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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (1960s)
Sweet, short children's book about two young siblings that decide to run away and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While there, they try to uncover a mystery about a recently acquired statue as well as learn a little about themselves and each other. -- Added by ldmccormick on 02/10/2014

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Hollow City
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (1940s)
This second installment of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series pickups up immediately where the first left off. The action is fast paced and storyline intriguing as the children face the horrors of the war accompanied with the hunters after them while trying to help their beloved teacher and mentor. -- Added by ldmccormick on 02/06/2014

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More Than This
More Than This by Patrick Ness (2000s)
A teenager drowns only to awake finding he is alive and alone. Where is everyone? What is going on? Why him? These are the answers the main character seeks as the novel progresses. By the ending I'm not sure we have the answers, but the journey was worth taking. -- Added by ldmccormick on 01/30/2014

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Splendors and Glooms
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (Other)
Set in 1860s London, a magician/puppeteer and his two child assistants find themselves involved in the kidnapping of a well-to-do young girl after their performance at her birthday party. This slow paced, juvenile fantasy follows the children on a journey to uncover what happened to the girl as well as what will happen to them when the puppeteer goes missing as well. -- Added by ldmccormick on 01/22/2014

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (1940s)
A teenager in present time seeks to uncover the mysterious past of his grandfather and a home for children during World War II era. As fantastical clues fall into place he meets others with unusual talents that share horrific, life-altering information. -- Added by ldmccormick on 01/16/2014

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2000s)
A man in town for a funeral visits the neighborhood he grew up in and remembers a fantastical, horrific event from his childhood. Though mostly told from his perspective as a 7-year-old boy, this is a fairytale for adults. -- Added by ldmccormick on 01/14/2014

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