The Enchantress by Michael Scott
This book is the final installment in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. Awesome, awesome series if you like fantasy type books with a lot of detail and magic in them. One thing that makes this series unique is that many of the characters are drawn from world history and mythology. I don't want to give the series a "spoiler," but I will say that the ending was quite unexpected... My rating on this one (and the series) is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (2013-2014 GA Children's Book Award Nominee)
So far, I would have to say that this is my favorite GA Children's Book Award nominee this year. It combines historical fiction (Cold War in Europe) with fantasy and adventure as the main characters (Janie and Benjamin- the apothecary's son) use secrets and potions from the apothecary's Pharmacopeia to rescue Benjamin's father and chase down Russian spies who are in possession of nuclear weapons. My son thought this book started out a little slow, but if you stick with it you will be rewarded with an exciting story! 4 stars.
Sacred Stories: Wisdom from World Religions by Marilyn McFarlane
This book would be a good choice for the 200 section of your Dewey Decathlon, and it's a nice overview of some of the basic stories from major world religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native American, and Sacred Earth. Sidebars give additional facts about the religions. The stories are presented in a clear, unbiased way and I found it pretty fascinating to learn about some of the similarities and differences in the belief systems around the world. My rating on this one was 3 1/2 stars.