8. The Apothecary Series
During the 1950’s Cold War Era, The Apothecary series is about an American girl whose family is forced to move to England after being accused of spying for the Russians. Once there, teenaged Janie meets the interesting son of the local apothecary and the two soon wind up on an magical adventure involving a book called the Pharmacopoeia.
Upper elementary students will become enthralled with the magic and mystery in these books.