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Infandous - Elana Arnold
Call Number: F ARN
ISBN: 9781467738491
Publication Date: 2015
Sephora Golding lives in the shadow of her beautiful mother. They scrape by in Venice Beach, but Sephora has always felt lucky. Then she meets Felix, and the fairy tale takes an unimaginable turn.

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Rich and rare - Paul Collins
ISBN: 9781925272116
A collector of computer games, a knitting needle ninja, a violin that comes to life, a cat with many names, a love that cannot be bought, a prince who finds a friend, an alien invasion...
Welcome to a world of 'beauty rich and rare', a world of natural (and unnatural) gifts on every page - from humour to horror, thriller to fantasy – encompassing the past, the present and the future.

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Juno of Taris - Fluer Beale
Call Number: F BEA
ISBN: 9781741662979
Publication Date: 2008
On Taris, we shave our heads. No. Thats wrong. On Taris, we have our heads shaved for us. You'd think life in a peaceful tropical island community would be idyllic. But the people of Taris follow strict rules to keep their isolated society functioning. To start with, it is most unusual for parents to have a child naturally; potential parents carefully select donors to ensure their offsprings qualities suit the needs of the community. Juno is different. Her questions and her reluctance to conform have made her an outsider. When her parents decide to have another child, Juno switches the donors of her new sibling while no-one is looking, with strange consequences. In the meantime, her other rebellions have been noticed: someone is trying to kill her. Is it simply because she is different, or are the elders of Taris keeping secrets?

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The key to Rondo - Emily Rodda
Call Number: F ROD
ISBN: 9781862917
Publication Date: 2007
There are three rules to the old painted, music box: Wind the box three times only. Never shut the box when the music is playing. Never move the box before the music stops.

Leo wouldn't dream of breaking these rules, but does his stubborn cousin Mimi listen? She winds the box four times -- and suddenly the paintings on its side come to life and a powerful witch is released. Now its up to Leo and Mimi to stop the witch, if only they can find the key to the music box -- and the magical world it controls.

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Earthsea Quartet - Ursula Le Guin
Call Number: F LE
Publication Date: 1993
As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death …
Ursula Le Guin's creation, Earthsea - an ancient world of wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power - is an acknowledged masterpiece.

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The Dragon's tooth - N.D.Wilson
Call Number: F WIL
ISBN: 9781742755069
Publication Date: 2011
For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run a sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems to happen. Then a strange old man with bone tattoos arrives, demanding a specific room.Less than 24 hours later, the old man is dead. The motel has burned, and Daniel is missing. And Cyrus and Antigone are kneeling in a crowded hall, swearing an oath to an order of explorers who have long served as caretakers of the world's secrets, keepers of powerful relics from lost civilizations, and jailers to unkillable criminals who have terrorized the world for millennia. N. D. Wilson, author of ILeepike Ridge/I and I100 Cupboards/I, returns with an imagination-capturing adventure that inventively combines the contemporary and the legendary.



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Knife - B J Anderson
Call Number: F AND
Publication Date: 2009
Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn't been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off... Don't read this book if you're expecting fairy dust - the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand...

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Sun and moon, ice and snow - Jessica Day George
Call Number: F GEO
ISBN: 9781619631847
Publication Date: 2014
When a great white bear promises untold riches to her family, the Lass (as she's known) agrees to go away with him. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle. To unravel the mystery, the Lass sets out on a windswept journey beyond the edge of the world. Based on the Nordic legend East of the Sun, West of the Moon , with romantic echoes of Beauty and the Beast , this re-imagined story will leave fans of fantasy and fairytale enchanted.

