Recommendations based on The Fairy-Tale Detectivesby Michael Buckley

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  1. The Problem Child

    by Michael Buckley
    The third book in the "Sisters Grimm" series, where Sabrina and Daphne confront their biggest challenge yet.

    Sabrina is confronted by a mentally challenged girl who has kidnapped her parents (who may be the person mentioned in the title) and a vicious monster, continues to fight when Puck comes to save her ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Magic and Other Misdemeanors

    by Michael Buckley
    The Sisters Grimm must solve a mystery involving the disappearance of fairy tale characters from a magical town.

    The Sisters Grimm set out to catch a thief in this fifth adventure in the beloved, New York Times, bestselling fantasy series In this latest adventure, intrepid fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Once Upon a Crime

    by Michael Buckley
    A group of fairy tale characters must solve a mystery to clear their names and avoid being punished for a crime they didn't commit.

    Henry and Veronica Grimm are still under a sleeping spell and Puck, their fairy friend, is terribly sick after being attacked by the Jabberwocky. Puck is rapidly running out of time so Granny Relda, ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Fablehaven

    by Brandon Mull
    A tale of magical creatures, secrets, and a grand adventure to save a hidden world.

    The series begins as 13-year-old Kendra and 11-year-old Seth Sorenson are traveling to their Grandpa and Grandma Sorenson's house while their parents are away on a 17-day cruise. When they get there, ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Peter and the Starcatchers

    by Dave Barry
    A prequel to Peter Pan, following Peter and Molly as they protect a magical substance from pirates.

    In 19th century London, an orphaned boy named Peter and fellow orphans James, Thomas, Prentiss, and Tubby Ted are shipped out on the decrepit Never Land , under the command of First Mate Slank and ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Rise of the Evening Star

    by Brandon Mull
    A coming-of-age adventure of a teenage girl, who discovers powerful magic and must save her world.

    At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother Seth find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Mark of Athena

    by Rick Riordan
    Heroes travel across the ancient world to save the gods from an ancient evil.

    Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends ... (Goodreads)

  8. Tuesdays at the Castle

    by Jessica Day George
    Castle Glower is a magical castle that changes its rooms and adds secret passages every Tuesday. Princess Celie must use the castle's magic to save her family.

    Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will ... (Goodreads)

  9. Faerie Wars

    by Herbie Brennan
    When a boy discovers a hidden world of faeries, he becomes embroiled in a war between two rival factions.

    When Henry Atherton helps Mr. Fogarty clean up around his house, he expects to find a mess and a cranky old man; what he doesn't expect to find is Pyrgus Malvae, crown prince of the Faerie realm, who ... (Goodreads)

  10. Dealing with Dragons

    by Patricia C. Wrede
    A young princess embarks on a journey of self-discovery, learning to stand up for herself and others.

    Princess Cimorene is frustrated by her life and persuades the castle staff to teach her fencing, magic, cooking, Latin, and other interesting subjects that are considered very "improper" for ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Goose Girl

    by Shannon Hale
    A young princess must overcome great obstacles to reclaim her rightful throne.

    When crown princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee was born, she did not open her eyes until her aunt held her. The woman became her nursemaid and constant companion, nicknaming her Ani and telling ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Grip of the Shadow Plague

    by Brandon Mull
    Third book in the Fablehaven series, where Kendra and Seth must stop the Shadow Plague from spreading and save the magical creatures.

    The series begins as 13-year-old Kendra and 11-year-old Seth Sorenson are traveling to their Grandpa and Grandma Sorenson's house while their parents are away on a 17-day cruise. When they get there, ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

    by Christopher Healy
    A band of misfit heroes must work together to defeat a tyrannical prince and save the kingdom.

    Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Ruins of Gorlan

    by John Flanagan
    A young orphan's rise to become a heroic knight, defending the kingdom against an evil sorcerer.

