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Once upon a crime Juvenile Book Once upon a crime

Buckley, Michael.

The fourth book in the "New York Times" bestselling series finds Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, fairy-tale detectives extraordinaire, in New York City where they stumble upon a murder, face betrayal by a friend, and discover an amazing secret about their mother.

The problem child Juvenile Book The problem child

Buckley, Michael.

The sisters Grimm, intrepid detectives of fairy-tale crime, come face-to-face with their parents' kidnappers, the mysterious organization of Everafters who call themselves The Scarlet Hand. Will the sisters Grimm save the day?

Fairy-tale detectives Juvenile Book Fairy-tale detectives

Buckley, Michael.

This first book in the Sisters Grimm series introduces two orphaned sisters, Sabrina and Daphne, who are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother. When they learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, they soon discover it is the Grimm family's legacy to keep the Everafters in line--and the two sisters are the sole heirs to this challenge.

The unusual suspects Juvenile Book The unusual suspects

Buckley, Michael.

The Sisters Grimm start school at Ferryport Landing Elementary. Daphne's lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher, but poor Sabrina is stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider's web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it.

The bad beginning Juvenile Book The bad beginning

Snicket, Lemony.

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

A house called Awful End Juvenile Book A house called Awful End

Ardagh, Philip.

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.

Midnight for Charlie Bone Teen Book Midnight for Charlie Bone

Nimmo, Jenny.

What's happening to Charlie Bone? Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted - it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them. Book One in The Children of the Red King series!

The tiger's apprentice Juvenile Book The tiger's apprentice

Yep, Laurence, 1948-

A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

Wild Robert Juvenile Book Wild Robert

Jones, Diana Wynne.

While trying to get away from the tourists visiting the stately home where her parents are caretakers, Heather accidentally summons a mischievous 350-year-old youth with magical powers and nothing is ever the same again.

The door to time Juvenile Book The door to time

Baccalario, Pierdomenico.

The first in a new series written by the mysterious "Ulysses Moore," this book introduces 11-year-old twins Jason and Julia, who stumble upon a mysterious door in their new London mansion and are determined to find out what's behind it. Includes puzzles, and codes.

The fairy rebel Juvenile Book The fairy rebel

Banks, Lynne Reid, 1929-

A rebellious fairy named Tiki, already in trouble for breaking the rule against wearing jeans, risks the further wrath of the Fairy Queen by trying to fulfill a human's special request for help.

The boggart Juvenile Book The boggart

Cooper, Susan.

After visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited and returning home to Canada, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.

Wings :  a fairy tale Juvenile Book Wings : a fairy tale

Baker, E. D.

When Tamisin discovers that she is half fairy, she decides to find out more answers directly from the fairies themselves, including her mother, the fairy queen.

Five children and it Juvenile Book Five children and it

Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.

When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.

The snow spider Juvenile Book The snow spider

Nimmo, Jenny.

On Gwyn's ninth birthday, his grandmother tells him he may be a magician and gives him five gifts. Unsure what to do with his newfound magic, Gwyn throws the brooch to the wind and receives a silvery snow spider. Will he be able to use this special spider to bring his missing sister home?

The key to Rondo Juvenile Book The key to Rondo

Rodda, Emily.

Through an heirloom music box, Leo, a serious, responsible boy, and his badly-behaved cousin Mimi enter the magical world of Rondo to rescue Mimi's dog from a sorceress, who wishes to exchange him for the key that allows free travel between worlds.

The fairy's return Juvenile Book The fairy's return

Levine, Gail Carson.

The good-natured son of a baker wins the heart of a princess, with the help of a fairy and a magic goose.

Clemency Pogue Juvenile Book Clemency Pogue

Petty, J. T. (John T.)

CLEMENCY POGUE SERIES. Clever and resourceful Clemency must travel the world to reanimate fairies she has accidentally killed.

Dragon's breath Juvenile Book Dragon's breath

Baker, E. D.

TALES OF THE FROG PRINCESS SERIES. Having recovered their human shape, Emeralda and Eadric try to help Aunt Grassina find the special objects needed to break the spell that turned Grassina's true love, Haywood, into an otter.

Hatching magic Juvenile Book Hatching magic

Downer, Ann, 1960-

When a thirteenth-century wizard confronts twenty-first century Boston while seeking his pet dragon, he is followed by a rival wizard and a very unhappy demon, but eleven-year-old Theodora Oglethorpe may hold the secret to setting everything right.

The faerie door Juvenile Book The faerie door

Maxwell, Bruce, 1957-

Victoria Deveny is transported from her Northumberland, England, home in 1890 to 1964 Alton Bay, New Hampshire, where she meets Elliot Good and they agree to help the Faerie Queen defeat the Shadow Knight, who is trying to close the portals that allow fairies to help humans in time of need.

Kylie, the carnival fairy Juvenile Book Kylie, the carnival fairy

Meadows, Daisy.

RAINBOW MAGIC SERIES. Kylie must get back the stolen magic hats from the evil Jack Frost or the carnival will be ruined

The Peskie spell Juvenile Book The Peskie spell

Rodda, Emily.

FAIRY REALM SERIES. The magical world of the Realm has a terrible problem -- a plague of mischievous, troublemaking Peskies. Returning to the Realm, Jessie searches for the flower needed to combat a plague of mischief-causing Peskies.

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