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Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Call Number: F COL
ISBN: 067091133X
Publication Date: 2007
Artemis Fowl is a series of eight science fiction fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, featuring the titular character, Artemis Fowl II. A teenage criminal mastermind, Artemis captures a Fairy, Holly Short, in the first book and holds her for ransom to exploit the magical Fairy People and restore his family's fortune. In the sequel, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, he allies with the Fairies to rescue his father from the Russian Mafia. The series introduces Artemis as an anti-hero and the fairies' enemy, but as the series progresses, he assists the Fairies in resolving conflicts with worldwide ramifications, with Artemis' character developing and changing throughout the chronology. The series concluded with Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian, released July 2012.[1]

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One of our Thursdays is missing - Jasper Fforde
Call Number: F FFO
ISBN: 9780340963081
Publication Date: 2011
With the advent of the eReader, and all-out genre war in the Great Library, the bookworld is in turmoil - and needs literary detective Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired, there's only one left, the written Thursday, who must prove herself once and for all.

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Undrowned child - Michelle Lourie
Call Number: F LOU
ISBN: 9781444000047
Publication Date: 2009
It's the beginning of the 20th century; the age of scientific progress. But for Venice the future looks bleak. A conference of scientists assembles to address the problems, among whose delegates are the parents of twelve-year-old Teodora. Within days of her arrival, she is subsumed into the secret life of Venice: a world in which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts good and bad patrol the streets and librarians turn fluidly into cats. A battle against forces determined to destroy the city once and for all quickly ensues. Only Teo, the undrowned child who survived a tragic accident as a baby, can go 'between the linings' to subvert evil and restore order.

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Crow Country - Kate Constable
Call Number: F CON
ISBN: 9781742373959
Publication Date: 2011
Australian Book of the Year for Older Readers'

Time travel fantasy, grounded in the landscape of Australia Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. The game, the story, the riddle, hiding and seeking. Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. And Crow has work for you. Sadie isn't thrilled when her mother drags her from the city to live in the country town of Boort. But soon she starts making connections--with the country, with the past, with two boys, Lachie and Walter, and, most surprisingly, with the ever-present crows. When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter, and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them? A fantasy ground in mythology, this novel has the backing of a full consultative process on the use of indigenous lore.



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The erth dragons - Chris D'Lacey
Call Number: F DLA
ISBN: 9781408332481
Publication Date: 2015
The Wearle came to Erth to find out what happened to their previous group, who never returned. Gabrial, a young blue dragon, is desperate to prove his worth. But the dragons aren't alone in the mountains. Down beyond the scorch line, Ren, a young hom boy, is fascinated by the 'skalers'. But when he creeps into their territory, he sneaks out again with a wriggling baby wearling...

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Ender's game - Orson Scott Card
Call Number: F CAR
ISBN: 0812550706
Publication Date: 1994
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut-young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle Schoolfor rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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The singer of all songs - Kate Constable
Call Number: F CON
ISBN: 1741145325
Publication Date: 2005
Kate Constable's lyrical, acclaimed fantasy debut--now in paperback Calwyn has never been beyond the high ice-wall that guards the sisters of Antaris from the world of Tremaris. She knows only the rounds of her life as a novice ice priestess, tending her bees, singing her ice chantments, and dreaming.

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Ship of magic - Robin Hobb
Call Number: F HOB
ISBN: 000649885X
Publication Date: 1999
Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many other legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain River Traders when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? A liveship is a difficult ship to come by. Rare and valuable, it will quicken only when three family members, from succesive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit's father is carried to her deck in his death-throes. Althea waits with awe and anticipation for the ship that she loves more than anything in the world to awaken. Only to find that her family has other plans for her... And dark, charming Kennit, aspiring pirate king, also lusts after such a ship: he well knows the power of wizardwood, and has plans of his own...

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Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke
Call Number: STF F FUN
ISBN: 9781905294848
Publication Date: 2008
Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the story of Inkheart magically drew Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger back into its pages. With Dustfinger dead, and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor, left alone in the real world, believes her family to be lost - lost between the covers of a book. But as winter comes on there is reason to hope - if only Meggie and Mo can rewrite the wrongs of the past and make a dangerous pact with death.


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