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The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern #1)

by Shannon Hale

Conditional Recommendation: A betrayed princess must change her name and become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim her crown.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Books of Bayern #1
Paperback: 383 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (2003)

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales Continue reading

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Conditional Recommendation: In German-occupied Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns what it means to be brave as she helps her best friend Ellen escape from the Nazis.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Paperback: 137 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (1989)
Genre: Historical Fiction

Awards: Newbery Medal (1990), National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature (1990), Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers (1989), Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Nominee (1990), Charlotte Award (1992), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (1991), Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award (1992), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (1992) Continue reading

The Burning Bridge (Ranger’s Apprentice #2)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: Ranger apprentice, Will, and his friend Horace are sent as envoys to Celtica in light of the coming war and they find themselves and their training put to the ultimate test.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice, Book Two
Pages: 304
Published: 2007
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Awards: Children’s Book Council of Australia Award, International Success of the Year Award (2007) Continue reading

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice #1)

by John Flanagan

Unconditional Recommendation: A 15-year-old orphan boy is recruited and trained to become a ranger and must, with his master, track dangerous creatures before evil Morgarath’s bidding results in someone’s death.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice, Book One
Pages: 249
Published: 2006

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
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