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First Light by Rebecca Stead

First Light

As Pottermania dies down and your tween starts itching for a new summer-reading fix, try Stead's gripping debut novel. When 12-year-old Peter joins his parents on a scientific expedition to Greenland, he unexpectedly stumbles upon a mystical world hidden beneath the ice. This book has it all: adventure, mystery, science — even a cautionary message about global warming. Trust us, your child (and you) won't be able to put it down. Ages 8 and up.

Price: $16
Manufacturer: Wendy Lamb Books
Available at: and bookstores nationwide