prison

Catalog link for Leven Thumps and the Gateway to FooLeven Thumps Series by Obert Skye

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

Step between a misaligned sidewalk or street, when the temperature is divisible by 3 and in the presence of something wondrous, like a shooting star, and you are transported instantly to Foo, a world where you and others are responsible for enhancing and making it possible for mankind to dream.  Leven Thumps, an orphan who has spent his entire 15 years in the cruel home of relatives and has little confidence in himself, but eventually discovers he's never been alone, that beings from Foo have watched over him and been in physical contact with him all along and that they need him to save Foo to which he is bonded by family.  Soon after a girl with a special gift named Winter is compelled to seek him out.  With Winter's help Leven fights his low self confidence to save Foo and the dreams of mankind from the evil nit, Sabine.Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret

Leven Thumps and the Eyes of Want
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder

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100 Cupboards Series by N.D. Wilson

100 Cupboards

Following the kidnapping of his diplomat parents, 12 year old Henry travels to rural Kansas to the home of his loving aunt, Dotty and stoic uncle, Frank.   After finding two knobs sticking out through the walls of his attic room one night, Henry reveals a series of cupboards in the wall, each leading to a different world.  Henry and curious cousin Henrietta investigate one cupboard and the result in disastrous.

Dandelion Fire
Chesnut King

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Ranger's Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice:  The Ruins of Gorlan

15 year old Will must choose a profession and his heart is set on becoming a knight like he believes his father to have been, but he is too slight of build and doesn't get picked for Battleschool.  A mysterious ranger named Halt hand picks him for an apprentice and Will comes to understand his future role in the kingdom (think of a combination of Jedi Knight and a ranger from the Lord of the Rings trilogy) and who his father really was.   In The Ruins of Gorlan Will is in the early stages of his training when exiled Lord Morgarath enlists the seemingly indestructable Kolkara, creatures of incredible strength, hunting prowess and the power to give paralyzing fear by compelling warriors to look into their eyes.

Ranger's Apprentice:  The Burning Bridge
Ranger's Apprentice:  The Icebound Land
Ranger's Apprentice:  The Battle of Skandia
Ranger's Apprentice:  Sorcerer of the North
Ranger's Apprentice:  Siege of Macindaw
Ranger's Apprentice:  Erak's Ransom
Ranger's Apprentice:  Kings of Clonmel
Ranger's Apprentice:  Halt's Peril

Catalog link to Magyk by Angie SageSeptimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

Magyk

At the age of 10 Jenna learns that the family full of brothers she has been raised in is not her natural family, that she was to given to Silas Heap and his family to keep safe on the same night the family loses its seventh son, Septimus.  Jenna, Silas, the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia, wizard ghost, Althus and Boy 412 (who is he?) journey far across the kingdom to avoid Jenna's capture.

Flyte
Physik
Queste

Syren
Magykal Papers

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Thief of Eddis Series by Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief

Professional thief Eugenides is forced by the king of Sounis to steal Hamiathes's Gift, a mythological treasure buried deep within enemy nation, Attolia.  The seeming braggart and fool, Gen, is resourceful and full of surprises.

The Queen of Attolia
The King of Attolia

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Tunnels Series by Roderick Gordon

Tunnels

14 year old Will loved digging with his archaeologist father and finding odd bits from London's past, but his father disappears and Will and best friend Chester set out to find him, underground.  Traveling through tunnels the two find The Colony, a world frozen in time, ruled by magical beings called the Styx who have evil plans for the people above ground.

Deeper
Freefall


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Winnie Perry Series by Lauren Myracle

Eleven

In the year Winnie Perry is 11 she grows apart from best friend, Amanda and struggles to navigate a new social circle.  Each chapter is a month in what many feel is a true portrayal of the life of an 11 year old girl.

Twelve
Thirteen
Thirteen Plus One

--by Tamara McKinney, Children's Librarian