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If you like the Series of Unfortunate Events...

If you like the SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, you might like the following books:

jF Bya    Byars, Betsy*. The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones Mystery. The intrepid Herculeah Jones helps her mother, a private investigator, solve a puzzling and frightening case.

jF Byn    Byng, Georgia*. Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.

jF Col    Colfer, Eoin*. Artemis Fowl. When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

jF Cus    Cushman, Karen*. Rodzina. A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery.

jF Dah    Dahl, Roald*. Matilda. Matilda is a genius, but her parents treat her like a dolt, so she gets back at them by playing practical jokes. Her adventures continue in her school that has a mean headmistress.

jF DiC    DiCamillo, Kate*. Because of Winn Dixie. Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big, ugly dog, Winn-Dixie.

jF DiT    DiTerlizzi, Tony*. The Field Guide (Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles). When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

jF Ell    Elliot, David*. The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle. After eating constantly at the fast food restaurant known as Gussy's, ten-year-old Roscoe finds himself turning into a giant bug.

jFun    Funke, Cornelia*. The Thief Lord. Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."

jF Hor    Horvath, Polly*. Everything on a Waffle. Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all hat she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.

jF Hor    Horowitz, Anthony*. Stormbreaker. After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

jF Ibb    Ibbotson, Eva*. Journey to the River Sea. Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River.

jF Jus    Juster, Norton*. The Phantom Tollbooth. A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

jF Mag    Maguire, Gregory. Seven Spiders Spinning. Seven prehistoric spiders that had been trapped in ice for thousands of years bring excitement to rural Vermont and briefly unite two rival clubs at a local elementary school.

jF Nim    Nimmo, Jenny*. Midnight for Charlie Bone. Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

jF Pil    Pilkey, Dav*. The Adventures of Captain Underpants, An Epic Novel. When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

jF Pul    Pullman, Phillip*. I Was a Rat! A little boy turns life in London upside down when he appears at the house of a lonely old couple and insists he was a rat.

jF Row    Rowling, J.K.*. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. This is the first Harry Potter book.

jF Sac    Sachar, Louis*. Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

jF Sci    Scieszka, Jon*. Knights of the Kitchen Table. (Series: The Time Warp Trio). When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.

AV jF Gai    Gaiman, Neil. Coraline. (Audiobook on cassette). Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

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