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Midnight For Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo. Wouldn't it be awesome if one day you wake up and discover that you have special powers? This is what happened to seemingly ordinary Charlie Bone: he learns that he can magically hear the conversations and thoughts of people in photographs. After enrolling in the elite Bloor's Academy for the rich and gifted, good-hearted Charlie uses his talent to pursue and solve the mystery surrounding a missing girl. The first book of the Children of the Red King series is an exciting initial installment, so expect better and more thrilling plotlines.

A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff. Thirteen-year-old Dina is excited at the thought of leaving Germany and a life of sewing behind to join her uncle's family in Brooklyn. But as soon as she arrives in the United States, Dina finds herself experiencing homesickness, and worse, working behind the sewing machine again! The novel explores how Dina's love-hate relationship with sewing helps shape her future and shows how bravely she faces a whole new world.

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.
In this novel by the best-selling author of Inkheart and The Thief Lord, humans have driven the dragons out of their homes. A brave young dragon named Firedrake embarks on a journey to the Rim of Heaven, a hidden sanctuary in the Himalayas, where dragons can live in peace. Accompanied by Ben, an orphan, and Sorrel, a witty young brownie, the three meet wonderful creatures on their way to the Himalayas. But they still have to face their biggest threat- the manmade dragon Nettlebrand who seeks to destroy them all.