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Dragon Rider

by Cornelia Funke

Conditional Recommendation: A dragon, a brownie, and a boy set off on a quest to find the Rim of Heaven, a safe place for dragons to live, before humans invade their home or an ancient villain catches them.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: It was a standalone until 2018 when Funke published the companion novel, Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather
Pages: 523
Published: 2005 (English), 1997 (German)

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

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Princess Academy (#1)

by Shannon Hale

Unconditional Recommendation: Through education and friendship a young girl learns where she belongs in her mountain community.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Princess Academy #1
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury (July 16, 2005)
Genre: Magical Realism/Fantasy

Award: 2006 Newbery Honor

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