Best Books for Reluctant Readers
Books that really draw the reader in and encourage youngsters to read
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 139,493 ratings
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2 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 2,926,215 ratings
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3 Holes (Holes, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 515,000 ratings
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4 The Lightning Thief (Percy ...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 848,320 ratings
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5 Fledgling (Jason Steed, #1)
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 700 ratings
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6 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 3,102,175 ratings
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7 The Adventures of Captain U...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 15,493 ratings
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8 Charlie and the Chocolate F...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 366,929 ratings
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9 Frindle
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 65,687 ratings
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10 The Tale of Despereaux
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 84,695 ratings
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11 The Twits
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 63,095 ratings
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12 Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy ...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 52,923 ratings
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13 Rodrick Rules (Diary of a W...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 64,707 ratings
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14 Harry Potter Boxset (Harry ...
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4.73 of 5 stars 4.73 avg rating — 146,896 ratings
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15 A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkl...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 435,278 ratings
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16 The Sea of Monsters (Percy ...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 365,636 ratings
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17 The Last Straw (Diary of a ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 56,839 ratings
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18 Tales of a Fourth Grade Not...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 78,744 ratings
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19 The Reptile Room (A Series ...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 91,515 ratings
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20 Stink: The Incredible Shrin...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 5,565 ratings
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21 The Titan's Curse (Percy Ja...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 287,019 ratings
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22 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,482,618 ratings
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23 Flipped
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 59,337 ratings
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24 Goosebumps, Books 1-4
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 604 ratings
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25 Superfudge (Fudge, #3)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 39,292 ratings
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26 Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 31,568 ratings
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27 Harry Potter and the Goblet...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 1,283,242 ratings
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28 Bone
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 21,386 ratings
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29 The Outsiders
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 457,243 ratings
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30 Harry Potter and the Order ...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 1,318,418 ratings
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31 The Mouse and the Motorcycl...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 46,027 ratings
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32 Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 76,974 ratings
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33 No Talking
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 11,473 ratings
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34 Harry Potter and the Chambe...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 1,276,681 ratings
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35 James and the Giant Peach
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 204,247 ratings
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36 Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 638,187 ratings
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37 The City of Ember (The Embe...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 146,304 ratings
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38 Bunnicula
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 38,614 ratings
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39 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Th...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 838,252 ratings
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40 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 1,327,506 ratings
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41 Maniac Magee
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 88,060 ratings
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42 The Witches
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 160,651 ratings
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43 Because of Winn-Dixie
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 123,832 ratings
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44 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 1,233,088 ratings
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45 The Boxcar Children (The Bo...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 62,742 ratings
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46 Among the Hidden (Shadow Ch...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 73,761 ratings
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47 The Lost Hero (The Heroes o...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 308,489 ratings
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47 The Ability (The Ability, #1)
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 523 ratings
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49 The Chronicles of Narnia (C...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 294,835 ratings
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50 Brainwashed (Crime Traveler...
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4.68 of 5 stars 4.68 avg rating — 79 ratings
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51 The Fairy-Tale Detectives (...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 26,516 ratings
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52 The Maze of Bones  (The 39 ...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 44,051 ratings
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53 The Last Olympian (Percy Ja...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 331,787 ratings
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54 Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (My We...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 4,429 ratings
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55 The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 101,665 ratings
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55 The Bad Beginning (A Series...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 201,364 ratings
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57 Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramon...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 48,362 ratings
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57 The Battle of the Labyrinth...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 372,100 ratings
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59 Freckle Juice
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 27,740 ratings
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60 Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, #4)
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 18,800 ratings
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61 How to Steal a Dog
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 5,901 ratings
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62 Charlotte's Web
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 688,181 ratings
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63 Green Eggs and Ham
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 377,384 ratings
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64 The Graveyard Book
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 211,077 ratings
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65 The Red Pyramid (Kane Chron...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 171,588 ratings
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66 Tuck Everlasting
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 135,592 ratings
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67 Falling Up
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 87,124 ratings
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68 Queen of the World! (Babymo...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 7,279 ratings
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69 Ella Enchanted
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 258,548 ratings
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70 The Eighth Day (Eighth Day,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 424 ratings
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71 Freak the Mighty
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 23,121 ratings
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72 The Giver (The Giver, #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 958,978 ratings
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73 No More Dead Dogs
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 5,562 ratings
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74 The Hobbit
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,617,937 ratings
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75 The Indispensable Calvin an...
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 12,955 ratings
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76 The Spiderwick Chronicles B...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,315 ratings
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77 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ch...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 6,695 ratings
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78 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 713,252 ratings
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79 The Zombie Room
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 8,335 ratings
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80 Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hat...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,019 ratings
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80 The Iron-Jawed Boy (Guardia...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 275 ratings
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82 The Jupiter Chronicles: The...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 60 ratings
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83 My Teacher is an Alien (My ...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,922 ratings
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84 Nate Rocks the World (Nate ...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 126 ratings
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85 Redwall (Redwall, #1)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 54,483 ratings
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86 The Elephant Tree
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 7,109 ratings
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87 The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 56,312 ratings
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88 Phineas Gage: A Gruesome bu...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,508 ratings
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89 Top Secret
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 242 ratings
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90 The Vincenzo Adventure (Fin...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 28 ratings
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91 Attack of the Growling Eyeb...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 103 ratings
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92 NERDS: National Espionage, ...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 5,136 ratings
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93 Hidden Talents (Talents, #1)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,875 ratings
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94 The Maze Runner (Maze Runne...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 330,582 ratings
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95 Percy Jackson & the Olympia...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 11,658 ratings
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96 Bentwhistle the Dragon in a...
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4.51 of 5 stars 4.51 avg rating — 126 ratings
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97 Regarding the Fountain: A T...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 2,049 ratings
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98 The Magic of Finkleton (Fin...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 296 ratings
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99 Whispers (The Secret Watche...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 48 ratings
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100 My Teacher Flunked the Plan...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,399 ratings
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