Stormbreaker By: Anthony Horowitz

After the death of his uncle, 14-year-old Alex Rider is coerced into continuing his uncle’s spy work with MI6

Zack’s Lie By: Roland Smith

A boy and his family enter a witness protection program but the drug cartel are determined to track them down.

Hatchet By: Gary Paulsen

After a plane crash, Brian must survive alone in the wilderness with the help of a hatchet his mother gave him.

Shiloh By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

When he finds an abused beagle behind his home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the real owner.

Hound of Rowan By: Henry Neff

After glimpsing a hint of his destiny in a tapestry, Max trains in mystics and combat to fight an ancient enemy.

Merchant of Death By: D.J. MacHale

Seemingly normal Bobby Pendragon, is swept into an alternate dimension where he is hailed as a savior against evil.

Gabriel’s Horses By: Alison Hart

In Kentucky during the Civil War, slave Gabriel contends with a cruel horse trainer and skirmishes with confederates.

Rash By: Pete Hautman

In a future society, young Bo is jailed for his anger problems but is helped by an artificial intelligence.

Graveyard Book By: Neil Gaiman

After the murder of his family, Nobody Owens is raised by ghosts in a graveyard.

Lightning Thief By: Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson discovers he has divine powers and is sent to a half-blood camp to protect him from evil.

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective By: Donald J. Sobol

Leroy Brown solves 10 mysteries and by putting the solutions at the back of the book, challenges the reader to solve them.

Dark is Rising By: Susan Cooper

Will Stanton discovers he is the last of the Old Ones destined to seek the six signs to help defeat the dark forces.

Jason’s Gold By: Will Hobbs

When gold is discovered in the Yukon, Jason travels thousands of miles to try and make it rich.

Knights at the Kitchen Table By: Jon Scieszka

Joe receives a magic book for his birthday that transports him to a time of knights.

Captain Underpants By: Dav Pilkey

When two students hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero, he leads them to the lair of  evil, Dr. Diaper.

Maniac Magee By: Jerry Spinelli

After his parents dies, Jeffrey Magee’s life becomes legendary with his athletic feats of daring that awe his friends.

Holes By: Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp where he finds his first real friend, a treasure and self confidence.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead By: Avi

Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in 14th Century, flees his village and meets a strange juggler.

Artemis Fowl By: Eoin Colfer

When a 12-year-old evil genius tries to regain his family fortune, he captures a fairy and holds her ransom for gold.

Redwall By: Brian Jacques

When the peaceful life of Redwall Abbey is shattered by the evil rat, Cluney, Matthies must find a magic sword to help the abbey.

The Book of Three By: Lloyd Alexander

Taran, assistant pig keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydian from evil forces.

The Watson’s Go To Birmingham—1963 By: Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watson family is drastically changed when they go to visit their grandmother in Alabama amid the Civil Rights unrest.

Hidden Stairs By: Tony Abbott

After entering a tiny room beneath the stairs, three friends find themselves in a magical world of flying lizards.

Trouble is my Beeswax  By: Bruce Hale Chet Gecko, private eye, investigates a cheating ring at his elementary school.

Bunnicula By: Deborah Howe

Though scoffed at by Chester the dog, Harold the cat tries to warn his human family that the new bunny is a vampire.

Spiderwick: The Field Guide By: Tony Diterlizzi

When the Grace children go stay at their Aunt Lucinda’s old house, they discover  a field guide to fairies and other strange creatures and the  weirdness begins.

The Million Dollar Put By: Dan Gutman

A 13-year-old blind boy, Ed Bogard is aided by a neighbor, must sink a 10-foot put to win a million dollars in a golf tournament.

The Phantom Tollbooth by: Norton Juster

In a journey through a land of words and numbers, Milo finds a cure for his boredom.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by: Beverly Cleary

A reckless mouse named Ralph meets a boy from room 215 Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.