    Morgarath, the exiled lord of the bleak, barren Mountains of Rain and Night has been waiting fifteen years in his dark realm, carefully planning his revenge against the Kingdom of Araluen. His former ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Enchantress Returns

    by Chris Colfer
    A magical adventure to restore a kingdom, with the help of an unlikely hero.

    After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance. Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in ... (Goodreads)

  16. The House of Hades

    by Rick Riordan
    A daring quest by demigods to prevent an ancient evil from escaping and wreaking havoc.

    After Annabeth Chase and Percy Jackson fall into Tartarus at the end of, The Mark of Athena, , the other five demigods of the " Prophecy of Seven " ( Frank Zhang , Hazel Levesque , Jason Grace , Leo ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The City of Ember

    by Jeanne DuPrau
    A city on the brink of destruction, two young people race against time to unlock its secrets.

    As the book starts off, a coalition of architects, scientists, and doctors known as "The Builders" have built Ember, an isolated, underground city with enough supplies for its inhabitants to survive ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

    by Kate Douglas Wiggin
    A young girl named Rebecca moves to live with her two aunts and brings joy to their lives with her positive attitude and creativity.

    First published in 1903, “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” is the charming and classic children’s novel beloved the world over. Written by the American author and educator Kate Douglas Wiggin, it is the ... (Goodreads)

  19. Just Listen

    by Sarah Dessen
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, navigating the complexities of teenage life.

    Annabel Greene is a girl who has it all—at least, that's how it seems on TV commercials. Annabel's life is far from perfect. , Her friendship with her best friends Clarke and Sophie ended bitterly. ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Wishing Spell

    by Chris Colfer
    Twin siblings embark on a magical adventure to locate a missing magical artifact.

    Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells ... (Goodreads)

  21. Because of Winn-Dixie

    by Kate DiCamillo
    A girl's journey of self-discovery and healing, as she finds friendship in an unlikely companion.

    Kate DiCamillo's beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition. Kate DiCamillo's first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper—a ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Bad Beginning

    by Lemony Snicket
    Three orphans must use their wits to survive a cruel and unusual guardian.

    Dear Reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and ... (Goodreads)

  23. Just One Wish

    by Janette Rallison
    When Annika's younger brother is diagnosed with cancer, she makes a wish that he will be cured. But the wish comes with unexpected consequences.

    Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it's all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Field Guide

    by Tony DiTerlizzi
    Siblings discover a guide to the fantastical creatures living in their great-great-uncle's mansion. They must protect it from evil forces.

    It all starts when Jared Grace finds their great uncle's book, 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You' and the Grace kids realize that they are not alone in their new ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

    by Jeanne Birdsall
    Four sisters and their father spend a summer in a cottage, where they meet a boy and have adventures.

    This series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    by Avi
    A young girl's adventures on the high seas, fighting for justice and freedom.

    The story starts in the early summer of 1832, as thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle prepares to take a voyage from Liverpool , England, to her family's home in Providence, Rhode Island . Her upper ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Red Pyramid

    by Rick Riordan
    Young siblings embark on a quest to save the world from a long forgotten evil.

    The novel opens with Carter and his father Julius Kane visiting Carter's sister Sadie, who has lived with her maternal grandparents in London since the death of their mother, Ruby Kane . Julius, a ... (Wikipedia)

  28. The Calling

    by James Frey
    A young man struggles with addiction and finds himself in a mysterious rehab center where he discovers a supernatural purpose for his life.

    Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to ... (Goodreads)

  29. Princess Academy

    by Shannon Hale
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery and empowerment, finding her own strength and potential.

    Miri is a fourteen-year-old girl from Mount Eskel, an isolated territory of Danland, who has never been allowed to work with the rest of the villagers in the quarry that keeps the community alive. ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Castle in the Attic

    by Elizabeth Winthrop
    A young boy discovers a magical castle in his attic and embarks on a thrilling journey.

    William is given a realistic model of a castle by his family's English housekeeper, Mrs. Phillips, who tells him that it has been in her family for many many years and that its toy silver knight ... (Wikipedia)