Books Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Paperback, 382 pages, Quirk Books, List Price: $10.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenAuthorRansom Riggs Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 352 pages, Quirk Books, $17.99, published June 7 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenAuthorRansom Riggs Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering that the children once kept there — including his own grandfather — may have been dangerous, and may be still alive. Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Ransom Riggs The Conference of the Birds Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review Are You There God? It's Me, Juanita Eating Crow With 'Miss Peregrine' — And Enjoying It January 28, 2020 Our kids' books columnist Juanita Giles says she avoided the Miss Peregrine series for years because it seemed too creepy — but now she regrets all the time the books spent untouched on her shelf. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.