The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)

by C.S. Lewis

Unconditional Recommendation: Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace join King Caspian and Reepicheep on their adventures aboard the Dawn Treader as they voyage in search of seven lost lords and Aslan’s Country.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book Five
Pages: 248
Published: 1952

Genre: Fantasy, Christian Allegory

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Jurassic Park

by Michael Crichton

Conditional Recommendation: A team of consultants and two kids visit an island where dinosaurs have been genetically engineered and they must deal with the consequences or die.

Age: Mature Young Adult
Series: Jurassic Park, Book 1 of 2
Pages: 416
Published: 1990

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller

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Dragon Slippers

by Jessica Day George

Conditional Recommendation: A young seamstress gets an unusual pair of slippers from bargaining with a dragon and becomes a major player in facing the threat against her kingdom.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Dragon Slippers, Book 1 of 3
Pages: 324
Published: 2007

Genre: Fantasy

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The Green Ember

by S. D. Smith

Unconditional Recommendation: Two young brother and sister rabbits are forced to flee their home and find their place in the wider world of creatures at war and endeavoring to regain a better world.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: The Green Ember, Book 1 of 4
Pages: 365
Published: 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Animal

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If I Live (If I Run #3)

by Terri Blackstock

Conditional Recommendation: In this thrilling conclusion, fugitive Casey Cox must stay alive a little longer to expose the true criminals, but she’s running out of places to hide from both the police and the people who want her and those she loves dead.

Age: Young Adult
Series: If I Run, Book 3 of 3
Pages: 352
Published: 2018

Genre: Christian Thriller

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If I’m Found (If I Run #2)

by Terri Blackstock

Conditional Recommendation: The stakes are getting higher and Casey Cox is still on the run but gains an ally and together they work to compile evidence to bring the real criminals to justice.

Age: Young Adult
Series: If I Run, Book 2 of 3
Pages: 384
Published: 2017

Genre: Christian Thriller

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Edenbrooke

by Julianne Donaldson

 Unconditional Recommendation: A darling story of an innocent, whimsical 17-year-old girl who learns to embrace the love and acceptance she didn’t think would be hers.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 264
Published: 2012

Genre: Historical Romance

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Cytonic (Skyward #3)

by Brandon Sanderson

Conditional Recommendation: Spensa goes even farther into the corners of the galaxy to discover what she is and what she can do to save her people.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Skyward, Book 3 of 4
Pages: 409
Published: 2021

Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy

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