by Brandon Mull (Aladdin, 2007) Ages 9 to 13 J.K. Rowling gets some serious competition from Brandon Mull and his fantastical, captivating book Fablehaven
. Kendra, 13, and her brother Seth, 11, think they are in for a boring two weeks at their grandparent's home in Connecticut. As they soon learn, Fablehaven is no ordinary country estate, but a protected area for magical creatures, plotting witches, and greedy trolls. And guess who the caretaker is? That's right, Grandpa! If your grandkids like Harry Potter, this would be a great gift.