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This delightfully witty fantasy series is about a princess who runs away to find some excitement—and finds plenty!

by Patricia C. Wrede
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/HarperCollins, 1990 – 1993, Reprint editions 2015

Book 1: DEALING WITH DRAGONS (Reprint edition, 2015)

Meet Princess Cimorene–a princess who refustes to be proper. She is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomobyish smart…
And bored.
So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon. And not just any dragon, but Kazul–one of the most powerful and dangerous dragons arounds. Of course, Cimorene has a way of hooking up with dangerous characters, and soon she’s coping with a witch,a a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird, a stone prince, and some very oily wizards.

If this princess ran away to find some excitement, it looks like she’s found plenty!

Book 2: SEARCHING FOR DRAGONS (Reprint edition, 2015)

As this young adult fantasy series continues, a princess must join forces with the king of the Enchanted Forest to find a missing dragon.
Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, is back—but where is Kazul the dragon? That’s what Cimorene is determined to find out!


Book 3: CALLING ON DRAGONS (Reprint edition, 2015)

The magical, young adult fantasy series continues as Cimorene discovers being queen is tougher than it looks as she fights to save her kingdom.
Those wicked wizards are back—and they’ve become very smart. Sort of. They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all…unless Queen Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And she just might be able to with some help from a dragon king, a witch, a magician, two cats, and a blue, flying donkey-rabbit named Killer.

Book 4: TALKING TO DRAGONS (Reprint edition, 2015)

The humorous young adult fantasy series comes to a close as a young prince begins a heroic quest—he just doesn’t know it yet.
One day, Daystar’s mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn’t know what he is supposed to do with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he’s sure it must involve a dragon or two!

Patricia C. Wrede has written all four books in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles as well as Sorcery & Cecilia, The Grand Tour, and The Mislaid Magician, co-written with Caroline Stevermer. Ms. Wrede lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


In the vein of When You Trap a Tiger and Coraline, this contemporary magical realistic retelling of the Japanese folktale The Melon Princess and the Amanjaku follows one girl who must save herself and her loved ones from a deceitful demon she befriended.

by Waka T. Brown
Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins, July 2023

Readers will be taken on a riveting, chilling, and alluring adventure led by a shape shifting, mischief making creature who promises Melony the world and often delivers. But with that comes a price to pay, and readers will be shocked when they find out what that is!
Though the Amanjaku acts like your best friend, its true aim is to take over your life. While it helps you get whatever you want and assuages any feelings of guilt you have about it it will also take whatever it wants. Its true form is a gray, fuzzy, Muppet like creature, but it can shapeshift to look like anyone…
This novel has the best of both worlds—a relatable, accessible tween heroine trying to achieve her autonomy and figure out who she is, as well as a touch of the fantastic, which will hook genre readers looking to get lost in the possibilities of magic.

Waka T. Brown is a Stanford graduate with a Master’s in Secondary Education. An instructor at the Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education, she has won the national Franklin Buchanan Prize and the national 2019 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher award.


Rob Scotton returns with the first book in a brand-new picture book series about a shy young dog and his out-of-this-world friend.

by Rob Scotton
HarperCollins Children’s Books, June 2023

It’s the night before show and tell, and Max isn’t sure what to bring. He’s shy and worried that it will all go all wrong. But when a space creature named Moonbean crashes into his room, Max discovers all he needed was a friend to help him.

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Russell the Sheep; Russell and the Lost Treasure; Russell’s Christmas Magic; Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; and Scaredy-Cat, Splat! His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.


In this not-so-scary ghost story from Jacqueline Davies, bestselling author of the Lemonade War series, quirky, tool wielding Alice Cannoli Potchnik begins to repair the dilapidated mansion next door only to discover the old house is home to ghosts, and they need mending, too!

by Jacqueline Davies
Clarion/HarperCollins, July 2023

A motley crew of ghosts, some friendly and others curmudgeonly, bring comic relief as Alice repairs the House. This suspenseful, action packed mystery will keep readers guessing as Alice uncovers the secrets of the House and its ghosts. A spooky yet heartwarming and funny tale that delivers just the right amount of spine tingling scares. Perfect for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and The Vanderbeekers series.

Jacqueline Davies is the bestselling author of the Lemonade War series. She is also the award winning author of the Sydney and Taylor series, illustrated by Deborah Hocking, and Bubbles . . . UP!, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, which was selected as an ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice.


A bright and fun fat-positive coming-of-age novel about self discovery, humility, friendship, love—and how to express yourself when what has always defined you is no longer an option by debut author Allison L. Bitz . Perfect for fans of Crystal Maldonado, Emma Lord, and Becky Albertalli.

by Allison L. Bitz
HarperTeen, May 2023

Bridget grows from an egocentric, benign narcissist into a really great friend throughout her journey. Her friendships are just as important to her growth, if not more important, than the romance sub plot, in which she slowly falls in love with someone who she didn’t expect, but who readers will certainly be rooting for from scene one!
Bridget’s weight and pansexuality are never an obstacle for her, which will resonate with teens who want to see characters like them unapologetically be themselves on the page. As Allison Bitz says in her Author’s Note in the backmatter, “Bridget is graceful and attractive and confident and talented and fat and exactly the girl I wish I would have seen that I absolutely was back in high school.” Bridget is confident from page one and never doubts her talent or self-worth, even in the face of obstacles, making her the perfect role model for teenage girls, who are often told not to be too ambitious or too sure of themselves.

Allison L. Bitz hails from Lincoln, NE, where she lives with her spouse and two kids. Her superpower is empathy, and she’s been known to have resting tell-me-your-life-story face. Allison holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and has worked as a licensed psychologist since 2012. When she’s not working on a novel or counseling, Allison is more than likely writing a song, getting riled up about something political, or trying to track down a pastry to enjoy with her coffee. She has a soft spot for rescue animals, which are vying for species majority in her home (two perfect dogs, two ornery cats). THE UNSTOPPABLE BRIDGET BLOOM is her debut novel.