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08/19/2010 06:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

6 'Flashlight Worthy' Children's Books to Read After You Finish Mockingjay (PHOTOS)

In running Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations we're about as expert as they come when it comes to recommending books. For you? We recommend a book we're confident will keep you up long past your bedtime. We'll give you some hints:

It's the third in a massively successful trilogy.

The book features a misunderstood and out-of-place girl.

And the girl in question? She's fighting for her life.

Ok, you probably think we're talking about Stieg Larsson's posthumous Girl Who Kicked In the Hornet's Nest... but you're wrong.

While Larsson's books are a huge hit with adults, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is a huge hit with tweens, teens and adults. If you don't know what we're talking about, run -- don't walk -- to your nearest independent bookstore and purchase The Hunger Games.

If you've already read the first two books, we don't know why you're reading this -- turn off the computer and go read the third and final installment,Mockingjay, which comes out Tuesday, August 24.

Still with us? Then we assume you're done with the entire trilogy, have been turned on by the concept of children's books fit for grownups, and you're hungry for more. For you, we offer the following short list (as compiled by one of our regular contributors) as well as more than a dozen additional book lists for teens and tweens.

Flashlight-Worthy Books

See this entire book list on Flashlight Worthy here. For hundreds more book lists like this one, covering everything from Book Club Recommendations to Beach Reads, visit Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations.