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This article from School Library Journal might be useful for when Christmas or those kids' birthdays come round...

And I'm an admittedly biased authority [grin]

Lookit this bit:



ADVENTURE/RPG: for fans of games like Fallout 3, Oblivion, and Fable, look for books that have the following characteristics: Magic/Supernatural, Journey/Quest, Quirky Characters, Fantasy/Science Fiction. Character Development.

Recommended books:

Horns and Wrinkles (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) by Joseph Helgerson

Mortal Engines (HarperTeen, 2003) by Philip Reeve

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Septimus Heap series by Annie Sage

The following books have gaming plots or contain a gaming element and are perfect for recommending to gamers:

Brainboy and the Deathmaster (HarperCollins, 2003) by Tor Seidler

Cathy’s Book (2006) and Cathy’s Key (2008, both Running Press Kids) by Sean Stewart and Jordan Wiseman

Discordia: The Eleventh Dimension (Hyperion, 2009) by Dena K. Salmon

Epic (2007) and Saga (2008, both Viking) by Conor Kostick

Heir Apparent (Harcourt, 2002) by Vivian Vande Velde

The Worldweavers series by Alma Alexander



...so. Now you know....
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