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Titles on Reading List 'Great Fantasy Books for Ages 11 to 17'

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Below are the titles on Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)'s "Great Fantasy Books for Ages 11 to 17". If you wish to see the curricular areas, genres, Lexile® and qualitative measures, along with the collection of ready-to-use instructional materials, go online to TeachingBooks at: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?lid=1732&a=1


Titles on 'Great Fantasy Books for Ages 11 to 17'

The Shadow Hero image
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew

Lexile: 420

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The Golden Compass image
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Lexile: 930

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Bone Gap image
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Lexile: 810

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Graceling image
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Lexile: 730

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Shadowshaper image
Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

Lexile: 690

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Ash image
Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash

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Lexile: 1050

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Anya's Ghost image
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Lexile: 240

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Ella Enchanted image
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Lexile: 670

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Airborn image
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Airborn

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Lexile: 760

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Far Far Away image
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Lexile: 790

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Leviathan image
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and Keith Thompson

Lexile: 790

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Chime image

Chime

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Lexile: 600

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Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur image
Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur by Jane Yolen

Lexile: 1010

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The Raven Boys image
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Lexile: 760

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown image
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Lexile: 890

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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales image
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, M.T. Anderson, and Sarah Rees Brennan

Lexile: 820

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here image
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Lexile: 700

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Incarceron image
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Lexile: 600

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The Sculptor image
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

Lexile: Unknown

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The Sea of Trolls image
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

Lexile: 670

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Plain Kate image
Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Lexile: 630

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone image
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Lexile: 850

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Carry On image
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Lexile: 570

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Trickster's Choice image
Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce

Lexile: 790

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The Screaming Staircase image
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Lexile: 720

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A Thousand Nights image
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Lexile: Unknown

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The Accident Season image
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Lexile: 810

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Razorhurst image
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

Lexile: 590

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Book of a Thousand Days image
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Lexile: 850

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Grave Mercy image
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Lexile: 850

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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim image
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

Lexile: 1020

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Alanna: The First Adventure image
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Lexile: 690

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Midwinterblood image
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Lexile: 770

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Impossible image
Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Lexile: 670

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Finnikin of the Rock image
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Lexile: 820

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The Replacement image
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Lexile: 750

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns image
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Lexile: 730

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A Confusion of Princes image
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

Lexile: 1070

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Sabriel image
Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel

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Lexile: 1000

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The Seeing Stone image
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Lexile: 640

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Half Bad image
Half Bad by Sally Green

Lexile: 680

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Mangaman image
Mangaman by Barry Lyga and Colleen Doran

Lexile: Unknown

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How to Ditch Your Fairy image
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Lexile: 580

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Hero image
Hero by Perry Moore

Hero

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Lexile: 880

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Howl's Moving Castle image
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Lexile: 800

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Dealing with Dragons image
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Lexile: 830

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Blood and Chocolate image
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Lexile: 720

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The New Policeman image
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

Lexile: 730

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Keturah and Lord Death image
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Lexile: 810

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The Ropemaker image
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson

Lexile: 950

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Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales image
Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales by Gregory Maguire and Chris L. Demarest

Lexile: 740

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The Blue Sword image
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Lexile: 1030

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The Hero and the Crown image
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley and David M. Johnston

Lexile: 1050

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Bound image
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

Bound

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Lexile: 800

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The Blue Girl image
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

Lexile: 800

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The Wolving Time image
The Wolving Time by Patrick Jennings

Lexile: 780

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Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest image
Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest by Nancy Springer

Lexile: 760

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The Sunbird image
The Sunbird by Elizabeth Wein

Lexile: Unknown

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Teeth image
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Teeth

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Lexile: 670

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The Cost of All Things image
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

Lexile: Unknown

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Newt's Emerald image
Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix

Lexile: 980

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Dreamhunter image
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox

Lexile: 880

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The Oracle Betrayed image
The Oracle Betrayed by Catherine Fisher

Lexile: 670

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Owl in Love image
Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl

Lexile: 720

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Brave Story image
Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe

Lexile: Unknown

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The Outlaws of Sherwood image
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

Lexile: 960

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Castle in the Air image
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

Lexile: 890

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Guardian of the Darkness image
Guardian of the Darkness by Nahoko Uehashi and Yuko Shimizu

Lexile: 830

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Sidekicks image
Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Lexile: 620

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Steampunk! an Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories image
Steampunk! an Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link

Lexile: 940

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The Brides of Rollrock Island image
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

Lexile: 950

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Poison image
Poison by Bridget Zinn

Poison

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Lexile: 760

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Vanishing Point image
Vanishing Point by Derek Kirk Kim

Lexile: Unknown

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Alchemy image
Alchemy by Margaret Mahy

Alchemy

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Lexile: 870

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Beastkeeper image
Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Lexile: 830

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The Last of the High Kings image
The Last of the High Kings by Kate Thompson

Lexile: 820

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Spindle's End image
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley

Lexile: 1220

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The Legend of Lady Ilena image
The Legend of Lady Ilena by Patricia Malone

Lexile: 740

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Dragon's Son image
Dragon's Son by Sarah L. Thomson

Lexile: 810

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Mortal Fire image
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox

Lexile: 830

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Wise Child image
Wise Child by Monica Furlong

Lexile: 920

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Electric Girl image
Electric Girl by Michael Brennan

Lexile: Unknown

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