Letter Perfect

by Cathy Marie Hake

Conditional Recommendation: After the death of her mother, bumbling and intelligent Ruth Caldwell travels to California to find her father but instead finds an unexpected inheritance hanging in the balance and a whole cast of characters to go with it.

Age: Young Adult
Series: California Historical, Book 1 of 2
Pages: 379
Published: 2006

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

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Scribbler of Dreams

by Mary E. Pearson

Conditional Recommendation: Senior Kaitlin Malone is Juliet to Bram Crutchfield’s Romeo in this contemporary retelling of a hateful family legacy and one girl’s journey to love and understanding.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 223
Published: 2002

Genre: Romance

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The Horse and His Boy

by C.S. Lewis

Unconditional Recommendation: A young boy and a talking horse escape captivity and flee north to Narnia only to end up trying to save it from a prideful Calormene prince.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book Three
Pages: 224
Published: 1954

Genre: Fantasy, Christian Allegory

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Prince Caspian

by C.S. Lewis

Unconditional Recommendation: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian and Aslan in their endeavors to take back Narnia from the Telmarines.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book Four
Pages: 223
Published: 1951

Genre: Fantasy, Christian Allegory

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The Last Hunt (Unicorn Chronicles #4)

by Bruce Coville

Conditional Recommendation: An epic and complex weaving of story lines to conclude the series, the fate of Luster, its creators and all its creatures.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Unicorn Chronicles, Book Four
Pages: 605
Published: 2010

Genre: Fantasy

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

Unconditional Recommendation: Four children travel through a wardrobe to Narnia and assist the lion Aslan to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book Two
Pages: 189
Published: 1950

Genre: Fantasy, Christian Allegory

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Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles #3)

by Bruce Coville

Conditional Recommendation: Cara is sent on another mission in Luster: to collect a story from the centaurs while her father searches on earth for her mother.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Unicorn Chronicles, Book Three
Pages: 480
Published: 2008

Genre: Fantasy

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Out of My Mind (#1)

by Sharon M. Draper

Unconditional Recommendation: 11-year-old Melody overcomes the limitations of her cerebral palsy to communicate with others and finally share the thoughts and smarts that have been locked away inside her mind.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Out of My Mind, Book One
Pages: 295
Published: 2010

Genre: Contemporary

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Song of the Wanderer (Unicorn Chronicles #2)

by Bruce Coville

Conditional Recommendation: With the help of her magical friends, Cara embarks on a dangerous journey across Luster to return to earth and find her grandmother.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Unicorn Chronicles, Book Two
Pages: 336
Published: 2001

Genre: Fantasy

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