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Holly Black


Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including TITHE: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Her book DOLL BONES was a 2014 ALA John Newbery Honor Book. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is

Holly Black

Books by Holly Black

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer…and risk their own lives in the process. As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immeasurable harm, unless it is stopped in time.

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Children's, Fantasy

Call escapes to the Magisterium --- but things only intensify there. The Alkahest --- a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic --- has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes --- and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Paranormal

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. 

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst --- and fails at failing.

by Holly Black - Young Adult 10+

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. In middle school the game comes to an end, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen --- and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

We said no, still you looked. Now instead, someone gets cooked.

by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

After their parents' divorce, the Grace kids --- twins Jared and Simon and their older sister Mallory --- move with their mom to the decaying old mansion belonging to their ancient great-aunt Lucinda, who has been sent off to an asylum. Jared's investigations eventually lead to an old book filled with pictures of fantastic creatures --- Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You --- and an even bigger mystery - the disappearance of his great-great-uncle and Lucinda's father, Arthur Spiderwick.