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The Golden Compass


  • As always, Pullman is a master at combining impeccable characterizations and seamless plotting, maintaining a crackling pace to create scene upon scene of almost unbearable tension. This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next installment of Lyra’s adventures.
    Publishers Weekly


Cooper, Susan. Over Sea, Under Stone. Harcourt, 1966. (And others in The Dark Is Rising series)

DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember. Random House, 2003.

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins, 2008.

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. Farrar, 1962.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Newman, Robert. The Case of the Baker Street Irregular. Simon & Schuster, 1984.

Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn. HarperCollins, 2004.

Pratchett, Terry. The Wee Free Men. HarperCollins, 2003.

Pullman, Philip. The Amber Spyglass. (His Dark Materials series, Book 3) Knopf, 1999.

Pullman, Philip. I Was a Rat! Knopf, 2000.

Pullman, Philip. Lyra’s Oxford: His Dark Materials. Knopf, 2007.

Pullman, Philip. Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials. Knopf, 2008.

Pullman, Philip. The Ruby in the Smoke. Knopf, 1987.

Pullman, Philip. The Scarecrow and His Servant. Knopf, 2005.

Pullman, Philip. The Subtle Knife. (His Dark Materials series, Book 2) Knopf, 1997.

Rice, Bebe Faas. The Year the Wolves Came. Dutton, 1994.

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief. Miramax/Hyperion, 2005.

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Scholastic, 1998. (And others in the Harry Potter series.)

Sage, Angie. Magyk. (Septimus Heap series, Book 1) HarperCollins, 2005.

Sorrells, Walter. Erratum. Dutton, 2008.

Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand. (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) Miramax, 2003.