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last modified on 09/02/2008

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Nancy J. Keane is a library media specialist. She has written many books on literature for children and has maintained her award winning website NancyKeane.com since 1995.

Total: 12
Status: Public
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Airborn

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling "Silverwing" trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

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Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space

by Philip Reeve, illustrated by David Wyatt

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Arthur (Art) Mumsby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in a huge and rambling house called Larklight...that just happens to be traveling through outer space. A fantastically original Victorian tale set in an outer space world that might have come from the imaginations of Jules Verne or L Frank Baum, but has a unique gravitational pull all its own...

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Mister Monday

(Keys to the Kingdom)

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Series, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Strange things begin happening after Arthur Pengaligon dreams of a strange figure who hands him a key shaped like a minute hand. A winged man-dog tries to invade his house. A sleeping sickness falls over the city. And then there's the weird new house that only Arthur can see... Full of adventure and mystery, Mister Monday is the first book of seven in the Keys to the Kingdom series.

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Predator Cities #1: Mortal Engines

(Predator Citites)

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 9

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Series, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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In a stunning literary debut, Philip Reeve has created an unforgettable adventure story set in a dark and utterly original world fueled by Municipal Darwinism -- and betrayal.

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Predator Cities #2: Predator's Gold

(Predator Citites)

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 9

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Series, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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In this breathtaking sequel to the award-winning Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve plunges us into a ruthless and terrifyingly believable world where cities eat each other, betrayal is as common as the blasted land the cities traverse, and loyalty holds the only chance of survival.

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The Amber Spyglass

(His Dark Materials)

by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Classics, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy.

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The Golden Compass

(His Dark Materials)

by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Classics, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Movie Tie-In, Tie-Ins

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In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick, illustrated by Brian Selznick

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

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Orphan, Clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

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The Looking Glass Wars

(The Looking Glass Wars)

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction, Series, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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In the first book of a trilogy, Alyss leaves Wonderland after her evil aunt Redd kills Alyss' mother and takes over the kingdom. With the help of Hatter and Dodge, can Alyss return to take her rightful place as queen?

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The Subtle Knife

(His Dark Materials)

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Classics, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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This is the second book of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy which began with The Golden Compass. Lyra and her daemon and a cast of characters both familiar and new enter into whole new worlds.

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The Time Machine

(Scholastic Classics)

by H. G. Wells, with an introduction by Melvin Burgess

Interest Level: Grades 5 - 9

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Decades ahead of his time, H.G. Wells leaps beyond the bounds of conventional imagination to tell the story of the Time Traveler. An innovative scientist pilots a time machine to the year 802701 and finds a world utterly changed, and in which the Time Traveler finds himself an alien on his own planet.

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

(Wolves Chronicles)

by Joan Aiken, illustrated by Pat Marriott

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction, Series

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Bonnie Green and her cousin Sylvia come under the power of a wicked governess when Bonnie's parents leave on a sea voyage.

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